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Thursday, March 19
Tracing a Wilson Family Tree - Common Surnames!  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A
Presented by Tresa Tatyrek
 
"A presentation of the trials and tribulations in researching a common surname. It covers from interviewing to finding enough evidence to prove the line from a current generation to before the Revolutionary War. The presentation includes samples of census, tax, pension, deed, will, probate, and cemetery records as well as a few photos."


Saturday, March 21
WCGS Annual Seminar!  (Annual Seminar)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 1004 North Mays Street, Round Rock, Texas
 
We are pleased to present George G. Morgan. His topics will include the following:
  •  Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Place
  •  Sidestep Genealogy: Brick wall research blocks are inevitable. How to use creative research skills
  •  Bits about Obits: Reading between the Lines
  •  Finding Your Ancestors with 150 Google Country Search Engines
George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and internationally recognized genealogy expert, lecturer, and author. George has written literally hundreds of magazine articles and online columns. He has eleven books to his credit and is currently at work on the 4th edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy for McGraw-Hill. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, co-authored with Drew Smith and published by McGraw-Hill in 2013, continues to be the best selling genealogy book of 2013 and 2014 to date. He is past Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and has served in leadership positions on a number of genealogical societies and organizations. He is co-host with partner Drew Smith of The Genealogy GuysSMPodcast at http://genealogyguys.com, the longest running genealogy podcast on the Internet, enjoyed by thousands of listeners around the world.
 
Seminar pre-registration fee is $45 for WCGS members and $50 for non-members. Your registration fee includes morning snacks, lunch, and a syllabus. And don’t forget our raffle baskets, door prizes, and book vendor who will have Mr. Morgan’s books available! Registration after March 6th or at the door will be $55 (whether a member or non-member) but, because seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended. Registrations must be received by March 6th to have your surnames included on the Seminar Surname List. You may register online, or make your check payable to WCGS and send your registration (one form per person; you may duplicate this form) to Sandra Giarrusso, 1310 Lakeside Loop, Round Rock, TX 78665-1425. For inquiries, email: wcgsrrtx@yahoo.com.
 
You can register online and pay by credit card or check via our registration page.
Those who prefer to register and pay via postal mail may download the registration form.



Thursday, April 16
April Monthly Meeting - Topic TBA  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A
Topic TBA



Thursday, May 21
Cluster Genealogy: Why Use It?  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A
Presented by Sara Gredler
 
What is the "cluster genealogy" or "FAN club" that people keep taking about in genealogy, and why would you want to use it, and what do you do with all the data you collect! Get a sneak peak of a presentation that will be presented at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree in June!



Thursday, June 18
June Monthly Meeting - Topic TBA  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A



Thursday, July 16
July Monthly Meeting - Topic TBA  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A



Thursday, September 17
Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors in Newspapers - Lisa Louise Cooke  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A
Nationally-known genealogy presenter, blogger, and podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke will show us how to get the most out of our newspaper research. Visit her website at http://lisalouisecooke.com/.



Thursday, October 15
October Monthly Meeting - Topic TBA  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A



Thursday, November 19
Member Sharing - November Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX - Meeting Room A
Our annual member sharing meeting!