Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free Genealogy Webinars--

What is a webinar? A webinar is a seminar online!!  And it is usually FREE!  I discovered a link today where there are several free webinars being offered in the next few weeks.  Everything from learning how to blog about your genealogy, building a research toolbox, preserving photos and much more.   There are also archived webinars you can view.

This is a great resource to enhance your genealogy skills. 

Is there a genealogy skill you would like to know more about?  Leave a comment here and I will see if we can find a class or two for you.

This caught my eye, because my ole friend Thomas MacEntee is teaching the class on backing up your genealogy data.  Thomas is very knowledgeable and this is a great reminder for all of us.  Here is the link to the Legacy Family Tree Webinars:

Famly Tree Free Webinars

Saturday, February 19, 2011

We Are Now On Twitter!!!

Yes we are truly on the Social Networking Train!! Facebook, blogging and now Twitter.

You can find us at: WCGSTX on Twitter!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What should our user name be?

It has been suggested we get a "user name" for our WCGS Facebook page. It will be easier for folks to find us on Facebook rather than having a long number to type in. 

We are looking for suggestions and WCGS and WCGSTX are taken. 

What are your ideas?  Please comment below!

Thank you!! 

Williamson County Resoures

Have you checked out the RESOURCE tab to the blog yet?  There are many free records online available for Williamson County, Texas.

Both my grandfather and great grandfather were born in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.  In my quest to unravel my family, I have learned the ins and outs of many Williamson County Records.  Did you know all of the Williamson County Land Records are online free of charge?  There are several different sites that have photographs of Williamson County folks.  Also, History of Texas is a wonderful biography that includes Williamson County pioneers.  Many many resources. 

Check out the Resource Tab at the top and let us know what you find!!!  Check back often as it will be updated as I find more sites. If you know of a site that is not listed, please email me.

Happy Hunting!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Free Online Deed Platter

This is pretty cool!!  A free online deed platter to help you with those wonderful land records you found!!!  Here is a link to the story, where to go to find the platter and how to use it!!!  Please leave your comments and let us know what you think of it!!

Free Online Deed Platter

Monday, February 14, 2011

Free Giveaway at Thursday WCGS Meeting!!

Our very own Randy Whitehed has just returned from RootsTech in Salt Lake City and has very graciously brought back some give aways for Thursday's meeting!  Come and see what all the hub bub is about with Genealogy and Technology!!!  Maybe you will win something cool!!!!

February Meeting WCGS

February meeting of the Williamson County Genealogical society will be at 7:30 on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the Round Rock Public Library. Guest speaker will be: 


Joan Upton Hall--

San Gabriel Writers League  


“Skills for Creative Non Fiction Writing”

...See you all there!!!