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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
    21
    Jan
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Patti Gillespie will be presenting;  Newspaper Research: Tips, Tricks, Sites, and Context.  Using newspapers that have become available to us in the digital age is a necessary step in our research.  This presentation will demonstrate some of the tricks to searching with OCR, how to determine if a newspaper in a given area is even digitally available, finding the free newspapers, and how to put these articles into historical context.

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    This will be Kirk Hathaway second time speaking to us on Family Search.  Come spend an enjoyable evening learning all the secrets and ins and outs to using and  finding more information in Family Search.

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Clay Patterson will be joining us with ideas on organizing and formation your story.  Ke will also give information on editing, Printing, and publishing.  No story is too small or too large to publish.

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Patti Gillespie will be presenting :  Genealogical Research in Wise County, Texas.  A county since January 23, 1856, Wise County has an interesting history concerning its records.  this presentation is designed to assist the individual searching for documentation within Wise County with emphasis on sites, repositories, and idiosyncrasies of research here.

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Decatur Church of Christ

    Come join our group for a informative question and answer Panel, along with birthday cake and lots of socializing.

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmDecatur Church of Christ

    Kevin Meyer, Plowing Through the Land Records to Find Your Ancestor.  Because Americans were so "land minded" over 3/4 of all males who lived to maturity well into the 19th century owned land.  Because this is true, land records exist from the beginning of the first permanent settlements in America--frequently one of the few  identifying records from this early period.  A quality unique to land records is that the older they are the more genealogical data there may be to obtain from that record.  This lecture will focus on using these records, combined with other records to identify ancestors.

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmDecatur Church of Christ

    Jacob Mangum.  Portal to Texas History.  Jake Mangum is the director of the Texas Portal based out of the University of North Texas, Denton.  He has agreed to give us a presentation centered on Wise County from the materials gathered to the Portal

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pmWise county Heritage Museum

    Due to the Wise County Historical Societies combined program being held on the night we meet, we will be hearing from Clay Patterson in January.  Surviving WWII Vets will be speaking at the Heritage Museum at 7:00pm