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Thursday, December 8
Workshop: Mapping your Family History  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute recently launched a searchable online map of New York’s historical synagogues. The Institute’s senior librarian, Moriah Amit, will demonstrate how to use this map and how to map locations relevant to your family history.

Workshop: Mapping your Family History  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute recently launched a searchable online map of New York’s historical synagogues. The Institute’s senior librarian, Moriah Amit, will demonstrate how to use this map and how to map locations relevant to your family history.

Sunday, December 11
GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Historical European Directories and Other Sources  (FGS Member Society Events)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
GenealogyIndexer.org is a free website where you can search for names in more than 2,000 historical European directories, Yizkor books, Polish and Russian military documents, and more. Logan Kleinwaks, the website’s creator, will discuss newly added sources and search functionality.

Sunday, December 11
How to Design and Construct a Family History Book Entirely by Yourself   (FGS Member Society Events)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
Are you contemplating how you will share all of the genealogical records and family stories you have amassed with your relatives? Elayne and Steve Denker will discuss the practicalities of how to design and construct your own family history book.

Tuesday, December 13
Without the Hint - There is No Story  (FGS Member Society Events)
Your Computer
FREE Webinar: "Without the Hint - There is No Story"
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett
Date: December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story.  The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall.  Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information.  This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records.  

Thursday, December 15
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
Holiday Pot Luck.

Thursday, December 15
Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical and Archival Research  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
Brooke Schreier Ganz, founder of Reclaim The Records, will teach you how to file your own state Freedom of Information requests for currently inaccessible genealogical or archival records that you would like to see returned to the public domain.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 through Friday, January 27, 2017
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Hilton SLC Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Join us for the 22nd annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), a week-long, in-depth learning experience hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association. SLIG opens with registration and a welcome reception on Sunday, January 22nd, and ends with a banquet on Friday evening, January 27th. Classes run Monday through Friday, with special events and research time at the nearby Family History Library (shuttles available) in the evenings.
SLIG 2017 is offering 14 courses taught by the field's top educators. Primarily focused on high-intermediate to advanced-level courses, SLIG also offers intermediate courses geared to strengthen the core understanding of the research process.
Registration opens July 9, 2016, 9:00 am MDT - many courses will fill quickly. Lodging reservations are also taken directly by SLIG. Details may be found at slig.ugagenealogy.org.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Whittier Area Genealogical Society Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
7604 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
Michael D. Lacopo, DVM, will lecture on four topics: More Than the Census-Our families did exist between those ten year intervals, Estate Files-Are you getting the most out of them, Incorporating Social History into Your Research, and Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy-Finding Living Relatives can be a Challenge!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Pinellas Genealogy Society Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771
This all-day event features Lisa Louise Cooke, the primary speaker, as well as three breakout speakers. Lisa’s four presentations will deal with (1) Google tools and procedures for solving family history mysteries, (2) getting the scoop on your ancestors with newspapers, (3) nine strategies for finding living relatives, and (4) future technology and genealogy--five strategies you need. Lisa is a nationally known speaker and author as well as a renowned genealogy blogger, and we are excited about her presentations at this event.

The topics of the breakout sessions will be: (1) “How Do I Organize My Genealogy Records?” by Debbe Hagner, (2) “What’s New at FamilySearch.org with Focus on ‘Memories’” by Debra Fleming, and (3) “English & Welsh Family History: Useful Online Research Resources” by Liz Pearson.

In addition to the speakers, this event boasts a continental breakfast, box lunch, raffles, door prizes, huge book sale, and plenty of time to network with guest organizations and other researchers. The registration fee is $40 for PGS members and $45 for non-members. After 18 February, the cost is $50, so register early.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 through Sunday, June 11, 2017
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree & 5th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Coference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
Burbank, California
Save The Dates!
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
"Hunting Your Heritage"
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017
5th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
"Diving Into DNA"
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Workshops (including Friday JamboFree presentations)
Thursday, June 8; Friday June 9; Sunday, June 11, 2017
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
Burbank, California
The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) is pleased to announce the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 8 - 11, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The 5th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 will be a full day of DNA presentations. In-Depth Workshops will occur throughout both conferences. Registration will begin in January 2017. 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 2017!

Friday, July 28, 2017 through Saturday, July 29, 2017
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel
2017 International Germanic Genealogy ‘Connections’ Conference Offers Unique Opportunities
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—A growing international Germanic genealogy organization has set the date for the first of what is to become a biennial international conference offering Germanic family researchers unique opportunities to connect with people from other countries.
The conference, organized by the German-American Genealogical Partnership, is set for July 28 and 29, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn.
“For anyone involved in researching Germanic ancestors, this is a rare opportunity to make personal connections with people from the United States, Germany and other countries. We especially encourage members and leaders of societies in the Partnership to join us in this inaugural international conference,” said Kent Cutkomp, one of the key founders of the Partnership and a past president of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, host of the 2017 conference.
A special discussion day for society leaders is set for July 27, 2017, the day prior to the official start of the conference.
The conference—“CONNECTIONS: International. Cultural. Personal.”—will offer more than 30 presentations by Germanic genealogy experts worldwide. Attendees will be invited to be part of a conference surname and locality database to match up with others attending, Cutkomp said.
Study rooms with computers and expert personal assistance will offer help with German script, language and research. The conference also will feature impromptu gatherings by region or special interest and a large field of vendors and exhibitors, he said.
The conference is scheduled at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, in Brooklyn Park, a Minneapolis suburb. Attendees may book room reservations at the hotel beginning in August. Registration for the conference opens in January 2017.
The Partnership, founded in 2015, joins Germanic societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the more than 60 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.
“Our purpose in creating the Partnership is to expand cooperation among societies nationally and internationally for the benefit of their individual members,” Cutkomp said. “We are undertaking a number of major initiatives, one of those being the 2017 international conference.”

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 through Saturday, September 2, 2017
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference  (FGS Events)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Save the Date for FGS 2017!
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)’s 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1111 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231

All members and non-members of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International are invited to participate in our Conference events.

Join us for a rich spectrum of International, National, and Local presenters. In addition to the many Czech, Moravian, Slovak, Rusyn and German-Bohemian genealogical related break-out sessions, this conference will also include optional tours of the local regions rich ethnic historical and cultural sites.

Other highlights include: a Parade of Kroje (folk dress) fashion show, a Vendor Room, CGSI Traveling Research Library, Silent Auction, Translation Service, Networking Room (Informal Regional 'Round-table' groups are forming across the nation and continue to meet locally for education and mutual assistance).  

Please Note this is in 2017.  The following year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the ‘Pittsburgh Pact’ which led to the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918!  This is the same Hotel as our 2001 Conference. 

Plans are still being made so watch  http://www.cgsi.org/    for full CGSI Conference 2017 Information including Registration, Accommodations, Travel, Conference Program Details, Speaker Bios, Tour Information, and Discounted ‘Early-Bird’ fee options.

CGSI is a non-profit cultural genealogy group staffed by all volunteers. For more information or to join CGSI visit: http://www.cgsi.org/