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.

Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
Who are the Wends? Weldon Mersiovsky could be summed up in one Wendish word, Radyserb, which means “glad to be a Wend.” While he knew he was Wendish when a young man he did not (more...)

Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
As a complement to our 2017 Seminar with Thomas W. Jones, we are offering 2 Friday workshop options. Workshop #1 – Census, Census-Substitute, and Name-List Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation Purposes of censuses and census substitutes; (more...)

Apr 28 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
As a complement to our 2017 Seminar with Thomas W. Jones, we are offering 2 Friday workshop options. Workshop #2 – Correlating Sources, Information, and Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems Analysis and interpretation principles applicable (more...)

Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
2017 Austin Genealogical Society Annual Seminar – April 29, 2017 Registration is now open. Go to the online registration form at the bottom of the page. If you want to mail a check, print the registration form. (more...)

May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 3 will be covered Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne You need to obtain this book, as it will be our (more...)

May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm IHOP
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Little Walnut Creek Branch of the Austin Public Library
Using Google’s MyMaps Did you know you can create your own maps using Google’s My Maps? Many of us use Google Maps for travel or locating a place. My Maps allows users to create custom (more...)

May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
Have You Found the “Schatz” in Your Family Tree? The process of seeking and finding a “schatz” in your genealogy research can be both very rewarding and frustrating at the same time. This presentation will (more...)

Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 4 will be covered Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne You need to obtain this book, as it will be our (more...)

Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mimi's Cafe
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
Using FamilySearch.org FamilySearch.org – it’s all about the records and this genealogy site is FREE – the world’s largest free genealogy website is as close as your internet-connected computer. In this class you will learn (more...)

Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
Forensic Genealogy, Finding the Living Speaker: Kelvin L. Meyers A fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a (more...)

Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
Georgia Headrights and Bounty Land Grants: From Scandal to Settlement The acquisition and control of land has played a major role in American history not only on a national level but for states and individuals (more...)

Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm IHOP
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
Topic Tables – Help with Geographical Research by AGS Members
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 5 will be covered Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne You need to obtain this book, as it will be our (more...)

Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cafe Express
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
The Importance of Mapping Cemeteries, Not Just Recording the Names In the 16 years I have been documenting Travis County Cemeteries, I have seen development and re purposing of cemetery land, head stones disappear and (more...)

Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Continue to discuss chapter 5, atDNA Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne You need to obtain this book, as it will be (more...)

Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cafe Express
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
Land Workshop Pt. 1  – Metes and Bounds Have you ever wondered how to draw those land descriptions from the Metes & Bounds survey system? This system was used primarily in the original thirteen colonies (more...)

Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
Land Workshop Pt. 2 – Rectangular System Have you ever wondered how to draw those land descriptions from the rectangular survey system? This system was used in the Federal Land states to survey and sell (more...)

Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
More than Daughters: Using the DAR’s Genealogical Research System (GRS) The DAR has made more than a century’s worth of genealogical records accessible to all researchers. A variety of records have been digitized and made (more...)

Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 6 will be covered Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne This book is our study guide this year. You do not (more...)

Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm La Madeleine French Restaurant
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
I’ve Got My DNA Results. But How Do I Use Them? DNA is a powerful genealogical tool – keyword being tool! Just like any other genealogy resource, we have to learn how to best use (more...)

Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
DNA for Beginners This class will go over some of the basics needed to get started with DNA testing for genealogical purposes. Instructor: Randy Whited The class is free, but please register in advance so (more...)

Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 7 will be covered Meetings will be based on the book: Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne You need to obtain this book, as it will be our (more...)

Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cafe Express
Purpose of the SIG: Provide a support structure to those attending for recording family histories – including family interviews, memoirs or stories based on research.
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
AGS Annual Fall Festival Please note the earlier start time for this special event! This is a tradition that was started a number of years ago and has become a wonderful way to share the (more...)