Roll Call! Researching Your Veteran Ancestors: Civil War, WWI, and WWII.
Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 pm (please note earlier time) at the Austin Dispute Resolution Center, 5407 N IH-35, Suite 410, Austin (Chase Bank Building in Capital Plaza, 4th floor). This meeting is hybrid.
Throughout American history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve our country and defend our families. Many of us can claim these courageous citizens as our ancestors. But how do we learn more about their service? Join American Ancestors for an overview of local, state, and federal sources for researching your ancestors in the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.
About our speaker:
We’re delighted to welcome Melanie McComb, Senior Genealogist at American Ancestors, who assists library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She is an international lecturer who teaches on a variety of topics. Melanie holds a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Mealnie previously served as the social media coordinator for the NextGen Genealogy Network, a non-profit that creates a community for younger genealogists, where she managed the Facebook and Twitter accounts. She continues her interest in helping younger genealogists get involved at American Ancestors by assisting with educational programs from local schools, scout groups, and universities. Her areas of expertise include Irish genealogy, DNA, Atlantic Canada, Jewish genealogy, and military records.
Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm – Thomas MacEntee of Genealogy Bargains, will present AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
The Austin Genealogical Society gives you the tools to be a better genealogist.
Here’s how we do it:
• SIGs: AGS had several special interest groups (SIGs) that met regularly, and we launch new ones as our members want them. You can find notifications of DNA North at their Facebook page, Capital Area DNA SIG. If you are interested in others, or want to help with starting one, let us know!
• Saturday Morning Drop-In: The third Saturday of each month we have experienced genealogists on hand to assist in solving genealogical issues from basic to complex. Members also come to work collegially. No charge. (on hiatus)
• Monthly Membership Meetings: We showcase an expert on genealogical research methods and new technology. All presentations are designed to help our members become better genealogists. Meetings are typically held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM (with exception of some international speakers or special events on 4th Saturday afternoons) and are free. We are currently meeting by Zoom and are now planning to meet in-person quarterly.
• Research Trips: Further your research by visiting genealogy libraries and archives across the US. Our fall trip in October 2019 was to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We’re looking forward to more trips in the future.
• Our Summer Seminar: We bring in a known expert for an extended seminar. In 2023, we welcomed Diahan Southard once again!
Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings. So please come, and bring a friend!