General Membership Meetings

Our General Membership Meetings are conducted on the last Tuesday
of each month with exception of December.

Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown)
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Tandy Auditorium

6:30 - 7:45 pm - Doors open at 6:00 for coffee

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Next Meeting

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Topic: TBA

Tuesday - 28 September 2021


2021 Schedule


January Meeting Flyer

January

Speaker:
Libby Copeland
Topic:
Discussing Her Best Seller, "The Lost Family; How DNA testing is upending who we are"
The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.” The Washington Post says The Lost Family “reads like an Agatha Christie mystery” and “wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?”


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February Meeting Flyer

February

Speaker:
Nancy Calhoun
Topic:
Researching Oklahoma: Shedding Light on the Sooner State
Texans were a huge percentage of the thousands who swarmed into Oklahoma and Indian Territories. But what resources are available for tracing those ancestors and family members who came for a new beginning? Knowing the history, timeline, and geography can make your research a “successful run” to stake a genealogy homestead. Follow the speaker’s own Texas-born grandparents as they settle in the brand-new state. This is a must-see topic for those with ancestors who lived in Oklahoma or the Indian Territory!


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March Meeting Flyer

March

Speaker:
Sue Kaufman
Topic:
Learn How to Research at the Clayton Library from Home
The Houston Public Library's Clayton Library for Genealogical Research is one of the foremost genealogy research destinations in the US. While the library is presently closed to patrons due to COVID-19, there are still a large number of resources accessible online. In addition, library staff are available to answer research questions and look up resources for focused research questions. Sue will introduce FWGS researchers to the Clayton Library and share how to access those online resources.


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April Meeting Flyer

April

Speaker:
Patti Huff Smith
Topic: GEDmatch.com: Getting More From Your DNA Results
There is a lot to be learned from your DNA data, but you must take additional steps to make it happen. One way is to upload your RAW DNA data to www.GEDmatch.com, a website which allows users to share their DNA information with others to accelerate genealogical research and perform DNA match comparisons.


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May Meeting Flyer

May

Speaker:
Kim Harrison
Topic:
"Genealogical Research Using Railroad Records"
Railroad Records can hold a goldmine of information. Not only can you find personnel records, but railroads literally changed the map of the US during their developing years. The founding of our country, the settlements to the west and even complete towns could live or die by the railroad’s progress. Come hear how to find those records.


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June Meeting Flyer

June

Speaker:
Stephanie Bennett
Topic:
Resources Available at the Dallas Library
Most of us have not visited a library in a year and half or longer. Hear Genealogy Unit Manager Stephanie Bennett tell us about current policies at DPL and share some of the newer things we may have missed. She will especially highlight those resources that are available online or in digital collections.


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July Meeting Flyer

July

Speaker:
Stephanie Bennett
Topic:
Resources Available at the Dallas Library
Most of us have not visited a library in a year and half or longer. Hear Genealogy Unit Manager Stephanie Bennett tell us about current policies at DPL and share some of the newer things we may have missed. She will especially highlight those resources that are available online or in digital collections.


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August Meeting Flyer


August

Speaker:
Lisa Louise Cooke
Topic:
The 1950 Census
The 72-year rule is in effect. The launch date of the 1950 US Federal Census is due to release on April 1, 2022. Come hear what questions were asked of citizens and get a head start on learning how to use this vital new resource for genealogists. Participants will get Lisa’s handout as well. Register early!


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September Meeting Flyer
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October Meeting Flyer
Tuesday
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Plus: Election of 2021 Officers


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November Meeting Flyer
Tuesday
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December

Meetings are not typically scheduled in December


 
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