Fourth Wednesday

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society invites members and nonmembers who want to learn more about doing genealogical research to join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month for a lunch and learn. Bring your sack lunch, salad or drive-through meal and meet with us from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the genealogy library, 611 N. Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Tx. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Each month various speakers will present topics intended to advance your genealogical research skills. Advanced registration is not required. Note that the group does not meet in November or December. For questions about this or other HCGS events, please contact us at hcgstx@suddenlinkmail.com

2024 Lunch & Learn Topics

May 22 – This month we are going to show you a video from the Family Search Library called “5 Search Strategies Every Genealogist Should Know.”  Also one of the topics brought up during our seminar was the “Periodical Source Index,” also known as “PERSI.”  We didn’t have a lot of time to examine this research asset at that time, so we will show you another video from the Family Search Library covering that topic in more depth.  Both of these videos are compliments of HCGS Librarian Emerita, Jan Stovall, who is sharing her subscription to this service with us.  We hope to see you then!

Apr 24 – This month during “Lunch & Learn”,  long-time HCGS and DAR (The Captain David Phillips Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution),  member and volunteer, Sandy Noe, will be presenting “So you want to join DAR?” She will also talk about other heritage organizations, such as the War of 1812 and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.   Even if you are not actually interested in joining one of these organizations (for instance, if you are a man) Sandy will offer many tips on the research process required to join, which can be applied by everyone to all areas of family research.

Mar 27 –   This month during “Lunch & Learn”, HCGS Librarian, Silvina Epperson, will be presenting “Where in the World?  Tackling a New Research Location.”  Please join us as Silvina walks you through this topic.

Feb 28HCGS Librarian, Silvina Epperson, will be presenting “Preserving Articles and Photos.”  Please join us as Silvina walks you through this topic.  We always have an interesting and fun time!

Jan 25 – Cancelled

2023 Lunch & Learn Topics

2023 Lunch & Learn Topics

Oct 25CarolAnn Dixon will be presenting the fifth part in HCGS’s series’ using FamilySearch entitled,  Non-Population Schedules: The “Other” Censuses.

When we say we used “the census,” what we usually mean is that we used one specific part of the US federal census—specifically, the population schedule. It’s the population schedule that lists everyone by name (beginning in 1850) or the name of the head of household with an age/gender breakdown of the house (1790-1840).

But some federal censuses have other schedules that are useful in our genealogy. These “non-population” schedules don’t enumerate everyone like the population schedules do. Instead, they are focused on specific segments of people.

Please join CarolAnn as she walks you through this topic. You’re welcome to bring your laptop.

Sep 27 – CarolAnn Dixon will be presenting the fourth part in HCGS’s series’ on using FamilySearch.org entitled, Digital Library and Other Features. Please join CarolAnn as she navigates through this topic. You’re welcome to bring your laptop.

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