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Denton County Genealogical Society Programs, plus other local and Texas State genealogy events


2021-2022 Programs and Events:

Join us for the monthly Denton County Genealogical Society meeting Thursday, January 13, 2022.  We will connect by Zoom only for this month’s meeting.  An online social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by our monthly business meeting which will begin at 7 p.m. The program will begin about 7:15 p.m.

Visitors are welcome. If you are not a member of the DCGS and would like to attend, please register at: https://denton.bibliocommons.com/events/61d4901f1408782f0082a117 by Wednesday, January 12, 6 p.m. to receive and invitation email to the Zoom event.  Members will receive their Zoom invite in a separate email.

The program for the night is “From Here to There: Maps and Genealogy Research” presented by Laura Douglas.  Location is vital to accessing the correct record sets when researching your family history. Maps are a key to understanding where our ancestors lived. For example, sometimes in our research it appears as if our ancestors moved when actually it was a boundary line that moved not the family. This presentation will provide tips for using maps in your research and how to locate online map repositories.

Laura Douglas, is the librarian in charge of the Special Collections with the Denton Public Library. Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Texas Woman’s University and received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas in 2003. She has worked at Denton Public in various positions for 30 years including children’s services, adult services, genealogy and local history. In addition to getting to help other people with their ancestry hunt Laura teaches genealogical research classes at the public library.

  • 9 September 2021 : Patti Huff Smith : Between the Lines: What Your Ancestor’s Didn’t Tell You (Hybrid Meeting)
  • [TxSGS] The Texas State Genealogy Society 2021 Family History Virtual Conference is Live 1-2 October 2021 (Replay from 6 October to 31 December 2021)
  • 14 October 2021 : Tony Hanson : Technology Enabled Collaboration for Genealogy (Hybrid Meeting)
  • [DPL] State-Wide Genealogy Library Lock-In (15 October 2021, 9 am to 10 pm)
  • 11 November 2021 : Lisa Louise Cooke : How to Organize All this Genealogy Stuff! (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 9 December 2021 : No Meeting
  • 13 January 2022 : Laura Douglas : From Here to There: Maps and Genealogy Research (Zoom Meeting)
  • 10 February 2022 : Douglas Boyd, Senior Archeologist, Cox-McClain Environmental Consulting, Inc. : Blacksmithing on the Texas Frontier: Historic Archelogy at the Tom Cook Blacksmith Shop in Bolivar, Denton County, Texas (Hybrid Meeting)
  • [RootsTech] The RootsTech Connect 2022 Family History Virtual Conference is 3-5 March 2022
  • 10 March 2022 : Ann Staley via Zoom : The Everyday Life of our Ancestors (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 14 April 2022 : Justin Lemons and Jodi Rhinehart-Doty : From the UNT Archives to Your Family History (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 12 May 2022 : Business Meeting and Members Round table

NOTE: GenPen, the writing group affiliated with DCGS, assumed inactive status for the 2021-2022 program year (effective August 31 2021).


To Contact us:
Denton County Genealogical Society
% Denton Public Library
502 Oakland
Denton, TX 76201

There is a Facebook page for the society, maintained by the Special Collections Librarian. It includes additional information about library programs and other genealogical societies.

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