This March, the bluebonnets are out early!
Here in Austin, we’ll be enjoying the weather at a very special event:
Texas State Cemetery Guided Tour
Join us at 9:45 AM on Saturday, March 25 at the Texas State Cemetery on Navasota Street between 7th and 11th Streets. We will gather at the main entrance to the cemetery near 10th Street.
*Free street parking will be available; no need to feed the meters.
This event will be in conjunction with the Carver Museum & Cultural Center. While tours are not typically available on the weekends, we have arranged for a private tour with the maximum head count of 40. (Make sure to sign up early!) The tour will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
The Texas State Cemetery is rich with Texas history, as a final resting place of many of the Texas founders (including Stephen F. Austin), 13 governors and many other prominent Texans. For more information about the cemetery, see HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
April 25: Stephen Cure of the Texas Historical Commission will speak about the history of Crystal City, the home of a WWII internment camp here in Texas.
May 20 – Field trip TBA, in conjunction with our friends at the Carver.
June 27 – Sydney Cruice presents Mapping Out Your Family History with Maps.
July 25 – Diane Crisman Smith, “Who Says So? Documenting Your Sources”
August – Stay tuned for info about our Summer Seminar!
And much more!
Join or renew HERE.
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 continuously re-evaluating to see when we can get together in-person.
• 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’re looking forward to seeing Diahan Southard once again!
Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings. So please come, and bring a friend!