Partner Society, Texas State Genealogical Society
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:
Date: Thursday, June 4th
Speaker: Kelvin L. Meyers
Topic: Forensic Genealogy
A fifth generation Texan, an avid researcher-historian, and professional genealogist since 1990, Kelvin Meyers is a frequent speaker to many genealogical societies and family associations throughout the US. He was employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library. Now, he contracts as a forensic genealogist with attorneys, banks, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and energy companies, searching for missing or unknown heirs to estates and oil and gas leases.
Date: Thursday, July 2nd
Speaker: Bernard N. Meisner
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, September 3rd
Speaker: Lynelle Moss
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.
- Growing Your Tree through Family Events: Why, How and the Tools Mary Moore, Jane Aronhalt, and Sandra Crowley, M-d-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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