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October 2019

October DNA NORTH SIG Meeting

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Po-Ke-Jo’s Barbecue, 2121 W Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727 United States
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This SIG (Special Interest Group) focuses on how DNA is being used for genealogical research. Everyone is welcome. You don’t need to have tested your DNA to come and learn.

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October Writing SIG – NORTH AUSTIN

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
La Madeleine Arboretum – NORTH AUSTIN, 9828 Great Hills Trail #650
Austin, TX 78759 United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month (no…

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2019 TGS Family History Conference: Blazing Family Trails

October 11 - October 13
Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079 United States
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Join the Texas State Genealogical Society October 11-13, for Blazing Family Trails, our 2019 Family History Conference at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside Our ancestors started Blazing Family Trails when they immigrated to a new land with dreams of finding home and prosperity. As genealogists, we follow their path by identifying our immediate family and traveling backward in time via records, DNA, and much more. We learn methods for researching and analyzing these records; we trace and document our ancestors’…

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2019 Fall Research Trip: Family History Library Salt Lake City

October 13 - October 18
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 35 N West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 United States
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Join us for a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, to visit the Family History Library. Accommodations: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Deluxe Double Queen $103 / night Standard Double Queen $93 / night (taxes not included in prices above - 13.67%) More details to follow!

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Bring your computer and learn the DAR ancestor database/Third Saturday class

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
North Village Library, 2505 Steck Ave.
Austin, TX 78757 United States

Teresa Devine helps uncover the wealth of ancestral information in the organized Revolutionary War records of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The database contains lineage of a million "daughters." Could your ancestor be one of them? Even if you're not searching for a ancestor to represent you in a lineage society, there's an abundance of history to be found in this extensive collection. Learn how to access its relevant information.

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October Meeting – Everything A Genealogist Needs to Know About Heraldry and Coats of Arms

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr.
Austin, TX 78731 United States

Our October presentation will be a genealogist’s dream - We have a speaker and topic that ensures that our October presentation will be both fun and enlightening. David B. Appleton, one of the U.S.’s leading experts in heraldry, will tell us all about heraldry and its application to genealogy.  To quote David, “Heraldry creates ‘powerful symbols of family connection … something visual to signify family roots.’  Who wouldn’t want something like that for their family?  It is a visual family…

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October DNA South SIG

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Querencia at Barton Creek, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78735 United States

The topic at the DNA South SIG will be how to use the DNA clustering tool at the Genetic Affairs website to link your DNA matches to family surnames.  Both AGS members and visitors are welcome.  Come and learn about DNA and genealogy.

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November 2019

Austin History Day: all about genealogy

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Every year, the Travis County Archives holds Austin History Day. This year it's all about GENEALOGY! AGS and most other genealogical and historical organizations will be connecting Austin's past with its people. Look for multiple ways to learn and think about genealogy, local and generic.

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November DNA NORTH SIG Meeting

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Po-Ke-Jo’s Barbecue, 2121 W Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727 United States
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This SIG (Special Interest Group) focuses on how DNA is being used for genealogical research. Everyone is welcome. You don’t need to have tested your DNA to come and learn.

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November Writing SIG – SOUTH AUSTIN

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
La Madeleine Bakery and Cafe Sunset Valley – SOUTH AUSTIN, 5493 Brodie Ln.
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States

The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month (no…

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