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

2022-2023 Programs and Events:

The Denton County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Refreshments and networking will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, and the meeting and program will begin at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

“The 1890 Census Substitutes: Bridging the Gap” (created by Bill Buckner and Hannah Kubacak) and presented by Bill Buckner

The story of the 1890 Census begins like similar burned courthouse tales of gloom and doom. Yes, there was a fire and yes, it is true that the 1890 Census was destroyed, which left a 20-year gap in the decennial chain of census records. How are researchers to cross this abyss back through time from 1900 to 1880 and connect to our ancestors with any degree of certainty? Learn gap-busting strategies such as using census substitutes, reconstructions and other enumerations. Learn which clues from familiar records can help you gain knowledge about your ancestors and bridge the gap.

Genealogy supervisor of the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library for the past 24 years, Bill is committed to furthering information access, and the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. He initiated and co-hosts with the Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS) the popular annual State-wide Genealogy Lock-in. He also leads the McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group (MCCIG) to identify and inventory McLennan County cemeteries.

Bill has been a valued Texas State Genealogical Society volunteer for over a decade, serving as the TxSGS District 12 / District H representative since 2009; a TxSGS book awards committee member since 2009, and its chair since 2010; and the TxSGS awards chair since 2014. He was named a 2021 Texas State Genealogical Society Fellow. He holds a BS from Southwestern University, and a MS in library science from UNT. Bill is a fourth-generation Texan and lives in Temple with his family.

  • 8 September 2022 : DCGS Members : The Ancestor Project (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 13 October 2022 : Emily Coffman Richardson : Expanding Horizons: Local to International Genealogy Learning (Hybrid Meeting)
  • [DPL] State-Wide Genealogy Library Lock-In (21 October 2022, 9 am to 6 pm)
  • [TxSGS] The Texas State Genealogy Society 2022 Family History Virtual Conference “Unlock Your Past” is going Live 4-5 November 2022 (Replay from 9 November 2022, to 6 February 2023)
  • 10 November 2022 : Robin Cole-Jett : The Butterfield Overland Stage and Mail (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 8 December 2022 : No Meeting
  • 12 January 2023 : Cari Taplin, CG : Unfamiliar Territory, Researching in a New Geographic Area (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 9 February 2023 : Ari Wilkins : Mysterious Relatives (Hybrid Meeting)
  • [RootsTech] The RootsTech 2023 Family History Conference – Virtual and Salt Lake City (in person) is scheduled for 2-4 March 2023
  • 9 March 2023 : Brian Rhinehart : I Have a Civil War Ancestor… Now What? (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 13 April 2023 : William (Bill) D. Buckner : 1890 Census and 1890 Census Substitutes: Bridging the Gap (Hybrid Meeting)
  • 11 May 2023 : Serendipity, Unexpected Results, and Eureka Moments: Discussion of Genealogy Experiences; preceded by the Annual Business Meeting.

The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is excited to announce that registration will open Thursday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. central time for our upcoming week-long Texas Institute for Genealogical Research (TIGR)!
Held virtually, TIGR 2023 takes place June 12-16, 2023.

Genealogy Cruise opportunity – February 8 through 18, 2024 – Sun Princess – Inaugural Sailing in Mediterranean
Cruise Planners – oconnelltravel.com
Currently Planned Genealogy Presentations

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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