Upcoming events

    • 2020-10-14
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Broadcast via Zoom by invitation. You may request an invitation.

    German Naming Conventions
    and other Oddities only a Genealogist would Appreciate

    Are you among the 50 million Americans with German ancestry? Have you traced your line back to an immigrant? Take the next step and continue your research across the pond in your ancestor’s homeland. As in most European research, German church records are your most important source for tracing German ancestors—they could help you extend your tree as far back as the 1500s.

    Doug Wilke, a member of the Doña Ana County Genealogical Society, will give a presentation on German naming conventions, or lack thereof, during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Using old church records from Germany, Doug’s father and grandfather traced their roots back to the late 1600’s in Westphalia, a province of the Kingdom of Prussia, in today’s northern Germany.  Their research documents numerous variations in names.  Doug had the help of a 4th cousin in Germany who was keenly interested in their shared family history.  The evolution of naming in Doug’s family along with the local customs and laws that dictated many of these “oddities” will be discussed.

    The October 14th meeting of the Doña Ana County Genealogical Society will be conducted online remotely using the ZOOM application.

    Without the ability to safely meet in person due to the Covid-19 situation, the October 14th DACGS meeting will be conducted digitally (over the internet) so we may safely observe from home. Members will receive an invitation to join the meeting by email.

    If you are not a DACGS member and would like to participate, please send an email, including your telephone number, no later than Monday, October 12th, 2020, to:

    dacgslc@gmail.com

    with your request to attend the digital meeting. Attendance is limited to 300.

    The meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.


    • 2020-10-16
    • (MDT)
    • 2020-10-17
    • (MDT)
    • 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.

    • 2020-11-11
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Broadcast via Zoom by invitation. You may request an invitation.

    A Review of the History of DACGS

    Carl Hundley will give a presentation of the History of the Dona Ana County Historical Society since 2008.

    The November 11th meeting of the Doña Ana County Genealogical Society will be conducted online remotely using the ZOOM application.

    Without the ability to safely meet in person due to the Covid-19 situation, the November 11th DACGS meeting will be conducted digitally (over the internet) so we may safely observe from home. Members will receive an invitation to join the meeting by email.

    If you are not a DACGS member and would like to participate, please send an email, including your telephone number, no later than Monday, November 9th, 2020, to:

    dacgslc@gmail.com

    with your request to attend the digital meeting. Attendance is limited to 300.

    The meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020.


    • 2020-12-09
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - Roadrunner Room

    December Meeting of the Dona Ana County Genealogical Society

Past events

2020-09-09 September Meeting of the DACGS
2020-08-12 August Meeting of the DACGS
2020-07-08 July Meeting of the DACGS
2020-06-10 June Meeting of the DACGS
2020-05-13 CANCELED - May Meeting of the DACGS - CANCELED
2020-04-08 CANCELED - April Meeting of the DACGS - CANCELED
2020-03-11 March Meeting of the DACGS
2020-02-26 Roots Tech 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah
2020-02-12 Sally Kading Explains Headstone Symbols and More . . .
2020-01-08 DACGS January 2020 Meeting
2019-12-11 DACGS Holiday Celebration of 2019
2019-11-17 Acclaimed Author and Genealogist Genie Milgrom Presents at Temple Beth-El
2019-11-16 Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy Library Annual Workshop
2019-11-13 DACGS Business Meeting
2019-11-13 Look What I Found in Grandpa's Barn
2019-11-06 Genealogy 101 Class meeting 4 of 4
2019-10-30 Genealogy 101 Class meeting 3 of 4
2019-10-24 RootsTech 2019 London
2019-10-23 Genealogy 101 Class meeting 2 of 4
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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