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“Forgotten Treasures in  the Texas Courthouse:   Discovering the Miscellaneous Books”
Tuesday, September 26
“Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse: Discovering the Miscellaneous Books”  (Other Societies/Organizations)
6:30 pm
Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd St., Tandy Auditorium
Fort Worth Genealogical Society In Collaboration with the Fort Worth Library presents “Forgotten Treasures in  the Texas Courthouse:   Discovering the Miscellaneous Books”       By Patti Gillespie  
Are you looking for context and documentation?  Do you have an ancestor that seems to have slipped between the cracks? 
This presentation not only presents three fun Texan stories that have come to life with the information found in a Miscellaneous Book, but Patti will  also show examples of assorted documents. 
Attendees will  receive a list of all the Texas counties that hold one of these forgotten treasures. 

Thursday, October 12
FINDING GERMAN ANCESTORS: "Their Information Is Not all on the Internet"  (Other Societies/Organizations)
6:30 pm
Zula B. Wylie Public Library - Cedar Hill
Locating records about your family in Germany starts by determining their home town through an exhaustive search of U.S. records, as most German records are maintained at the local level (town or parish). 
Also due to wars and boundary changes your family records may now be located in another state or country. In this presentation, Bernard will demonstrate the use of finding aids to identify where civil and church records might be locted, and online resources for correspondence and reading/interpreting German printing and handwriting. 
Over seventeen percent of Americans claim to have German ancestry. Those of us who do not will find our September program appies to research in the rest of Europe, as well.