Classes, Meetings, Seminars

There are many genealogy and family history related meetings, seminars and conferences that take place locally throughout the year. We will be posting those we know about and if you have others, please let us know so we can post them. We are also posting local genealogical meetings. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings are free and open to the public!!

Cherokee County Genealogy Society

Collin County Genealogy Society

We have a DNA Interest Group that meets on the first Tuesday of each month. We have a Legacy Users Group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. And we are adding a Microsoft OneNote for Genealogy User Group that will meet on the third Monday of each month.

All monthly meetings (see below) are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room of the Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, Texas. For further information see their website: http://www.collincountygenealogicalsociety.com/. To see their schedule of summer genealogy classes look at their brochure:

https://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36230/Plano-Public-Library-Engage-Summer-2019

12 June 2019: Family Heirlooms and Year End Social. Presented by Beverly Lenoir

Cross Timbers Genealogical Society

Except for the month of September, Cross Timbers Genealogical Society meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Bank, 1112 E California St, Gainesville, Texas. You can find more information on U.S. Gen Web: http://txgenwebcounties.org/cooke/ctgs_index.htm

Dallas Genealogical Society

The Dallas Genealogical Society holds several different meetings and classes at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street in Dallas. Please see their website for more information on the society: http://dallasgenealogy.com/dgs/ .

Dallas Genealogical Society DNA Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Thursday at 6:00 pm on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. For further information contact Mic Barnette mic@micbarnette.com.

3 August 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Summer seminar at the Dallas Public Library, Their Day in Court, Tracing Your Ancestors Through Courthouse Records. Featured Speaker: Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL , the Legal Genealogist. Register online at www.DallasGenealogy.org . By July 21, student $50, member $60 and non-member $70. After July 21, student $60, member $70 and non-member $80. Lunch purchase available when registering, $12. Registration Required.

Denison, Grayson County, TX, Genealogical Society

The Denison, Grayson County, TX, Genealogical Society meets the last Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Grayson County Frontier Village, 111 Rc Vaughan Rd, Denison, TX 75020. You can find more information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenisonTXGenealogy/

Denton County Genealogical Society

Meetings are the second Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland Street, Denton. For more information please see their website at http://www.genealogydentontexas.org/ . They can also be found on Facebook.

Emily Fowler Library

502 Oakland Street, Denton

Genealogy Friends of the Plano Library

Join them for their free monthly seminar held in the Program Room at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, 10:30-12:30. Check their website for more information http://www.genealogyfriends.org. They can be contacted at genfriends@genealogyfriends.org or 972-836-9436.

15 June 2019: Dating Old Photographs. Presenter: Betsy Mills

20 July 2019: Techniques & Strategies for More Effective Online Searching. Presenter: Bernard Meisner

17 August 2019: BYU Family History Technology Lab. Presenter: Debra Hatfield

28 September 2019: All Day Workshop - DNA. Presenter: Debbie Parker Wayne

26 October 2019: Genealogy Panel

16 November 2019: What's New on FamilySearch.org. Presenter: Lynell Moss

21 December 2019: Show and Tell

Genealogy Center, Haggard Library (2501 Coit Road, Plano)

For a full list of summer 2019 genealogy classes go to https://www.txsgs.org/2019-conference/ .

Great Family Search Conference, 19 October 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Plano Texas Stake, 2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano Texas 75075. Please see following link for more information and to register http://greatfamilysearch.com/ This is a free conference!

Heritage Association of Frisco

Join the Heritage Association for their meetings held at the Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page Street, Frisco TX 75034. Check their website for more information. http://www.friscoheritage.org/genealogy/events-classes-and-news/ .

Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society

Meetings are held at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149 . Look at their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteHGS/

15 June 2019, Annual Workshop featuring Lisa Louise Cook. Look at their Facebook page for information.

North Collin County Genealogy Society

Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt Street, McKinney. Please see their website for more information: http://www.nccgsmckinneytexas.org .

13 June 2019. Topic to be announced.

Texas Czech Genealogical Society

20 July 2019, Genealogy Seminar, Missing Our Elusive Family Members – MIAs, Orphans, and Adoptions, Caldwell Civic and Visitors Center. For registration and a complete list of speakers and topics please see their website link: http://txczgs.org/.