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Texas Genealogy & History
"...the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic..."

- from the Texas Declaration of Independence, 2 March 1836


Genealogical Seminars and Events in Texas
Genealogical Seminars, Monthly Genealogical Society Meetings, Historical Events,
Cemetery Association Meetings, Family Reunions

Please send information to Elaine Martin.
Please include URL with information about the event or an e-mail contact person.

Genealogical Seminars

Texas State Genealogical SocietyTSGS has changed it web site awards to include 2 new categories. There is now a category for Individuals with a web site on their family genealogy and a category for an Individual with web site of general nature like a GenWeb site or DNA Study. Cash prizes will be awarded to top 3 winners in each category. You do have to be a TSGS member with our TSGS logo and link to our web site. Rules can be found at:

Awards will be presented at Tyler at the TSGS conference banquet on November 9th.

If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them.
Scott Fitzgerald
Anderson Co. TXGenWeb Coordinator
1st VP of ETGS




Dallas Genealogical Society -
We are having two great lectures this Spring, one at the end of February and the other at the end of March.

Feb 23, 2008 - Research and Writing with lecturer: Kory Meyerink
Mar 29, 2008 - Farmers and Soldiers in the Western South with lecturer: Tony Burroughs

Click here: Lecture Brochure - This is a pdf format brochure that includes details along with the registration information and form

Fort Worth Genealogical Society -
The Fort Worth Genealogical Society's 2008 Summer Seminar will feature Henry Z. "Hank" Jones, Jr., professional genealogist, author & screen actor.

This is a one day event scheduled on Saturday, 9 August 2008, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It will be held at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lecture Topics:

1. WHEN THE SOURCES ARE WRONG - A problem with which every genealogist has to deal.

2. TRACING THE ORIGINS OF EARLY 18TH CENTURY PALATINE AND OTHER EMIGRANTS - An authority on Palatines, his same approach works for other ethnic groups and other times; a step-by-step plan.


4. HOW PSYCHIC ROOTS BECAME AN “UNSOLVED MYSTERY” - The story behind the TV program and books.

Pre-Registration $40 per person - Must be received by July 31st
Pre-registration includes a box lunch from Jason's Deli. (Sandwich, chips and cookie.)

Late registration (after July 31) or At the Door, $45

Coffee, tea, cookies and cake served all day.

Door Prizes! - Goodie Bags! - Vendors!

Visit our website for additional information.

Fort Worth Genealogical Society -

Hispanic Organization of Genealogy and Research (HOGAR de Dallas)
was founded in 1997. We meet every third Tuesday of the months of September, November, January, March and May at 6:30 P.M. in Casa View Library on the corner of Joaquin and Ferguson in Dallas.

The organization has compiled into annual Journals the studies, research, stories, and lineages of not only our members, but others that have contributed to the Journals for the past ten years.

Our web site is

Membership application form can be found on our web site. The application form can be printed, completed and mailed along with $30 to

HOGAR de Dallas
P.O. Box 570244
Dallas, Texas 75357

Each past Journal's cost is $30 dollars - The table of contents for each of the ten Journals can be found on our web site.

Dorina Alaniz Thomas - President of HOGAR de Dallas
(214) 324-3677
Fax: (214)324) 4268


Athens Genealogical Organization (A.G.O) - Athens Genealogical Org. Henderson Co. TX (covers all of Henderson Co. TX)  Meets the last Thurs. of each month 6 - to whenever PM at the First Methodist Church on Lover's Lane, in Athens.

Membership $15.00 per year for mailed journals.
Membership dues can be mailed to:

AGO Treasurer
c/o Henderson Co. Library
121 S. Prairieville St.
Athens, TX 75751




Williamson County Genealogical Society
- The annual seminar is on March 15, 2008. In order to help us spread the word, we ask that you please include the attached following on your websites.

The speaker for this year is Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, NFGS. He will speak on the following topics:

The Revoultionary War in the South
Genealogical Research in Texas
Newspaper Genealogy
How to Find Maiden Names of Females

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008
Time: Registration and Vendors, 8:00 AM, Seminar, 9:00 AM
Place: First United Methodist Church, 1004 North Mays, Round Rock, Texas
Fee: $40.00 before Feb 25; $45.00 at the door
Included: Mornig Snacks, Lunch, Syllabus

To register, visit the WCGS website at or contact Judy Bell Horick, 302 Thornton Cove, Georgetown, Texas 78628, (512) 863-2685,

San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society - meets 3rd Saturday of the month, (except July, Aug. & Dec.) 10:00 am at the LDS Church, corner of Midcrown & Crestway in NE San Antonio (Windcrest area). Speakers at each meeting, vistors welcome.   SAGHS Library, 911 Melissa Drive in NCentral San Antonio is open; Monday 10am-4 pm, Wednesday 10 am-9pm, Saturday 10am-4 pm & Sunday 1-5 pm. Society members research free, visitors $5 per day. 210/342-5242 for information or view our catalog on line.

Austin Genealogical Society 2008 Annual Seminar -
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 9:00 at the Norris Conference Center.  Susan Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston, is the presenter.  She will speak on Newspapers, Convicts to the Colonies, PERSI, and The Allen County Library. Early registration is $40.  That includes lunch, materials, and a full day of genealogical camaraderie.   For more information visit our website: (click on AGS Seminar on the left side of the page) or e-mail pat@the

Austin Genealogical Society
-   Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr.   6:30 pm. Visitors always welcome.


The Bay Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) of Houston -
BAGS is once again sponsoring a genealogical/educational seminar on Saturday, May 3, 2008. This year BAGS is pleased to present one of the nation’s foremost genealogists, Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG.

Seminar non-BAGS member registration cost is only $45.00 per individual received before March 30, 2008 OR GROUPS of 4 or more registering at the same time receive a $30.00 per person rate if received before March 30, 2008.

Box lunches may be ordered at a cost of $8.00 per person and are optional.

Registration forms and more information available at: Or E-mail:

Event specifics are:
What: BAGS Presents Christine Rose
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: University Baptist Church
16106 Middlebrook Drive (1 block North of the intersection of Bay Area Blvd. & Middlebrook Drive)
Clear Lake City/Houston, TX

Program Topics include:
* Estates: A Goldmine!
* Abstracting and Transcribing – The Techniques and Legalese
* Military Records for Problem Solving
* Solving the Problem “On-site” in 25 Hours or Less

The Bay Area Genealogical Society
- Bay Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) meets at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston, TX, at 6:00 p.m. on the last Friday of each month (except November and December when alternate dates are set to accommodate the Holidays.)
Light supper is served prior to the meetings.
For more information, go to:

Baytown Genealogy Society
- Meets every second Monday of the month.
Location: Baytown Library, 5203 Decker Dr., Baytown, TX.       Contact the library 281.424.8388
Web site :

Brazosport Genealogical Society 
- meets monthly.      Write: P.O. Box 813, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 for information.

The Humble Area Genealogical Society - Meets every second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.  No meetings in December, June-August.   Location: Kingwood College Teaching Theater,  20000 Kingwood Drive,   Kingwood, Texas 77339.

Montgomery County Genealogical Society
- meets first Monday each month.
Location: Montgomery Co. Library, 104 I-45 North, Conroe, TX
Web site:

Waller County Genealogy Society
- meets monthly on the third Saturday of every month.
Location: Waller Masonic Lodge, 2106 Main St., Waller, TX
Web site:

Walker County Genealogy Society - meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month.
Location: Forrest Masonic Lodge #19, 1030 Twelfth St., Huntsville, TX
Web site:



Cemetery Association Meetings

BRAZORIA County Historical Museum
Cemetery Committee meets once a month at the museum in Angleton, Texas.  For meeting dates please contact Jamie Murray at BCHM.ORG.

McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Waco-McLennan County Public Library, 1717 Austin Ave., Waco.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.

Save Austin's Cemeteries.   Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at Oakwood Cemetery Office at 9 a.m.,

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