Texoma Genealogy Group

Welcome to the Texoma Genealogy Group web site!

The Texoma Genealogy Group is open to anyone interested in genealogy and pursuing their family history.

Our first few meetings focused on teaching beginners the correct techniques and basic sources for searching for and organizing their documentation of their ancestors. We are now expanding to other topics of interest to both the beginner and the experienced researcher. There are always bits and pieces even experienced researchers can learn in these sessions and they are always welcome to share their knowledge with the group. We intend/hope this group lasts for years to come and is a place that any researcher can attend and learn about new resources as well as exchange ideas.

We recently opened up membership in our group. The cost is $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple. It is a yearly membership and the money will be used to pay for speakers and for copies of handouts. Membership is not required to join us at our monthly meetings!

We may take field trips to the McKinney, Plano area to utilize their genealogy libraries which have vast data and internet resources and can accommodate large groups.

Our meetings are held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Sherman Parks & Recreation Center, 1002 N. Music St., Sherman, TX on the second Wednesday of the month. We anticipate meeting at the same time and place for as long as it is beneficial to all involved. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 9 September 2020.

We are now a Partner Society in the Texas State Genealogical Society. You can also find information on our group on U.S. Gen Web (http://usgenweb.org/) under Texas, Grayson County.

Questions: Contact Cindy at cbarnhart50@gmail.com or 512-293-4398. Carol can be reached at carolsbeck@yahoo.com or 903-893-4000.

Texoma Genealogy Group has reluctantly decided to cancel our April & May meetings. With the current uncertainty of closures and everyone being asked to practice “social distancing,” we are taking our part of any uncertainty out of our members’ lives. We hope you all have a relaxing, healthy summer as our county gets back on its feet.

On September 9, we have Laura Douglas (Emily Fowler, Denton Library) presenting “Search Strategiesfor our 1st meeting after summer break. Surely, things will be more settled by then.

As always until we see you again, you can contact Cindy Barnhart, cbarnhart50@gmail.com, 512-293-4398 or Carol Beck, carolsbeck@yahoo.com, 903-893-4000. Forms and information from previous & future meetings are posted on our website, www.texomagenealogygroup.com.

Note: To access the meeting handouts, you must click the down arrow to the left of "2019 Meetings" (which is accessed by clicking "Home" in the upper right hand corner of this page). This will take you to the appropriate monthly handout. To print a handout you must select the "popout" icon in the upper right hand corner of the handout. Print using the printer icon in the upper right hand corner of the new page.

Sherman Parks and Recreation is accessed via the driveway on Music St. Our meeting will be held in the building on the left of the parking lot.

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