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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
Maryland Genealogical Society Basics+ Workshop:  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Govans Presbyterian Church - Sharp Hall, 5828 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212
RIP: Records That Memorialize Our Ancestors' Deaths
Funeral services, cemetery markers, and obituaries pay tribute to those lost, comfort the grieving, and aid in our genealogical research. In recognition of Memorial Day, our Basics+ Workshop, features three presentations that discuss records that memorialize our ancestors' deaths--and their lives.
Speakers: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CGSM – The Dead and the Dying: Cemetery and Funeral Home Research Jacqueline Hedberg – Saving a Maryland Historic Treasure: Lessons from a Graveyard Project Angela McGhie – News of Their Deaths: Finding Obituaries and Notices
Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 AM; the first presentation begins at 9:00 AM. Free parking on-site, accessible from York Road or Bellona Avenue. Cost $25 for MGS members; $30 for non-members. Pre-registration Deadline: June 1. Walk-in registration is an additional $5, space permitting.

Saturday, June 4
Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting & Presentation  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA
“When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flipside of Genealogy” presented by author David A Kendall PhD
As we research our own ancestors and mourn the lack of information available to us, we forget that we are the future ancestors of our descendants. And if we don't leave to them the kinds of information about our lives that we crave to know about our own forefathers, then we are merely perpetuating the problem.
Open to the public: $5 Members/$10 Non-Members
Our Beginner’s Corner is available for genealogy newbies at 9:30 a.m. for consultation with President Mary Butash. Come early also to socialize with complimentary refreshments, and browse our new store with genealogy buttons, jewelry, tote bags, shirts and more.
Complete information and printable flyer available at http://www.bucksgen.org/images/pdffiles/Kendall.pdf
Save the date: November 12th – the 10th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair, featuring Judy Russell, at Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie. Visit www.ancestryfair.org or follow us at www.facebook.com/ancestryfair for updates!

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. 

Thursday, June 9
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) will feature a presentation by Sandra Trapp who will discuss, “Using the Newberry Library for Family History Research”. The Newberry library has been offering research resources since 1887 as one of the premiere research libraries in the U.S. Information will be provided to help you prepare for a visit, inform you of the research aids their website offers, and provide an overview of their materials. Sandra Trapp has presented numerous program for various local genealogy organizations and libraries. She volunteers at the Naperville Family History Center as its Resource Chairman and serves as a director of the Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst.
For more information, please email mcigs@mcigs.org or telephone 815-687-0436.

Tuesday, June 14
Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls  (FGS Member Society Events)
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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.

Saturday, June 18
CAGGNI GeneaQuest 2016 Conference (of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois)  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Conference Center, 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL
Program: Genealogy Detectives: Investigating Photos, DNA, and databases for evidence
Maureen Taylor on Photographs
Diahan Southard on DNA
Juliana Szucs on Ancestry.com
Maureen Brady on FamilySearch.org
and more…!

Saturday, June 18
Ventura County Genealogical Society FREE Family History Program  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
“Across the Prairie: Land Records in the Public Land"
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew
Professional Genealogist and Lecturer
Land records form the largest group of records for our ancestors and often leave the only clues to marriages, deaths, and relationships. By the mid 1800’s it is estimated that up to 90% of white males in the United States owned land. When records were destroyed, land records were the first to be recreated leading to land records where no other records exist. How can you find out where the land your ancestor owned is today? You will learn this, and more, at this presentation.
About Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew: Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew has been a family historian for over 25 years, beginning as a teenager researching with her mother. She specializes in land records research. Currently president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Jamie is the principal researcher for her research service, California Cousins. She also was a researcher for Season One of the PBS-TV show Genealogy Roadshow.
Workshop following the break:
"French Canadian Research”
Paul Lamar
Paul will be presenting the June workshop for VCGS on the subject of French Canadian Research. He will begin with a brief history of Canadian immigration from 1600 to the present & then discussion resources for French Canadian research.

Saturday, July 9
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society 2016 Summer Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois
The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is sponsoring an all-day conference for genealogists and family historians on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The event will take place at McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is ideal for everyone, no matter if you are just beginning to work on your family history or have been searching for years and need some new ideas to help you break through those brick walls. There’s always something new to be learned at every level.
Conference registration can be done online at www.mcigs.org/conference, or by mail by downloading the registration brochure from our website. Early registration discounts are available March 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016 for both society members and non-members. All registrations postmarked, or received online by May 1st will receive an extra door prize ticket.The cutoff date for registrations including lunch, is June 16, 2016. Walk-in registration will be accepted on the day of the conference, space permitting, however no lunch will be provided.
This year’s speakers include D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally known and recognized author. He has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and host of the popular PBS television series Genealogy Roadshow. Thomas MacEntee, creator and author of GeneaBloggers.com will also be in attendance as well as Jennifer Holik who specializes in Chicago research, Italians in Chicago, and World War II. Another internationally known genealogist, author and teacher, Tony Burroughs, will also be featured. He has appeared as the African American genealogy expert in the public television series, Ancestors. Rounding out the program we have Tina Beaird, who is the Genealogy and Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library.
In addition to the presenters, there will be a number of vendors including genealogy and historical societies, book sellers, and others for you to peruse during the day. There will also be a number of fabulous door prizes available.
For more information contact the society at mcigs@mcigs.org

Tuesday, July 12
Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research"
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
Date: July 12, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: There is a wealth of records among NARA microfilms of US Postmaster appointments (now accessible via Ancestry.com). Ancestors who were merchants, newspaper editors, politicians, or lawyers may have also served as Postmasters. Learn how to access and navigate these records and see how they can be correlated with other documents to get a more complete picture of your ancestor.

Saturday, July 16
Middle TN Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN
SPEAKER: Ms.Taneya Koonce, MLS,MPH. TOPIC: "Maximizing the Use of Online Collaborative Family Trees for your Personal Research". Ms. Koonce will share strategies and tips for how to get the most of online, collaborative family trees. We hope you will become familiar with the different options available for truly collaborative family-tree building and research sharing. No cost to this meeting. Visit us on Facebook and our website:

Thursday, July 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
Annual Indoor Pot Luck Picnic with program speaker Award Winning Maritime Author, Lecturer and TV Commentator, Robert N. Macomber on Planning a Research Trip.

Friday, July 29 through Saturday, July 30
Dallas Texas Genealogical Society 2016 Summer Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:45 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Preserving & Sharing Our Family Treasures. Featured speaker Denise Levenick.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Session 1: Be Your Own Family Archivist
Session 2: How to Scan an Elephant
Session 3: Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures
Session 4: Dirty Pictures: Save Your Family Photos from Ruin
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Session 1: Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls with Home Sources
Session 2: You Can’t Take It With You: Estate Planning for Genealogists
Session 3: Heirloom Roadshow

Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 6
Celtic Connections Conference: Celtic Roots Across America  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis, MN - Park Place
TIARA and IGSI are once again partnering to bring a unique conference experience to the United States to showcase many aspects of Celtic culture - genealogy, literature, music, history and language to name a few. Featured speakers so far include: Dr. Bruce Durie, John Grenham, Brian Mitchell, William Roulston, Brian Donovan. More to come!
Check the website and Facebook page for updates.

Tuesday, August 9
Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate"
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Date: August 9, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we discover more and more about our family’s history.  Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help us in our research.  Nearly all families have children with seemingly missing fathers.  Yet, there may be clues and resources to help us determine their ancestry.

Wednesday, August 17 through Saturday, August 20
2016 Northwest Genealogy Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington, Washington
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is excited to announce that the 2016 Northwest Genealogy Conference will be held August 17- 20, 2016 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, Washington. The theme of the 2016 NWGC will be “Family Secrets Uncovered - Lost History Found”. Registration will begin February 15, 2016.
The Northwest Genealogy Conference will feature Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, Lisa Louise Cooke and Claudia Breland as key speakers. Visit www.stillygen.org for more information on the conference and watch for the announcement of other speakers. Plan to “Visit Stilly Valley” for the 2016 conference.

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference
Wednesday, August 31 through Saturday, September 3
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference  (FGS Events)
Springfield, Illinois
Save the Date for FGS 2016!
Centuries of Memories
Celebrate our 40th Anniversary with us and local host Illinois State Genealogical Society as we return to the Land of Lincoln in 2016!

Friday, September 9 through Saturday, September 10
Ozarks Genealogical Fall Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm to 4:00 pm
University Plaza Hotel, Springfield Missouri
Keynote Speaker: Michael Leclerc
Theme: "Colonial New England and its Migrations."
Includes mini sessions, vendors and door prizes.

Saturday, September 10
Annual BGSI Genealogy Fair  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
CVCC Campus, 1633 Venture Blvd, Bedford, VA 24523
The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. (BGSI) will be hosting the 12th Annual Genealogy Fair from 9 am-3 pm at the Bedford Campus of CVCC. This event is FREE and open to the public! Lectures on genealogy/history topics on the hour from 10-1. FREE internet look-ups. Surname photos, stories, and information. Genealogy books and resources for sale. Tables available to rent for genealogy/history related topics by contacting Larry at bedfordgensociety@hotmail.org.

Tuesday, September 13
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records"
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Date: September 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Our ancestors’ occupations are a way of identifying them. Exploring records created about occupation and employment can yield specific information about the ancestor, help place the ancestor in historical and social context, and spark ideas for further research.

Thursday, September 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
Member Steve Colburn will present a program on Storytelling.

Saturday, September 17
Annual Regional Genealogy Family History Fair  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha County Genealogy Society
Free Event which will include Speakers, Exhibitors, Genealogy Fun, Raffle and much more!

Saturday, September 17
Dallas Genealogical Society 2016 Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
'Sources & Methods for Family History Research" featuring Curt Witcher, Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN where he manages The Genealogy Center, the institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection, and the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of Abraham Lincoln materials.
1: Historical Research Methodology:  Engaging the Process to Find all the Answers
2: German Migration into the Midwest
3: Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
4: Native American/First Nations Research

Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24
MT State Genealogical Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT
Speakers are Judy Russell and Amy Crow. Each will give 4 lectures. See website for details. montanamsgs.org

Saturday, September 24
(PGSA) Polish Genealogical Society of America  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60631
“A Primer”  Genealogy Workshop
Introducing skills and techniques to research your family tree facilitated by seasoned genealogists and PGSA members.  Featuring Michael Mulholland, Local History/Genealogy Librarian, Arlington Heights Library- an expert in general and European genealogical research.  And, Ola Heska, genealogist, lecturer, translator, and founder of Heska Worldwide Translations www.hwwd.com

Saturday, October 1
Genealogy Strategies: The Basics and More  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Woodbridge, VA
Joint fall conference presented by the Virginia Genealogical Society and Mount Vernon Genealogical Society.
Join us Friday (free to all) Sep 30th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Prince William County Library's RELIC Room in Manassas for strategy suggestions for difficult genealogical problems and to research at the library.
Oct 1st conference will offer two tracks: Genealogy Basics and Digging Deeper in Local and Federal Records. Speakers are Chuck Mason and Sharon Hodges. $44 for members, $55 for non-members, includes lunch.

Tuesday, October 11
Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals"
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS
Date: October 11, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Many years of social history, local/state history, military, and other serials aid in studying migration, land, military, churches, railroads, cemeteries, and other aspects of Midwestern ancestry. A plethora of FREE specialized finding aids, print and online access, and indexes exist. A journal might not mention a specific ancestor but may tell the story of a battle, town disturbance, or dispute in which an ancestor took part or observed. It might detail the history of a business or of a cemetery and list early burials.

Saturday, October 15
Today is Tomorrow's Past - 50 Years of Family History  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St., Rapid City, SD 57701
Our Society is celebrating our 50th year as the oldest genealogical society in South Dakota
Paula Stuart- Warren, C.G., FMGS, FUGA is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting and writing. Her lectures, research, and consultations for individuals, societies, law firms, and Indian tribes seeking records and advice has taken her to many states, courthouses, archives, historical societies and libraries.
She is the intermediate Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and teaches in other courses at both institutes. She has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences since 1993, and in many states and Canada on a variety of topics.
A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogist, Past President of the Northland Chapter of APG, and former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, she serves on the Board of Directors of FGS. She co-chaired the FGS 2001, 2011, and 2013 conferences. Among the publications she has written for are the former Ancestry Magazine, FGS FORUM, NGS Magazine, NGSQ, Family Tree Magazine, and was co-author of Your Guide to the Family History Library. She currently has her own blog at GenealogybyPaula.com

Saturday, October 22 through Saturday, October 22
Searching Your Roots in Germany  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio
Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar
"Searching Your Roots in Germany" Presenting Dr. Helmut Schmahl from the University of Mainz, Germany, as our featured speaker.
Go Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany
Introduction to Family Research in Southwest Germany
Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors.
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, breakfast pasties, coffee & juice, and Full Buffet lunch with broasted chicken and roast beef. Member: $50; Non-Member: $60; Deadline for advance registration: October 5, 2016; After October 5, 2016 cost is $60 for Members and $70 for Non-Members Register online by PayPal: http://www.oh-palam.org/ or send to: Linda Dietrich, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239 e-mail: lindabelle@lcs.net.

Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30
TSGS 2016 Family History Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Dallas, Texas
Save the Date!
Texas State Genealogical Societies 2016 Family History Conference
Oct 28 — Oct 30, 2016
Dallas, Texas

Friday, October 28
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
Oral History and Heirlooms with LCGS members

Friday, November 4
Maps Wonderful Maps Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 102 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona
Pima County Genealogy Society Two hour Workshop featuring Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA and Richard G. Sayre , CG, CGL, FUGA "Maps Wonderful Maps!"
Maps enable genealogists to understand more about an ancestor's migration, community, and occupation. Attendees will learn about traditional and online resources for finding historical, topographical, birds-eye view, and other maps, how to interpret the maps' symbols and notations, and how to correlate other information with map data to place an ancestors in time and place. On-line demonstrations for finding and downloading appropriate maps.
PCGS member price $35.00, Non-Member price $45.00. Special pricing if also attending our Fall Seminar on Saturday November 5th.

Saturday, November 5
A Little Bit of Everything" featuring Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard G. Sayre  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
102 N. Alvernon Way, Tuscon, AZ
Pima County Genealogy Society presents Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, are professional genealogy researchers, educators, authors, and lecturers. They coordinate and teach courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and at Samford University's IGHR. They also present genealogical seminars throughout the country.
Registration – 8:30-9:00AM Includes lunch and beverages Door prizes, Raffle and book sales  LaQuinta Inn & Suites (discounted room rates available) 102 N. Alvernon Way
Seminar Topics: Enough Is Enough Or Is It Apps Galore for a Genealogist Capital Treasure The Civil War, A Valuable Genealogical Resource
PCGS member price $45.00 Non-member price $55.00 Special pricing available for attendees of seminar and workshop on November 4th 2016. Please see our website for additional information.

Tuesday, November 8
Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis  (FGS Member Society Events)
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FREE Webinar: "Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis"
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Date: November 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on studying evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information, and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed. 

Tuesday, December 13
Without the Hint - There is No Story  (FGS Member Society Events)
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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.

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.