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Monday, December 19
Christmas social  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
The December 19, 2022, meeting is our annual Christmas social which includes a potluck luncheon and exchange of gifts. Please bring a $5 gift for the gift exchange.
Please watch this space for more details to come!

Finding Your Ancestors in Great Depression: CCC & WPA
Monday, January 16, 2023
Finding Your Ancestors in Great Depression: CCC & WPA  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
"Finding Your Ancestors in the Great Depression: CCC and the WPA" (Civilian Conservation Corps and Work Progress Administration), presented by Pat Gordon.
About Pat Gordon
Genealogy embodies all of Pat Gordon’s favorite things: reading, researching, traveling, writing, and history. She especially enjoys placing her ancestors in context with the places and times in which they lived. Diaries and journals, newspapers, court records, organization files, city directories, and the list goes on for the kinds of places to look for social history. 

Pat served two terms as president and one as vice president of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. She presents talks about a wide range of topics, including women, Texas, and land to name a few.
She is a retired journalism adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and a former newspaper reporter with The Dallas Morning News. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and a M.S. in Media Studies from Texas Christian University.
Pat’s favorite vacations are spent in university and public libraries, state and federal archives, cemeteries, courthouses, and anywhere else she may find glimpses of her ancestors' personal lives.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
"Appreciating Conflicting Evidence: Analysis and Resolution Develops Broader Research"  (Other Society/Organization)
10:15 am
Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, Texas 75075
Meetings are hybrid - we meet from 10:15 to noon at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, Texas 75075, zoom is also an option. Email for zoom info.

Monday, February 20, 2023
Researching Obscure Records  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
"Researching Obscure Records" by Pearl S. Dill

RootsTech 2023
Thursday, March 2, 2023 through Saturday, March 4, 2023
RootsTech 2023  (Seminars & Workshops)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual Webinar - Free -- In-Person Salt Lake City ($98)
Attend Virtually 
200+ NEW on-demand class sessions and classes
Main stage presentations and keynote speakers
Chat support and online research consultations
Connect with cousins using Relatives at RootsTech and messaging
Virtual expo hall
In Person
Same as virtual option, plus:
180+ in-person class sessions with Q&As
In-person research help at the FamilySearch Library
Connect with friends and cousins in person
Meal options and refreshments
Hands-on sponsor demonstrations in the expo hall
Experience the beauty of Salt Lake City

DNA for the Clueless
Monday, March 20, 2023
DNA for the Clueless  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
"DNA for the Clueless" by Leta Goodman
Researching this man, Kaselawi aka Old Israel, led me into genealogy. I was so fascinated by the process and began researching my family in my spare time. I am now the President of Genealogy Association of Colleyville for the past 4 years and President of Cherokee Gadugi a satellite group of the Cherokee Nation. It has been my goal as the President of GAC to promote research and help our members to become better researchers.

Monday, April 17, 2023
Five Steps to the Research Process  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
Five Steps to the Research Process by Sandra Hammons

Research and the Law: Legal Knowledge Needed to Find Your Ancestors
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Research and the Law: Legal Knowledge Needed to Find Your Ancestors  (Seminars & Workshops)
10:00 am

Research and the Law: Legal Knowledge Needed to Find Your Ancestors

  • Finding the Law Time and Time Again – We’re told as genealogists that we need to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need?
  • Making a Federal Case Out of It – Even genealogists who have a good background in court records often overlook the wealth of detail available in the records of the federal courts: the District Court, the Circuit Court, the modern Circuit Court of Appeals, and even the Supreme Court. From bankruptcies to copyrights to patents to cases in admiralty and more, federal court records merit a close look.
  • From 1619 to Juneteenth – Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War – No issue more bitterly impacted early America than slavery. Defended by some, decried by others, slavery left its mark on the laws of the nation and all the states, enslaved or free. The records created by those laws provide critical clues for genealogists, whether descended from enslaved or enslaver. [For northern states only, see “Deemed a Runaway.”] 
  • Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Records Bringing – Property into marriage or trying to take it out, our female ancestors were governed by laws that generated valuable records. Learn about the common law dower and the civil law dowry, how they differed, and how to find the stories the records tell.
Registration Deadline: April 19th, 2023