Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Austin Genealogical Society Hosts Distinguished Genealogist George G. Morgan

Austin, Texas — October 19, 2011 — The Austin Genealogical Society is pleased to present George G. Morgan as the speaker for the society’s next mini-seminar, to be held November 12, 2011, in Austin, Texas. The society’s popular mini-seminars, held twice each year, feature nationally recognized genealogy speakers and attract family historians from around the state.

During this half-day seminar, George will share his expertise on:
  • Locating and Accessing Published Genealogies Online
  • Expand Your Research Reach with Interlibrary Loan & Digitized Book Collections
  • Bits About Obits: Reading Between the Lines
The seminar will be held at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, Texas, 78759. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10 for AGS members and $15 for visitors if paid in advance; all registrations at the door will be $15. For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.austintxgensoc.org.

George G. Morgan, president of Aha! Seminars Inc., is an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences. He is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, genealogical publications, and websites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Singapore, and elsewhere. His tenth book, the third edition of his How to Do Everything Genealogy, will be published by McGraw-Hill in January 2012.

George is Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Publicity Director of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and more than a dozen societies in the U.S. and the U.K. George and Drew Smith produce The Genealogy GuysSM podcast at http://genealogyguys.com, the longest-running genealogical podcast in the world, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

“Our members love programs that help them become better researchers, and George’s presentation really fits that bill,” said Society President Sharon Foley. “We’re excited about the seminar and delighted to welcome George to Austin.”

About the Austin Genealogical Society

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