Most AGS activities and events are open to visitors.

We hope you’ll come join us!

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Apr
3
Wed
2019
AGS DNA Special Interest Group – April 3 @ PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NEW DNA AND TREE FEATURES IN ANCESTRY AND MY HERITAGE
Please register below if you plan on attending.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Oakwood Cemetery Tour “Texas Independence Tour” @ Oakwood Cemetery
Apr 6 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

The fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico may not be well known or understood by many of today’s Austin residents who have moved here from other states. For many native-born Texans whose family goes back generations, the stories of the people who fought for a new land and government free from Mexican rule is something they hold near and dear, for it was their ancestors who shed blood to help in that great cause.

On the “Texas Independence Walking Tours” at Historic Oakwood Cemetery you will hear about some of the heroes interred at Oakwood who participated in the Texas Revolution (October 1835 to April 1836). You will learn about eight “residents” of Oakwood Cemetery on what it was like to live and fight in Texas during the Revolution days.

Some of the highlights we will be celebrating are Oakwood residents who:

  • Participated in the opening battle of the Texas Revolution at the Battle of Gonzales
  • Was one of the leaders at the Siege of Bexar and negotiated General Cos’ surrender
  • Was a participant in the “Runaway Scape”.
  • Survived the Alamo
  • Escaped from Goliad, avoiding the tragic Goliad Massacre
  • Elected as one of 59 representatives to write and sign both the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Texas Constitution and risked being charged with treason
  • Helped win the decisive Battle of San Jacinto
  • Guarded Santa Anna after his capture

The tour will not only be educational, but will also be filled with fun and interesting facts!

Visitors need to wear closed-toed comfortable shoes because of the uneven ground.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

May
14
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Jul
9
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Aug
13
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Sep
10
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.