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Partner Society, Texas State Genealogical Society

Member, Federation of Genealogical Societies

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

FGS Conference
The Federation of Genealogical Societies will be holding their conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, August 27-30. The conference will include lectures by nationally recognized speakers and regional experts, exhibitors selling the latest software, books, maps, databases and gadgets, plus a "Focus on Societies" organizational leadership training. Conference Web site.

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

Upcoming Meetings

Date: Thursday, May 1st
Speaker: Carl Oehmann, Apex Genealogical Services
Topic: World War II Military Records
Carl Oehmann has been doing research for over 15 years with primary emphasis in North Carolina, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. His primary interest is military records.

Date: Thursday, June 5th
Speaker: Earl Armstrong
Topic: Writing Your Family's Story
Mid-Cities member Earl Armstrong, who teaches a writing course at Tarrant County Community College, has recently contributed serveral entries to the Ancestry.com blog on the topic of writing family stories.

Date: Thursday, July 3rd
Speaker: Terri Bradshaw O'Neill
Topic: Finding the Portraits of My Ancestors
Portraits of your ancestors may exist, and MCGS member Terri O'Neill will discuss how you can find them.

Date: Thursday, August 7th
Topic: Annual Ice Cream Social

Date: Thursday, September 4th
Speaker: Dreanna Beldin, Assistant Dean for External Relations, Univ. North Texas Library
Topic: Portal to Texas History
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to Texas history materials, where may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map. From prehistory to the present day, you can explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections. The Portal continues to grow as additional partners contribute digital versions of their collections.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Speaker: Meg Hacker, Director of Operations, Southwest Region of the National Archives and Records Administration
Topic: 19th Century Fort Smith Criminal Cases
Meg Hacker was born in Florida and raised in West Texas. She has been with the National Archives—Southwest Region since 1985. She received her B.A. in American History from Austin College and her M.A. in American History from Texas Christian University. She has presented to numerous historical and genealogical societies, archives and library associations, teacher in-services, and classrooms on a wide assortment of topics. She was the featured luncheon speaker at Ancestry Day in Texas.

Date: Thursday, November 6th
Speaker: Judy Knight
Topic: To Be Announced
Judy Knight became an active researcher about 40 years ago, and has traveled extensively to unravel her family history. She has a certificate for the First Families of Tennessee for her ancestor who was a resident of Tennessee before 1796; an Oregon Pioneer Certificate for her ancestor who traveled the Oregon Trail in 1853; three certificates for Civil War Families of Tennessee; and a Gone-to-Texas Certificate.

Date: Thursday, December 4th
Topic: Annual Holiday Party

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