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Thursday, July 18
CTGS Board of Directors Monthly Meeting  (Other Events)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1600 Lake Air Drive


Monday, July 22
Southeastern U.S. Research Special Interest Group  (Other Events)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Have Southern Heritage? Then this is a great group to join if you have ancestors who lived in the 12 southeastern states: the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia & Kentucky. 
 
Group members will offer support in your search efforts when you are locating and analyzing documents for your research. Currently we are looking at migration trails in the south.   We also discuss helpful books in the library & websites to search for records. 
 
The Southeastern U.S. Research Group meets the 4th Monday at 4:00 p.m. in the small conference room next to the genealogy center. For information, contact Gina AndreSee y'all there! 


Boston and the 250th Anniversary of
Monday, July 22
Boston and the 250th Anniversary of "This Destruction of Tea!"  (Monthly CTGS Meetings)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Join us, gentlemen and ladies, for a Central Texas Genealogical Society presentation of “This Destruction of Tea” by Mrs. Andrie. A deeper examination will be made of the bold participants, their ancestry, and information on a new heritage society. Please feel free to dress as a Bostonian!

The public is welcome to join us for this monthly Central Texas Genealogical Society meeting.

 
You can also attend virtually via Zoom (details coming soon)
 


Wednesday, July 31
Genealogy Center Orientation  (Other Events)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
5301 Bosque Blvd. # 275, Waco, Texas 76710
Are you interested in the Genealogy Center but not sure where or how to start?
 
Come on a guided tour! Discover the more than 35,000 records, databases, microfilm, and other resources available to help uncover your family history. The knowledgeable Genealogy Center staff will share hidden gems from the collection and tips to insure you don't miss any valuable information.
 
Whether you're just getting started or you're an experienced genealogist, come see how the library can help you reach your goals!
 



Monday, August 5
German Research Special Interest Group  (Other Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Central Texas is home to many German researchers.  Members help each other identify sources of information to learn about their German ancestors including finding where they lived in Germany, when and where they immigrated, and learning about their lives in America. Tips on intrepreting German handwritten records are very helpful.  
 
Members enjoy celebrating each others successes and sharing the family stories learned from research. The German Interest Group meets the 1st Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the large conference room.  For information, contact Linda Jordan.


Who, What, Where & When? Identifying People and Places in Photographs
Monday, August 5
Who, What, Where & When? Identifying People and Places in Photographs  (Brown Bag Programs)
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Photographs hold many clues that help to identify the time period and people pictured, even when they've been passed through generations without documentation. Learning to identify the apparel, hairstyles, props, and type of photograph will help you narrow down who might be in the photograph. Paula Perkins will share several tools that will guide you to learn more about the photographer and the time period and even reveal the names of your ancestors! 
 
Bring your lunch - we'll provide the drinks!
 
This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.
 


Kate Ross Padgitt: A Woman of Firsts
Monday, August 19
Kate Ross Padgitt: A Woman of Firsts  (Other Events)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center

Kate Ross Padgitt was the first person to cross Waco’s suspension bridge! Barbara Bridgewater of the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild, will portray Padgitt to share with us her story as an early citizen of McLennan County. She was born on January 6th, 1851, in Waco Village as the seventh child of Catherine (Fulkerson) and Shapley Prince Ross. Join us to learn about her life and legacy as a philanthropist, socialite, and businesswoman.

Due to seating limitations, this will be a first-come, first-served ticketed event.

This program is part of a year-long series celebrating Waco's 175th Anniversary.



Open House
Monday, August 26
Open House  (Monthly CTGS Meetings)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
You're invited to join us at our fun come-and-go event, where we'll be celebrating our passion for genealogy and family heritage.

Bring your FRIENDS and neighbors to embark on this exciting journey together!

Learn more about the history of our genealogy society, proudly serving since 1958. Explore your ancestry with various special interest groups for DNA analysis, German heritage, and Southeastern United States Genealogy. Discover projects showcased by the library, and don't miss the enlightening tour of our treasure trove – the genealogy center!
 
Learn about the intriguing programs we have in store for the Genealogy Lock-In happening on Friday, October 18th. Mark your calendars and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into your family's past.

Treat yourself to refreshments as you mingle with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. Plus, all non-member guests will receive a warm welcome bag filled with surprises!

Exciting news for our members: Bring the most guests to the event, and you could win an exciting prize! Make sure your guests sign in to be eligible for the competition.
 



Hey Google, Help Me Find My Family’s Records
Monday, September 9
Hey Google, Help Me Find My Family’s Records  (Brown Bag Programs)
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Learn the art of unlocking ancestral records using powerful free Google tools! Angela Granger will guide you through the intricacies of using Google’s Newspaper, Book, and Patent databases to mine historical records for family stories. She'll also show us how to harness the potential of Google Image search. Join us for an enriching experience and discover how to utilize these resources effectively to open new avenues in your quest to discover your heritage.
 
Bring your lunch - we'll provide the drinks!
 
This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.
 


George B. Erath: Pioneer, Soldier, and Surveyor
Monday, September 16
George B. Erath: Pioneer, Soldier, and Surveyor  (Other Events)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center

Waco pioneer George Bernard Erath, as portrayed by Gary Lee Webb of the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild, will share the story of his journey from Vienna, Austria, to Waco. In 1833, Erath moved to Texas and fought in the Texas Revolution.  As a surveyor, he drew up the original street grids for many cities in Central Texas, including Waco.  Erath served on the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate and was a charter member of the Waco Masonic Lodge #92. He died in 1891 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
 
Due to seating limitations, this free event will be a first-come, first-served ticketed event.  Tickets will be available immediately before the event.  
 
This program is part of a year-long series celebrating Waco’s 175 Anniversary.



Tracing Your Italian Ancestors
Monday, September 23
Tracing Your Italian Ancestors  (Monthly CTGS Meetings)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Brian Bivona will shed light on how to trace your Italian ancestors from immigration back to their Italian homelands. Learn tips for navigating language barriers for documents written in Italian or Latin. Explore resources for discovering your Italian roots through church records, tax lists, vital records, and more!
 

The public is welcome to join us for this monthly Central Texas Genealogical Society meeting.

You can also attend virtually via Zoom (details coming soon).




What I Learned From Planning My Family Reunion
Monday, October 7
What I Learned From Planning My Family Reunion  (Brown Bag Programs)
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
October is Family History Month! Join us for an exciting exploration of genealogy and family reunion planning with Sherri Ahmadzadeh. Sherri will share her experiences coordinating a successful family reunion, including useful resources and ways to help make your reunion meaningful and rewarding. Come gain knowledge and inspiration to connect with your family's roots and create new memories.
Bring your lunch - we'll provide the drinks!
 
This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.
 


23rd Annual Genealogy Lock In
Friday, October 18
23rd Annual Genealogy Lock In  (Workshops)
8:30 am to 7:00 pm
West Waco Library 5301 Bosque Drive, Waco, TX
23rdd Annual Genealogy Lock In at the West Waco Library
 
attend in person or watch virtually
 
Register online at WacoLibrary.org
 
Questions call 254-750-5945



Roots to Recipes: Exploring the Links between Food and Family
Monday, November 4
Roots to Recipes: Exploring the Links between Food and Family  (Brown Bag Programs)
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
Join Chef Sheri L. Raleigh from Cast Iron Skillet Culinaire for an insightful exploration into the links between family history and food. Discover how historical context has influenced ingredients and flavors, connecting generations through the culinary threads of our past. Explore the importance of preserving cherished recipes by unraveling the captivating stories behind meals passed down through generations. Guests are invited to bring a copy of a family recipe for a recipe swap. 
Bring your lunch - we'll provide the drinks!
 
This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.