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The Library will be closed Monday, November 12 for Staff Development Day.

We will reopen at 9:00 am Tuesday, November 13.  

Genealogy Expo: Finding the Lost


Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers
and
4th floor, McCallum Room

Come for the day or come and go. Discover resources for both beginners and experts. Learn from genealogy experts, develop research skills, and put your new knowledge to work!

My DNA Test is Back, Now What? 
Next steps after receiving DNA results, including matches, comparing results, and chromosome browsers. 
Douglas Fugate is a genealogy library service representative with Plano Public Library specializing in military and DNA research. He leads their DNA Interest Group meetings monthly.

Sentimental Journey – A Trip Down Memory Lane
Finding family war records and honoring family veterans.
Patti Huff Smith is the Director of Volunteer Coordination at the Dallas Genealogical Society and has experience as a seminar facilitator and speaker for motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar. 

Using NewsBank, Search Tips
Using NewsBank products (digitized newspaper databases) to find genealogical records, like obituaries. 
Sheryl Rascher is the President of the Erath County Genealogical Society, and an enthusiastic genealogist who has presented for several Texas genealogical societies. She loves researching information for people.

StoryCorps App to Make a Family Database
Introducing the StoryCorps app, the interview process and how to build a database of oral family histories.
Victor Chapa is a library media specialist with Fort Worth ISD and has led group projects with the StoryCorps app.

Using a Blog, a Personal Website and the Family Search Family Tree to Expand Knowledge of Your Family
Connecting researchers with modern tools enabling the use of new types of information like DNA results.
Tony Hanson has been active in the Dallas Genealogical Society as leader of their Technology Special Interest Group, Vice President of Education, Webmaster, and President. The web site he manages has won several first-place awards in the Texas State Genealogical Society's 'Partner Society Website Design' competition. 

Workshop Session
Come put your new knowledge to work with other genealogy researchers! Assistance will be available while using Frisco Public Library’s research tools.

Schedule of events

  8:30 am   Display table area opens in the atrium

  9:00 am   Genealogy Expo presentations begin in City Council Chambers

  9:00 am   Douglas Fugate – My DNA Test is Back, Now What?

10:00 am   Mini sessions begin

10:10 am   Patti Huff Smith – Sentimental Journey – A Trip Down Memory Lane (war records)

10:25 am   Sheryl Rascher – Using NewsBank, Search Tips

10:40 am   Victor Chapa – StoryCorps App to Make a Family Database

11:00 am  Tony Hanson – Using a Blog, a Personal Website and the Family Search Family Tree to Expand Knowledge of Your Family

Noon         Lunch Break

1:30 pm     Work session – McCallum Room 4th floor

3:00 pm     Genealogy Expo: Finding the Lost ends