Thursday, March 17, 2011

WCGS Meeting Tonight!!

Just a reminder, tonight is the WCGS Meeting at 7:30 at the Round Rock Public Library.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

WCGS Annual Semniar


Elissa Scalise Powell!

There is still time to register for the WCGS Annual Seminar . To print a registration form and to learn more please visit the WCGS home page!!! 

 WCGS Seminar Registration Info

Date/Time:  Saturday March 19, 2011  8:45-400 PM

Location:    First United Methodist Church 1004 North Mays Round Rock, Texas

* Directions to the Seminar Site in Round Rock:
          - From I-35, Exit #253 on Hwy 79.
          - Continue East on Hwy 79 to the first traffic light.
          - Turn right on North Mays for 1/2 block to church entrance on the right.
          - Watch for seminar signs.

Speaker:     Elissa Scalise Powell         

Elissa Scalise Powell, CGsm, is an expert in western Pennsylvania research.  She served as a Trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists for 5 years and their Exhibit Booth Coordinator. She is an instructor for the "Foundations", "Genealogy Profession" and online "Ethnic and Geographic Specialties" modules in Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate program.  She was a Director for the Association of Professional Genealogists for 6 years, co-edited a cemetery book series and appeared on the PBS show "Ancestors 2" in the cemetery episode.  She is a past President of two societies, taught a beginning genealogy course at a community college for fourteen years and is a contributing author for many publications.   Visit her website to learn more:


Hiding Behind Their Skirts:  Finding Women in Records

Thinking Outside the Index:  Advanced Search Techniques

How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get Here? -- Migration Trails Out of the Keystone State

Rubiks Cube Genealogy:  A New Twist on Your Old Data


$55 for registration after Mar 1.  Registration at the door will be $55. The Registration Desk 
and vendors will open at 8:00 am.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Independence Day Texas!

On March 1, 1836 while the Alamo was under seige by Santa's Ana's army, five delegates of the Convention of 1836 were appointed to draft a document declaring Texas a free and independent Republic.
To Read more about Texas Independence Day