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Have you always wondered about your family history? Or perhaps you have started your research but need a recharge?


Bastrop County Genealogical Society

2nd Saturday of each month

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Maynard Conference Room

 

There are no fees or membership requirements. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about their family history and/or wants to improve their research skills.  Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a "seasoned" researcher, you will always learn something at our meetings.

 

 

Bastrop County Genealogical Society's New Meeting Format:

1:00 - 2:00 - Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00 - Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00 - Open discussion for advance researchers

 


 

2024 Schedule:

 

March: Citation For Beginners

Learning to write genealogical citations is part art, part science and potentially terrifying. Learn what important components to note while researching, and how to put them together while writing to subdue the panic, and produce quality work.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

April: 5 Tips For Deciphering Handwritten Documents

Reading handwritten documents can be one of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research. This webinar will offer five tips from a genealogical translator to help you make those hard to read words understandable.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers


 

May: Cemeteries, Symbols, and Caretakers - Stories in Stone (Cemetery Research)

Ever wonder what various gravestone symbols mean? Is everything "set in stone" completely accurate? Gail will walk you through cemeteries all over the country with tips on how to use cemetery and associated records in your genealogy quest.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

 

June: Hispanic How To Do Mexican Research For Genealogy

This class is for anyone interested in doing Mexican genealogical research, and wants to find what they are looking for. We will cover the availability of resources, research strategies, and where to find help.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

 

July: When The Records Were "Burnt" Up

Bad news about records can often be overcome with persistence and flexibility. Put on your own Discovery hat and create your treasure maps to lead you to the answers.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

August: Dating Family Photographs 1900-1940

Do you have a shoebox full of early 20th century family pictures with no labels indicating who the people were? Wouldn't you like to learn how to analyze the photos systematically to pinpoint when they may have been taken? That's what this webinar will teach you. Then you might be able to identify the mystery people whose names were lost with time.

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

September: TBA

 

October: Understanding Family Migration Patterns

Moving from one location to another required a major change in living conditions. The choices that led to the decision to move, and the directions of movement are pivotal in understanding those ancestors. What might help you understand the migration choices your ancestors made? How can we develop strategies that force us to learn more about our family and find new answers?

 

1:00 - 2:00: Open research and Genealogy 101

2:00 - 3:00: Skills development (i.e. webinars, speakers, etc.)

3:00 - 4:00: Open discussion for advance researchers

 

November: No Meeting

 

December: No Meeting - Open House


 

 

 

 

 

 

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