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Member, Federation of Genealogical Societies

Mid-Cities Genealogical Society P.O. Box 407
Bedford, TX 76095

The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless, Texas. Visitors are welcome.
6:30 p.m. – Social
7:00 p.m. – General Meeting

Free Genealogy Classes and Webinars
Have you made a resolution to learn more about genealogy this year? As a supplement to our monthly meetings, here are some resources:
Upcoming Meetings

Date: Thursday, July 2nd
Speaker: Bernard N. Meisner, MCGS Past President
Topic: Techniques and Strategies for More Effective Online Searching
As more and more genealogical material becomes available through the Internet it has become essential to formulate efficient searches to find the relevant information about your ancestors. One must not only know where to look for the information, but how to find it. 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 to improve the likelihood of finding it.

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Annual Ice Cream Social and Officer Elections

Date: Thursday, September 3rd
Speaker: Lynelle Moss, Plano Family History Center
Topic: Using FamilySearch.com for Your Genealogical Research
Lynell Bennett Moss is a sixth generation Dallasite. She has been researching her family, as well as those of others, since 1968 in courthouses, libraries, archives and online. Lynell has held various leadership positions with the Plano Family History Center and has served as director of the Great Family Search Conference. She has been involved in beta testing programs for FamilySearch and indexing FamilySearch historical records. Lynell is a member of the Dallas Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society and National Genealogical Society.

Date: Thursday, October 1st
Speaker: Sandra Crowley, MCGS Member
Topic: Digital Scrapbooking
Sandra Crowley specializes in using technology for all aspects of family history. She is president of the Dallas Genealogical Society, former membershp vice president of the Texas State Genealogical Society, past president of the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society and a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and several state societies.

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Speaker: Marilyn Hay, MCGS Member
Topic: The USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide free Web sites for genealogical research in every county and state. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. The organization is by state and then county, providing links to state genealogy sites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important special projects at the national level.

Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Annual Holiday Party and Gift Exchange

Recent Meetings
  • Tax Records and How to Use Them Kelvin L. Meyers, Professional Genealogist
  • Growing Your Tree through Family Events: Why, How and the Tools Mary Moore, Jane Aronhalt, and Sandra Crowley, Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
  • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogy Cold Case Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems
  • Climbing Your Family Tree! L. Vaughn Oliver, Sons of the Republic of Texas
  • Records Available in the Office of the County Clerk. Mary Louise Garcia, Tarrant County Clerk
  • The Daily Buzz -- What inventions, food, music and literature caught our ancestors' attention in the 1880s and the Gay Nineties. Past MCGS President Judy Knight
  • 19th Century Fort Smith Criminal Cases. Meg Hacker, Director of Operations, Southwest Region of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • The Portal to Texas History. Dreanna Beldin, Assistant Dean for External Relations, Univ. North Texas Library.
  • Tracking Ancestral Portraits: A Case Study. Terri O’Neill, MCGS Past President.
  • Writing Your Family History. Earl Armstrong, MCGS member.
  • World War II Records. Carl Oehmann, Apex Genealogical Services
  • Applying Family Naming Conventions to Your Genealogy Research. Bernard N. Meisner, MCGS Past President
  • The Outcasts. Kathleen Kent, New York Times Best Selling Author
  • Creating a Family History Book Using My Canvas. Marilyn Hay, MCGS member

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