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Saturday, May 7
USGS - Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Easton, Maryland
USGS proudly presents "Using Church, Cemetery Records and Other Sources to Trace Our Shard Histories," by special guest speaker, Elinor Thompson.
 
Elinor Thompson is a genealogist, historian and author; and has been preserving, archiving and documenting both black and white historical church and cemetery records for over 30 years. She is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has traced her family to Kent and Queen Anne’s counties, as well as tracing one ancestral line to 1812 in Dorchester County. Mrs. Thompson will discuss how to preserve our history through the use of church and cemetery records; the importance of tracing African American history; and how to document our shared histories. She will also discuss the techniques of putting together a family history book for your next family reunion and more. For beginners to advanced.
 


Saturday, May 7
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
“The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor” by Tammy Hepps, creator of Treelines.com and past winner of the RootsTech Innovator Challenge. Her presentation will teach a methodology for creating a research plan centered on the discoveries we want to make, not just the sources we think we are limited to.
 
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.
 


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)
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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 12
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 host Diana Kenney’s presentation, “The GAR, Grand Army of the Republic – When Johnny Comes Marching Home”. 2,533 men from McHenry County answered President Lincoln’s call for volunteers to fight for our nation during the Civil War. Sadly, 1 out of 6 did not return alive. But many did come home to lead interesting and productive lives. Join Crystal Lake Historical Society President, Diana Kenney, as she shares the stories of some of our Civil War veterans after they came marching home.
 
For more information, please email mcigs@mcigs.org or telephone 815-687-0436.


Saturday, May 14
"Secrets of Successful Web Searches" and other genealogical topics  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Albuquerque Main Library Auditorium - Lower Level 501 Copper Av NW, Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Genealogical Society presents "Secrets of Successful Web Searches" and other genealogical topics, with guest speaker David A. Fryxell who founded "Family Tree Magazine," the nation's most popular genealogy publication.
 
Pre-Registration is required by May 9, 2016. No tickets will be sold at the door. For registration see our website at http://www.abqgen.swnet.com and click on "Upcoming Events." Price: $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. Lunch on your own. Questions? call Michael Dietz at mdietz@wildblue.net or 505-384-4133.
 
Sponsored by Albuquerque Genealogical Society and ABC Library Genealogy Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 


Sunday, May 15
The Jewish Czech Experience  (FGS Member Society Events)
12:30 pm
Sokol Hall, St Paul, Minnesota
The next CGSI (Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International) Quarterly Program will be on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Sokol Minnesota Hall in St. Paul. The afternoon will highlight various aspects of the Jewish Czech story.
 
The Jewish Czech Experience: Historical Overview and Personal Journey This presentation by Tina Scott Edstam, Ph.D. is a brief overview of the history of the Jewish people in the Czech lands, and her personal story of genealogical discoveries involving Jewish relatives. Although the historical percentage of Jewish people in the Czech and Slovak lands has been low, Tina’s personal story will show how customs and laws impacted all citizens (whether Jewish or not). 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Multimedia Displays of Terezín and Holocaust Survivors A collection of informational displays curated by Blanka Brichta. Walk through the exhibit to experience audio, video, and art to learn more about the role of the Terezín camp and those who were sent there there. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Performance of Broučci (The Fireflies) Based on the classic 1876 Czech children’s book by Jan Karafiát, this was the play put on in 1943 by Czech children in the Terezín concentration camp. This production is performed by children of the Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities and Sokol Minnesota Taneční Mládež and inspired by the original actors, the child prisoners of Barracks L410. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Please note that due the location in Historic CSPS Sokol Hall, seating for the presentation will be limited. The suggested donation for the presentation is $5 for CGSI members, and the play is $10 per adult ticket.
 


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 21
Austin Genealogical Society Seminar with Thomas MacEntee  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759
The Austin Genealogical Society is pleased to announce our annual seminar on May 21, 2016. This year's speaker is Thomas MacEntee. He will present the following topics:
 
Genealogy Do-OverTM: A Year of Learning from Mistakes
Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
Building a Research Toolbox
Managing the Genealogy Data Monster
 
Please visit our website for more information and to register.


Saturday, May 21
"Native American Genealogy in Western New York"  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, Central Meeting Room, Second Floor, 1 Lafayet
Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as author and noted historian Jack T. Ericson discusses two of the main sources for Iroquois family history – the Native American Annuity Rolls and Kansas Claims forms. Additionally, he will highlight other possible research sources including census-style documents and church records.
 
For twenty years, Mr. Ericson served as the College Archivist and Curator of Special Collections at Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia. While at SUNY Fredonia, he prepared the Iroquois Census Project and significantly increased the holdings in the area of local history and Iroquoia. Prior to that, he worked for the Microfilming Corporation of America where he served as the editor of the Genealogy and Local History Project (now Heritage Quest). He earned his B.A. in History and Education from Allegheny College, a M.A. in American Colonial History from the University of Connecticut, and M.A. in History Museum Training and Folk Life Research from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Mr. Ericson has been retired from SUNY Fredonia for ten years and resides in Westfield, NY.
 
Cost: Free and open to the public.


Saturday, May 21
Middle TN Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN
SPEAKER: Judith Morgan, researcher and author. PROGRAM: "How to follow clues to Building a Family History and Creating You Own Local Family Story". In writing her book, "My Name Was Elmwood", she found through investigation of the Berry Family, MULTIPLE connections to many families and counties. As part of the program, Ms. Morgan will present the award for the Best MTGS Journal Article of 2015-2016. There is no charge for the meeting. We hope that you will think about joining MTGS.
 


Saturday, May 21
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
VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents
 
“Emigration Records: Tracing Immigrants From the Other Side” Ted Gostin, Professional Genealogist and Lecturer
 
U.S. immigration records of the 19th century are often not very informative, and emigration records – those documenting someone leaving Europe – can often provide more information. This lecture reviews and illustrates a number of different types of emigration records, including emigration passenger lists; convict transport records; permissions to emigrate; police registrations; and passports and passport applications, and compare the information they contain to that in U.S. passenger lists.
 
About Ted Gostin
Mr. Gostin has been doing genealogical research since 1980, and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university extension programs. He has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at many such conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources and immigration and naturalization records.
 
Workshop following the break:
Calabasas Homesteaders: Memories and Images of the Mendenhall and Lee Families of Calabasas, California Carley and Don Worth
 
Carley and Don Worth will tell the history of Carley's pioneer ancestors in Calabasas and Malibu Creek State Park and will describe how they researched them.
 


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
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
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
 
Speakers:
Maureen Taylor on Photographs
Diahan Southard on DNA
Juliana Szucs on Ancestry.com
Maureen Brady on FamilySearch.org
and more…!
 



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.
 
 
 


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.
Topics
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!
 
TIME TRAVEL
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!
 
 



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!
 


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



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.
 
Topics:
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
#TSGS2016
 


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)
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.