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.

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 This is a tradition that was started a number of years ago and has become a wonderful way to share the bounty and the warmth of the holiday season with many (more...)

Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
Chapter 8 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...)

Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm North Village branch, Austin Public Library
How to Teach a Genealogy Class – Panel and Workshop This will be a panel discussion and workshop for anyone interested in learning how to teach their own genealogy class. There will be a short (more...)

Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Highland Park Baptist Church
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 (more...)

May 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Commons Learning Center
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 (more...)