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Organizing Your Genealogy Stuff
Thursday, February 2
Organizing Your Genealogy Stuff  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover, Grand Prairie, TX and virtual (Hybrid)
Featuring Barbara Coakley on "Organizing Your Genealogy Stuff"
She will present a proven system for keeping yourself, keepsakes, research results and reference materials organized.
About the Speaker:   Barbara Coakley's interest in her family history began over 30 years ago when she was given an envelope of family papers. Her journey to discover the stories of her ancestors has taken her to homelands across the US and Europe. Barbara is Vice President of Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries and edits their newsletter. She is an alumni of ProGen, IGHR, TIGR, GRIP, SLIG and NIGR. Barbara has been teaching genealogy classes at Collin College since 2008 and has done presentations for a number of genealogy societies in North Texas, Washington, Illinois and England
You will note that the Grand Prairie GS meeting will be in person as well as virtual.
If you are planning to attend the meeting, it will be in the Inspire Room at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover, Grand Prairie, TX.
There will be a Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm with the program beginning at 7:00 pm.  Masks are optional.  If you have any questions, please send an email to
If you are planning to request a link to the Virtual or Zoom Meeting, please do so as soon as possible so that the link can be given to each person in a timely manner.
To register, please send an email to

When a Place is New
Wednesday, February 8
When a Place is New  (Other Society/Organization)
7:00 pm
Virtual Webinar/Zoom
As our family tree branches develop, we come across locations we haven’t researched before. Michelle shares her tips for how to find the sorts of records you will need, what information they contain and where best to find them, when a place is new to you.
Speaker: Michelle Patient is a genealogist, computer geek, and DNA enthusiast, with qualifications in Chemistry and Geology. She grew up with a grandmother whose family stories, photographs, and memorabilia sparked her life-long interest in genealogy. In 1989 Michelle began searching for her English half-sister, and in 2005 she reconnected her mother with her birth family. With ancestry ranging from early Australian military and convicts, and Australian & New Zealand early colonists, through to post-WWII Royal Naval Support, her personal research covers a wide range of British Isles diasporas and early Down Under research. She has separated facts from fiction, uncovering stories of will disputes, adoptions, children being given away, bankruptcies, and murder-suicides. Adding DNA research to her genealogy tool kit has increased the range of Michelle’s methods, revealing skeletons, and breaking down many brick walls. Michelle volunteers for several genealogical societies and is one of the DNA consultants behind the Australian SBS TV series Every Family has a Secret.

Researching Obscure Records
Monday, February 20
Researching Obscure Records  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
"Researching Obscure Records" by Pearl S. Dill
Are you having problems locating information about your ancestors?  We will discuss some "obscure" places to search as well as some "forgotten" places and ways to search for information.  Don't limit your success by only researching traditional genealogy records in traditional ways.  Come join this presentation and learn some other ways of doing your research, or remember some forgotten ways or websites to use. 

RootsTech 2023
Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4
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
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.

Arlington Texas Stake Family History Seminar
Saturday, March 25
Arlington Texas Stake Family History Seminar  (Other Society/Organization)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
3809 Curt Dr., Arlington, TX 76016
Arlington Texas Stake Family History Center will have an annual seminar that provides lessons and help for beginners and advanced researchers.
To register, Click Here.
To see the class schedule, download the attached file

Five Steps to the Research Process
Monday, April 17
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
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