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June 22 - Fundraiser
Tuesday, June 22
June 22 - Fundraiser  (Fundraisers)
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
137 Merchant's Row, Arlington 76018 - The Highlands
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Be sure to let the wait-staff know that you are with GPGS!
Hope to see you all there!

Reconstruct Your Ancestor's World with Google
Thursday, July 1
Reconstruct Your Ancestor's World with Google  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
Your Home! Your Computer!
Lisa Louise Cooke will "attend" our virtual meeting and present "Reconstruct Your Ancestor's World with Google" - She will hold a brief Q & A after the presentation.       RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 6 . . . Don't Miss It!
     A wide variety of rich resources are available for free through Google. But it’s not just Google search that can lead you to genealogy gems. Google’s empire includes a great collection of free online tools that are all powered by the same Google search engine, and many are brimming with historical information. In this case study session, we will flesh out the story of a family tree by using a variety of Google tools, and bring it all together in a compelling video that can be shared with your family.      
Lisa Louise Cooke found her passion for family history at her grandmother’s knee at the age of 8. She is now the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company founded in 2007.  She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at, on your smartphone’s native podcast app, and through the Genealogy Gems app available through Apple’s App Store (iOS) and the Google Play store (Android)   Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 3 million downloads! 
Go to to see all the information available!

Dallas Genealogical Society
Friday, July 9 through Saturday, July 10
Dallas Genealogical Society "2021 Summer Seminar"  (Other Societies/Organizations)
Your Home . . . It's Virtual
Dallas Genealogical Society is proud to announce our 2021 Summer Seminar, featuring the renowned Tom Jones. “Write It Up: Essential Tools for Genealogical Writing” will be held virtually on July 9-10, 2021. Attendees will have access to the video recordings of the lectures for 2 weeks post event. There is an Early Bird discount through June 20. For more info and registration, go to

Brick Wall Breakthroughs
Thursday, August 5
Brick Wall Breakthroughs  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
Your Home! Your Computer!
Brick Wall Breakthroughs  . . .  Virtually conducted by Thomas MacEntee
Want to see first hand how to break through that persistent “brick wall” in genealogy? Using actual research problems submitted by webinar attendees, professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions. Participants will have access to research logs, digital images and more during and after the webinar. Also included is a “habit recipe” to implement the same techniques used in the webinar on your own genealogy research.                                              
  • Brick Walls in Genealogy – Why Do We Have Them?
  • Case Study Review
  • Step-By-Step Methodology Review
  • Habit Recipe
  • Resource List
          Bio:  Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.