Welcome to the Austin Genealogical Society
Making genealogy come alive.
We’re glad that you’re here for a visit!
The Austin Genealogical Society will give you the tools you need to become a better genealogist.
Here’s how we do it:
- SIGs: AGS has several special interest groups (SIGs) that you should visit. At our Writing SIG members work together to hone their writing skills so that they can create compelling family histories and stories. We also have SIGs that focus on learning to use DNA test results to add powerful new capabilities to your genealogical research. One DNA SIG is for beginners (South) and one is for intermediates (North).
- Classes: The third Saturday of each month we have a genealogist teach a class for both beginner and intermediate genealogists.
- Monthly Meetings: At our monthly member meetings we bring in an expert to showcase genealogical research methods and new technology. All presentations are designed to help our members become better genealogists.
- Research Trips: Further your research with us as we visit genealogy libraries and archives across the US. Our Fall Trip in October was to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City!
- Visitors Are Welcome: Like the SIGs and classes, visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings. After a visit we’re sure you’ll want to join AGS. So please come. And bring a friend!
Upcoming for January
Special Interest Groups (SIGS):
DNA South meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Querencia at Barton Creek, 2500 Barton Creek, Austin. The topic is Ancestry’s ThruLines.
Our new Research SIG meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the North Branch Public Library, 2505 Steck, Austin. Bring your tablet or laptop and research questions to share.
Our monthly membership meeting:
We meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month (Jan. 28) at the Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones, Austin. Social hour is at 6:30, and Alan Rabe kicks off the year at 7 p.m. with “I’ve got my DNA results. Now what?”
Alan is a familiar and admired AGS speaker. His presentation will take you through a series of easy-to-understand steps to maximize the value of your DNA test results without having to become an expert. He’ll also show you how to use a trove of
additional internet tools for your DNA research.
Alan has been an active genealogist for over 50 years, and is currently the director of the Family History Center in Georgetown, Texas and vice president of the Williamson County Genealogical Society.
Visitors are happily welcomed.