2015 Gen Friends Events

Join Genealogy Friends at the following events at WO Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX. Doors open at 10am.:

Oct 24th: Free Saturday Seminar. " Writing Your Family History" speakers are Jerry Lincecum and Peggy Redshaw.

Nov 21st - Free Saturday Seminar. Google - Everything New that you need to know for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cook

Dec 19th - Free Saturday Seminar - Show and Tell. Join us to share your research successes.

Monday, February 18, 2008

March Saturday Seminar - Genealogy Software

Join us March 15th for our monthly free Saturday Seminar. This month's topic is Genealogy Software Programs - Joanne Corney will talk about Legacy Family Tree and Tresa Tatyrek will talk about Family Tree Maker.

Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and we'll be done at 12:30 p.m. We meet in the program room at the W. O. Haggard Jr. Library (2501 Coit Rd, Plano).

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Notes from the February Saturday Seminar

Genealogy Friends Membership Handbooks are ready. If you are a member and didn't pick it up today, they will be available at the March Saturday Seminar.

Attendance in the Genealogy, Local History, Texana and Archives room has slacked off since the opening. The numbers need to stay up or increase to justify it's current budget. Please don't reshelve your books or microfilm, the staff and volunteers count them as they are put away and it is one measure of GLHTA usage.

Aaron Holt gave a great presentation about the Southwest Branch of the National Archives in Fort Worth. They are the repository for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Some links of interest:
National Archives
Southwest Branch of the National Archives

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Classes on Beginner Genealogy are about to start at Collin College's Plano High School location. The popular and professional Barbara Coakley is the teacher. Please check with the college's catalogue for details.

Salt Lake City trip planned

Genealogy Friends plans another visit to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library (FHL) in the fall of 2008, probably late October or early November.

Please visit our homepage for particulars. From our site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgfpl/ just click on Research Retreats on the far left side. As soon as the date is selected we will post it at this site.

There will be at least one class on researching at the FHL or some other topic of your choosing, personal consultants to help with your research problems, and plenty of opportunities to get to know and network with other family history researchers from our area.

If you are searching specific countries we will try and arrange that someone fluent in that country's languages is present to help translate, interpret, and guide you through the resources while at the FHL.

This is a great time to research the biggest genealogy library in the word with worldwide holdings and enjoy researching with others from home with your interests.

Plan on it and let us know as soon as you decide to go with us! We ALL have a good time on these retreats! JOIN US!

Personal Library Donation Help Needed ASAP

Genealogy Friends has just received a significant “personal library donation” for the Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives (GLHTA) section of the Plano Libraries.

Because of the amount of books already boxed and ready to be moved to the GLHTA and the weight involved, we need two or three strong men to lift the boxes--eleven boxes at this time but the number is expected to grow in the next couple of weeks--and put them into the vehicles.

So far we have an SUV and a truck owner who donated their vehicles for the transport. We just need lifters.

If you can help with the pickup and transport of these books from a nearby location to the W.O. Haggard Library please let us know ASAP.

We always appreciate your help and support!


Monday, February 4, 2008

Write a Book Challenge Results

A big Thank You to everyone who participated in Brenda's Write a Book Challenge! Ten books were submitted and are being readied for the GLHTA* collection. Two more books are almost finished and will be added as well.

* GLHTA - Genealogy, Local History, Texana and Archives