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"DNA Testing for Genealogical Purposes" will be the program for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Room of the main county library located on FM Road 859 in Canton.
The program will be presented by Michael V. Bassett of Plano who has been actively involved with the use of DNA for genealogical purposes since 2002 and is a speaker for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
He is a past president and currently vice president of program for the Collin County Genealogical Society. He is also a past city of Plano Heritage Commission, a monthly genealogy volunteer for the Plano Public Library since 2007, a BSA Genealogy Merit Badge counselor and a RIP Guardian volunteer helping to maintain and enhance a historic Texas cemetery.
Bassett's program will address how DNA testing can be used to help family researchers overcome genealogical "brick Walls," make ancestral connections and provide other information on biological and geographical heritage.
Genealogical Society meetings are held the fourth Saturday of every month except December at the county library. Visitors are warmly welcomed to attend every meeting.
For further information on society membership, activities or the annual seminar, contact the Library of Genealogy and Local History at (903) 567-5012, or visit the library located in the courthouse annex in Canton.
Library hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Library of Genealogy and Local History
Society members man and support the Library of Genealogy and Local History, an off-site department of the main county library, where members of the public can use to do genealogical and local history research at no charge. Volunteer librarians are always on duty to provide expert assistance.
Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The genealogy library is also open Thursday evenings until 6 p.m.
Society meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month at the main county library, 2 p.m., with a variety of speakers presenting educational programs throughout the year. Visitors are always welcomed, and refreshments are served.
For further information on society activities, call (903) 567-5012 or visit the genealogical library located in the courthouse annex in Canton.
Society meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month. Visitors are always welcomed. For further information on society activities, call or visit the Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton, 903-567-5012. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Copies of press releases written by the society's publicity chairman, Lisa McKinney, will appear on this page.
Sherrie Archer is the society's President and Scott Fitzgerald is the Program Chairman. If anyone has an idea for a program, please let us know. Suggestions may be mailed to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103, or by emailing the Society.
Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Officers and Board Members for 2014 President: Shirley Fuller 1st Vice President and Program Chairman: Ellen Wheeler 2nd Vice President and Membership Chairman: Nancy Robertson Recording Secretary: Sandra Jones Corresponding Secretary: Jan Crow Treasurer: Scott Fitzgerald Public Relations: Sibyl Creasey Parliamentarian: Beth Gordon Quarterly Editor: Laurie McDonald Members at large: Benja Mize and Sherrie Archer Back to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Home Page You're the 7646person to visit this page.
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