genealogy

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.

Virtual WCGS DNA Special Interest Group

The Williamson County Genealogical Society DNA SIG meeting will be an online meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join us for a presentation about Ancestry ThruLines by Christa Cowan, Company Genealogist Ancestry.

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 in July for a virtual meeting via Zoom for a Presentation on Probate Records by Debbe Tipping. 

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.

VIRTUAL Williamson County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Williamson County Genealogical Society meets 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 in June for a virtual meeting via Zoom for Genealogy Giants by Sunny Morton. The general meeting will be a viewing and discussion of a recorded video Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage, which is a 46-minute lecture given by Sunny Morton at RootsTech in London on October 26, 2019. She begins with a description of each service and their individual record strengths. For example, FamilySearch has 453,000 scanned books. It also has a research wiki with 90,000 articles. She gives specific guidance on the strength of records of each in the United Kingdom. She also touches on the DNA features of each service.

Alan Rabe will host the meeting. 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.

 

 

Genealogy Coach

Need advice on where to find that elusive record or data? Visit the Reference Desk, Second Floor, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for a one-on-one session with Genealogy Coach Mandy Cerrillo. Family history researchers now have the opportunity to receive assistance, one-on-one, from someone with years of experience. 

About Mandy Cerrillo

Mandy retired from the Victoria Public Library, Victoria, Texas, in 2004 after 23 years of service. She worked as Library Assistant in the Texas/Local History-Genealogy Room and Reference Desk. She has been working on her own family research for the past 40 years and has met several cousins throughout her research. Her genealogy research has been through libraries, Ancestry.com,  Familysearch.com, books, attending genealogy conferences and genealogy societies. She owns numerous genealogy books and has formed several family genealogy groups on Facebook. She uses the Family Tree Maker software to download her family trees from genealogy sites. 

Genealogy Coach

Need advice on where to find that elusive record or data? Visit the Reference Desk, Second Floor, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for a one-on-one session with Genealogy Coach Mandy Cerrillo. Family history researchers now have the opportunity to receive assistance, one-on-one, from someone with years of experience. 

About Mandy Cerrillo

Mandy retired from the Victoria Public Library, Victoria, Texas, in 2004 after 23 years of service. She worked as Library Assistant in the Texas/Local History-Genealogy Room and Reference Desk. She has been working on her own family research for the past 40 years and has met several cousins throughout her research. Her genealogy research has been through libraries, Ancestry.com,  Familysearch.com, books, attending genealogy conferences and genealogy societies. She owns numerous genealogy books and has formed several family genealogy groups on Facebook. She uses the Family Tree Maker software to download her family trees from genealogy sites.