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!!

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:

10 October 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday), US Land Records. Presented by Lynell Moss.

14 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday), Hidden Collin County History. Presented by Alfred Arias.

12 December 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday) – Christmas Social & Ancestor Stories. 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:

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: .

29 September 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Saturday) Irish Genealogical Research: Finding your Ancestors on the Emerald Isle. Presented by David Rencher. Registration and payment details can be found on their website.

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

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:

Denton County Genealogical Society

13 September 2018, Local Resources for Long Distance Research. Presented by Laura Douglas and Eric B Kaszynski Jr.

1 October 2018, What a Historian Wishes Every Genealogist Knew. Presented by Dr. Courtney Welch.

19 October 2018: Statewide Genealogy Library Lock-In (10 AM to 10 PM)

8 November 2018, Proving Long-Lost Family the Indirect Way: Finding the Ancestors of F. N. Raymond. Presented by Patty Gillespie.

3 December 2018: No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays

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 and their upcoming meeting schedule please see their website at .

Emily Fowler Library

502 Oakland Street, Denton

22 September 2018, 3 p.m. (Saturday): Courthouse Records: One Stop Shopping for Family Secrets. Presented by Patti Gillespie.

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. Check their website for more information They can be contacted at or 972-836-9436.

13 October 2018, 10:30 a.m. (Saturday): Search versus Research. Presented by Barbara Coakley.

Frisco Heritage Museum

13 October 2018, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Saturday), Brick Wall Genealogy Class, Frisco Heritage Museum, Second Floor Theater, 6499 Page St, Frisco, TX .

Great Family Search Conference

This yearly conference will be held on Saturday, 20 October 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Plano Texas Stake, 2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, Texas 75095. Sponsored by the Plano & Richardson Texas Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they welcome all interested parties, regardless of religious affiliation. Be sure to download the registration form (under "forms" tab). Fill it out and submit it as soon as possible to reserve your space. For more information and to register go to:

Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m. at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, 905 Kiowa Drive West, Lake Kiowa. Please contact Carol Beck (903) 893-4000 for more information and to obtain a gate pass.

27 September 2018, Show and Tell

25 October 2018, Wills - Presented by Carol Beck.

November 2018, Storytelling

December 2018, Christmas Party

Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. .

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:

North Texas Genealogical Association

First United Methodist Church, 909 10th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas

13 October 2018, 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday). Fall Seminar. Featuring Patti Gillespie.

Session 1: Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse: Discovering the Miscellaneous Books

Session 2: I’ve Got My Ancestry DNA Report: Evaluating My Test Results For Connections (Intermediate)

Session 3: Courthouse Records: One Stop Shopping for Family Secrets

Session 4: Brickwall Busting Strategies: Hammering at the Wall

Cost $40. For more information: