About Other Societies

Links to other societies and conferences that we think may be of interest to you. The Dallas Society has a larger list of Society Links to organizations in the North Texas area.

Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS sponsors an annual lecture series of nationally-known speakers whose topics focus on research in specific localities and/or time periods, ethnic groups that populated colonial and post-Revolutionary America, genealogical repositories and resources; and methodology and problem-solving techniques.

Fort Worth Genealogical Society
The Fort Worth Genealogical Society was founded in 1957 to promote genealogy and local history in Tarrant County, Texas. General membership meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, except for December. The FWGS Annual Summer Seminar was held 10 August, 2013 and featured Jane Buck as speaker.

Collin County Genealogical Society
CCGS program meetings featuring guest speakers are held on the 2nd Wednesday, September to June, at the W.O. Haggard, Jr. Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, Texas 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Society does not meet during the summer months of July and August.

Wise County Genealogical Society is a new organization this year (2013), with a rapidly growing membership. We have not spotted a web site yet, but will link it when it appears.

Texas State Genealogical Society (old web site)
The Texas State Genealogical Society was founded in 1960 at Fort Worth, Texas. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Individuals, Societies, Libraries, Museums and Family Surname Associations may apply for membership. This year’s conference was in Round Rock on 31 October and 1-2 November, 2013. Next year’s is in San Antonio, as co-hosts of the FGS 2014 Annual Conference.

Federation of Genealogical Societies
The Federation of Genealogical Societies, founded in 1976, has three major purposes: serving the needs of its member societies, providing products and services needed by member societies, and marshaling the resources of its member organizations. This year’s conference was in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 21-24 August, 2013. Next year’s conference is “Gone to Texas” in San Antonio on 27-30 August, 2014. The 2015 conference will be held in Salt Lake City on 12-14 February, 2015, joint with RootsTech 2015.

National Genealogical Society
The National Genealogical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1903, is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. This year’s Conference was in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 8-11 May, 2013. Next year’s Conference is “Virginia: The First Frontier” in Richmond, Virginia, on 7-10 May, 2014.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society advances genealogical scholarship and develops the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and communicating in a variety of accessible formats reliable genealogical data with emphasis on families and communities connected to New England.

RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference

This event replaced the GenTech conferences sponsored by the National Genealogical Society in earlier years. The first three RootsTech conferences in 2011, 2012, and 2013 were HUGELY successful. Next year’s RootsTech is 6-8 February, 2014 in Salt Lake City.

Angelina College Genealogy Conference
A number of our members have attended in years past, and were very impressed with the programs. The speakers, sessions, and vendors were well worth the trip to Lufkin. Last year’s conference was in Lufkin at the Angelina College campus, on 18-20 July 2013. Their web page remains the same each year, so it will get updated with the 2014 programs when they are set.

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