Pictured from left are Jalenn Ellis, Kathy Taylor, D. Joshua Taylor, Judy Tyler, Juanita Jones, and Brenda McGuire.

Eight members of the Bell County Genealogical Society attended the Williamson County Genealogical Society's Genealogy Saturday with D. Joshua Taylor, M.A., M.L.S., on March 18, 2017.

Pictured from left in the first row are Carol Owen, Jalenn Ellis, and Linda Judd, and in the second row are Kathy Taylor, Judy Tyler, Mary Duke, Juanita Jones, and Brenda McGuire.

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Mary Duke (left) and Kathy Taylor with Thomas W. Jones, featured master genealogist at the Austin Genealogical Society's annual seminar in April 2017.

BCGS members Kathy Taylor, Nancy Kelsey, and Ginny Parsons attended the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy’s 6th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute held March 7-9, 2017, at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio.  Kathy received a certificate for completing the track Becoming an Expert: Law and the Forensic Genealogist led by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL.  Nancy and Ginny received their certificates for completing the track Applying Genetic Genealogy to a Forensic Specialty led by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG.  It was an enjoyable learning experience!

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Judy Russell

Debbie Parker Wayne

Debbie Parker Wayne with Nancy Kelsey and Ginny Parsons

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Judy Russell with BCGS President Kathy Taylor

Our thanks to Janice King Carter for her informative presentation about DNA at our March 2017 meeting.  An active genealogist and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mrs. Carter is past Director of two Family History Centers; archivist for the Scruggs Family Association; President and DNA Project Administrator for the Scruggs Family Association; and a Temple and Family History Consultant for her church's local congregation.  Additionally, she is certified in US and Canadian research, and she helped Temple Public Library become an Affiliate Family History Center of the Family History Library, giving them the ability to order microfilm from Salt Lake City.

Bell County Genealogical Society
Temple, Texas