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General Membership Meetings

Our General Membership Meetings are conducted on the last Tuesday
of each month with exception of December.

Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown)
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas

6:30 - 7:45 pm

Contact Don Crews for more information. Email address for Don Crews


Click to read about our next meeting.

(click on image to read or print this flyer)


Tuesday - 24 November 2015

Speaker: Terri Meeks, FWGS Vice President

Topic: Skeletons In Your Closet?


2015 Schedule

Meeting Flyer for January 2015

Speaker: Bernard N. Meisner

Topic: Techniques & Strategies For More Effective Online Searching

This presentation will cover how to determine what information is available, where it is located, and how to use search tools such as filters, wildcards, relationships, complementary data sources, and tailored search engines.

Meeting Flyer for February 2015

Speaker: Mary Louise Garcia

Topic: Tarrant County Land Records

February's meeting was cancelled due to nasty winter weather and icy driving conditions. This presentation has been rescheduled for July 28th.

Meeting Flyer for March 2015

Speaker: Olyve Hallmark Abbott

Topic: Come Sundown: The Life and Letters of a Frontier Woman

Olyve has collected and published a book of 140 letters of Permelia Nickell Hawkins, her great grandmother. Permelia and her family came from Morehead, Kentucky to Texas in 1880. Following the storyline in the letters reads like a novel. Come hear about this fascinating tale.

Meeting Flyer for April 2015

Speaker: Brenda McClurkin

Topic: UTA Photographic Collections

This presentation will spotlight the Archives Collection of the University of Texas at Arlington, especially their vast photographic collections.

Meeting Flyer for May 2015

Speaker: Judy Everett Ramos

Topic: Using Social Media in Your Genealogy

Don’t care for Facebook or Twitter? But what if they could help you in your pursuit of your genealogical research? Hear Judy explain how we can supplement our techniques and come into the Future!

Meeting Flyer for June 2015

Speaker: Randy Farmer

Topic: The True Story of Curly Bill: Horse Thief, Cattle Dealer, Murderer, Lawman

Randy has researched & written a book on his favorite character from old Fort Worth--Curly Bill. Curly Bill lived from 1858-1909 and led a varied, colorful life. Come hear Randy tell about the research to write this book.

Meeting Flyer for July 2015

Speaker: Mary Louise Garcia

Topic: Tarrant County Land Records

County Clerk Garcia has some news to tell us about changes coming to the Tarrant County Courthouse. These changes will be relevant to the use of Land Records. You better come so you will be in the know for the New Year.

Meeting Flyer for August 2015

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Meisner

Topic: The New

Ancestry has rolled out a beta version for subscribers to use and give feedback. Dr. Meisner has been using this “New” version of and has several things to tell us about the changes. You will want to hear more about what is still the same or what is different now.

Meeting Flyer for September 2015

Speaker: Lenna Hughes Recer

Topic: Archives of the Fort Worth ISD

This presentation will spotlight the Billy W. Sills Archives Collection of the Fort Worth Schools. Find out how this unique jewel came to be, what it includes, and how you might use it.

Meeting Flyer for October 2015

Speaker: Debbie Pearson, FWGS President

Topic: I Ain’t ‘Fraid of No Ghosts:

Cemetery Searches OnLine

Meeting Flyer for November 2015

Speaker: Terri Meeks, FWGS VP

Topic: Skeletons In Your Closet?

Do you have a skeleton in your closet? That ancestor no one talked about or who disappeared? Maybe it was mysterious or maybe it was unfortunate. Maybe there was more to the story or a different ending than you were lead to believe. Terri will use some case studies to show how much more there can be to the story of that skeleton in your closet.


Meetings are not generally scheduled in December

Meeting Flyer for November 2015

Speaker: Fort Worth Library Staff

Topic: Touring the FW Genealogy Unit: What’s New?

Have you been in the Fort Worth Genealogy Unit in awhile? Have you noticed some changes? Is there something you’ve wanted to try out or a question you’ve wanted to ask, but you were uncertain? This is the night to come! Tour the department and learn what is new to the department. Meet in the Tandy Auditorium then after business and refreshments, we will go downstairs to tour.

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