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Access to the past 4 years of Quarterly issues is limited to current AGS members.

The table of contents for quarterlies before 2016 can be viewed under the Publications tab.

Spring 2020 Spring 2019 Spring 2018 2017 #1
Summer 2020 Summer 2019 Summer 2018 2017 #2
Fall 2019 Fall 2018 2017 #3
Winter 2019 Winter 2018 2017 #4

Video Presentations

The Orphan Train, March 2021, presented by Linda Fulmer

Researching Graphically, February 2021, presented by Ari Wilkins (video available until April 1, 2021)

German Genealogy, January 2021, presented by Alan Rabe

Irish Genealogy, pt 1 & pt 2, December 2020, presented by Jane Halloran Ryan

Telling the Stories of our Elder Texans, pt 1 & pt 2, November 2020, presented by Michael Barnes

DNA Painter: An overview, October 17, 2020, presented by Jonny Perl

DNA Tree Building: What to do when GEDmatch matches don’t respond, September 22, 2020, presented by Andrew Lee

Forensic Genealogy: August 25, 2020, presented by Kevin Lord

The Hicks Babies: Research Strategies for Adoptees, July 28, 2020, presented by Leah Larkin, PhD (video not available)

United States Census 2000: An Insiders View:  June 23, 2020, presented by Beverly Pritchett

The Acadian Story: 9 June 2020, presented by Diane Harvey Anderson with Ashton C Mouton, Jr.

Zoom Basics: 28 April 2020, presented by Adeliza Tiffany

Writing Boot Camp (Video and PDF) by Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee

Special thanks to Raymond Westwater and ZPEG for hosting our videos.



AGS Meeting October 17, 2020, DNA Painter and DNA Painter Intro Syllabus by Jonny Perl

AGS Meeting September 22, 2020, DNA Tree Building by Andrew Lee

AGS Meeting July 23, 2019                                                                                                                                                                            What you should know about DNA testing for Genealogy (PDF) by Janine Cloud

AGS Meeting June 25, 2019
The Leed’s Method: Grouping DNA Matches to Identify Common Ancestors (PDF) by Dana Leeds

AGS Meeting May 28, 2019
Upgrades, Apps, & Tools For Smarter Genealogy (PDF) by Rob Richardson

AGS Meeting March 26, 2019
A Recipe for Writing
Family History
(PDF) by Devon Lee

AGS Meeting February 26, 2019
Texas Public Information Act:
An Overview
(PDF) by Justin Gordon

AGS Meeting January 22, 2019
Resources for Genealogy Research (PDF) by Ben Wright

AGS Meeting October 23, 2018
Lost Female Surnames (PDF) and Lost Female Surname Checklist (XLSX) by Rob Richardson

AGS Meeting September 25, 2018
PERSI-bilities: How to Research with ACPL’s Periodical Source Index (PDF) by Cari Taplin, CG

AGS Meeting August 28, 2018
Maximizing Use of FamilySearch (PDF) by Alan Rabe

AGS Meeting July 24, 2018
1890 Census Substitutes (PDF) by Bill Buckner

AGS Meeting June 26, 2018
Building a Family Website (PDF) by Sandra Crowley

AGS Meeting May 22, 2018
Population Change: Implications for The Future of Texas and The United States (PDF) by Steve Murdock, Ph.D.

AGS Meeting April 24, 2018
Finding Treasure Buried in Twentieth Century Census Records (PDF) by Teresa Devine

AGS Meeting March 27, 2018
Publishing Your Family History (PDF) by Debbe Tipping

AGS Meeting February 27, 2018
Preserve Your Family’s History for Future Generations (PDF) by Emily Higgs

AGS Meeting January 23, 2018
America’s Historic Migratration Routes (PDF) by Steve Mabie

AGS Meeting October 24, 2017
After Gettng Your DNA Results, What To Do Next? (PDF) by Sara Gredler

AGS Meeting September 26, 2017
More than Daughters: Using the DAR’s Genealogical Research System (PDF) by Teresa Devine

AGS Meeting June 27, 2017
Looking for Living (PDF) by Kelvin L. Meyers
Information about when vital records become public records that Kelvin mentioned.

AGS Meeting May 23, 2017
Have You Found the Schatz in Your Family Tree? (PDF) by Cindy Foreman and Beverly Herring

AGS Meeting March 28, 2017
Tracking Down Your Ancestors Without Leaving Town (PDF) by Teri E. Flack, MA, MBA

AGS Meeting February 28, 2017
Making Molehills out of Mountains: Get Organized This Year! (PDF) by Cari A. Taplin, CG

AGS Meeting October 25, 2016
HistoryGeo.com:Unlocking the Past with Original and Early Landowner Maps (PDF) by Greg Boyd

AGS Meeting September 27, 2016
AGS US Census Research Table (PDF) by Debbe Tipping
AGS US Census Tidbits (PDF) by Debbe Tipping
AGS US Census Tidbits Key (PDF) by Debbe Tipping

AGS Meeting August 23, 2016
Genealogy Software (PDF) by Anne Mamiya

AGS Meeting July 26, 2016
19th Century Immigration 2016-07-26 (PDF) by Nick Cimino

AGS Meeting June 28, 2016
African American Life in Texas Before Emancipation (PDF) by Cynthia Evans

AGS Meeting May 24, 2016 by Connie Gray
Application For Identity of Court of Adoption (PDF)
Request of Original Birth Certificate When Know Name (PDF)
Closed Adoption-Agency Records Housed by Texas Vital Statistics (PDF)
Open Records Application (PDF)
Adoptive Family Ancestor Chart (PDF)
The History of Adoption in Texas (PDF)

2016 Seminar with Thomas MacEntee handouts
May 21, 2016
The Genealogy Do-OverTM: A Year of Learning From Mistakes (PDF)
Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching (PDF)
Building a Research Toolbox (PDF)
Managing the Genealogy Data Monster(PDF)

AGS Meeting April 26, 2016
German Genealogy (PDF) by Alan Rabe

AGS Meeting March 22, 2016
Research in Courthouse Records (PDF) by Teri Flack

AGS Meeting January 26, 2016
It’s in the Bag: Preparing for a Research Trip (PDF) by Cari Taplin

AGS Meeting October 27, 2015
Gathering Family Stories (PDF) by Mary Scrudder

AGS Meeting September 22, 2015
World War I: 100 Years of Records (PDF) by Debbie Pearson

AGS Meeting August 25, 2015
Earning a Living: Your Ancestors at Work (PDF) by Pat Gordon

AGS Meeting July 28, 2015
Mapping personal histories (PDF) by Katherine Strickland

AGS Meeting April 28, 2015
Researching the History of a House or Building (PDF) by Phoebe Allen

AGS Meeting March 24, 2015
Research Strategies for Everyone-AGS-3-2015 (PDF) by Teri E. Flack

AGS Meeting January 27, 2015
Unusual Source Records for Genealogical Research—Or, This is Some Cool Stuff! (PDF) by Sue Kaufman

AGS Meeting October 28, 2014
Lineage Societies: Helping You Find Your Tree in the Forest (PDF) by Charleen Mullenweg

FGS 2014
Mindmapping (PDF) by Thomas MacEntee

AGS Meeting July 22, 2014
Using the UT Libraries for Genealogical Research (PDF) by Katherine Strickland

AGS Special Event, July 19, 2014
PERSI & Planning a Genealogy Research Trip (PDF) by Sue Kaufman

AGS Meeting, May 27, 2014
Effectively Using Family Search for Research (PDF) by Dave Anderton

AGS Meeting, March 25, 2014
Evernote for Genealogy (PDF) by Caroline Pointer

Special Topics Tables handouts

AGS Meeting, August 27, 2013
The four primary genealogical record types for England and Wales by Jane Schwendinger & William Hudson
General and English Genealogical web sites by Jane Schwendinger & William Hudson
Scanning Magic and More by John Marostica
Researching British Isles by Jane Schwendinger & William Hudson
Gravestones & Genealogy by Jacquie Wilson
Military Research by Mary Todd
History of Awards and Decorations of the Armed Services by Mary Todd
Legacy Family Tree Software: List of Resources by Anne Mamiya
DNA Research by Robert Casey
Quilt Tips by Carolyn Gresham & Mary Root
Lineage Societies by Leslie Inman

Digital Legacy: Preserving the Past for the Future with Roberta Przybylski
AGS Meeting, July 23, 2013
Digital Tools and Software (PDF)
Preserving our Legacy Digitally (PDF)

No Vital Records? Locating Birth and Death Substitutes by Teri E. Flack
AGS Meeting, January 22, 2013

Austin’s Sixth Street by Allen Childs
AGS Meeting, November 27, 2012

Mini-Seminar with J. Mark Lowe handouts
October 20, 2012
Planning Around that Brick Wall (PDF)
Using Electronic Records to Trace our Ancestor back to the East (PDF)
My Ancestor, the Farmer (PDF)
Ready-Set-Plan: Developing a One-Step Research Plan (PDF)

Special Topics Tables handouts
AGS Meeting, September 25, 2012
Louisiana’s Southern Area by Ashton Mouton: Timelines & References
Scanning Magic and More by John Marostica
Researching England by Jane Schwendinger
Self-Publishing a Family History by Sharon Foley

Preserving Your Family’s Documents and Photographs with Claudia Anderson
AGS Meeting, July 24, 2012
Archival Supply Vendors (PDF)
Tips for Preservation of Archival Materials (PDF)

Bet You Didn’t Know That… (PDF)
AGS Meeting, May 22, 2012

Spring Mini-Seminar with Lloyd Bockstruck
April 28, 2012

Searching the 1940 US Census with Randy Whited
AGS Meeting, April 24, 2012

Organize All That Stuff by Sharon Foley, Sara Gredler, and Randy Whited
AGS Meeting, March 27, 2012
Organizing Digital Genealogy “Piles” by Sara Gredler
Organizing All That Stuff by Sharon Foley

Lineage Societies (PDF) by Sylvia Nimmo
AGS Meeting, February 28, 2012

Genealogical Chaining of Artifacts by Cindy Foreman
AGS Meeting, January 24, 2012
Genealogical Chaining of Artifacts outline (PDF)
References (PDF)
Artifact Analysis Form (PDF)
Chaining Form (PDF)

NARA Records at Fort Worth + More by Aaron Holt
AGS Meeting, September 27, 2011
Microfilm Publications for Genealogical & Historical Research (PDF)
Starting Research in Naturalization Records (PDF)
Naturalization Record Holdings (PDF)
Indian Census and Annuity Rolls (PDF)
Microfilm Publications relating to Texas (PDF)
Microfilm Publications on Black History (PDF)
National Archives webpage on African-American Heritage
National Archives webpage on Ethnic Heritage Research

Member-to-Member questions and answers (PDF)
AGS Meeting, August 23, 2011

Using PERSI by Susan Kaufman
AGS Saturday Series, August 6, 2011
PERSI Syllabus (PDF)
PERSI Quick Guide (PDF)
PERSI Extended Guide (PDF)
Witcher Article “Searchin’ Serials” (PDF)
Heritage Quest Database Guide (PDF)

Genealogical and Historical Resources at the Texas General Land Office (PDF)
AGS Meeting, June 28, 2011

Genealogy Myths and Pitfalls (PDF)
AGS Meeting, August 24, 2010

Members-to-Members questions and answers
AGS Meeting, June 22, 2010

So You Think You Can’t Write: Multiple Forms of Preserving Your Family Stories
Oral History Planner (Word doc)
Oral History Questions (Word doc)
by Daryl Gibson. AGS Meeting, May 25, 2010

Ghosts of Judges Hill: Searching for the Bones of Ancestral Homes (PDF)
by Phoebe Allen. AGS Meeting, April 27, 2010

How Disease, Disaster, and Hard Times Changed the Lives of our Ancestors (PDF)
by Teri Flack. AGS Meeting, March 23, 2010

Ancestry.com: Linking and Working “In the Cloud” (PDF)
by Cindy Foreman and Sara Gredler. Laptop Saturday, January 23, 2010

Funeral Records: The Final Event (PDF)
by Sue Kaufman. AGS Meeting, January 26, 2010

Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters
from Military Records Medley, by Earle McBride & Jeffrey Hunt. AGS Meeting, August 25, 2009

Land Records: More Than Just Land Deeds (Word doc)
by Ed Dorroh. AGS Meeting, March 24, 2009

Financial Records of AGS

2017 Financial Records of AGS
2018 Financial Records of AGS
AGS Audit Review 2018

Board Minutes


December 10, 2020 (pending board approval)
November 19, 2020
October 8, 2020
September 10, 2020
August 13, 2020
July 9, 2020
June 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
April 4, 2020
March 13-15, 2020
February 28, 2020
January 28, 2020


December 12, 2019
November 14, 2019
October 10, 2019
September 14, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
July 11, 2019
June 13, 2019
May 9, 2019
April 11, 2019
March 14, 2019
February 13, 2019
January 12, 2019


November 14, 2018
October 10, 2018
September 12, 2018
August 15, 2018
July 15, 2018
June 13, 2018
May 16, 2018
April 11, 2018
March 14, 2018
February 14, 2018
January 17, 2018


December 13, 2017

2012 Membership Survey

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