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, May 16, 2011

May Newsletter

The May Newsletter has been posted to the website. The 1940 census will be released on 2 April 2012. Read the article in the newsletter to be sure you are ready to find your family when the digital images are available.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FamilySearch Civil War Records

FamilySearch announced the addition of millions of Civil War Era records on their website. This is an ongoing project, records will be added as they are indexed. Best part there is no fee to access these records. The records currently available include:
  • Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
  • Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950
  • Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications
  • South Carolina, Civil Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865
  • US, 1894 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War
  • US, Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891
  • US, Navy Widows' Certificates 1861-1910
  • US, Registers of Enlistments in the US Army 1798-1914
  • US, Union Provost Marshal Files of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, 181-1866
  • US, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cads, 1907-1933
  • Vermont Enrolled Militia, 1861-1867
  • Arizona, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863
You can help index the records to make them available. It doesn't take a lot of time. Please pitch in and do your part. Click on the link above for more information and to access the records.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May Saturday Seminar

We have an exciting seminar coming up on Saturday May 21, 2011. Marilyn Waligore who is Professor of Aesthetic Studies/Photography in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas where she directs the Photography Program is our speaker. Photographs of our ancestors are special treasures for family historians. Join us to learn about the history of photography.

Saturday seminars are held in the program room at WO Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd, Plano. Doors open at 10:00 and the program begins at 10:30.