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

2023-2024 Programs and Events:


Sara Wilson will present “Collecting Moments Before They are Gone,” at the next Denton County Genealogical Society meeting, Thursday, 11 April 2024. Meeting social time begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m., in the meeting room of the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, Denton.

Sara’s presentation will focus on collecting oral histories to preserve the voices and experiences of the past. Gathering these valuable histories is both a science and an art. Sara will share best practices for before, during, and after the recording of an oral history.

Sara is the administrative specialist for the Oral History Program, and a certified teacher with a master’s in education from Wayland Baptist University. She serves on the board of the Denton County Historical Commission, volunteers with the Denton County Office of History and Culture and has presented with UNT’s lifelong learning program. Sara previously worked as an education specialist with teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, school administrators and staff, students, parents, and as a liaison to the community.

BONUS: Sara will present a hands-on workshop on Saturday, 13 April, 2-4 p.m. offering participants the opportunity to practice the skills learned during this presentation. Registration: To attend the workshop please register.

  • 14 September 2023 : Laura Douglas : The Public Library, a Treasure Trove for Genealogical Research
  • 12 October 2023 : Emily Coffman Richardson : Writing Your Family History: Learning to Assess and Compile Your Research
  • [DPL] 20 October 2023 : State-Wide Genealogy Lock-In (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 9 November 2023 : John Versluis : Spotlight on Holdings of the Texas Heritage Museum (Virtual Presenter)
  • [TxSGS] The Texas State Genealogy Society 2023 Family History Virtual Conference Roots and Branches: Climbing your Family Tree is going Live 10-11 November 2023. Registration is now open at Registration is now open.
  • 30 November 2023 : Field trip to Texas Heritage Museum, Hillsboro, 1 p.m. (members only)
  • 14 December 2023 : No Meeting
  • 11 January 2024 : Kim Cupit : German Communities of Denton County
  • 8 February 2024 : Diana Elder : Solving a Family Mystery with DNA (Virtual Presenter)
  • [RootsTech] The RootsTech 2024 Family History Conference – Salt Lake City is scheduled for 29 February through 2 March 2024, with both In-Person and Online conference attendance. Registration begins 18 September for In-Person, and is already open for Online participants.
  • 14 March 2024 : Linda Jonas : Finding Your Family Story: You Shall Know Them by Their Deeds
  • 11 April 2024 : Sara Wilson : Collecting Moments Before They are Gone (Oral History)
  • 13 April 2024 : Sara Wilson : Collecting Moments Before They are Gone (Oral History Workshop), 2 – 5 p.m.
  • 9 May 2024 : Annual Business Meeting and Heritage Harvest : A discussion of member genealogy experiences, preceded by the Annual Business Meeting

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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