genealogy

WCGS University

  • Do you want to get started building your family tree?
  • Need help finding the information and records you need?
  • Or help with internet searching?
  • Or programs?
  • Or anything else genealogical?

The Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting hosts WCGS University on the last Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions), from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room B. Topics and presenters for these classes vary. We will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help you locate more of the documents and records to solve your genealogical brick walls.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public so bring your friends!

WCGS University

  • Do you want to get started building your family tree?
  • Need help finding the information and records you need?
  • Or help with internet searching?
  • Or programs?
  • Or anything else genealogical?

The Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting hosts WCGS University on the last Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions), from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room B. Topics and presenters for these classes vary. We will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help you locate more of the documents and records to solve your genealogical brick walls.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public so bring your friends!

Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Williamson County Genealogical Society meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room A. Meetings are open to the public. A different topic is discussed each month, providing an excellent resource to those interested in learning about their family history.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public so bring your friends! Please visit the WCGS website for more information about upcoming meetings. 

To learn more

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

WCGS University

  • Do you want to get started building your family tree?
  • Need help finding the information and records you need?
  • Or help with internet searching?
  • Or programs?
  • Or anything else genealogical?

The Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting hosts WCGS University on the last Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions), from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room B. Topics and presenters for these classes vary. We will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help you locate more of the documents and records to solve your genealogical brick walls.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public so bring your friends!

Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Williamson County Genealogical Society meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room A. Meetings are open to the public. A different topic is discussed each month, providing an excellent resource to those interested in learning about their family history.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public so bring your friends! Please visit the WCGS website for more information about upcoming meetings. 

To learn more

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Virtual WCGS University

  • Do you want to get started building your family tree?
  • Need help finding the information and records you need?
  • Or help with internet searching?
  • Or programs?
  • Or anything else genealogical?

WCGS University will be an online Zoom presentation on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, 9:30 am to noon. The presentation is German Genealogy by Alan Rabe. Rabe will discuss German research, including basic approaches, history, immigration, German handwriting, naming issues, Meyer’s Gazeteer, Archion (The Lutheran church book database), translation resources and more. Alan’s paternal line is all German and he has been researching for 50 years. He speaks German, has visited there 3 times and lived there for 2 years.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public! All interest and experience levels are welcome!

You can access the Zoom presentation on our website at:

williamsontxgenealogy.org

On the Home Page, click on “Events” on left side of page to access the event.

Virtual WCGS DNA Special Interest Group

The Williamson County Genealogical Society DNA SIG meeting will be an online meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join us for a presentation about Differences in DNA Results Between Testing Companies by Alan Rabe.

Rabe will start with some basic DNA data followed by an 11-minute video from Family History Fanatics on Quality Matches. Further discussion will be on the details of differences and how to use or ignore them. He will explain why you and a cousin with a 70 cM match on Family Tree DNA only have a 35 cM match on Ancestry. This will be followed by a brief discussion of ethnicity differences.

You can access the Zoom meeting on our Website at:

williamsontxgenealogy.org

On the Home Page, click on “Events”on left side of page to access the event.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public! All interest and experience levels are welcome!

Virtual Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Williamson County Genealogical Society meets online on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. A different topic is discussed each month, providing an excellent resource to those interested in learning about their family history.

Join us on Sept. 17 for Golden State Killer/DNA, Genealogy and Law Enforcement. Alan Rabe will give a brief background of how DNA was used to find the Golden State Killer. The main presentation will be an hour-long recorded presentation by Blaine Bettinger. He is an industry expert and has consulted with several law enforcement agencies. You will find this is the most factual, straightforward presentation on this current topic. News articles are always sensationalized and written by people who really do not understand the field. This is an opportunity to get the facts from an expert. Blaine is the author of Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and he also is the originator of the Shared cM Project.

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public! All interest and experience levels are welcome!

You can access the Zoom Meeting on the WCGS website at:

https://williamsontxgenealogy.org

On the Home Page, click on Events on left side of page to access event.

To learn more

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Virtual WCGS University

  • Do you want to get started building your family tree?
  • Need help finding the information and records you need?
  • Or help with internet searching?
  • Or programs?
  • Or anything else genealogical?

WCGS University will be an online Zoom presentation on Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9 to 11 am. The presentation is MyHeritage Unique Technologies to Research Your Family by Daniel Horowitz

WCGS meetings and workshops are FREE and open to the public! All interest and experience levels are welcome!

You can access the Zoom presentation on our website at:

williamsontxgenealogy.org

On the Home Page, click on “Events” on left side of page to access the event.