Upcoming events

    • 2019-10-23
    • 1:28 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Board Room on the second floor

    The Doña Ana County Genealogical Society offers its first class in Genealogy for beginners and those who want to insure that they have turned over every rock possible when as they search for ancestors.

    The classroom is limited in size and allows for only ten students.  While the class is nearly full, there may be a spot or two left.  If you are interested in attending the class, please email the class registrar by clicking   here   and ask to have your name included.

    If the class is full, please don't fret.  Frankie Lerner has already committed to teaching the class again beginning in January, 2020.

    You can see the schedule for all four classes by clicking   here.

    The topics for this second meeting include:

    Suggestions for beginners

    A few of the many online resources . . .

    Free sources

    Cyndi's List

    Find A Grave

    Roots web

    SSDI

    US Censuses

    State Censuses

    FamilySearch

    WikiTree

    Paid subscription sources

    Ancestry dot com

    Newspapers dot com

    Fold 3

    GenealogyBank dot com

    My Heritage

    • 2019-10-24
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2019-10-26
    • 5:00 PM

    Join the world's largest family history event in one of the world's most historic cities!  Choose from over 150 breakout sessions, listen to celebrity keynote speakers, and interact with exhibitors from around the world!  Get ready to make connections and discover your family story!

    The conference begins on October 24 and ends October 26.

    Click   here   for more information.

    • 2019-10-30
    • 1:28 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Board Room on the second floor

    The Doña Ana County Genealogical Society offers its first class in Genealogy for beginners and those who want to insure that they have turned over every rock possible when as they search for ancestors.

    The classroom is limited in size and allows for only ten students.  While the class is nearly full, there may be a spot or two left.  If you are interested in attending the class, please email the class registrar by clicking   here   and ask to have your name included.

    If the class is full, please don't fret.  Frankie Lerner has already committed to teaching the class again beginning in January, 2020.

    You can see the schedule for all four classes by clicking   here.

    The topics for this third meeting include:

    Documentation

    Primary vs Secondary Sources

    Filing, filing, filing

    More free sources:

    Libraries

    Family History Centers

    • 2019-11-06
    • 1:28 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Board Room on the second floor

    The Doña Ana County Genealogical Society offers its first class in Genealogy for beginners and those who want to insure that they have turned over every rock possible when as they search for ancestors.

    The classroom is limited in size and allows for only ten students.  While the class is nearly full, there may be a spot or two left.  If you are interested in attending the class, please email the class registrar by clicking   here   and ask to have your name included.

    If the class is full, please don't fret.  Frankie Lerner has already committed to teaching the class again beginning in January, 2020.

    You can see the schedule for all four classes by clicking   here.

    The topics for this fourth meeting include:

    Online courses

    Ancestry's Beginner Guide

    Genealogy.com

    FamilySearch.org

    GenealogyExplained.com

    Genealogy - The Ultimate Beginners Guide

    Genealogy for Beginners

    Genealogy Articles, Tutorials & Classes

    Abbreviations

    Vital Records

    Interviewing

    Names DACGS Members are researching

    Coaching available through DACGS

    • 2019-11-13
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library's Roadrunner Room on the second floor

    This program is a slight variation of the ever popular "What I Found in Grandma's Attic" and highlights instead, Grandpa's Barn.  If you have a treat from Grandpa's Barn to share with the Society members and guests, please contact Frankie Lerner via email (palomascreek@gmail.com) to be included in the program.  Cows, horses, goats, llamas, pigs and chickens are not recommended!

    • 2019-11-13
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in the Roadrunner Room

    Please join the members of the Doña Ana County Genealogical Society following the program to discuss briefly topics of interest to members including the election of officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) for the upcoming year, and an announcement of the venue for the December 11th Holiday Party.

    The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the Roadrunner Room of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library located at 200 E Picacho Ave beginning following the presentation.  Our business meetings typically take from ten to twenty minutes though the election of officers could add a couple of minutes or more.

    Please check out our web site at:  http://www.dacgs.org  
    where you find out more about the DACGS and join if you wish
    or have a contact to learn more about DACGS.

    • 2019-11-16
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 1011 N. Richardson Avenue, Roswell, NM 88201

    Genealogy by the Number
    with Gena Phillibert-Ortega

    Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion.

    Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research (Moorshead Publishing) and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank blog.

    She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, the Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, the Geo-Literary Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.

    Her research projects include Sowerby's British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel's Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.

    Click   here   for more information.


    • 2020-02-26
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2020-02-29
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Roots Tech 2020
    Salt Palace
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Beginning February 26, 2020 8:00 am
    Ending February 29, 2020 5:00 pm

    The premier genealogy conference with well known speakers, many topics, a robust exposition hall and very nice facilities.  Located a couple of blocks from the Family History Library, Roots Tech provides fabulous access to a unparalleled genealogical information and education.

    Please click   here   to learn more and register to attend.


    • 2020-10-16
    • 2020-10-17
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

    New Mexico State Genealogy Society will host their Sixtieth Annual Conference on October 16 and 17, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Please click   here   for more information about the Conference.

Past events

2019-10-16 Genealogy 101 Class Meeting 1 of 4
2019-10-15 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr
2019-10-09 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-10-09 How to Preserve Your Ancestor's Precious Clothing Items
2019-10-08 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr
2019-09-21 Genealogy Workshop
2019-09-11 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-09-11 The Magic of our DACGS.org web site
2019-08-14 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-08-14 How to preserve photos and paper items (letters, etc)
2019-07-10 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-07-10 Exploring the New Release of FindAGrave.com
2019-06-29 Open House at DACGS Library
2019-06-12 Resource Center (continued)
2019-06-12 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-06-12 Beginning your genealogy journey
2019-06-12 Resource Center
2019-06-07 The Genealogy Show
2019-05-08 Resource Center (continued)
2019-05-08 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-05-08 Program: Overlooked Census Schedules and Substitutes
2019-05-08 Resource Center
2019-04-10 What happened at, and how can we learn from, RootsTech 2019 Genealogy Conference
2019-03-13 What Are You Saying? Definitions
2019-02-27 RootsTech Live Streaming of Sessions
2019-02-27 Roots Tech 2019 US
2019-02-13 50 Shades of Black - Carl Revisits An Ancestral Black Sheep
2019-02-05 Finding Your Roots
2019-01-29 Finding Your Roots
2019-01-22 Finding Your Roots
2019-01-09 Where, Oh Where, Is the Last Piece of this Puzzle?
2018-12-12 DACGS Annual Holiday Party
2018-11-14 An Introduction to Genealogical Research in Archives
2018-10-10 Arthur V. Flores - Celebrating 100 Years as a Native New Mexican
2018-09-12 Grandma's Attic
2018-08-08 NO MEETING
2018-07-11 Holding History in Our Hands
2018-06-12 Organizing Your Genealogy
2018-05-09 Marshall St John and Elena Torres: Progenitors of the Hispanic St John Family
2018-04-11 Finding Your Lost Ancestors -- Maybe
2018-03-14 5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps
2018-02-14 Doña Ana County Historical Society Old Picacho Cemetery Project
2018-01-10 The Trials, Tribulations and Travel to Add Pecans and Chile to the Diet of One Small and Mostly Hardworking Irish Family
2017-12-13 DACGS Annual Holiday Party
2017-11-08 Working with Sanborn Maps
2017-10-11 Re-Booting Your Genealogy
2017-09-13 Grandma's Attic
2017-08-02 Common Surname Search Secrets & Brick Walls videos
2017-07-11 Who Are You Related To?
2017-06-13 Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors in Newspapers
2017-05-10 Life Legacy Workshop
2017-04-12 Mary Draper Ingles' Escape from Captivity
2017-03-08 Planning a Family Reunion
2017-02-08 Have Suitcase, Will Travel
2017-01-11 "Stump Our Experts"
2016-12-14 Annual Christmas Party
2016-11-02 Journey to Foreign Lands
2016-10-12 Christmas in October Seminar
2016-09-14 Wiki Wiki Wiki?
2016-08-03 "What Did You Find in Grandma's Attic?"
2016-07-13 All About Land Records
2016-06-08 Early American Occupations
2016-05-11 Wills & Probate
2016-04-13 Computer Tech Tools
2016-03-09 March Meeting
2016-02-10 February Meeting
2016-01-13 January Meeting
2015-12-09 Annual Holiday Party!
2015-11-18 November Meeting
2015-10-14 October Meeting
2015-09-09 September Meeting
2015-08-12 August Meeting
2015-07-08 July Meeting
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