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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
    15
    Jan
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Ugo Pergo ---I HAD MY DNA TESTED--- NOW WHAT? This presentation will be a webinar with handouts.  

    Hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles for family history and ancestral purposes have been generated by private laboratories, universities, and the National Geographic's Project during the past fifteen years.  Thankfully, a number of online databases are providing large use of searchable data in an effort to provide the missing hand. Knowing which resources are available and how to properly use them is key to understanding our personalize genetic genealogy and getting the most out of our own genetic profile.

  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015
    7:00-mThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Lela Evans will be our presenter.

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Our speaker will be Kelvin Meyers  Scallywags, Rogues, and Ruffs:  All Those Ancestors We Don't Talk About.  Every family has them, skeletons in the closet--those things that are not talked about in front of the children, and when they are it is only in whispers and euphemisms.  How do you access the records of prisons, asylums, and courts to find the truth behind the story>  In this lecture this question and many others will be answered.

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas

    Our presenter this month will be Mary E Willson.

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ, Decatur texas
  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    8:30 amThe Decatur Church of Christ 2601 Hwy 51 So, Decatur

     SummerSeminar

     

    Featuring Aaron Holt of the Fort Worth National Archives & Records

     

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    Agenda

    9:00-10:15am: Genealogy 101: a class on getting started with genealogy
    10:30-11:45am Researching Wise County by Patti Gillespie
    12:30-2pm General Holdings: what NARA has that we want
  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Kelvin Meyer will be presenting Probate: More Than A Will.  Most persons who lived in America, and lived to adulthood, left some kind of estate to be administered.  Some left wills, some did not.  Either way if there was land or large amounts of personal property, there should be probate.  The records of probate can be some of the most fruitful for genealogists.  wills, distributions, administrations, and inventories are all vital parts of the probate process and full of genealogical information.  These are the things that will be discussed in this lecture.

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  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Davideen Demske will be presenting:   Naturalization and Citizenship                                                                                                                                                                   This presentation is a fast-paced and in-depth analysis on how to find and utilize the genealogical information found in naturalization and citizenship records.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Diane Dyess will be instructing us about,   Southern Cemetery Symbolism.  Southern cemeteries, especially in the Deep South, are full of their own unique tombstone symbolism that is not only fascinating but illuminating to the family researcher.

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015