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Conversation with Kenyatta Berry
Thursday, December 20
Conversation with Kenyatta Berry  (Other Societies/Organizations)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library | 1515 Young Street | Dallas Texas, 75201
The Dallas Genealogical Society in partnership with the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is offering an exciting program open to the public on Thursday, December 20, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium of the library at 1515 Young Street, Dallas. “Conversation with Kenyatta” features the nationally known professional genealogist and host of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS), Kenyatta D. Berry, who is on a 20-citybook tour launching her new book The Family Tree Toolkit, A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy.

Beginning Your Search
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Beginning Your Search  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Inspire Room, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
We will begin the year with one of our own, Tara Kenyon teaching us about how to begin.  With the new help program in place, Tara will teach us about how to begin our research . This is a great meeting to invite those friends that want to learn about genealogy and some that are frustrated about beginning their search.  I am sure many can enjoy the reminders of doing the little things that help us along in our research.

Using Time Lines in Your Research
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Using Time Lines in Your Research  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie
One of our favorite speakers, Kelvin Myers will be joining us in February.  He is going to show us how to use Time Lines to help with our research.  You don't want to miss out on this one.  It is an important message that we sometime forget about using.

Baking, Soil Erosion, Rats...Oh No.!
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Baking, Soil Erosion, Rats...Oh No.!  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX
Baking, Soil Erosion, and Rats...Oh My!: Records of the Extension Service
The records of the Extension Service are some of the most interesting records held at the National Archives…and you just never know what you might find!  They provide a glimpse into local history and can even possibly aid individuals in genealogical research. Join Education Specialist, Jenny Sweeney from the National Archives at Fort Worth to explore these fascinating records.
Jenny McMillen Sweeney is passionate about genealogy.  She is an Education Specialist at the National Archives at FortWorth.  She has been with the National Archives for over 11 years and enjoys providing education/outreach programs to teachers, students, and the general public on using NARA's records.  While at NARA she has co-authored the eBook Baseball:  The National Pastime in the National Archives with her NARA Education colleagues.  Prior to coming to NARA, Sweeney worked as the Education and Tour Programs Manager at the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum for the Texas Rangers.  While in graduate school at the University of Texas at Arlington, Sweeney was fortunate to be an intern at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  Sweeney lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband Tom, daughter Julia, and crazy English Pointer in Rosie the Riveter!

WCGS Annual Seminar -
Saturday, March 16, 2019
WCGS Annual Seminar - "Save the Date"  (Other Societies/Organizations)
First United Methodist Church, 1004 North Mays, Round Rock, TX 78665
Williamson County Genealogical Society is excited to announce that the speaker for our upcoming seminar will be Judy Russell. Judy is a well-loved and dynamic speaker you won’t want to miss. Her award-winning blog can be seen at
Topics will cover visiting the courthouse, resolving genealogical conflicts, what to do in the absence of vital records, and a look into revelers, hog killers, and disobedient children. 
Registration will open in January, so please watch the WCGS website at for details and the opportunity to take advantage of early-bird pricing.  Check out the attached flyer.

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.