Thursday, November 6, 2014

JCGS November Meeting

Want to make 2015 your best genealogy year ever? Then come to the Johnson County Genealogical Society meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:15 at the Cleburne Library. Our program will feature Lisa Alzo in a recorded webinar entitled “Genealogy Goals: How to Set Them, How to Keep Them.” Whether you desire to improve your research skills, find new cousins, break through a brick wall, or finally write that family history, this session will show you effective ways to set realistic and attainable goals, and offer tips and tricks to help you achieve them.

Also, we will be voting for officers for 2015-2016, so we need every member to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

JCGS October Meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. Our program will be presented by Melvin Burt.

Melvin 'Sonny' Burt graduated from Cleburne High School in 1958 -- he immediately followed his great grandfather, grandfather, father, older brother and two uncles to a railroad career with the Santa Fe. Melvin has worked tirelessly to bring a railroad museum to Cleburne for over 20 years. He has served on the citizen's railroad museum advisory board for the City of Cleburne since the group’s conception.

Over the years, Melvin has researched his family genealogy extensively and is happy to share his findings with interested parties. He is an active member of the Terry's Texas Rangers Camp #1937-- an organization striving to honor and preserve the memory and true history of our Confederate ancestors.

Monday, September 1, 2014

JCGS September Meeting

Come one, come all … to a mini FGS Conference sampler at the Johnson County Genealogical Society meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Cleburne Public Library.

Since you couldn’t go to the conference, the conference is coming to you. The “exhibit hall” opens at 6 p.m. There will be Door Prizes!

The program for this meeting will be a report by Finders Keepers Editor Marsha Buckner on the recent Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in San Antonio.

Bring a friend - or two - to the meeting. Everyone gets a prize!

Friday, August 1, 2014

JCGS August Meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. Our program will be Show and Tell. Bring a document that you found while researching and tell us about it. The document might be the marriage record of your great grandparents, a deed, a Will, or a probate that led you to breaking through a brick wall. Tell us the following about your document:

Who is the document about?
What kind of document is it?
When was it made?
Where was it made?
Why is it important?
Where did you find it?


We really enjoyed our last Show and Tell and this one should be fun, also!  Hope to see you there!