2013-2014 Gen Friends Events

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

Nov 16th - Free Saturday Seminar. Meg Hacker from the National Archives in Ft. Worth will tak to us about Immigration Records.

Dec 21st - Free Saturday Seminar - Show and Tell. Join us to share your research successes.

Jan 18th - Free Saturday Seminar. Richard Monroe is our speaker

Feb 15th - Free Saturday Seminar.

Mar 15th - Free Saturday Seminar

Apr 19th - Free Saturday Seminar.

May 17th - Free Saturday Seminar

Jun 21st - Free Saturday Seminar

Jul 19th - Free Saturday Seminar



Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Saturday Seminars

Our schedule of Saturday Seminars is set for 2011 and it's posted on our website. Click on the link above to see the entire schedule. Here's what's coming up in the next few months:

  • February 19th - Michelle Nickerson, history professor at UTD, will present "America's 'New Woman' At Work and Play" join us to learn about life for women in the early 1900's. Social history is a great way to learn about the lives of our ancestors. Women's lives changed drastically in this time period.
  • March 19th - Lynell Moss will introduce us to the new FamilySearch.org website. The look and feel of FamilySearch is changing. Lynell will guide us through the changes.
  • April 16th - Did you know that UTA had a manuscript collection? Brenda McClurkin is their archivist. In her talk, "Using Manuscript Collections in Genealogical Research," she'll not only tell us about the UTA collection but how to find and use manuscript collections in your research. Manuscript collections can provide you with sources you can't find anywhere else. My g-g-g grandfather taught foreign languages to students in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1870's. In the manuscript collection at the Missouri Historical Society I located one of the handbills he used to advertise his classes.
Saturday Seminars are held at the Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd, Plano, TX. Doors open at 10:00. Join us for networking and learning opportunities.

LearnN - February 26th

Our next LearnN will be on February 26th at Haggard Library. Here's the schedule:

  • Doors open at 10:00
  • First Session - Use a Weebly Website to Share Your Family Stories - 10:15-11:15
  • Breat 11:15 - 11:30
  • Second Session - Online Court Records - 11:30-12:30
Join us to learn about these two great topics. A $10 donation would be appreciated. All proceeds go towards purchasing materials for the Genealogy Section of the Haggard Library. Any questions, email Barbara Coakley at bjc1620@sbcglobal.net

Upcoming Events

As program chairperson, I'd really like to know what you want to learn about. If you have an idea for a presentation or a speaker, post a comment. It's easy, just click on Post a Comment and type in your idea. Is there a specific type of record, a location, an institution, or a time in history you want to learn about? Share it with us.

Thanks
Barbara Coakley