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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Using Library Resources for Genealogy at GBP  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL
Melissa Lane of the GBPL will introduce attendees to the extensive genealogy and local history collection at this facility. Prepare to be amazed. 



Thursday, January 15, 2015
Library Work Night  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL
Bring an ancestor you are working on and use the library facilities or meet with members for suggestions.


Saturday, January 17, 2015
Middle TN Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Program: "Ancestors, Antiques, and Heirloom Artifacts" This is our Show and Tell Meeting. Come and see how many of our members became interested in genealogy. Share your own history by bringing photos, artifacts, or heirlooms of your ancestors. Bring clothing, jewelry, your personal family history book, or other books that talk about your ancestors and their heritage, pictures of artifacts, or anything else you think would be fun to share. No charge for the meeting. Refreshments served.
 
Visit www.mtgs.org.


Saturday, January 31, 2015
Whittier Area Genealogical Society 32nd Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Masonic Lodge / 7604 Greenleaf Ave. / Whittier, CA, USA
Geoffrey Rasmussen, speaker, author of videos, articles, and developer of Legacy Family Tree software program will speak on four different topics on Saturday, January 31, 2015. For more information, visit the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) website, download the flyer, and register for this amazing event!
 


Saturday, January 31, 2015
Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of IL General Meeting & Free Program  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
1st. Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, IL; 150 Ashland; LaGrange, IL
"Finishing the Story" presented by Jennifer Holik http://jenniferholik.com
Tracing the life of a World War I or II soldier can be challenging. Many researchers are unaware of the many records and resources available outside of the usual genealogical record sources. Jennifer will show you how to search as she did for her newest book "The Tiger's Widow".
 
Please visit www.csagsi.org for more information.



Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Researching Your Chicago Ancestor  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL
Steve Szabados will provide advice, tips, and tricks for genealogy research in Chicago.


Saturday, February 7, 2015 through Saturday, February 28, 2015
Introduction to Beginning Genealogy  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bedford Public Library
Classes are held on four consecutive Saturday sessions. Different topics are covered during each class. Some of the topics covered are: where to begin, organization, forms and how to use them, records and how to find them, and places to go to find information. Handouts are provided at each class containing Internet sites of interest. Cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple.
 


Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 through Saturday, February 14, 2015
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City  (FGS Events)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech are teaming up for a one-time special genealogy event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, February 11–14, 2015. FGS and RootsTech will share the expo hall, general sessions, activities, and more while each conference offers their own program of sessions. FGS sessions will focus on methodology, records, ethnic research, and migration for honing your research skills and society issues to motivate and inspire society volunteers. RootsTech will offer a program of technology-based solutions for the genealogy needs of both individuals and societies.
 
Register for FGS only or add-on a RootsTech pass for an additional fee to have access to both programs.
 


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Riding the (Genealogical) Rails in Chicago  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL
Presented by Larry Olson


Saturday, February 21, 2015
West Valley Genealogical Society Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Avenue, Sun City, AZ
West Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring John Colletta, Ph.D., at their annual seminar. Four lectures will be given at this day long seminar around the theme, "Our Ancestors from Overseas: Discovering and Recording Their Stories". Winter visitors are welcome to attend! For additional information, contact Judy at 2ndvp@azwvgs.org. 
 
 



Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Preserving Your Family Memories  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL
Cheryl Winter will suggest ways to preserve family memories through word, photos and more. Cheryl has done a beautiful job creating scrapbooks for EGS! 


Thursday, March 19, 2015
Evernote for Genealogy (webinar)  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL


Saturday, March 21, 2015
WCGS 2015 Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays, Round Rock TX
Guest speaker George G. Morgan from Tampa, FL will share his vast knowledge of genealogical research on topics such as reading between the lines of obituaries, using maps to find the right place for your ancestors, along with Google Country Search Engines. Registration will open on or around 15 January 2015 with Early Bird registration until 06 March 2015. Start checking the Williamson County Genealogical Society's website about 10 January 2015.
 


Saturday, March 28, 2015
Eleventh Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Boerne Civic Center; 820 Adler Road; Boerne, TX
Guest Speaker: Lisa Louise Cook, owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company; author of four books and Producer and Host of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast. 
 
Her topics will be: How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case; How to Save Your Research from Destruction and Ensure Its Future Survival; How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote; and Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers. 

Pre-Seminar dinner with Lisa Louise Cooke: Friday, March 27;  6:30 Social and 7:00 Dinner at the Helene House, 111 Staffel Street; Boerne, TX.  Registration will begin on 5 January 2015.
 
Visit www.GSKCTX.org for more information.


Monday, March 30, 2015
Researching Your Irish Family History  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Jackson County Genealogy Library; 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501
Full-day seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish Research presented by Fintan Mullan, the Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and Gillian Hunt, Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Early bird registration (by March 15, 2015): for Members: $45, non-members: $55. Standard registration, (after March 15, 2015) for Members: $55, non-members: $65. Visit http://rvgsociety.org to learn more. 



Saturday, April 25, 2015 through Saturday, May 2, 2015
TIARA Research Trip to Dublin  (FGS Member Society Events)
Dublin, Ireland
TIARA is pleased to announce the 2015 Genealogy Research Trip to Dublin, Ireland. We will review your research prior to leaving for Dublin to help you determine your research strategies. You will be assisted in Ireland by knowledgeable researchers who will be there to offer advice, share your joy in finding a record and your disappointment if it isn’t the right one!
 



Saturday, May 2, 2015 through Saturday, May 9, 2015
TIARA Research Trip to Belfast  (FGS Member Society Events)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
TIARA is pleased to announce the 2015 Genealogy Research Trip to Belfast, N Ireland. We will review your research prior to leaving for Belfast to help you determine your research strategies. You will be assisted in Ireland by knowledgeable researchers who will be there to offer advice, share your joy in finding a record and your disappointment if it isn’t the right one!
 



Saturday, August 1, 2015
Kentucky Genealogical Society 40th Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Kentucky Genealogical Society 40th Annual Seminar
Save the date! John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. will be the 2015 KGS Seminar speaker. Topics and details coming in early 2015.
 


FGS 2015 Alaskan Cruise
Friday, August 28, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015
FGS 2015 Alaskan Cruise  (FGS Events)
Alaska Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord (Sawyer Glacier)
Spend 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean's luxurious Jewel of the Seas. Round trip sailing from Seattle, Washington. Ports of call: Juneau and Skagway, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
 
Featuring
  • Genealogy sessions during days at sea
  • Engaging social events, game nights, and networking
  • Private dinner seating for fellowship with registered attendees
  • Exclusive historic land excursions
 
Registration opens April 1, 2015 at https://www.fgsconference.org/cruise/.



Thursday, September 17, 2015 through Saturday, September 19, 2015
New York State Family History Conference 2015  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Syracuse, NY
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society co-sponsor the conference in Syracuse, NY. Additionally, the 2015 conference is a Federation of Genealogical Societies Regional Conference with a full day of sessions focused on building and managing genealogical societies and related topics, then 2 days of New York-focused lectures and sessions on general topics meant for the intermediate and advanced researcher. Lecturers are among the best, and best known, speakers in the country. FamilySearch, findmypast.com, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Capital District Genealogical Society, and the New York State Archives and Library are conference sponsors.