New this year! Round Rock Public Library will partner with libraries around the state to view a fantastic lineup of Genealogy Programs from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
Williamson County Genealogical Society's very own Karen Matheson will present one of the programs on the newly revised Family Search site. The complete schedule is:
- 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Who Am I? Basic Steps in Beginning to Find Out
Sue Kaufman, Manager Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library.
Beginning with a story passed down, we become interested in finding out who we are and where we came from. There is a process involved in the search. This class will introduce those processes along with effective researching hints.
- 2 - 2:50 p.m. Find Success with FamilySearch!
Karen J. Matheson, President, Williamson County Genealogical Society
FamilySearch.org is much more than user-submitted databases. The go-to place to for free indexes and free digital images of family history records, FamilySearch also offers educational opportunities, sharing platforms, and is the gateway to gaining access to an even wider array of records that are available on microfilm through their rental program. Karen will demonstrate the scope of the newly revised FamilySearch website so that you can truly find success!
- 3 - 3:50 p.m. e-Docs, e-Services and e-Government: County Records Online
Kristi DeCluitt, President, Central Texas Genealogical Society
Join us as we explore a growing movement by county clerks across the U.S. to provide their citizens, digital, transcribed content of county records online. A selection of types of records generally found online will be examined from various county website.
- 4 - 5:15 p.m. Solving Family-History Mysteries With Original Landowner Maps
Greg Boyd From Arphax Publishing and HistoryGeo.com
Mr. Boyd will demonstrate the power of both the Family Maps Series/Texas Land Survey Series books and HistoryGeo, a revolutionary new mapping tool in the context of his own research. HistoryGeo.com, which Family Tree Magazine recently ranked among its â€śTop 101 Websites for 2013â€ť, represents the online version of Greg and Arphaxâ€™s work. In this presentation, you will get an in-depth look at the latest HistoryGeo tools, which was released in late-June. The newest release includes all Texas land surveys (all original owners) and millions of land-patents throughout the public land states.
- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Ancestry Library Edition: Whatâ€™s New
Edward Loera, ProQuest Customer Education & Training, Central Region
ProQuest Database trainer will highlight whatâ€™s new in content and features and provide us his insight how to best use this premier resource for genealogical research.
This event will take place in Room A at the Round Rock Public Library.