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Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference of Austin, Texas
Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 2
Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference of Austin, Texas  (Special Event)
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Free Registration is open for Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference of Austin, Texas.  The genealogy conference will debut the first weekend going into Black History Month (Thursday, January 30, - Sunday, February 2, 2020).  The free four-day conference is hosted by the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library’s African American Community Archives Program.  The genealogy conference will feature a variety of speakers, panel sessions, workshops, exhibitions, tours, and networking opportunities for genealogy professionals, scholars, and novice enthusiasts.
Details and registration can be found at: http://library.austintexas.gov/ahc/growingyourroots



Wednesday, February 5
Genealogy Association of Colleyville: DNA  (Other Society/Organization)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034-4574
Presenter: Roger Cobb


Thursday, February 6
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society: Build Our Flag  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Presenters: Ed Chandler, Jerry Hudson and B.J. Young
All three men are Masons and Past Presidents of the National Sojourners General Wm. J. Worth Chapter 463 as well as past Commanders of the Cowpens Camp of Heroes of ’76.   Delightfully dressed in Revolutionary Style Uniforms, they present a stirring presentation of the history of the American Flag.  They Build Our Flag stripe by stripe and star by star giving the history behind each change that is made.  Learn more about our country as you see the history of our flag unfurled.


MCGS Meeting: The End of The Matter: The Peters Colony and Migration Into Texas
Thursday, February 6
MCGS Meeting: The End of The Matter: The Peters Colony and Migration Into Texas  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Euless Police Department Training Room, 1102 W Euless Blvd. (Hwy. 10), Euless, TX 76040
Presenter: Richard Monroe, MCGS Member & Peters Colony Historical Society
The officials of the Peters Colony made a contract with the Republic of Texas in 1841 to bring six hundred families into the land that was designated for the colony by 1848.  The settlers who took advantage of the Peters Colony’s offer of free land were mostly from Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  After three contracts, the land area started just east of McKinney, went south to include most of Dallas County and parts of Johnson and Ellis Counties.  The colony also extended west to include most of Denton and Cooke counties and half of Tarrant County.


Monday, February 10
Grapevine Namedroppers: GEDMatch and Othern DNA Assists  (Other Society/Organization)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051
Presenter: Tresa Tatyrek


Wednesday, February 12
Collin County Genealogical Society: Using Newspaper Records  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
W.O. Haggard, Jr. Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, Texas.
Presenter: Julie Avedikian, Mary Shirley McGuire Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution


Granbury Family History Conference
Saturday, February 22
Granbury Family History Conference  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1226 Ross Lane, Granbury, Texas 76048
Do you want to learn more about family history and how to do it?  Choose from 12 topics in four hour-long sessions. Also exhibits on family history and more.  Cost is $12 (includes lunch) at the door, but please Register here no later than 31 Jan 2020.


Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, February 29
RootsTech 2020  (Special Event)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
RootsTech is a large, annual family history and technology conference and trade show.  Similar to previous years, several sessions of the conference will be streamed live on their Web site: www.rootstech.org. Once the conference is over, recordings of those sessions will be posted on their Web site for a limited time (generally until the next RootsTech conference).  Early Bird registration through October 11th.



Wednesday, March 4
Genealogy Association of Colleyville: Case Study (How Was It Found)  (Other Society/Organization)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034-4574
Presenter: Jan Edwards


MCGS Meeting: Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records and City Directories
Thursday, March 5
MCGS Meeting: Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records and City Directories  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Euless Police Department Training Room, 1102 W Euless Blvd. (Hwy. 10), Euless, TX 76040
Presenter: Air Wilkins, Dallas Public Library
Recreating communities can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This presentation will demonstrate ways to combine data from census records, Sanborn maps, and city directories.