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HGF Program – Kelvin Meyers
May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Three Sessions: Probate Genealogy, Tax Records, and the Texas State Archives
Whose Estate Is It Any Way!
Hear about the real life adventures and encounters of a Forensic Genealogist from establishing the estate is valid to using 21st century resources along with good old-fashioned genealogy to determine the rightful heirs to an unclaimed estate.
Tax Records or Why Did Scarlett Make a Dress of Her Mother’s Drapes?
Tax lists can be used for more than merely as a substitute for amissing census. You can determine when an ancestor comes of age, estimate the time of death, discover social standing in the community, determine the short stay of a family in between decennial censuses, find clues as to the location of land owned,or maybe identify a nameless wife. Also learn where to find these tax lists and how to access them.
Researching Your Texas Ancestors At Home and On Site
This lecture 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.
Kelvin L. Meyers A fifth generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1996, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. He also specializes in southern brick wall problems for clients.
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 he co-coordinated with J. Mark Lowe, “A Swing Through the South” at SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research).
He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG).
Kelvin has recently published Research in Texas for NGS (National Genealogical Society) Research in the states series. Kelvin also currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Meeting Poster: If you have the opportunity, please place our meeting poster on a bulletin board where folks interested in genealogy might see it. 2017 May Kelvin Meyers flyer
Lunch: You may wish to bring a lunch. Lunch for this meeting may no longer be ordered from HGF.