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Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Fourth Saturday Class is for AGS members only. It is co-sponsored by The Austin Genealogical Society (AGS) and Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE).


Learn from Family Tree Maker Super User – Reneé Lasswell!

You’ll build Building on previous classes that focused on navigating, starting a tree, and adding some of your data.

Next you’ll learn how to access and merge into your tree data available at and other Internet sites. Be it through “hints” or searches, you’ll soon master these steps

These two and ½ hours can change your genealogical life for the better.

Class fee is $10.00. This is a computer lab. Seating capacity is 10. Pre-register below and click submit pay the class fee with PayPal.

The Particulars:

CLASSTIME: 10:00 TO 12:30
LOCATION: The Computer Lab at Austin Groups for the Elderly, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705 (See map below and check out the following, please!)

ONLY Lidded cups are allowed in the lab. Coffee and tea are provided.

There are at least two seats with keyboards for those who are visually impaired. Please defer from sitting at one until you have determined it is not needed by someone else.

ACCESS: The building occupies the entire block between Cedar and Home Streets. The lab is only open on the weekends for us by special arrangement. There will be no access through the Cedar Street main door. Access will be from the back parking lot on HOME LANE, then up the ramp to the back door.

HOME LANE PARKING LOT: There is a small, free parking lot behind the building along Home Lane that can be accessed from an entrance (marked on the MAP BELOW in Orange) on 35th Street (between Home Lane and Cedar Street) Handicap spaces are at the far north end of the lot facing Home Lane.

HOME LANE ENTRANCE: From the parking lot facing the back of the building look left. There is a ramp up to the left and then right to the back entrance for the lab. Once you enter the building through the back door, the lab is to your left and left again (marked on the map in Yellow)

STREET PARKING: The lot will likely not be full on Saturday. If the lot is full, or If you prefer, you can park in the neighborhood along Home Lane (west side) and along 35th Street (north side only),

SOMEONE WILL MAN THE DOOR UNTIL 10:05. If you arrive late, class will have to be interrupted to let you in, so please arrive early – have a cup of coffee or tea and visit your fellow classmates. If you do arrive late, text the Instructor at 512-922-4541 to have someone come let you in.
See you there!

Seating is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and class fee of $10 is required paid in advance and limited to AGS members. If the class is full and you want to attend contact Dianne Holley to be put on a Wait List, if needed. If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Holley to open the seat to someone on the wait list.

Saving Your Stories For Future Generations @ North Village Library Branch
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

We all want our kids, grandkids, and their grandkids to remember stories about our families, but they don’t remember and store information like we do. To reach them, you have to tell short stories where they are – online.

Georgetown genealogist Tracie McFadden Burns of Backtrackers Genealogy will help you think about your memories in different ways, showing you how to use FindAGrave, MyHeritage, Ancestry, the new global family tree of FamilySearch, and even YouTube to tell about your family and their history in ways they will access, use, and maybe even remember.

This seminar is for people who already use computers sufficiently to be able to surf the Internet, attach a link, and crop a picture. If you can do those, you can use these resources to pass along those great stories and memories we all fear will be lost.

Tracie Burns provides storytelling and research genealogical services through her company, Backtrackers Genealogy ( She is a 5th generation Californian who grew up in Austin and has Scottish, Jewish, and Puritan ancestry. Surprisingly, she is not particularly thrifty.

This class is free.  Please register in advance to save a seat and receive a handout.