Genealogy Lock-in

Join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT)
for a day of live genealogy webinars!

Stay All Day, or Come and Go

Friday, October 19 from 10 am – 5:15 pm

The GNT will present 6 live-streamed webinars featuring genealogy experts and up-to-date topics.

The Galveston County Genealogical Society will be on hand to help with your genealogy research questions.

10:00 - 10:50 am - Don't Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist.
In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – secondclass – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today. Live from Utah by way of New Jersey.
11:00 - 11:50 am - Discovering Your Ancestors' Land Holdings in the Texas GLO
Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records
Learn how maps can be used in genealogical research. This will be an overview of how to use the archival maps, the GIS mapping system, and the original land grant records to find your ancestors. Lecture will include a case study using GLO maps, GIS mapping, and county records in determining the location of the heinous 1872 murder of Benjamin McKeever in Burnet County Texas. Live from West Waco Library.
Noon - 1:30 pm - Genealogy Basics: Getting Started on Your Family Tree

Brown-bag Session

Carl Smith, Genealogy Librarian – Montgomery County Memorial Library System.
Budding researchers will learn the basics they need to get started researching their family tree. We’ll cover the first steps to take to begin your research, starting with home sources. We’ll also cover the types of records that are useful for genealogical research and where they can be found. We’ll also cover ways to stay organized by utilizing paper charts and forms or computer software. Pack a lunch! Live from Central Library (Conroe).

1:40 - 2:40 pm - Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections
Ari Wilkins, Dallas Public Library.
We all have mounds of old unidentified family photos sitting in boxes. This lecture will offer step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging these precious collections for future generations. Learn how to identify, digitize and share collections using family trees and social media. Live from Denton Public Library.
2:50 - 3:50 pm - Locating Ancestors on the Dawes Roll
Kathy Huber, Manager, Genealogy Center, Tulsa City County Library.
The Dawes Roll, created between 1898 – 1906 enrolled members of the Five Civilized Tribes living
in Indian Territory. Learn why the roll was taken, how the process worked, and the steps to locating an ancestor who enrolled. Live from West Waco Library.
4:00 - 5:15 pm - Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Brick Walls
Drew Smith, Assistant Librarian, Academic Services, USF Tampa Library, co-host Genealogy Guys Podcast.
Examine several case studies that will demonstrate how autosomal DNA testing can be used to solve genealogy brick walls. Examples will focus on AncestryDNA, but may also include other testing companies and services. Live from Florida.