All AGS activities and events are open to visitors.

We hope you’ll come join us!

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month except December, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Meetings typically include time to get acquainted with other researchers, announcements and notification of upcoming activities. Meetings also feature a speaker on a genealogical topic.

Meetings are held at Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr, Austin, 78731.

Beginning Genealogy Class @ North Village Library Branch
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

When you first start searching for your ancestors, you face enormous masses of information. Which ones work? Which will be the most useful to you? Come and learn how to pick your own path and first steps through the bounty that is available.

Instructor:  Debbe Tipping

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

Genealogy Internet Websites and Software Class @ North Village Library Branch
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Genealogy has gone digital.  Most genealogists are working online — to different degrees — and on their computers.  This class will look at the dominant research and some lesser-known but  valuable websites, along with types of software to help you hunt for your family and organize your data.

Instructor:  John Marostica

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

Genealogy: From Organization to Research Plan Class @ North Village Library Branch
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

So much data,  so little time.  To make the best use of your research, you need good organization and record-keeping so that you can retrieve and use what you find.  Most genealogists struggle with this!  Come learn four ways you need to be organized to keep your research moving.

Instructor:  Nancy Stevens

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

2018 Seminar @ Commons Learning Center
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Genetic Genealogist

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Will help us add DNA to our genealogy toolboxes.


Saturday, May 12, 2018 All-Day Seminar Topics:

    • Begging for Spit
    • Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
    • Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Autosomal DNA – Tools available at sites other than your testing company for DNA analysis.
    • The Danger of Distant Matches – What are common pitfalls when analyzing DNA? What are the minimum requirements for genealogical proof using DNA?


Friday Afternoon, May 11, 2018 Advanced Topic Workshops:

    • Visual Phasing – You’ve tested three siblings, now figure out which DNA segments belong to which grandparent.
    • Advanced Third-Party Tools – Let’s explore the Phasing, Matching Segment Search, Lazarus, and Triangulation tools.


Location: Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758

Hotel Information:
The Commons Learning Center is located at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus at the University of Texas at Austin. The J. J. Pickle Research Campus is across the street from the Domain and near the Arboretum. Some nearby hotels offer shuttle service to the Commons Learning Center. May is a busy month in Austin with many out of town visitors attending events. If you plan to attend and need a hotel room, book early.

This is an advance announcement for the seminar and workshops. More details and pricing information will be posted in late 2017/early 2018 .

Check back regularly for additional information.