Nov
8
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS November 2018 Meeting


NCCGS November 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

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Special Guest Speaker;

Barbara Hadfield

Hosting a Family Reunion

No matter how big or how small, you can host a family reunion.

Barbara Hadfield has tips and tricks on how to host without totally stressing out.




 You don’t have to be a member of the Society or have ancestors from Collin County or even Texas to take advantage of this FREE program!

The City of McKinney and the McKinney Public Library System are not in any manner connected with this meeting, and neither the City of McKinney nor the Library endoreses any position expressed by the groups sponsoring this event.

If possible please join us for a casual dinner at Spoons in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

Don't forget to look at our EVENTS page for upcoming programs!

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Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Start Your Quest or Break Through Brick Walls



Starting Your Quest for Your Ancestors

and/or

Breaking Through Those Brick Walls

Sunday, November 4 , 1:00 p.m. at the:

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

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Members of the

North Collin County Genealogical Society

will assist you

Whether it’s a Brick Wall, you’re new to Genealogy and don’t know how to get started or just interested in meeting others with a similar interest a member of North Collin County Genealogical Society will be here to assist you. You don’t have to have ancestors from Collin County or even Texas to take advantage of this opportunity!

This event is FREE and open to everyone!

The City of McKinney and the McKinney Public Library System are not in any manner connected with this meeting, and neither the City of McKinney nor the Library endorses any position expressed by the groups sponsoring this event.

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Genealogy Lock-In

2018 Genealogy Lock-In Program of Events 

10:00 - 10:50 am – Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist

In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

11:00 - 11:50 am – Discovering Your Ancestors Land Holdings in the Texas GLO.

Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records

Learn how maps can be used in genealogical research.  This will be an overview of how to use the archival maps, the GIS mapping system, and the original land grant records to find your ancestors.  Learn how to use the Land Grant Database and search strategies to locate the survey in a particular county.  Lecture will include a case study using the original GLO maps, GIS mapping system, and county records in determining the location of the heinous 1872 murder of Benjamin McKeever in Burnet County Texas.

Noon - 1:30 pm – Genealogy Basics: Getting Started on Your Family Tree

Carl Smith, Genealogy Librarian – Montgomery County Memorial Library System

Budding researchers will learn the basics they need to get started researching their family tree. We’ll cover the first steps to take to begin your research, starting with home sources. We’ll also cover the types of records that are useful for genealogical research and where they can be found. We’ll also cover ways to stay organized by utilizing paper charts and forms or computer software.

1:40 - 2:40 pm – Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections

Ari Wilkins, Library Associate at Dallas Public Library

We all have mounds of old unidentified family photos sitting in boxes. This lecture will offer step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging these precious collections for future generations. Learn how to identify, digitize and share collections using family trees and social media.

2:50 - 3:50 pm – Locating Ancestors on the Dawes Roll

Kathy Huber, Manager, Genealogy Center, Tulsa City County Library

The Dawes Roll, created between 1898-1906 enrolled members of the Five Civilized Tribes living in Indian Territory.  Learn why the roll was taken, how the process worked, and the steps to locating an ancestor who enrolled.

4:00 - 5:15 pm – Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Brick Walls

Drew Smith, Assistant Librarian, Academic Services, USF Tampa Library, co-host Genealogy Guys Podcast

Examine several case studies that will demonstrate how autosomal DNA testing can be used to solve genealogy brick walls.  Examples will focus on AncestryDNA, but may also include other testing companies and services.

5:15-6:15 pm Dinner Break

6:15 - 7:15 pm – Breaking Brick Walls by Finding Living Cousins

Shelby Rowan, Family Historian, President of Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society in Bryan/College Station

Perhaps a second or third or even a fourth cousin might have some information about your mutual great or great-grandparents that just might break one of your brick walls.  This presentation focuses on finding those living relatives. Shelby will walk you through some internet steps and send you home with website addresses for follow-up research.

7:25 - 8:30 pm – Census Sense: Clues & Conundrums for Intermediate Researchers

Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S., Owner, Family Lines & Stories

This presentation focuses on federal census headings and codes, alternate federal censuses, state censuses, and their use in our research. The partnership between the national census website and the use of state censuses in revealing information about our ancestors is demonstrated. The value of a research timeline is also demonstrated.

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Sep
13
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS September 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

NCCGS September 2018 Meeting

 

If possible please join us for a casual dinner at Spoons in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

Don't forget to look at our EVENTS page for upcoming programs!

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Jun
14
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS June 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

NCCGS June 2018 Meeting

Special meeting dedicated to assisting anyone interested in Genealogy research.

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If possible please join us for a casual dinner at Spoons in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

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May
10
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS May 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

NCCGS May 2018 Meeting

Presentation By Joanne Clements: Exploring Jewish Roots and Branches

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If possible please join us for a casual dinner at The Pantry in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

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Apr
12
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS April 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

NCCGS April 2018 Meeting

Presentation By Fred Moss: Open Records Initiative

If possible please join us for a casual dinner at The Celt in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Dallas Genealogical Society 2018 Spring Seminar

Revolution to Reconstruction: 

Seeking Those Who Shaped America:  Michael L. Strauss, AG

We are pleased to have Michael L. Strauss as our Spring 2018 Seminar Lecturer.

Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Genealogist for 25 years.

The topics for this seminar are Revolutionary War Genealogical Research; Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors; Researching Your Ancestors during the Reconstruction Era, and Genealogical Research in Washington, DC.

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Mar
8
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS March 2018 Meeting

Please Join Us.

NCCGS March 2018 Meeting

If possible please join us for a casual dinner at The Celt in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

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Jan
11
6:45 PM18:45

NCCGS January 2018 Meeting

Please join us for our January Meeting.

"Talk Family Research with each other”

If possible please join us for a casual dinner at Spoons in downtown McKinney.  We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away.  If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.

First Floor Dulaney Room

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

101 E Hunt St. McKinney, Texas 75069

All visitors are welcome!

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