I have made a difficult but necessary decision to allow WCAGS to go dormant for a time. There are currently no meetings scheduled for 2015.
Attendance at meetings for the past 2-3 years has deteriorated and I have been unable to find anyone to take over the duties of organizing the programs and meetings.
I simply do not have the time to continue organizing the meetings any longer. If anyone else would like to take over, PLEASE contact me and I will be happy to talk with you about taking over the organization.
The next meeting is Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2 pm in the Walker Meeting Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.
We will be discussing the future of WCAGS at this meeting. Anyone interested in being an officer for next year should attend this meeting! Please contact Kellie if you want to be an officer but will be unable to attend this meeting! Without new officers for next year, the meetings for WCAGS may be suspended until further notice. This may be the final WCAGS meeting, if someone isn’t willing to take over the organization of the meetings and programs.
The meeting will be a genealogy workshop. Bring your genealogy information and we will work together to solve your genealogy problems or get your research started.
The Institute for Genetic Genealogy is proud to announce the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference to be held August 15, 16 and 17, 2014 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington, D. C. The speakers include many of the most knowledgeable genetic genealogists and population geneticists from around the world. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more about genetic genealogy.
Dr. Spencer Wells
The Genographic Project
August 15, 16 and 17, 2014
National 4-H Youth Conference Center
Conference Registration Fee: $85
For more information: http://i4gg.org/event-information/
Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association
Saturday August 9, 2014
Kelvin L. Meyers
Broadmoor United Methodist Church – Pearce Activity Hall
3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, La (Parking lot is on east side on Albany Ave)
Schedule and Topics
8:00am – Doors Open – Registration
8:45am – Opening Remarks / Introduction
9:00am – Plowing Through the Land Records to Find Your Ancestor
10:35am – Tax Records or Why did Scarlett Make A Dress of Her Mother’s Drapes?
11:45am – Lunch
1:00pm – Probate: More Than A Will
2:30pm – How Great Thou Art! How Great They Are! Church Records
Book venders will be on site with a selection of genealogy and history books • Numerous door prizes
Cost of Seminar – – – $40.00 – – – Includes lunch if registration received by August 7, 2014
Seating limit: 75 – For information call Jim Johnson (318) 746-1851 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laaltga/seminar.htm
24 hour Hangout on Air
Sunday, 20 July – Monday, 21 July 2014
beginning at 6pm Mountain Time
(see more details about date/time zones below)
DearMyrtle’s Blog has more details about how to participate:
Hope to see you there (well virtually see you at least! )
GENEALOGY NIGHT LOCK-IN
Saturday, July 19, 2014
6:00 p.m. ~ Midnight
Genealogy Society of Craighead County Arkansas – Jonesboro, Arkansas
Tennessee Genealogical Society – Germantown, Tennessee
Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society – Paragould, Arkansas
DAR / SAR
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives / History Commission
Dr. Lisa Perry from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will have a display with unidentified photos. Your help in trying to identify any photos would be greatly appreciated.
5:00 p.m. Library closes to the public.
6:00 p.m. Genealogy Lock-In Officially opens and Registration Begins
6:30 p.m. Introductions in the Round Room
7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Daniel Littlefield
Topic: Arkansas Family History Information in Indian Records
Time Restraints removed from Computers
Search Genealogy Databases
GSCCA Members ready to assist
Bring photos of Craighead County People, Businesses & Events
to be scanned for the Digital Photo Archive
Door Prizes througout the evening
The Butler Center presents: 2014 Genealogy Conference
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CALS Ron Robinson Theater
The Butler Center is pleased to host Billie Fogarty, M.Ed, of Oklahoma City, as speaker for its annual genealogy workshop. This day-long workshop, held in the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater on the Main Library campus, is free and open to the public; registration is required.
Land/ Property: “War of 1812 Bounty Land in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois”; Migration: “Land Runs, Lotteries, and Homesteading: Settlement American Style”; and Native American Issues: “Discovering the American Indian Archives: Repositories/Record Types—Dead Men Tell No Tales, but Their Tombstones Do”
Meet & Greet
The Butler Center will host a Genealogy Meet & Greet Friday, July 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 124 in the Arkansas Studies Institute building. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow genealogists and share research experiences. For those unable to attend the Genealogy Conference on Saturday, this will be a chance to gather research hints from experienced genealogists. Two episodes of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow will be screened, and refreshments will be served.
For more information: http://www.butlercenter.org/conference/
As pioneers migrated across the country along the waterways, trails, and eventually railroads in search of new homes, the Midwest became the crossroads of the nation. Some settlers arrived from their first American homes in the East while others traveled directly from abroad. Some migrated via east coast ports while others sailed to New Orleans then made their way up the Mississippi River to reach points north and west. All traveled with their families, their hopes and dreams, customs, occupations, and religious beliefs. Regardless of their final destinations, those early travelers left many footprints along the way as they crossed America.
The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held 13–16 May 2015 in the St. Charles Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, Missouri. The convention center and all hotels offer free parking. Conference registration begins 1 December 2014.
For more information: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
Just in case anyone else is looking at attending this conference, I am considering attending and have reviewed the hotels available and they are already beginning to be fully booked at the conference rates so you might want to consider booking the rooms early!