Events

BCGS Beginning Genealogy Seminar

We invite you to register for our seminar that features speaker Patti Gillespie.  Our speaker has more than 30 years of experience as a genealogist and personal historian, and she enjoys helping those interested in starting their genealogical journey.


DATE:  Saturday, November 2, 2019


TIME:  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


PLACE:  McLane Room of Temple Public Library,

100 W. Adams Avenue, in Temple


REGISTRATION FEE:  $15.00 - includes attendance at all sessions, speaker handouts, continental breakfast, box lunch from Schlotzsky's, and door prizes.


Download the registration form by clicking on the button below.  Note that registration must be post marked by October 19, 2019.

 
Questions?  Contact us by telephone ( 254-718-1380 ) 

or email ( txbcgs@gmail.com ). 

 Sessions: 


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Sign-in and

Continental breakfast (donuts, coffee, and juice) 


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

"Beginning At the Beginning: Adventures in Genealogy” 

Everything a beginner needs to know, starting with a digital tree, using a census, a timeline, and why multiple records are essential. 


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

"Successful Methodologies: Step by Step” 

Introduces the concept that not all records are online but demonstrates how online searches can benefit finding offline documents.  Includes an introduction to using FamilySearch and Ancestry. 


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Site Searches: A Guided Hands-On Workshop” 

Beginning a digital tree, using newspaper sites, Google Books, WorldCat, and Internet Archive.  An exciting selection of topics to help you begin your journey researching your family history.

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