Saturday, April 30, 2011

Austin Genealogical Society Hosts Distinguished Genealogist Paula Stuart-Warren, CG

Austin Genealogical Society Hosts Distinguished Genealogist
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG

Noted Speaker to Discuss Railroads, Records, and Writing at Mini-Seminar

Austin, Texas — April 30, 2011 — The Austin Genealogical Society is pleased to present Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, as the speaker for the society’s next mini-seminar, to be held May 7, 2011, in Austin, Texas. The society’s popular mini-seminars, held several times each year, feature nationally recognized genealogy speakers and attract family historians from around the state.

Paula is a Certified Genealogist who specializes in Midwestern research, unique resources, major U.S. repositories, and Midwest and Plains Indians. She has been a course coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy since 1997, has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences since 1993, and has written for FGS Forum, NGS Magazine, and New England Ancestors. Currently she is President of the Northland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and co-chair of the 2011 FGS Conference.

During this half-day seminar, Paula will share her expertise on:

- Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
- Tho’ They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
- Baker’s Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History

“Educational programs are the heart and soul of AGS,” said Society President Sharon Foley. “We’re delighted to welcome Paula to Austin, learn about the three R’s – railroads, records, and writing – and show her some outsized Texas hospitality.”

The seminar will be held at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, Texas, 78759, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Costs are $10 for Austin Genealogical Society members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is encouraged, but walk-up registration will be available the day of the event. For more information, please visit the AGS website at http://www.austintxgensoc.org.

About the Austin Genealogical Society

Founded in 1960, the Austin Genealogical Society is devoted to advancing genealogy through wide-ranging research and education and to preserving the heritage of Austin, Travis County, and Texas. AGS members enjoy monthly meetings on a variety of family history topics, mini-seminars with leading genealogists, hands-on technology workshops, and research trips to major repositories. The society also offers twice-yearly beginner classes for new researchers. For more information, please visit the AGS website at http://austintxgensoc.org.