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Tuesday, February 9
Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies" 
 
Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji
Date: February 9, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: Benevolent societies had a major impact on the social fabric of African American communities.  This session explores several groups that impacted black families in multiple states. Most of the organizations of the late 19th century and 20th century are long gone, but their stories lie buried in cemeteries throughout the nation and a rich community history can be discovered by knowing how to recognize them in African American cemeteries throughout the nation.
 
 
 
 


Thursday, February 11
So Many Ancestors, So Little Time  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
45 E. Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804
Former Central Florida Genealogical Society President Gregg Gronlund will speak on So Many Ancestors, So Little Time: Select Resources Discovered and Lessons I Learned on My 23 Year Genealogical Journey. Follow as Gregg relates the details of several case studies to learn tips and tricks to help you further your own family history research. Explore with him his path from Iowa and Minnesota to New York, New England, Germany and Sweden. Observe examples of how to think through next research steps and to identify best resources to use, whether print or microfilm at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center, online databases and websites, or at other far flung research centers and repositories.
 
General Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. September through May. There are no General Meetings during the summer months of June, July and August. These meetings usually feature a short business meeting, immediately followed by a speaker covering topics of interest to genealogy and local history researchers. Drawings are held for door prizes and the meetings are followed by snacks and a social time. Visitors and guests always welcome. The meetings are open to the public.
 
BE THERE EARLY at 7:00 p.m. for a mini-session, an informal place that precedes the General Meeting to bring your questions, successes or suggestions for others.
 


Saturday, February 13
Pinellas Genealogy Society 2016 Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771
The Annual Pinellas Genealogy Society Seminar, co-sponsored by the Largo Public Library, is scheduled for 13 February 2016 at the Largo Public Library from 8 am to 4 pm. This all-day event features Ann Staley, CG, CGL, the primary speaker, as well as three breakout speakers.
 
Ann’s four presentations will deal with (1) piecing together the everyday lives of your ancestors, (2) how to attack research brick walls, (2) organizing, analyzing, and sharing your genealogical data, and (4) exploring popular and not-so-well-known free websites. Ann is a nationally known speaker and we are excited about her presentations at this event. The topics of the breakout sessions will be: (1) using the FamilySearch.org website, particularly the Wiki, with Debbe Hagner, (2) researching the pre-1850 census with Debra Fleming, and (3) a look at the records of the National Archives in Kew, London, and how to access them with Liz Pearson. In addition to the speakers the event boasts a continental breakfast, box lunch, raffles, door prizes, huge book sale, with plenty of time to network with other researchers and organizations.
 
The registration fee is $40 for PGS members and $45 for non-members. After 6 February, the cost is $50, so register early.
 
Learn more. Questions can be addressed to pgsfla@yahoo.com.


Saturday, February 13
Grand Strand Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Chapin Library, 14th Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC
Scheduled presenter: Lois Butler, Subject: Using Facebook for genealogy research. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact President Cheri Passey 843-685-9050 or visit website: http://www.rotsweb.ancestry.com/~scgsgc/


Thursday, February 18
Lee County Genelaogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
DNA 102: Understanding and Using Test Results with Drew Smith What do you do with DNA test results after you get them? Learn how to interpret what they are telling you and how to make contact with others to figure out the relationships.
 


Saturday, February 20
Genealogy Research Class  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bedford Public Library, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. will present a course in Genealogy Research. The syllabus loosely follows the textbook "Unpuzzling Your Past" by Emily Crooms. Used textbooks will be available for purchase. The class will be held on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon on February 20 & 27 and March 5 & 12. Cost is $15/person or $20/couple. Payment may be sent to BGSI, PO Box 1439, Bedford, VA 24523.
 


Saturday, February 27
Genealogy Research Class  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bedford Public Library, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. will present a course in Genealogy Research. The syllabus loosely follows the textbook "Unpuzzling Your Past" by Emily Crooms. Used textbooks will be available for purchase. The class will be held on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon on February 20 & 27 and March 5 & 12. Cost is $15/person or $20/couple. Payment may be sent to BGSI, PO Box 1439, Bedford, VA 24523.
 


Saturday, February 27
Ancestors: Where They Went, What They Did, and a Way to Share What We Know  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Genealogical Society, all day seminar- registration required.
 


Saturday, February 27
The Romeo's – What They Have Done to Restore the Pioneer Cemetery of Yuma (GSYA)  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ
"The Romeo's – What They Have Done to Restore the Pioneer Cemetery of Yuma" presented by Marilyn Young & members of the Romeo's. (Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona)
 



Saturday, March 5
Genealogy Research Class  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bedford Public Library, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. will present a course in Genealogy Research. The syllabus loosely follows the textbook "Unpuzzling Your Past" by Emily Crooms. Used textbooks will be available for purchase. The class will be held on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon on February 20 & 27 and March 5 & 12. Cost is $15/person or $20/couple. Payment may be sent to BGSI, PO Box 1439, Bedford, VA 24523.
 


Saturday, March 5
Chicago Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Program - Pieces of the Puzzle - A Quest for Illinois State Hospital Records

Speaker - Grace DuMelle

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Tuesday, March 8
"Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do’s and Don’ts"  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do’s and Don’ts"
 
Presenter: Melissa Barker
Date: March 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: Researching in archives, libraries, historical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating and scary for genealogists!  Learn how to be prepared to do research at one of these wonderful record holding repositories.  The archivists, librarians and clerks at these places are there to help you find those wonderful family records but most of them won’t do the research for you, so it is important to know the Do’s and Don’ts of conducting your research when you visit one of these facilities so that your visit is successful!
 
 


Saturday, March 12
DuPage County Genealogical Society 41st Annual Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL
 
SAVE THE DATE!
 
Great speakers covering a variety of topics with four tracks each with four sessions are being planned for the 41st Annual DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, March 12
Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) - Spring Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota
Germanic Genealogy Society based in St. Paul, Minnesota will be hosting a full day conference.
 
Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
Bio: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogistsm who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She presents quality genealogy lectures for local and national organizations. She has attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and has taken college-level German courses.
 
Early Bird Registration: postmarked by Feb 1
Pre-registration: due Mar 1
Registrations will be taken at the door.
 
Presentations:
"Read the Tabloids: Germany Church Records"
"Boost Your Germanic Research: Understanding Jurisdictions"
"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records"
"Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals"
 


Saturday, March 12
Alabama Genealogical Society Spring 2016 Seminar   (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Samford University, Brock Auditorium/Beeson Business Building, Birmingham, Alabama
The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring 2016 Seminar speaker is George G. Morgan. His Program is It’s All in The Details​. The lectures are: The Genealogist as CSI, Bring ‘Em Back to Life, Clues in the News, and Getting Past Brick Walls.
 
Seminar fee: $40 for non-members and $35 for members. Lunch on your own either at the campus cafeteria, or at the Food Court ​located next door to the Beeson Business Building.
 
 
 
 


Saturday, March 12
Genealogy Research Class  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bedford Public Library, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. will present a course in Genealogy Research. The syllabus loosely follows the textbook "Unpuzzling Your Past" by Emily Crooms. Used textbooks will be available for purchase. The class will be held on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon on February 20 & 27 and March 5 & 12. Cost is $15/person or $20/couple. Payment may be sent to BGSI, PO Box 1439, Bedford, VA 24523.
 


Saturday, March 12
Dallas Genealogical Society 2016 Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Dallas, TX, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
"From Whence They Came" Millions of people immigrated to this country. This seminar will help people understand why our ancestors left, how they got here and how to trace their steps with an emphasis on the British Isles. Paul Milner, professional genealogist and international lecturer, will give four lectures:
1. Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
2. Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine
3. Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions
4. Overlooked Sources for 17th and 18th century English Research
 


Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19
California African Amererican Genealogical Society's 30th Anniversary Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Los Angeles, California
 
Save the Date!
 
"African American History is America's History: Reaching In, Reaching Out"
 
Come early and take advantage of opportunities to research family history in Los Angeles and Southern California. In addition to a conference filled with relevant genealogical sessions, you can also plan to take the Black History Tour of Los Angeles, visit libraries, museums and cemeteries serving as picturesque resting places for some of the most famous people in the world… in addition to the movie studios, Disneyland and other theme park venues offering fun and thrills on the cusp of spring break!!
 
Conference details, hotel information and call for presentations will be available soon. For further information: www.caags.org, or email conference@caags.org


Thursday, March 17
Lee County Genelaogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Seeking Your Irish Ancestors: Before and After the Famine with Donna Moughty.
 


Friday, March 18 through Saturday, March 19
Family History Society of Arizona Seminar with Judy Russell  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Phoenix
A mini workshop with Judy Russell discussing using circumstantial evidence will be presented Friday 6-7:30 at Granite Reef Senior Center, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
Following on Saturday a day long Seminar with four topics presented by Judy. Breakfast snack and lunch will be provided Cost $10 for Friday only; $45 Members $50 Non members for both events.
 


Saturday, March 19
Spring Seminar with CSGA  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Woodward Park Regional Library
Fresno County Genealogical Society is pleased to present a Spring Seminar for 2016 in conjunction with the California State Genealogical Alliance.
 
Speakers will be Janice Sellers presenting Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752 and Grandma, Who Are You? Finding Maiden Names; and Mary Anne Vincent presenting Mapping Our Ancestors - Where They Went and Why
 
Meeting in the River Room of the Woodward Park Regional Library.
 
Contact Fresno County Genealogical Society at Seminarfcgs@gmail.com or call 559-600-6230 You may also find us on Facebook or find updates on our blog at http://fresnogenealogy.blogspot.com/
 


Saturday, March 19
Family History Society of Arizona Annual Seminar with Judy Russell  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Phoenix
Judy Russell will be speaking on four topics:
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive Search
  • No Person Shall...Gallop Horses in the Streets - Using Court Records
  • Don't Forget the Ladies - Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
  • Polls, Personality and Property - Making Sense of Tax Lists


Saturday, March 19
South Bend Area Genealogical Society 2016 Spring Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
St. Joseph County Public Library 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601
“Putting the Family in Your Family Tree”
 
Presentations will be:
  • Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG: “Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted.”
  • Katherine R. Willson: "Which Way Did She Go? Finding Those Elusive Maiden Names"
Exhibitors and research assistance will be available all day. A light lunch, or snacks, soft drinks, and coffee will be available for a nominal fee from Allies Cafe & Catering at the Library. Additionally, several restaurants are in close proximity. Public Welcome!
 


Saturday, March 19
Middle TN Genealogical Society Bi-Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN 37203
Speaker: David Dowell, Ph.D Program: DNA "Can DNA Breach My Brick Wall?" Dr. Dowell has 2 degrees in history and 2 degrees in library science. He is author of, "NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection". This is an interactive meeting. Please visit our website: www.mtgs.org for more information and the chart to bring to the meeting. No charge. Refreshments served. Don't miss Dr. Dowell's expertise in the field of DNA.
 


Wednesday, March 23
One-on-One Genealogy  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:00 pm
Southwest Library, 7979-38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI
FREE EVENT. Bring what research you have done on the line(s) you would like to pursue. Participants will begin by completing a family tree chart with this information about their ancestor(s). Genealogists will be on hand to answer questions and point you to sources.
 


Tuesday, March 29
FGS and What It Can Do for Local Societies, Etc. (GSYA)  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ
"Society's Annual Business Meeting with election of next year's officers. "FGS and What It Can Do for Local Societies, Etc." presented by Linda McCleary, Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona FGS delegate
 



Saturday, April 2
S. Louis Genealogical Society 45th Annual Family History Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Maryland Heights Centre, 2344 McKelvey Road, St. Louis, MO
A Whole New World for Genealogists
 
Featuring Paul Milner, internationally recognized speaker for British Isles research and migration and author of several books. 
 
Also speakers from repositories in Missouri, lectures on DNA and technology, and much more!
 
 
 
 


Saturday, April 2
Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society 2016 Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
UNLV Stan Fulton Bldg., 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
Professional genealogist, Randy Seaver will speak on four topics: 1) Probate Records: My Favorite Record Type! 2) Exploring FamilySearch.org-The Very Best FREE Genealogy Website, 3) Genealogy is Fun! Seriously! 4) Genelaogy and Cloud Computing.
 


Saturday, April 2
TVGS Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Huntsville, AL
The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society presents Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, at a day-long seminar. Judy will give us insight into the legal system and how it can help us in our research. Topics include: -- Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence. -- Widows and Orphans under the Law. -- Using Court Records to tell Family Stories -- Where There Is or Isn't a Will. For more information, download the seminar form from the Annual Seminar page on the TVGS website.
 


Saturday, April 2
Spring Seminar – Chicago Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL

Spring Genealogy Seminar – Four programs: More Than the Census: Our Families Did Exist Within Those Ten-Year Intervals! Incorporating Social History Into Your Research, Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants and Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through

Speaker – Author, Lecturer and “Hoosier Daddy?” Blogger Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.

Learn more.



Tuesday, April 12
Letters, Ledgers, and Lodge Books: Finding Ancestors with Ethnic Resources  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Letters, Ledgers, and Lodge Books: Finding Ancestors with Ethnic Resources"
 
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
Date: April 12, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: Ethnic resources often contain detailed personal and genealogical information, and yet, they are often overlooked by researchers. Learn how to locate letters, ledgers, lodge records, manuscripts, newspapers, and other ethnic resources.  Discover hidden clues to track your ancestors and their friends, associates, and neighbors.
 
 


Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 23
Dublin Research Trip  (FGS Member Society Events)
Dublin, Ireland
Our research trips are led by professional and/or highly skilled researchers from TIARA and an Ireland-based professional as well. Travel arrangements are provided by Brian Moore International Travel (BMIT). Brian Moore's expertise in travel to Ireland makes them perfectly suited to handle your travel plans to either research destination... as well as arranging an extended trip to perhaps travel to your ancestor's place of origin! In Dublin, participants typically research at the National Library of Ireland, National Archives, General Register Office, Valuation Office, Registry of Deeds and the Gilbert Library. An often overlooked resource in Dublin is the vast newspaper collection at the Gilbert Library.
 


Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 17
MA Genealogical Council (MGC) Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:15 am
Courtyard by Marriott, Marlborough, MA
Don’t miss this opportunity to join with members of the genealogical community in a two full days of learning and networking. The MGC Seminar 2016 features multiple tracks of genealogy lectures on a variety of topics from fundamentals to advanced! This is an opportunity to talk to others and learn how they solve the problems that you share. Register for one or both days.
 
Saturday ($75) A Variety of Talks in Three Tracks 7:30-10:00 Registration begins in the Conference Area on the south side of the hotel Continental breakfast is served (coffee, tea, pastries)

Saturday presentations:

Presentation on the status of open records in Massachusetts, and nationwide

Using Family Search Effectively, Part 1 (Helen Ullmann)
Using Your Computer for Genealogical Analysis (Rhonda McClure)
Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records (Marian Pierre-Louis)

Using FamilySearch Effectively, Part 2 (Helen Ullmann)
The Family History Narrative: Hooking your Readers, and Gaining their Trust (Barbara Mathews)
A Needle in a Haystack: A Case Study in Identifying 19th Century Ancestors (Margaret Sullivan)

Military Records from the Revolution to the Civil War, Part 1 (David Lambert)
Internet Genealogy: Separating the Trash from the Treasure (Diane Gravel)
Until They Are Home: Genealogists in Service of Country (Polly Kimmitt)

Military Records from the Revolution to the Civil War, Part 2 (David Lambert)
Obituaries in Genealogical Research and Their Role in American Culture (Pam Eagleson)
Irish Genealogy: Online Sources (Mary Ellen Grogan

Sunday ($85) All Day Seminar with CeCe Moore, "Your Genetic Genealogist" The Power of DNA: Genetic Genealogy Basics, Who Am I: Exploring Ethnicity Estimates, Digging Deeper with Autosomal DNA, and DNA Stories from “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”
 
Questions? Email program@massgencouncil.org.
 


Saturday, April 16
Ohio Chapter PalAm, 2016 Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., US Rte 42, Plain City, OH
"Where, Oh Where, Are My Ancestors From? Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, a Board Certified Genealogist.
 
Topics:
  • Where, Oh Where, are My Ancestors From?
  • So You've Found Your Ancestor's Town of Origin - Now What?
  • Finding Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals; Life, Liberty
  • The Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, breakfast pasties, coffee & juice, and Full Buffet lunch with Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef. Member: $45; Non-Member: $55;
 
Deadline for advance registration: March 30, 2016; After March 30, 2016 cost is $55 for Members and $65 for Non-Members For information & Register online: https://oh-palam.org/registernow.php or with check payable to Ohio Chapter-Palam. Send to Linda Dietrich, Tresurer, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239 lindabelle@lcs.net


Saturday, April 16
Sonoma County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Finley Community Center, West College Ave & Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is pleased to present "The Legal Genealogist," Judy G. Russell, at our 2016 Spring Seminar, to be held on 16 April 2016, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Finley Community Center, located at West College Avenue and Stony Point Rd. in Santa Rosa, CA. Judy is known as the "Genealogist with a Law Degree," and she will be presenting 4 lectures throughout the day.
 
In addition we will have our Seminar Raffle with some great prizes again. Participants can pre-order box lunches when they register for the Seminar. It's going to be a Great Day!!
 


Thursday, April 21
Lee County Genelaogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Find-A-Grave with Julia McIntyre, Past President, Charlotte County Genealogical Society.
 


Saturday, April 23 through Saturday, April 30
Belfast Research Trip  (FGS Member Society Events)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Our research trips are led by professional and/or highly skilled researchers from TIARA and an Ireland-based professional as well. Travel arrangements are provided by Brian Moore International Travel (BMIT). Brian Moore's expertise in travel to Ireland makes them perfectly suited to handle your travel plans to either research destination... as well as arranging an extended trip to perhaps travel to your ancestor's place of origin! In Belfast, participants typically research at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the Linen Hall Library, and the General Register Office of Northern Ireland. An often overlooked resource at PRONI is the vast collection of administrative records relating to the management of landed estates in Ulster, from the early 17th century onwards. A number of these estate records belong to landlords who resided in Northern Ireland but their estates were located in what is now known as the Republic of Ireland.
 


Friday, April 29
Dinner with Dr. Michael Lacopo – Genealogical Society of Kendall County  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm
The Helene House, 111 Staffel St. Boerne, TX
Enjoy an evening with Dr. Lacopo prior to the seminar. Pre-registration is required.
 


Saturday, April 30
Twelfth Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ye Kendall Inn, 128 W Blanco Rd, Boerne, TX
Genealogical Society of Kendall County
 
Speaker: Dr. Michael Lacopo Seminar Topics:
1. She Came from Nowhere: A Case Study approach to a difficult genealogical problem
2. Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the "Evidence." When information from researchers does not add up - what to do.
3. More than Census - Our families did exist between those ten-year intervals.
4. Using DNA Testing to further your Family Tree; A one-hour primer.
 


Saturday, April 30
Fraudulent Genealogy (Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona)  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ
"Fraudulent Genealogy" presented by Linda Harris
 



Saturday, May 7
Chicago Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Program - The Emmett Till Murder:  City Desk and World Headlines

Speaker - Elliott J. Gorn

Learn more.



Tuesday, May 10
Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and How  (FGS Member Society Events)
Your Computer
 
FREE Webinar: "Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and How"
 
Presenter: Stephen Szabados
Date: May 10, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: When did your Polish ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This presentation studies the history of Poland and gives some insights to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors' immigration. All three Polish partitions are covered and the material will hopefully clear-up your confusion why your Polish ancestors listed that they were born in other countries on early U.S. documents.
 
 


Thursday, May 19
Lee County Genelaogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Letters from Germany with Werner Ropers.
 


Saturday, May 28
Google Maps/Earth (Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona)  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ
"Google Maps/Earth" will be presented by a speaker to be announced later
 



Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5
47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Pre-Conference DNA/Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
Burbank, California
Save The Dates!
 
47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
"Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past"
Friday, June 3 through Sunday June 5, 2016
 
Pre-Conference DNA and Workshops
"The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016"
Thursday, June 2, 2016
 
The Southern California Genealogical Society's Annual Genealogy Jamboree will be held Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, 2016 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The Pre-Conference day on Thursday, June 2, 2016, will include a full day of DNA presentations and in-depth workshops. Jamboree, the Pre-Conference DNA day, and the Jamboree Extension Series of webinars draw attendees of all experience levels from around the world. A call for presentations has been issued. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 7, 2015. Registration will begin in January 2016. Early-bird registration deadline is April 23, 2016. For further information, visit the Jamboree website at www.genealogyjamboree.com and the Jamboree blog at www.genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Jamboree 2016!
 


Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5
OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Toronto, Ontario
 
The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on June 3-5, 2016. The conference theme, “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge”, has been selected to inspire excitement among speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike. A call for presentations has been issued and details are available on the Conference website. Deadline for proposals is 14 August 2015.
 
 


Saturday, June 4
Chicago Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Program - Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections

Speaker - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

Learn more.



Wednesday, June 8
Day With John Philip Colletta  (FGS Member Society Events)
Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
"Day With John Phillip Colletta"
 
Join the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana at the Allen County Public Library to hear one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. John Colletta has worked at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. 
 


Tuesday, June 14
Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls  (FGS Member Society Events)
Your Computer
 
FREE Webinar: "Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls"
 
Presenter: Amie Tenant
Date: June 14, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: Social media isn't just for teenagers anymore! Learn to use the power of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter to overcome genealogy brick walls in your family tree and share your family story. Knowledgeable people around the world are just waiting to help you with your biggest problems and maybe you can help someone else along the way.
 
 


Thursday, June 16
Lee County Genelaogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
A Look at Death presented by David Nelson. This is a look at death as seen in funeral inscriptions, post-mortem pictures, grave iconography and the meaning of gravestone symbols, funerals and funeral customs, also looks at death certificates and what we can find in them.