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April 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us starting at 10:30 for hospitality and mingling. The business meeting starts at 11:00, followed by our featured speaker around 11:30.
Our presentation this month is ‘The Texas State Library/Archives and General Land Office at Home and On Site‘ by DGS member Kelvin Meyers. He will discusses what records are available on your home computer or tablet and what resources are available to the genealogist when visiting these great sources of Texas research. Even if you are across the world you don’t have to leave home to locate records about your Texas ancestors.
Kelvin is a fifth generation Texan and professional genealogist since 1990 and an avid researcher-historian since 1979, he is a frequent speaker to many genealogical societies and family associations throughout the US. He was employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library. Now, he contracts with attorneys, banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies, as a forensic genealogist, searching for missing or unknown heirs to estates and oil and gas leases. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. In 2016 Kelvin completed the Research in States Guide for Texas, published by the National Genealogical Society. He is a founding member and has served on the board of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin also serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.