Texas Czech Genealogical Society Research Workshop

“Tracking Ancestral Footprints”

A TCGS Genealogy Research Workshop
April 28-29, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Have you thought about beginning your family history, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you need to learn how to use internet sources to help with your genealogy research? Maybe you have done a lot of research, but need to have a Czech document translated or have an approximate timeline determined for a photo you have discovered? Need to refer to research books emphasizing Czech immigrants, Czech dictionaries, or maps of the Czech Republic? Would you like to be able to sit down and get individual help with your genealogy questions? The Texas Czech Genealogy Society (TCGS) (501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) is offering to anyone an open workshop to try and meet your research needs for anyone wanting individual help in researching their family history.

This workshop is open to anyone interested. You do not have to be a TCGS member to participate.

Registration details at http://www.txczgs.org/

TxSGS announces the first ever Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR)

PRESS RELEASE: Austin, TXJanuary 14, 2017 – The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is excited to announce the first ever genealogy institute focused solely on Texas records. TIGR, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, is slatedMay 22-25, 2017, at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas Austin. This intensive educational experience focuses on Texas records and research spanning early Spanish exploration and colonization through the Texas Republic and beyond.

 Space is limited to first come-first served; early bird registration is open until March 1. TxSGS members receive a discount.

 About TIGR

TIGR offers Texas researchers a four day records immersion program that addresses distinctly Texas issues. According to Kelvin L. Meyers, TIGR Coordinator, “The difference between TIGR and a national conference is the focus on the records in one of the places your ancestors lived.” Meyers continued, “You’re not only applying methodology to Texas records, you’re looking at the distinctive aspects of researching Texas records and applying techniques necessary to maximize your results.”

 In addition to Meyers, the faculty includes well-known experts on genealogy research and Texas records:  Teri E. Flack, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, John A. Sellers and Cari A. Taplin. ­­The Thompson Conference Center at UT Austin is conveniently located near top Texas records repositories such as the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Library and Archives, the Dolph Briscoe Center for History, and the Bullock State History Museum.

 For more information on the TIGR 2017 Program, check out the links below:

 About TxSGS

The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1960. Its purpose is to promote, develop, and preserve the genealogical and historical resources of and for Texas; to improve communications between genealogical societies in Texas; to cooperate with local, regional, national, and statewide groups in promoting family heritage; and to advance education of family historians as they pursue their past.

Texas State Genealogical Society

TIGR@txsgs.org

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