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Build Our Flag
Thursday, February 6
Build Our Flag  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Inspire Room, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
Due to an unavoidable glitch, the complete September program was not presented. So, we welcome these three Sojourns back to "Build Our Flag".  The program will be narrated by Ed Chandler, a retired Major in the United States Air Force.  He is joined by Jerry Hudson a retired Air Force Captain and the Honorable B.J. Young also retired.  All three men are Masons and Past Presidents of the National Sojourners General Wm. J. Worth Chapter 463 as well as past Commanders of the Cowpens Camp of Heroes of ’76. 
 
Delightfully dressed in Revolutionary Style Uniforms, they present a stirring presentation of the history of the American Flag.  They Build Our Flag stripe by stripe and star by star giving the history behind each change that is made.  Learn more about our country as you see the history of our flag unfurled. 
Ending with a patriotic oration, the group will then be happy to answer questions.  Join us for this wonderful history lesson presented by these patriots who served our country.
 



Using the Power of Spreadsheets to Answer Genealogical Questions
Thursday, March 5
Using the Power of Spreadsheets to Answer Genealogical Questions  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Inspire Room, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX

Learn how to import search results from Websites into spreadsheets, use the spreadsheet's tools to format and manipulate the data, and process them to investigate possible group migrations, and determine family relationships.  Also learn how to sort dates of the form, 10 May 1869, and overcome Excel's inability to recognize dates earlier than 1900.  Don't have Excel?  LibreOffice and OpenOffice are free alternatives.

Bernard N. Meisner is a genealogist and lecturer based in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He began researching his family almost 30 years ago and enjoys sharing lessons learned from that experience, including the mistakes. Although he knew only one grandparent (his maternal grandfather) he has successfully identified all his great-great grandparents, several triple- and quadruple-great grandparents, and his Meisner 9th great grand- parents. He is past president and current social media chair of the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, a co-leader in the Dallas Genealogical Society's newly formed German SIG, and a member National Genealogical and Texas State Genealogical Societies.

Bernard earned a B.S. in physics/German from Carnegie Melton University in Pittsburgh, and an M.S. And Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Hawaii. He has attended the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh each of the last four year, completing courses in Irish research, German research, and Digital Research Skills.

 



Saturday, March 21
Williamson County Genealogical Society 2020 Seminar  (Other Societies/Organizations)
First United Methodist Church, 1004 North Mays, Round Rock, TX 78665
Williamson County Genealogical Society presents Amy Johnson Crow at their annual seminar.  Registration is now open - Details available at the society's website:
 


GPGS Lock In
Friday, March 27
GPGS Lock In  (Special Events)
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
     
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