Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Austin Genealogical Society Hosts Distinguished Genealogist Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck

Noted Speaker to Discuss U.S. History and Research at Mini-Seminar

Austin, Texas — April 10, 2012 — The Austin Genealogical Society is pleased to present Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck as the speaker for the society’s next mini-seminar, to be held April 28, 2012, 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, Lloyd will share his expertise on:

  • Migrations East of the Mississippi
  • War of 1812
  • Deeds & Wills

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.

Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck is a widely experienced genealogical scholar, writer, speaker, and educator. From 1973 to 2009 he served as a librarian with the Dallas Public Library. He was an instructor with Southern Methodist University for 17 years and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America for 11, and since 1974 has been on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. He holds an M.A. in early modern European history and an M.S. in library science.

A prolific writer, he was a columnist for the Dallas Morning News from 1991 to 2008 and is the author of several genealogical publications. His most recent book is Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1784, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905. Mr. Bockstruck is a member of over 40 lineage societies and was named a fellow of the National Genealogical Society in 1992 and of the Texas State Genealogical Society in 2009, among numerous other awards.

“Educational programs are the heart and soul of AGS,” said Society President Sharon Foley. “Lloyd is a very popular speaker, and his presentation is sure to help attendees become better researchers. We’re delighted to welcome him to Austin.”

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. 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 beginner 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.