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    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS Family History Fair - April 13, 2019
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society and Tyler Stake Family History Center19th Annual Family History FairSaturday, April 13th, 9a.m. to 4p.m.Tyler Family History Center, 1617 Shiloh Rd., Tyler, TX 75703 William D. “Bill” Buckner ~Keynote Speaker Bill has been the Genealogy Supervisor of the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library for the past twenty years. In addition to teaching a quarterly “Genealogy Beginners Class”, he has had numerous speaking engagements with various organizations. Some of his recent presentations includes: Retro Genealogy Resources Still Viable I n Today’s Online World; The Digital Public Library of America: Another Tool for Family Historians; and Extra! Extra! From the Headlines to the Classifieds, Newspapers Deliver Genealogical Gems. Mr. Buckner heads up the McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group(MCCIG). Formed in 2002, this volunteer organization of the center seeks to identify and inventory McLennan County cemeteries. In 2012, the Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS) as “Vol.9 McLennan County, Texas Cemetery Records” published the results of 35 cemetery inventories. Bill initiated and co-hosts with the Central Texas Genealogical Society the very popular Annual Genealogy Lock-in. This event has helped bring together the organizations and individuals that use, support, and have an interest in the Genealogy Center Collection. In 2011, he started a movement to connect libraries that have similar events through the use of technology to share programming and resources. In October 2018, forty Texas libraries and/or societies participated in the 18th Annual Lock-in. SESSION 1: Newspaper Searching: the Needle in the HaystackSearching newspapers with any degree of success can be a difficult, if not, a frustrating task. Learn how commercial newspaper databases work as we explore by Ancestry. Learn how to optimize your searches by using filters to narrow down your search. Learn when to browse versus search. Learning about local library newspapers indexes and archives. SESSION 2: Understanding Genealogy Periodicals: Value, Content, AccessDo you feel like you are fishing for information when you browse a genealogy periodical? What’s in a journal or a quarterly publication?Magazines may contain that one-of-a-kind piece of information, i.e., cemetery inventory, roster, family sketch, community history, or biography, etc. Access is the key to finding your ancestors. Learn about the PERSI database and other indexes that will help you find success!_________________________________________________________________________ “ASK THE EXPERTS”-LUNCH Q&A PANELBring your lunch or order a box lunch from us, delivered from Jason’s Deli. Copy the link at below to Pre-Registration and/or order Lunch form. BREAK-OUT CLASSES IN AFTERNOON (1-4pm) · “Finding Grandpa in the Future: Patterns, Trends, Predictions” (William D. “Bill” Buckner) · “Tips & Tricks to Get you Started or Unstuck” (Scott Fitzgerald) · •Building a Research Timeline(Andy Leath) · Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR)and Sons of the American Revolution(SAR) (Carrie Woolverton) · Daughters of the Republic of Texas(DRT)and Sons of the Republic of Texas(SRT) (Carrie Woolverton) · Proving your Lineage to join Daughters/Sons of War of 1812 (Carrie Woolverton) · Beginning Genealogy (Scott Fitzgerald) · Family Search(Beginning & Intermediate) (Web Freeman) · Various Displays of Interest will be available in the Cultural Hall · Tour of the Family History Center(Karla Clark) “MEMORIES”DISPLAY We have expanded our “memories” display from last year. We will have both Youth(9-17) and Adult(18+) categories. To enter your “memories”(you can enter 2), please bring a printed 1 page(8.5x11) “memory”(story and picture) of an ancestor; and/or create a digital slide presentation(4-7 PowerPoint slides) to be displayed at the Fair. We have the computer so bring it on a flash drive)and you will be entered to win a prized donated from area businesses. For Questions or Information: Contact: or Scott Fitzgerald,903-539-5572. ____________________________________________________________ Judge Judy Steps Down After 23 Years Over This Controversy

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