Austin Genealogical Society Classes

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3rd Saturday Library Classes

4th Saturday AGE Classes

The 3rd Saturday Library Classes will be held at an Austin Public Library from 10:30 am to noon. These classes are free to the public.
Pre-register to save a seat and handout. Seating is limited to 30 people.
The 4th Saturday AGE Classes are held at the Computer Labs at Austin Group for the Elderly (AGE) from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This class offers computer-focused training. Participants will use the computers at AGE. These classes are open to AGS members only.
Class fee is $10 and registration is required. Seating is limited to 10 people.

Family Tree Maker 2017 (Updated) – 101 – Navigation and Getting Started @ Austin Computer Labs
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The February FOURTH SATURDAY CLASS (Co-sponsored by Austin Groups for the Elderly -AGE, and The Austin Genealogical Society – AGS) for AGS members only:

Family Tree Maker 2017 (Updated) – 101 – Navigation and Getting Started

What you should know:

  • basic computers skills that include: keyboard familiarity, mouse uses (both left and right-click buttons), and Windows 7 or newer navigation/software application interactions.
  • general understanding of genealogy including understanding of terms such as “facts”, “sources”, and “media”.
  • What you will learn:

  • the basics of Family Tree Maker and begin to familiarize yourself with the application.
  • how to navigate, understand the file structure, start a Tree, identify and understand panels and tabs and their differences.
  • Been here before? Even so, a reminder or a repeat is a good idea. Our attendees tell us they, “…always learn something new!”

    The Particulars:

    CLASSTIME: 10:00 TO 12:30
    LOCATION: The Computer Lab at Austin Groups for the Elderly, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705 (but check out the following, please!)

    ACCESS: The lab is not normally open on the weekends, the Cedar Street main door will be locked. Access will be from the back parking lot on HOME LANE, then up the ramp to the back door.

    HOME LANE PARKING LOT: There is a small, free parking lot behind the building along Home Lane that can be accessed from an entrance (marked on the MAP BELOW in Orange) on 35th Street (between Home Lane and Cedar Street) Handicap spaces are at the far north end of the lot facing Home Lane.

    STREET PARKING: The lot will likely not be full on Saturday. If the lot is full, or If you prefer, you can park in the neighborhood along Home Lane (west side) and along 35th Street (north sideonly),

    HOME LANE ENTRANCE: From the parking lot facing the back of the building look left. There is a ramp up to the left and then right to the back entrance for the lab. Once you enter the building through the back door, the lab is to your left and left again (marked on the map in Yellow)

    SOMEONE WILL MAN THE DOOR UNTIL 10:05. If you arrive late, class will have to be interrupted to let you in, so please arrive early – have a cup of coffee or tea and visit your fellow classmates. If you do arrive late, text the Instructor at 512-922-4541 to have someone come let you in.
    See you there!

    Seating is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required and limited to AGS members. A Wait List will be created for participants, if needed. If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Holley to open the seat to someone on the wait list.

    How to use Probate and Deed Records in Genealogy @ North Village Branch Library
    Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


    Erin Garcia will present a brief overview of how to use probate and deed records in genealogy. She will go over terms and definitions, plus she will demonstrate the use of some websites like: HistoryGeo and FamilySearch!

    Presenter Erin Garcia

    This class is free.  Please register in advance to save a seat and receive a handout.