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Friday, October 19
Family History Day at the Library  (Library Events)
10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Inspire Room, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
                                  Don't miss this Free Event!
Grand Prairie Libraries
Grand Prairie Memorial Library is partnering with the Grand Prairie Genealogical Society to bring the 18th Annual Program of Events sponsored by the West Waco Library and Genealogy Center.  This all day event will provide wonderful speakers about the legalities of female ancestors, beginning your research, DNA and more. Join genealogist across the state for this broadcast event in the Inspire Room.
This is a "Come and Go" event but we would like to ask you to register so we can prepare for this exciting day.  Email with your name(s) and indicate which programs you plan to attend.  Tea, water and cookies will be provided throughout the day.  There will be an evening break from 5:30 to 6:30 if you wish to get something to eat. 
See the attached flyer for speakers and times.  Please check back for more information before the event.

Saturday, October 20
SAG&HS Workshop with Kelvin Meyers  (Special Events)
Cross Roads Church, 8102 Midcrown Drive, San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society features Kelvin Meyers on OCTOBER 20*
giving four presentations:
  • Probate: More than a Will
  • The Hand that Rocked the Cradle Could Rule the World
  • Are Your Ancestors in the Draper Manuscripts
  • Introduction to Forensic Genealogy

The event also includes a quilt raffle, duplicate book sale, and lots of door prizes.

For more information and to register, see

Ft. Worth Heritage Fair
Saturday, October 20
Ft. Worth Heritage Fair  (Other Societies/Organizations)
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Ft. Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., Ft. Worth, TX
This is a free seminar given by Pat Gordon.  Learn about lineage societies and celebrate the history of the American people.  No reservation necessary.

Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 1
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library
Fold 3:  Military Records
By Tresa Tatyrek

Tresa Tatyrek has been interested in family history and genealogy since childhood. She began doing extensive research in 1997 on her and her husband’s families what has evolved into tracing over forty family surnames as the families branched backward.
Her research now includes client work as well as continuing her own. She uses cluster genealogy as her primary research technique along with utilizing many technical tools to keep track of her progress.
She performs volunteer work for several groups and libraries in the Dallas area. The Dallas Genealogical Society bestowed their Award of Merit on her in 2007 for her volunteer service to their organization for an extended period of time. They had, in 2005 given her their “Volunteer of the Year” award. In 2004 the Grapevine Library also named her as “Volunteer of the Year” for her support of their genealogy group, the Grapevine Namedroppers. The Dallas Public Library awarded her twice with their volunteer of the year, the first in their 2001-2002 year and again in 2003-2004 for her dedication to the genealogical community there. She served as President of the Dallas Genealogical Society for three years and 6 years as their webmaster. She volunteers at the Dallas Library Genealogy Desk several times a month when she is not traveling. She is involved with Grapevine Namedroppers as their facilitator.
She is a member of the Captain Nathaniel Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a Volunteer Genealogist for them. She is also a member of the National Genealogical Society and a variety of state and county genealogical and historical societies.
Tresa will guide us through the use of the website Fold 3 the Web's Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII.

TxSGS 2018 Conference
Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4
TxSGS 2018 Conference  (Other Societies/Organizations)
TxSGS 2018 Conference Features Multiple Tracks, 56 Topics and 30 Speakers!
There is still time to save! TxSGS is extending the Early Bird Deadline for the TxSGS 2018 Family History Conference through midnight, Wednesday, October 10!
Check out our presentation topic tracks and register now!  See list of speakers and topics on our website. Tracks focus on Research (African American, Hispanic, German, and more), Methodology & Problem Solving, Publishing & Preservation, Records & Repositories (land, migration, military, and more), and Technology.
Learn more about the conference at . Make your hotel reservations today to attend this year’s event. look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Annual Covered Dish & Show and Tell
Thursday, December 6
Annual Covered Dish & Show and Tell  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library
Annual Covered Dish Dinner & Show and Tell
Come to party and share; food, stories and some treasure from the past. Bring your favorite food to share with friends. You can share a document, a story, a trinket or a research success. Everyone who attended the July Covered Dish and Show and Tell enjoyed great food and saw wonderful items that were shared. Plan to bring your favorite genealogy “Show and Tell”.

GPGS Annual Lock-in
Friday, March 22, 2019
GPGS Annual Lock-in  (Special Events)
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
Save the date! 
The Grand Prairie Genealogical Society invites you to research your ancestry at an after-hours lock-in.  If you've never tried a Lock-In, you need to!  If you have, we look forward to seeing you again!
The Library provides a time and space exclusively for registrants.  We are locked in and the public is locked out.  This provides us an opportunity during extended hours to research and share without disturbing other patrons.
Check back for details.