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 It’s Time For AGS’s Fall Festival: Tuesday, November 26th!

Meet us there for good food and a wonderful presentation.

Bring your food between 6:00 – 6:20 pm.

The meal beings at 6:30.

And Jim Bridges’ presentation begins at 7:00.

Please join your AGS friends at our annual Fall Festival, our very own pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving,  This year it will be on Nov. 26th (in place of our regularly scheduled meeting).  Bring a plus-one, if you like, and a dish to share . . . either a side dish,  a salad,  or a dessert.

Our speaker, long-time AGS-er Jim Bridges will introduce us to his seventh great grandfather, Colonel Joseph Bridger, a Royalist in the English Civil War and an early settler near colonial Jamestown, Virginia.  Jim will talk about recent archaeological work at what once was Colonel Bridger’s plantation and the early colonial discoveries made there.  Also, Jim has coerced a few of us into making food contributions using recipes of that period.  You might — or might not — want to taste them.  Anyone for Devonshire White Pot?

To register yourself and your plus-one,  email And let us know what kind of dish you’ll bring.  Registration is important so we’ll know how much barbecue to get.  We wouldn’t want anyone to go hungry.  Or have to eat just dessert.

Upcoming for November & December

We’ll all be celebrating the holidays in December.  Except for the DNA SIG which will meet in December, other SIGs and meetings will resume in January.

  1. Nov 23 – Genealogy Research SIG – North Village Library, 10:30-12:00 am, Led by Teresa Devine
  2. Nov 26 – Fall Festival at Highland Park Baptist Church, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Speaker, our own Royalist Cavalier, Jim Bridges
  3. Dec 4 – DNA North SIG, Po-Ke-Jo’s Barbecue, 2121 W Parmer Lane, 6:30-8:30 pm

Our mailing address: 3616 Far West Blvd., Suite 117-247, Austin, TX 78731-3082