Most AGS activities and events are open to visitors.

We hope you’ll come join us!

Click on any activity or event to view more information about it.

Jan
11
Thu
2018
AGS Writing SIG @ Cafe Express
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ Cafe Express | Austin | Texas | United States

Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
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.

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Tracking Your Ancestor on America’s Historic Migration Routes @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tracking Your Ancestor on America's Historic Migration Routes @ Highland Park Baptist Church | Austin | Texas | United States

Do you want to know the migration routes taken by your ancestors as they moved across the continent?  Our January speaker, Steven Mabie, can help you.  He will show you the key migration routes used by our pioneer ancestors in their moves east and west and north and south.  Steve will provide a timeline for these great routes; the major river routes, the Erie Canal, the National Road, the great wagon trails and many others.  Where did the people who took each of these routes originate and where did they end up?  Steve will tell you.

Speaker:  Steve Mabie.  Steve is a frequent speaker, and the current treasurer of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. In addition to being an experienced speaker, Steven teaches a 2-hour class on 19th century migration at SAGHS.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Genealogy Best Computer Practices @ Austin Computer Labs
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for Genealogy Best Computer Practices at the Austin Computer Labs.

Each participant will use one of the computers at the lab and work with an instructor through the lesson.  To learn more about the computer lab, click Austin Computer Labs above.

Seating is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required and limited to AGS members. A Wait List will be created for participants, if needed. If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Holley to open the seat to someone on the wait list.

Feb
7
Wed
2018
AGS DNA Special Interest Group @ PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS DNA Special Interest Group @ PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ | Austin | Texas | United States

The topic will be “Who to Test and Next Steps to Take” led by Randy Whited.

Please register below if you plan on attending.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
AGS Writing SIG @ Cafe Express
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Writing SIG @ Cafe Express | Austin | Texas | United States

Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Tour of Austin History Center @ Austin History Center
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

The AGS Activity Committee
invites you to join fellow members
in a tour
of the Austin History Center

Learn about the resources the AHC has for research and how to access them.
Just take a long lunch for this tour.

Pre-registration for this free event is required.

Transportation Options:
=Regular bus route Guadalupe/8th stop 5950
=Metro Rapid Routes 801 & 803 Austin History Center Stop 2611 southbound/2606 northbound
=Parking on south side of lot or on street, rate $1.20/hour

Feb
17
Sat
2018
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.

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Using GEDmatch to Find More DNA Family @ Austin Computer Labs
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for Using GEDmatch to Find more DNA Family at the Austin Computer Labs.

A hands on workshop to learn about the basics of GEDmatch and what to do with YOUR matches. We’ll cover how to perform one-to-many matches, one-to-one matches, best practices for contacting matches, and what do those centimorgans mean anyway?

Prerequisites: To get the most of this session, you should have received your DNA results, created a GEDmatch account, and uploaded your raw DNA file to GEDmatch prior to the workshop.
If you need more details, visit this link: https://drive.google.com/open? id=1J8gL0oOnAzizDdqewBgsw_3nOk Rv7S9-

Seating is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required and limited to AGS members. A Wait List will be created for participants, if needed. If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Holley to open the seat to someone on the wait list.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Preserve Your Family’s History for Future Generations @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Preserve Your Family's History for Future Generations @ Highland Park Baptist Church | Austin | Texas | United States

It’s a given that genealogists want to preserve their family’s history for future generations. One key component of that is saving and preserving your keepsakes, those old letters, photographs, and documents that you’ve collected over the years.. We all know that once lost these pieces of history are gone forever. And that is what Emily’s presentation will address; how to save those keepsakes. How to preserve them from further damage. Emily will show us how to avoid their loss by adopting the easily adapted practices of professional archivists like Emily. In addition to preservation and storage, Emily will also address restoration; telling us how we might give those old, faded photographs and documents new life.

Speaker:   Emily Higgs
Emily Higgs is experienced in caring for and digitizing a wide variety of materials, including books, letters, photographs, and legal documents. She currently works with rare books and archival materials in Special Collections at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and has previously worked with local history collections at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. She will complete her MSIS at the University of Texas School of Information in May 2018 with a specialization in historical collections.