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.

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
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...)

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 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.
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
Chapter 6 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...)

Sep 14 @ 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.
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 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...)

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: TBD The class is free, but please register in advance so that (more...)

Nov 7 @ 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...)

Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Texas Land and Cattle 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.
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 9 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...)