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.
Sandra Crowley will show you what tools are available to help you share your research, photos, and more online. You will learn how to create a site that preserves your research for the entire family while allowing members to contribute their stories and pictures. In the process, you may even discover a long-lost relative or two. Family research is an ongoing journey; use a family web site to help you on your way.
Speaker: Sandra Crowley. Sandra has spoken at national and regional conferences, including RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual event. Currently she serves as Director of Development for the Texas State Genealogical Society, Immediate Past President of the Dallas Genealogical Society, and Seminar Coordinator for the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society. She is Managing Editor of Dallas’ “Pegasus” journal and is co-editor of the TxSGS journal, “Stirpes”.
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
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.
Speaker: Dr. Steve Murdock – Past Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Professor – Rice University