Archive for December, 2017

Spring Events for 2018

Genealogy DNA Interest Group

Discuss and explore the use of DNA in genealogy research

Haggard – Tuesdays – 7-8pm

Jan 2 ● Feb 13 ● Mar 6 ● Apr 3 ● May 8


Did My Ancestor Own Land?

How to find and understand land records

Haggard – Thu – Jan 11 – 9:30-11am


 Legacy Research

Join the Legacy Users Group for information sharing, research tips, webinars and one-on-one help

Haggard – Tuesdays – 1:30-5pm

Jan 23 ● Feb 27 ● Mar 27 ● Apr 24 ● May 22


How to Join the DAR

Learn what it takes to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Get help researching your Revolutionary War ancestor

Haggard – Sat – Jan 20 – 10:30am-1pm

Haggard – Sat – Mar 24 – 10:30am-1pm


Scouting for Military Records

Learn what databases, books, and other sources are available to locate your military ancestor

Haggard – Thu – Feb 15 – 9:30-11am


Genealogy DNA for Beginners

(part of Book in Common – see page 17 of Engage Brochure)

Learn the basics of using DNA testing to help research your family origins

Haggard – Thu – Mar 8 – 9:30-11am


Solving Mysteries of Women in Your Family Tree

Tips for researching female ancestors

Haggard – Thu – Mar 22 – 9:30-11am


Hidden Treasures

Discover what you can find in courthouses, libraries, and archives

Haggard – Thu – Apr 12 – 9:30-11am


Papers from the Attic

Preserving and dating old photos and documents

Haggard – Thu – May 10 – 9:30-11am

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In reviewing this past year I realize just how fortunate I have been.
Working here in the Genealogy Center of the Plano Public Library and representing the Genealogy Center and library at outside locations has allowed me to meet a large number of wonderful people.

Thank you to each of the family history researchers who have entered the Genealogy Center in 2017.
Thank you to everyone who read and/or commented on my blog posts.
Thank you to all who attended any of my presentations.

Looking forward to 2018:
1) The Genealogy Center will continue to add published material to our collection.
2) Genealogy classes on various subjects will continue to be presented monthly.
3) The DNA Interest Group will meet monthly.
4) The staff of the Genealogy Center will be available for one-on-one assistance through the Book-A-Genealogy-Librarian service.

Please check the http://www.planolibrary.org site or the library’s ENGAGE publication for dates, times, and locations.

I wish you all a very Safe and Happy New Year and look forward to your visits in 2018.

As you continue your family history research…..

Good Hunting!

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Today is December 7th, 2017

December 7th, 1941 – At 7:55 a.m. in Hawaii military forces from the Empire of Japan attacked United States military bases in Hawaii.

Several service members from Texas were killed or wounded that day.

The following sailors from the Collin County area died while serving on the USS Arizona:

Seaman Carl James (C.J.) Estep – Anna
Seaman 1st Class Harold Lemuel Patterson – Plano
Seaman 1st Class Richard Perry Rush – McKinney
Seaman 1st Class Raymond Clifford Tennell – Plano

Please take time to remember our service men and women who have served and are currently serving.

You are invited to visit the Genealogy Center. Allow us the opportunity to assist you in discovering your military ancestors.

Good Hunting!

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