The Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society will host a seminar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church, 1233 N. Beltline Road, Mesquite, with a dutch treat lunch break from noon-1:30 p.m.

Topics of interest include researching Native American ancestries and reading old handwriting.

Advance registration is $25. Make checks payable to Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society and mail to MHGS, P.O. Box 850165, Mesquite, TX 75185-0165.

Walk-in registration is $30. For more information, visit online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmhgs/page1.htm.