genealogy

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. 

Beginning Genealogy Class

If you’re interested in beginning your family research, join us for a Beginning Genealogy Class, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room A. This free class is for those wanting to get started or for those who are restarting the process.

In this class, you will learn about:

  • Types of records
  • Local resources
  • Software
  • Organization

REGISTER

There will be a 30-minute break, so bring a sack lunch. A computer is not required.

About the instructor:

Betty Jean Steinke has been doing genealogy research for 45+ years. She has taught beginners for many years. She is currently responsible for the 400+-member genealogy group in Sun City and holds membership in four different genealogical societies.

WCGS DNA Special Interest Group

Join the Williamson County Genealogical Society for a DNA Special Interest Group meeting on the last Wednesday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room A. 

Join us in February for Analyzing the Information From Your DNA Matches. We will look at results from the major DNA testing companies and explain how to use the information to find and validate family relationships. Includes a suggested hands-on process to identify relationships from matches.

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

Genealogy Coach [CANCELED]

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. NO GENEALOGY COACH ON FEB. 26, 2020.

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. 

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.

Join us in February for Using Land Records in Genealogy Research, presented by Dwight Baker. In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Place your relatives in a location and time
  • Look for relatives nearby
  • Use BLM/GLO US
  • Use BLM/GLO back documents
  • Use Texas BLM/GLO
  • Use Arphax Family Land Maps

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.

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.