Monday, July 7, 2014

JCGS July Meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. Our program will be “Scanning Photos” presented by Debbie McCoy and Teresa Smith. Come learn the best techniques for scanning your photos. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

JCGS June Meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. Our program will be Digital Photography presented by Sandra Crowley. Come learn some creative ways to use your photos to make your family story come alive.

Sandra is a member of several genealogical societies and non-profit boards. She is currently President of the Dallas Genealogical Society and is serving as Publicity Chair for the FGS Conference to be held in San Antonio in August. She is a past President of the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society and served as Vice President of Membership for the Texas State Genealogical Society from 2010-2012. Sandra is also President and Director of the Euless Library Foundation in Euless, Texas.

We hope to see you at our meeting!

Debbie McCoy
1st Vice President
Johnson County Genealogical Society

Friday, May 2, 2014

JCGS May Meeting


The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. We are very excited to have John Wylie, President of the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS), speak to us about the benefits of state and national genealogical societies and national conferences. As you may know, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference is in San Antonio this year on August 27-30. TSGS is a local host for that conference. It’s an excellent chance to attend a national conference close to home.

John Vincent Wylie has been a full-time professional genealogist since 1990. He currently serves the Texas State Genealogical Society as President and was the 2012 State Conference Chair. From 2007 through 2009 he served the Association of Professional Genealogists as national Secretary. He is the 2004 recipient of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

JCGS April Meeting



The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson. Our program will be “Who’s Your Mama? Tracing Your Female Ancestors,” presented by Terri Meeks. The public is invited to attend.

Terri Meeks retired from BAE Systems in 2007 as a test engineer for F-16 support equipment. A co-worker introduced her to the world of genealogy in 2000. She soon discovered that her grandparents were immigrants so the traditional U. S. census searches produced few results. Tracing her maternal line to Quebec introduced her to new materials and resources for genealogy research. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society and teaches their Beginners' Genealogy Class. She is a community volunteer at the local Family History Center and translates Catholic Church records from French, Latin and Italian into English for the American Canadian Genealogical Society. Her husband, Dan, is also an avid genealogist and techno-geek.