Arlington Genealogical Society Meeting

Logo of Arlington Genealogical Society

The Arlington Genealogical Society promotes the study of genealogy and assists the Arlington Public Library in obtaining genealogical books, microfilm, and other records of historical interests. AGS meets every month except July and August. Come meet other family history enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome!

May 8, 2018  "Irish Immigration to Texas" by Laureen Jacobs

Retired APL Librarian Laureen Jacobs will speak about Irish Texans with an emphasis on genealogy and family history research. Some of the first Irish Immigrants gained a foothold within the McMullen-McGloin empresario colony which was founded in 1828. By the eve of the Texas revolution the colony town, San Patricio, was a thriving settlement with a population of nearly 500. Descendants of some of the original colonists still live in San Patricio County.

Watch our preview video to learn more:

April 10, 2018  "Genealogical Resources of UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections" by Brenda McClurkin

What to expect when you come to Special Collections to do research, where to park, and highlights of genealogical interest from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, other photograph holdings, maps, and manuscript collections.

Watch our preview video to learn more:

March 13, 2018  "Plowing Through Land Records to Find Your Ancestors" by Kelvin Meyers

plow A popular speaker to many genealogical societies and family associations throughout Texas, Kelvin Meyers brings a great knowledge of social sciences, history, genealogy and some “PI” techniques to his work. His experience includes twenty years as a professional genealogist and thirty years as an avid researcher-historian.

February 13, 2018  The Local LDS Family History Center and Fair by David & Margreat Crumpton

Our speakers will be the Crumptons from the LDS Family History Center in Arlington. David will discuss the features, holdings, & activities of the Family History Center and Margreat will preview their upcoming Family History Seminar.

Watch our preview video to learn more:

January 8, 2018 

Throughout our membership year we advance our genealogy knowledge through various programs and hearing subject matter expert speakers. The January meeting program turns the tables. Our program will be sourced from “US” the members.

Come to the meeting ready to share about an heirloom item, or an aspect from your family history. Share with the members about your research accomplishments or your “brick walls”. Sharing these stumbling blocks may open a new angle to pursue. Your story is likely to inspire other members to a renewed interest in some aspect of genealogy. One of our Society officers will speak first to get the program and discussions started.

Keep your presentation to 5 minutes or less so more members have a chance to speak.

December 12, 2017  Identifying Old Photos by Ann McKee

Ann began researching her family in 2013 after she retired from a career as a school librarian. In the beginning her goal was to identify the people in over 130 photographs of her mother's family, dating from the Civil War through the first half of the 20th century. Her research allowed her to identify over 110 of those photographs, the subjects of which played a role in her becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Watch our preview video to learn more!

November 14, 2017  Family Tree Maker (2014 & 2017): Hidden Features, Tips and Tricks

Marilyn Hay will bring us up-to-date on a vital piece of genealogy software that has recently undergone significant changes!

Learn more about her presentation in this video produced & starring AGS' finest!

October 10, 2017 — AGS will stream a video on a genealogy topic, using RootsTech or YouTube as the video stream source.

September 12, 2017  It All Started with a Great Sense of Family and a French Toy penaud toy helicopter

Wilbur and Orville Wright: their family’s success in genealogy and in the air. A PowerPoint presentation by retired librarian, Laureen Jacobs.

Sketch of a Penaud Toy Helicopter
Taken from: Library of Congress, Wright Papers, Manuscript Division (51)

Upcoming Dates

    • Tue, Jun 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    West Arlington Police Service Center — Community Room
    2060 W Green Oaks Blvd
    Arlington, TX 76013

Previous Dates

    • Tue, Sep 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Nov 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Jan 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Mar 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, Apr 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Tue, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    West Arlington Police Service Center — Community Room
    2060 W Green Oaks Blvd
    Arlington, TX 76013
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