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Colonial America Genealogy
Thursday, February 4
Colonial America Genealogy  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
NOTE: This will be a virtual meeting using the GoToWebinar software.  Instructions on how to connect using your home computer/tablet/smartphone will be sent to all members. All others, please email  webmaster@txmcgs.org  for registration instructions prior to the meeting.
Presenter: Beth Foulk, Genealogy Decoded
Beth Foulk has turned a lifetime genealogy passion into an opportunity to share what she’s learned with genealogists across the country.  She has documented her Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War ancestors, mapped the migration of her Kansas and Missouri pioneers, and researched the arrival of her many Massachusetts Colonial settlers.  Each ancestor and each story quickly become a “teaching moment” for her classes.
“The only thing more fun than a genealogy find, is sharing what I’ve learned to help other genealogists.”
Beth has been “spreading the genealogy gospel” since 2008 when she first taught as a volunteer at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri.
 


Thursday, February 4
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society: Reconstructing Communities - Census Records, Sanborn Maps  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This will be a Virtual Meeting! Members should watch their email for access instructions.
Presenter: Ari Wilkins, Dallas Public Library
Recreating communities can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to combine data from census records, Sanborn maps and city directories.
Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007.  She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research.
Members should watch their email for information regarding how to access the meeting. 
Others should contact info@gpgstx.org.


Saturday, February 6
Dallas Genealogical Society: Finding a Great-Grandfather with DNA  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
This meeting will be streamed live over the Internet.
Presenter: Paul Beaty
 
The conference bridge will be up at 10:00 to give everybody time to log in, get our technology working and catch up on what is happening. Our business meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 and will be followed by our educational presentation. Connection Instructions.


Saturday, February 20
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Isaac Low Chapter: Recruitment Meeting  (Other Society/Organization)
10:00 am
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Membership Requirements:
You must be a woman who is at least 21 years old.  You must have had an ancestor who settled in Texas
prior to February 19, 1846.  This can be proved with land grants, military service, i.e. Battle of the Alamo,
Battle of San Jacinto, etc. 
If you are interested in receiving an invitation for the Zoom recruitment meeting please contact:


RootsTech Connect 2021
Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27
RootsTech Connect 2021  (Special Event)
Online Event
The RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for Feb. 3-6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held Feb. 25-27, 2021, and called “RootsTech Connect 2021.” RootsTech is the world’s largest genealogy and technology conference of its kind.
Presenters will teach from several international locations. In addition to classes, the online event will feature keynote speakers and a virtual expo hall. Live chats and question and answer sessions will allow attendees to interact with presents, exhibitors and other attendees.
Both livestream and on-demand content will be offered to accommodate participants’ time zones. Sessions will be available to watch on-demand after the event concludes.
Registration for RootsTech Connect 2021 (completely free!) is now open at RootsTech.org



Search Strategies for FamilySearch.org
Thursday, March 4
Search Strategies for FamilySearch.org  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
NOTE: This will be a virtual meeting using the GoToWebinar software.  Instructions on how to connect using your home computer/tablet/smartphone will be sent to all members.
Presenter: Lynell Bennett Moss, Plano Family History Center
Lynell has been researching her family and other’s family histories for over 50 years.  She has served in the Plano Family History Center for 30 years, 12 of which as Director; 20 as consultant trainer; and has been the Director of the Great Family Search Conference for 16 years. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Texas State Genealogical Society and the Dallas Genealogical Society.


Wednesday, March 10
Collin County Genealogical Society: Texas State Library & Archives  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This will be a virtual meeting.
Presenter: Peggy Price
Non-members are welcome.  Contact the Society for access instructions.



Topic: TBA
Thursday, April 1
Topic: TBA  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
NOTE: This will be a virtual meeting using the GoToWebinar software.  Instructions on how to connect using your home computer/tablet/smartphone will be sent to all members.
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee, High-Definition Genealogy
Thomas is a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com.
 


Dallas Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: In Pursuit of Genealogical Excellence
Friday, April 9 through Saturday, April 10
Dallas Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: In Pursuit of Genealogical Excellence  (Special Event)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Speaker: Michael D Locapo

Michael’s numerous interests and strengths include Mennonite, German, and Swiss research, especially as it pertains to the 18th century immigration to America. He makes frequent trips throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, chasing ancestors in primary repositories. He also devotes a considerable amount of time to European research, being proficient in reading German script.  In addition to his story-telling and educational blog, Michael can be found at Roots4U.com,

Schedule To Be Announced.  Early Bird registration through March 21.




National Genealogical Society 2021 Family History Conference
Wednesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 22
National Genealogical Society 2021 Family History Conference  (Special Event)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Richmond, VA
The National Genealogical Society 2021 Family History Conference will be held 19–22 May 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. Over four days you will have an opportunity to attend your choice of lectures each day among the conference’s 175 offerings, luncheons, and a banquet, all with expert and entertaining speakers. Designed for family history researchers at all levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  Registration will open in January.
Information about the Conference’s program—Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation—and the many genealogical resources in Richmond are now available in this brochure.