Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dallas Genealogical Society's 2015 Summer Symposium

Researching in Texas - Dallas Genealogical Societys 2015 Summer Symposium

Dallas, TX , Friday, May 21, 2015 - The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce that genealogy and historical researcher, consultant, and lecturer Teri E. Flack will be the featured speaker at our Summer Symposium to be held August 7-8, 2015 at the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, TX.

Researching in Texas is a 2-day program of eight presentations that focus on resources, sources, methodologies, and techniques for finding your Texas ancestors. Teris lectures will cover researching the Republic of Texas, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods, as well as using manuscript collections. Additional speakers from the State of Texas General Land Office, The Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries), the University of Texas at Arlington Librarys Special Collections, and the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library will describe the depth and breadth of materials related to Texas history and genealogy that are in their collections.

Late Night at the Library is a free, bonus event. The Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library will remain open on Friday evening, August 7, from 5-10 pm, exclusively for Summer Symposium attendees.  Professional librarians from the Division and DGS volunteers will be available to offer assistance. Registration is required.

Teri Flack chairs the Texas State Genealogical Societys Records Preservation and Access Committee and serves as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She was recently elected a Fellow of the TSGS and is a director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Teri holds a Masters degree in History, with a concentration in Public History; MBA; Paralegal Certificate; and B.S. in Education from Texas State University.

Program and registration details are available at Early Bird price by July 18 - $129 (members) and $149 (non-members).

Monday, May 11, 2015

JCGS May Meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical  Society will meet Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson.

Our presenter will be Debbie McCoy and the topic will be "Understanding Your Autosomal DNA Results." Hope to see you there!