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Finding Family History Resources Online at the Texas State Library & Archives Commission
Monday, February 13
Finding Family History Resources Online at the Texas State Library & Archives Commission  (Brown Bag Lunches)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas
FINDING FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES ONLINE AT THE TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION
 
Learn about the Texas State Library and Archives' online databases with access to digital collection along with the online indexes that allow in-depth searching of archivial collections to benefit your family history research


The Keas House of Bosqueville
Monday, February 27
The Keas House of Bosqueville  (Monthly CTGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Drive, Waco, TX
THE KEAS HOUSE OF BOSQUEVILLE
 
Join Susan Fulwiler as she share her story of the adventure of her and her husband's restoration of an 1880s Victorian house in Central Texas.  During the two-year process there have been mysteries as well as revelations about the house and family that lived there.  Learn what she says is the dream of a lifetime. For all the difficulties and setbacks, it is still one of the best things they've ever done.



GENEALOGY DISCOVERIES IN GERMANY
Monday, March 13
GENEALOGY DISCOVERIES IN GERMANY  (Brown Bag Lunches)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas
GENEALOGY DISCOVERIES IN GERMANY
Debi Haynes shares lessons learned from her 2022 research trip to Germany.  Learn about the people and places visited, what advance prep-work paid off, and what she would do differently before going again
 


READ ALL ABOUT IT! YOUR FAMILY IN THE NEWS!
Saturday, March 25
READ ALL ABOUT IT! YOUR FAMILY IN THE NEWS!  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas
READ ALL ABOUT IT!  YOUR FAMILY IN THE NEWS! 
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT THIS LINK:  https://calendar.wacolibrary.org/event/9960920   
From birth announcements to scandals, newspapers covered it all! Discover resources for locating the historic newspapers that covered your ancestors' lives and explore search strategies for finding new information to enrich your family history knowledge. In this full day workshop, the Genealogy Department's Bill Buckner and Hannah Kubacak will share the skills and techniques needed to enrich your genealogy research. 

This is a free event but space is limited so register now!

Co-sponsored by the Genealogy Center and the Central Texas Genealogical Society

 
 
 
 


How a Non-German Speaking Person from Texas Can Trace Their German Ancestors
Monday, March 27
How a Non-German Speaking Person from Texas Can Trace Their German Ancestors  (Monthly CTGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas
How a Non-German Speaking Person from Texas Can Trace Their German Ancestors
 
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. Learn how to conduct an exhaustive search of U.S. records to identify your ancestor's home town and religion.  Recognize some obstacles you have to overcome to ensure you are researching the correct person in the correct place===name changes, replacement children, spelling variants, multiple towns with the same same name.  Learn how to use finding aids to identify where civil and church records might be located.  Discover examples of online resources for correspondence and reading and interpreting German printing and handwriting. Bernard Meisner, a genealogist and lecturer and a retired meteorologist will be our guide into these records.  Join us!