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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, except during June, July, August and December. All meetings are held at the Decatur Church of Christ.
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  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2014
    6:30 pmDecatur Church of Christ

    Our presenter for this meeting is Jeremy Balkin from Family Tree DNA.  Jeremy's presentation will include examples from each test and what the results look like for each.  They also delve into tracing possible Native American, Jewish, etc. ancestry. 

     

     

     

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2014
    7:00 pmDecatur Church of Christ

    Lisa Louise Cooke

    Author, Host, & National Gen Tech Speaker 

     

    Podcasts & Webinars:

    Genealogy 101

     

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    7 pm

    Church of Christ

    2601 Hwy 51 South & Preskitt Road

    Decatur 76234

    $5.00 for non-members

  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmDecatur Church of Christ

    Genealogy in The Cloud:

         Basic concepts of cloud computing

         The advantages and disadvantages of using the cloud for storage, and web applications.

         How to use cloud computing in genealogy

  • Thu
    17
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmDecatur Church of Christ

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  • Thu
    15
    May
    2014
  • Sat
    31
    May
    2014
    9:00am-4:00pm3000 Old North Road, Denton, Texas 76209

    This is at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Denton.  This is a free family history conference and is open to all.

  • Thu
    19
    Jun
    2014
    9:00 amMeet at The Decatur Church of Christ

    We will be meeting at The Decatur Church of Christ at 9:00 am and carpool to the Dallas Public Library and tour and work in the  Genealogical branch of the library.  We request that you bring a sack lunch to eat at the library.  We will return home at 2:00 pm.  We ask those riding to give a donation of $5:00 to the driver of the car.  All are welcome to join us.

  • Fri
    18
    Jul
    2014
    9:00 amMeet at The Decatur Church of Christ

    We will be meeting at The Decatur Church of Christ at 9:00 am and carpool to the Fort Worth Public Library and tour and work in the  Genealogical branch of the library.  We request that you bring a sack lunch to eat at the library.  We will return home at 2:00 pm.  We ask those riding to give a donation of $5:00 to the driver of the car.  All are welcome to join us.

  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014
    9:00am - 3:00pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

     SummerSeminar

     

     

     

     

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    LisaLouiseCookeClasses

    • Ultimate Google Search Strategies & Tips: All the powerful search tips & tricks to maximize Google!
    • Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers: Learn the specialized approach that is required to achieve success in locating the news on your ancestors. Includes 3 Cool Tech Tools to get started!
    • How to Genealogist Can remember everything with Evernote: Fast and easy note taking, clip items from the Internet, use OCR technology and tap into a myraid of apps that help Evernote help you!
    • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case:  Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You'll learn to track ancestors like a bloodhound, sniffing out hols in your research and getting missing information on the record.

    Accommodations

    The Candlewood Suites located 601 W Thompson Road, will set aside a group of Suites for reserving for our meeting on August 22 and 23. The rate will be $79.00 for a suite. The Candlewood does NOT serve a continental breakfast but all suite have a microwave, refrigerator and small kitchen.

    The rate will be available to those who call for reservations on or before August 1st, 2014.  To make reservations they should call 940-627-5722 Ext. 551  at the Decatur Candlewood and not call the national number for the Candlewood Suites. Please ask for the suites reserved for the Wise County Genealogical Society seminar to be held on August 23.

    The Candlewood is located just off Highway 51 on Thompson Road.  It is about 1 mile from the site of the seminar at The Decatur Church of Christ.  This is probably the best location for ease of access to the seminar.

    Agenda

    8:00-9:00am: Registration and Late Registration
    9:00- 9:15am: Welcome, Invocation and Announcements
    9:15 - 10:15am: Ultimate Google Search Strategies & Tips
    All powerful search tips & tricks to maximize Google!
    15 minute break
    10:30 - 11:30am: Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers                                            
    Learn the specialized approach that is required to achieve success in locating the news on your ancestors. Includes 3 Cool Tech Tools to get started!
    11:30 - 12:30pm: Lunch: Your choice of a Hamburger, Brat or Grilled Chicken with all the fixings.
    12:45 - 1:45pm:  How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote
    Fast and easy note taking,clip items from the internet, use OCR technology and tap into a myriad of apps that help Evernote help you.
    15 minute break
    2:00 - 3:00pm: How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
    Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You'll learn to track ancestors like a bloodhound, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record.
    Benediction
  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    7:00pm to 9:00pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur Texas

    Michael V. Bassett will present DNA Testing for Genealogical Purposes (90 minutes).  Learn how DNA testing can be used to help researchers overcome genealogical "brick walls," focus research, make ancestral connections and provide other information on biological and geographical heritage.  Michael will explain the Y-DNA, mtDNA, and the autosomal DNA tests providing real world examples from several DNA testing companies of how testing can be useful for family history research.  Surname projects, haplogroups and how to get started will be among the many topics covered.

  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Kirk Hathaway will be speaking on Using Family Search to research, organize and document your family.  It  has evolved in such a way that even a novice can produce quality results.

  • Thu
    20
    Nov
    2014
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Aaron Holt an Archives Technician at the Forth Worth National Archives (NARA) will speak about records within the National Archives and how to begin doing genealogical research.  He will be touching on varied record groups such as the US Census, Immigration,and Naturalization, Military and Indian holdings.

  • Thu
    18
    Dec
    2014