Texas Research Ramblers
Genealogical Society

Preserving history in Bryan-College Station and the Brazos Valley

Ramblers Events

Since COVID-19 We have transitioned to both in-person and Zoom for our meetngs which are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:30. In addition we have a mid-month meeting via Zoom only. . Some may not care for Zoom, however, this has enabled us to have speakers from all over the state and even from England at a much better rate than having to pay for travel expenses, so there are advantages. Below are some of our upcoming meetings and events:

Monthly Programs

February 28, 2024
Field Trip to Texas Heritage Museum – Hill College in Hillsboro, TX

Car excursion for Texas civil war veterans and for personal research at the home of the official State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans. Ramblers will share rides. We will meet at the Peace Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 2201 Rio Grande, College Station, at 8:00 a.m. for the day trip

Ramblers share rides

March 27, 2024
Germans in America: A Concise History

From his book by the same name, Dr. Kamphoefner will share his research findings that indicated that while the Germans made up the largest non-English speaking ethnic group in the US during the peak of European immigration between the early 19th and 20th centuries, the visible remnants of the immigrant world they built are sparse, yet their impacts were significant.

Dr. Walter D. Kamphoefner, TAMU Professor of History

April 31, 2024
My DNA Brought Me To The Forest, But Where Are The Trees?

This will help us with what to do when we get those "referrals" to our new relatives based on our DNA results only to find they don't have a family tree!!! AARG.....Should be interesting!

Sara Cochran, Genealogical Researcher. Also known as the "Skeleton Whisperer", Sara has 30 years of research experience of breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.

Statewide Conferences/Events

National Conferences/Events