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Tuesday, April 23
PEI WEI  (Fundraisers)
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
2810 Highway 161, Ste 110, Grand Prairie TX
***Fundraising Event at Pei Wei***
Let’s get together for dinner @ 6:00 p.m.  If you can’t make 6:00, this fundraiser will run from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Grand Prairie Genealogical Society will receive 20% of fundraiser sales* during this event!  Participate by showing this flyer to the staff at this Pei Wei location. See Flyer attached.  

If you have questions, contact Sy Bates at
 *Gift card sales, alcoholic beverage sales, taxes and delivery fees excluded!

Digging Up Deeds
Thursday, May 2
Digging Up Deeds  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
GP Memorial Library, 903 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie TX
Meeting IN PERSON and... Virtual Via Zoom!  
Digging Up Deeds – U.S. Land records are some of the earliest and most complete records available. They contain clues to relationships, economic standing, migration, and much more. Learn about transactions between individuals using case studies to demonstrate how to find and understand different types of deeds.                                
Bio:   Barbara Coakley’s interest in family history began over 30 years ago when she was given an envelope of family papers. Her journey to discover the stories of her ancestors has taken her to homelands across the US and Europe. Barbara is President of Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries and volunteers for TxSGS and the Dallas Genealogical Society. She is an alumnus of ProGen, IGHR, TIGR, GRIP, SLIG and GenFed. Barbara taught genealogy continuing education classes at Collin College from 2008 to 2021. She does presentations for libraries and genealogical societies throughout the U.S. and U.K. Recent presentations included the TxSGS 2023 Family History Conference, Utah Genealogical Association Summit of Excellence 2023, The Really Useful Family History Show, and a lecture for the Allen County Public Library.

Thursday, June 6
Walk Down Memory Lane  (Special Events)
6:30 pm
The Uptown Theater, 120 East Main, Grand Prairie

Using US Church Records for Genealogy
Thursday, June 13
Using US Church Records for Genealogy  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 903 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie TX
Meeting IN PERSON and... Virtual Via Zoom!    
Presented by Emily Richardson.
       Retired from full time leadership in higher education, I am now focused on my genealogy passion. Brought up by a genealogist who never used the computer, I understand the importance of finding original documentation to substantiate ancestors. Kinsearchers was my mother's business which I now operate to help others with their genealogy research.
BIO:  Emily is a professional genealogist and lecturer living in Denton, Texas.  She began her genealogy research working with her mother in courthouses and cemeteries finding records for her ancestors in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  In 2019, she retired from higher education as a faculty member and administrator, moved to Texas and opened up Kinsearchers, the original name of her mother’s business as a genealogist.  She has been the secretary of the Texas State Genealogical Society for the past four years and currently is the appointed Director-at-Large to the executive committee.  She oversees the production of the new TxSGS Podcast, Lone Star Family Trails.. She is the programming chair for the advisory council for Robson Ranch Genealogy Club.  She teaches genealogy courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for the University of North Texas.  She speaks to multiple local genealogy societies throughout the state of Texas on a variety of topics.
Emily has participated in multiple SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy), IGHR (Institute of Genealogical Studies) and TIGR (Texas Institute of Genealogical Research) week-long courses, as well as ProGen34.  Emily’s clientele includes genealogists who have a brick wall, out -of-state inquiries for record pulls in Texas and research for those who are interested in joining one of the many lineage societies.

Show & Tell - Potluck Dinner
Thursday, July 18
Show & Tell - Potluck Dinner  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 903 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie TX
Our Annual "Antless Picnic" Potluck Dinner . . . featuring member presentations of one of their favorite genealogy treasures.  Share a family favorite dish . . . bring a dish to pass and enjoy an evening of fun and good food.  This is the chance to show and tell about one of your heirlooms or other family history discoveries.  
Here are some presentations from past years!