Partner Society, Texas State Genealogical Society
Member, Federation of Genealogical Societies
Mid-Cities Genealogical Society P.O. Box 407
Bedford, TX 76095
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless, Texas. Visitors are welcome.
6:30 p.m. – Social and Beginners' Workshop
7:00 p.m. – General Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 5th
Speaker: Dawn Youngblood Ph.D., Tarrant County Archivist
Topic: Records in the Tarrant County Archives
The Tarrant County Archivist directs and provides for the daily operation of the Tarrant County Archives. The 10,000 square foot Archives houses nearly 600 private collections as well as historic county records. Under her leadership, this local government archives has grown significantly in terms of collections, use, and outreach.
Dr. Youndblood has extensive experience working as a curator-archivist, teaching, research, including field work in Egypt, South Africa, California, and Texas; She has also worked for major publishing companies, energy and engineering firms, and cultural institutions.
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Speaker: Bernard N. Meisner, MCGS Socia Media Chair
Topic: Finding German Ancestors: Their Information Is Not All on the Internet
Prior to attempting to locate records about your family in Germany it is essential to conduct an exhaustive search of U.S. records since there is no central repository for German records. Rather, most records are recorded at the local level (town or parish). Also, due to wars and boundary changes "German" records may now be located in another state or country.
Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire (a.k.a. Meyers Orts) is an important tool to help associate a given place with the jurisdictions to which it belongs and to look for genealogical records. During the presentation Bernard will explain how to decipher the abbreviations and the Gothic script in which Meyers Orts was printed. He will also provide links to assist in deciphering German printing and handwriting, and how to compose letters requesting genealogical information.
- The New Ancestry Web Interface Jane Aaronhalt, Past MCGS President
- The Unique Historical Repository at the Amon Carter Museum John Frembling, Archivist and Reference Services Manager, Amon Carter Museum
- What Can You Do with the Results of Your DNA Test? Laura Weekley, Arlington Family History Center
- How to Plan a Family Reunion. Mary Moore, Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
- The USGenWeb Project. Marilyn Hay, Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
- Digital Scrapbooking. Sandra Crowley, Past MCGS President
- Using FamilySearch.org for Your Genealogical Research. Lynelle Moss, Plano Family History Center
- Techniques and Strategies for More Effective Online Searching. Bernard N. Meisner, MCGS Past President
- Tax Records and How to Use Them. Kelvin L. Meyers, Professional Genealogist
Free Genealogy Classes and Webinars
As a supplement to our monthly meetings, here are some instructional resources:
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