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.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

LearnN February 25, 2012

Land records are some of the earliest records available for our ancestors. Join GenFriends on Saturday, February 25th at WO Haggard Library for two classes on land records.

The first class will focus on the BLM website. This site contains records of land purchases and homesteads from the Federal Government. The second class is "Land Records at Your Local Courthouse". This covers purchases from one party to another. The speaker is Barbara Coakley.

Doors open at 10:00, classes start at 10:30. A $10 donation is requested to purchase materials for the Genealogy Section of the Library.

February Newsletter is Online

The newsletter is now online. If you have suggestions for articles or better yet would like to write an article about your family history, a problem you solved, a record group, etc. please contact Barbara Coakley at newsletter@genealogyfriends.org.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Who Do You Think You Are

Season 3 of Who Do You Think You Are? the TV show on NBC that traces family history for celebrities starts on February 3rd at 7pm central time. This season will explore the families of Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen.


Even if you can't attend the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City on February 2-4, 2012 you can watch some of the sessions online. All of the sessions in Room 155 will be available. Check out the schedule on the RootsTech Website - don't forget the session times are in Mountain Time. Watch the RootsTech website for details on how to watch.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is now online.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Seminar - January 21, 2012

Tara Carlisle from the University of North Texas spoke to us last year about the Portal to Texas History. She is returning to show us how to digitize the records and pictures we have collected in our research.

We'll also have an update from Cheryl Smith on what's new in the genealogy collection.

Doors open at 10 am.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

All Day Workshop

On Saturday, November 19th Genealogy Friends presents "Sources & Techniques to Jump Start Your Research".

Speaker: Kelvin Meyers
Place: Plano Bible Church, 1900 Shiloh, Plano, TX
Time: 9:30-4:00
  • Plowing Through Land Records to Find Your Ancestor
  • Tax Records or Why did Scarlett make a dress from her mother's drapes?
  • Who cares who their neighbors were? You do, that's who!
  • Where do I go after the 1930 census?
Members before 11/1 $35 after 11/1 $38
Non-members before 11/1 $40 after 11/1 $45