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.

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
America’s Historic Migration Routes @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Steve Mabie, San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society

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
27
Tue
2018
Key Strategies for Finding Lost Surname of Your Great Great Grandmothers @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speakers:  Bill and Norma Cannata

Mar
17
Sat
2018
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.

Mar
27
Tue
2018
Saving Your Family History Part I: Publishing Your Family History @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Debbe Tipping

Apr
24
Tue
2018
AGS Monthly Meeting – April 2018 @ Highland Park Baptist Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AGS Monthly Meeting - April 2018 @ Highland Park Baptist Church | Austin | Texas | United States

Building a Family Web Site

Examine the tools available to help you share your research, photos, and more online. 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 Crowley is a genealogist, author, and lecturer who grew up attending family reunions and developed a natural curiosity about her family that left her wanting to know more. With a business degree from the University of Memphis, she served as a product manager and then Vice President of Marketing for several technology companies while researching her family whenever she could. Later, this experience helped her combine her passion for family history with her interest in technology.

Sandra has spoken at national and regional conferences, including RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual event. She is a member of several genealogical society and non-profit boards where she has been an active volunteer. 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. She has been the video editor for the North Carolina Genealogical Society Webinar series since 2012.

May
12
Sat
2018
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.