Free Genealogy Events in Texas, Delaware, and Mississippi

computer lab Have you ever attended a genealogy workshop, class, course, or event? It can be really fun to get together with a group of other genealogists and learn something new about genealogy. It is possible to find fun genealogy events that are free to attend. Here are some free genealogy events.

On August 28, 2012, the Stephens Central Library, which is located in San Angelo, Texas, will hold a free Genealogy Fair. It will include 45 exhibits that feature historical and genealogical organizations. There will be door prizes that include subscriptions to Ancestry.com and Fold3.com, a membership to SAGHS, and coupons for more workshops and classes. You can learn about advances in using DNA in genealogy, and get help starting your family tree.

On September 1, 2012, the Delaware Public Archives, located in Dover, Delaware, will hold a class on how to use naturalization papers. The class will be presented by Genealogist Nancy Lyons, and it will begin at 10:30 in the morning. The program is free to the public.

On September 4, 2012, the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, which is located in San Angelo, Texas, will hold a meeting of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society. This event is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be James Harkins, director of public services for the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records Program.

On September 4, 2012, the Hattiesburg Water Department building, which is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will hold a meeting of the South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society. Dr. Steven Coleman, of USM, will present a program on identifying individuals in old photos by deciphering the clues (time period, hair style, clothing style, and more). The genealogy Library will open at 6:00 at night. This meeting is free and open to the public.

On September 11, 2012, the George Memorial Library, , which is located in Richmond, Texas, will host a free, and open to the public, genealogy class. “Genealogy on Facebook” will begin at 10:00 in the morning in the library’s Computer Lab. Learn how to use Facebook to network with other genealogists and family members, , how to post information and share it, and how to find genealogy-related Facebook pages.

On September 18, 2012, the George Memorial Library, will host a free, and open to the public, genealogy class called “Learn How to Use the U.S. Census Records for Family-History Research”. Library staff will show you how by using census records from 1790 to 1940. This class will also begin at 10:00 in the morning, and will take place in the Computer Lab.

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