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

2023-2024 Programs and Events:

Family Favorites: Recipe and Story Swap

Family gatherings and food play an important part in our family history, and the May Denton County Genealogical Society meeting will feature the popular annual show-and-tell, this year with the culinary related theme: “Family Favorites: Recipe and Story Swap.”

For many, memories of food and family go hand-in-hand. The food we shared at dinnertime, family reunions, birthdays, and holidays played a starring role in these family gatherings. Certain recipes hold a special place in our heart and evoke treasured memories. Share a favorite family recipe along with its special story at this tasty gathering.

Recipes can be submitted in advance at https://bit.ly/3TVNIuC or brought to the meeting and we will make copies. You are also invited to bring a sample of your featured recipe to share with the group. Be inspired as members recount the stories related to their recipe, or other moments of serendipity, finding unexpected results, and eureka! moments from the past year. All stories are welcome—culinary or otherwise. Everyone who contributes a recipe will be entered into a drawing for a copy of From the Family Kitchen, by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

This final meeting of the society’s 2023-24 programming year will be held Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street. In-person attendance only; there will be no virtual option for members. Refreshments and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting and program at 7 p.m. The roundtable session will follow a brief annual business meeting and recognition of this year’s new society members and the election of officers for the upcoming term. Visitors are welcome.

If you wish to share at this meeting, about a story related to a family recipe or other genealogical topic, please email Beth Leggieri to be placed on the roundtable agenda, at vicepresidentdcgs@gmail.com, no later than Tuesday, 5/7.

  • 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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