A First for the Robson Ranch Genealogy Club!

Adele Stewart

The Robson Ranch Genealogy Club has planned a new year of programs designed to help anyone interested in genealogy or family history. And, for the first time in its history, the club is offering an all-day seminar! A $20 fee includes both the seminar and the buffet lunch, and space is limited.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., professional genealogist Sandra Crowley will lead this event, speaking on the following topics: Hiding in Plain Sight; Finding Your Ancestors between 1790 and 1840; and Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye!

There will be a break-out session after each 45-minute presentation, as well as lunch, with opportunities for questions and for hands-on follow-up with your laptop or tablet. All Robson residents are invited to attend! These presentations are designed for both beginner and experienced genealogists, or for that person who has yet to begin climbing the family tree.

Sandra Crowley is a genealogist, author, and lecturer who grew up attending family reunions and who developed a natural curiosity about her family history. Sandra has spoken at national and regional events, including RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conferences, and the Robson Ranch Genealogy Club. She is a regular contributor to GroupWorks. Currently, she serves as Director of Development for the Texas State Genealogical Society, co-editor of Stirpes, The Journal of the Texas State Genealogical Society, producer and editor for the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Webinar Series, and seminar coordinator for the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society. Those of us who have benefitted from her programs for our club know her to be a knowledgeable and instructive speaker.

To register, please contact either Gary Thornton at 940-262-3511 or [email protected], or John Weaver at 940-262-0908 or [email protected]

The Genealogy Club meets three times monthly, with programs on the first and third Tuesday evening of each month and a HELP Session (for individual assistance) on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month. Our upcoming schedule includes the following:

Feb. 4 7 p.m. Steps to Take for Beginning Your Genealogical Research, an interactive program using a workbook provided by the Denton Public Library. Bring a laptop or tablet.

Feb. 12 2 p.m. HELP Session. Bring information from Feb. 4 experience, laptop or tablet, and work with an experienced club member.

Feb. 18 No Meeting, due to seminar on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Feb. 22 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Seminar led by Sandra Crowley. Bring your laptop or tablet.

March 3 7 p.m. Genealogist Dr. Bernard Meisner presents Luck of the Irish.

March 11 2 p.m. HELP Session

March 17 7 p.m. Webinar: Finding Immigrants Who “Disappeared”

April 7 7 p.m. Webinar: Organizing – or Reorganizing! — That Family Reunion

April 8 2 p.m. HELP Session

April 21 7 p.m. Genealogist Lynell Moss presents Using the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki.

Visitors are always welcome at any meeting! For further information and to receive the program notes, please contact Gary Thornton at 940-262-3511 or [email protected]