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Saturday, April 19
Class for Budding Genealogists  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Public Library, Mascoutah, Illinois
Free lectures will be presented throughout the county in 2014 as part of the St Clair County Genealogical Society's commitment to support Belleville's bicentennial here isn Illinois.
The class will introduce you to:
 
the principles of family research
preparation of a research plan
steps to analyze information discovered
ways to summarize your research
various documents that solve genealogical problems (beyond vital records)
methods to track searches completed
pitfalls to avoid "barking up the wrong tree".
 
 
 


Friday, April 25 through Saturday, April 26
Genealogy TechTrek Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:00 pm
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Friday April 25: evening reception and lecture by Thomas MacEntee 
You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
 
Saturday April 26: full day of educational sessions!
Three plenary sessions from Thomas MacEntee:
Building a Research Toolbox
Managing Your Genealogy Data
Google for Genealogists
 
20 breakout sessions presented by Midwest genealogy educators on social media, images, genealogy programs, genealogy websites, getting printed materials via the Internet, websites for Czechoslovak and Pommern research, and geography/mapping.
 
Silent Auction, door prizes, vendors!
 
Visit www.mngs.org
 


Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, April 26
22nd Annual Spring Seminar presented by the Sonoma County Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa, CA
Speaker Donna Moughty
Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, Donna has been conducting family research for over 20 years. Her training includes the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, the Salt Lake Institute, and the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. In 2011, Donna was an instructor of the Irish course. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
 
Scheduled Lectures
- Jumping the Pond: Finding the Origin of Your Immigrant Ancestor 
- Family History: From a Pile of Pieces to a Puzzle Picture 
- Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are: Hide and Seek on the Internet 
- Faster than the Speed of Light: Effective Use of the Internet
 
 


Sunday, April 27 through Thursday, January 1
Genealogical Society of Kendall County Research Trip  (FGS Member Society Events)
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas, has rooms reserved at the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel next door to the Family History Library, call 801.521.0130 to make reservations. Call Coordinator, Gwen Adrian at 830.249.3085 or 830.337.9012 for questions and to let her know if you can go. Gwen says, "A trip to the Family History is a special experience, especially for genealogists. That is why many of us go year after year." Join us for a research trip for and with genealogists and have a great time.  Visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tx gskc.



Friday, May 2 through Friday, May 2
Genealogy & Technology  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
Plaza Hotel, 122 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) is planning and sponsoring the annual United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference (UPGS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.You will not only hear renowned speakers, on topics ranging from Maps & Gazetteers to Creating Your Personal Family History Website, but you are feet away from the Family History Library, where you can spend hours on your own research.  JOIN US!!
For more information and to register, go to our website. 
 
 


Saturday, May 3
Class for Budding Genealogists  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Public Library, New Athens, Illinois
Free lectures will be presented throughout the county in 2014 as part of the St Clair County Genealogical Society's commitment to support Belleville's bicentennial here isn Illinois.
The class will introduce you to:
 
the principles of family research
preparation of a research plan
steps to analyze information discovered
ways to summarize your research
various documents that solve genealogical problems (beyond vital records)
methods to track searches completed
pitfalls to avoid "barking up the wrong tree".
 
 
 


Saturday, May 10
Sacramento German Genealogy Society - Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
Sacramento, California
Nationally known genealogy speaker Kory Meyerink will present an all-day series of lectures on FamilySearch's new FamilyTree, German church records and Internet sources for German research.
 
Visit http://sggs.us/cpage.php?pt=7 for more information!


Saturday, May 17
GeneaQuest 2014  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Elgin Community College
Keynote Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
 
Sponsored by the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of North Illinois (CAGGNI), GeneaQuest 2014 is a full day of genealogy education, highlighting genealogy technology of the future, and introducing GeneaQuest's exclusive GeneaUsBar.
 
Visit our new GeneaQuest Blog for the latest conference news.
 
Our event is limited to 200 so register early!  Morning breakout sessions are repeated in the afternoon so you won’t miss your favorites.  Join us at a GeneaUsBar for informal discussion in your favorite genealogy or technology specialty area.  Bring your family history searches to work on in the hands-on beginner & intermediate labs, limited to 24 attendees.
 
 


Saturday, May 17
Class for Budding Genealogists  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Public Library, Fairview Heights, Illinois
Free lectures will be presented throughout the county in 2014 as part of the St Clair County Genealogical Society's commitment to support Belleville's bicentennial here isn Illinois.
The class will introduce you to:
 
the principles of family research
preparation of a research plan
steps to analyze information discovered
ways to summarize your research
various documents that solve genealogical problems (beyond vital records)
methods to track searches completed
pitfalls to avoid "barking up the wrong tree".
 
 
 


Saturday, May 17
Middle TN Genealogical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN
Speaker: Myers Brown, a native of Old Hickory, TN.  Mr. Brown has an extensive background including being a Fellow, Governor of the Company of Military Historians, chairman of the TN War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Curator of the TN State Museum, the Alabama Historical Commission and Curator of the Military History at the Atlanta History Center. He has authored 2 books:  "Images of TN Union Cavalrymen" and "Images of TN Confederates".  He was the editor on the TN Historical Quarterly, on Nathan Bedford Forrest. No charge for this meeting. Refreshments served.
 
Visit: www.mtgs.org


Saturday, May 17
General Meeting & FREE Program  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
“Newspaper Necessities” presented by Tina Beaird.  Newspapers hold an astounding amount of genealogical and local history information other than obituaries. Learn how to find the hidden gems in newspapers like claim day notices, cards of thanks, society news, tax notices and more. Learn how to locate digital copies of original newspapers as well as what online indexes and abstracts exist.     
 



Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28
Palatines to America 2014 National Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ramada Plaza Conference Center, 4000 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio
"The Road to Your German Ancestors"
 
Speakers: Roger Minert, PhD, AG; Joseph Lieby; Robert Rau; Jenni Salamon; Ken Smith; Lisa Long. This is an event you won't want to miss.
Pre-conference options on Wednesday: Tour the National Road with Doug Smith, President of the Ohio National Road Association; Thursday: Research your German ancestors in the Palatine Collection at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
 
Visit www.palam.org or write to Palatines to America, PO Box 141260, Columbus, Ohio 43214.
 



Saturday, July 26
Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar   (FGS Member Society Events)
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Mansfield, MA

 

Plans for the MGC Annual Meeting and Seminar are already in place. There will be three tracks of talks: Fundamentals, Special Topics, and Advanced Topics, presented by speakers listed below.

 

Enjoy a continental breakfast and plated luncheon with your choice of chicken or four-cheese lasagna meal with themed table topics, and more! 
 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for vendor news, additional program features and prizes! Check hashtag #MGC2014 for updates.

 

Our speakers:

Alice Kane
Mary Ellen Grogan
Walter Hickey
Shelle Morehead, CG
Mary Tedesco
Michael J. Leclerc
Judy Lucey
Maureen Taylor
Julie Michutka
Drew Bartley
Barbara Mathews, CG
 
Early registration begins soon. 
MGC Members, earlybird registration: $65
Non-member earlybird registration: $75. (Join MGC for only $10!)
Late registration $85 for everyone.
 



Saturday, August 2
Out of the Ordinary - Out of the Box  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Conference Center, Belleville, Illinois
Come to southwestern Illinois to join the St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS)  all-day genealogy conference. Choose from seven lectures geared for genealogists, hobbyists, and family historians at all levels of experience, presented by Judy G Russell, JD, CG, CGL, Dennis Northcutt, and Diane Renner Walsh, CG. Lectures use real-life examples and provide many "tools" to empower your research.
Is your ancestral hunt at a standstill for lack of vital records? We have a lecture designed to overcome that barrier. Do you blog or chronicle your family history online or in print? Learn how to keep out of trouble when using works of others while protecting your own efforts.
 
Has your research trail gone cold in Illinois? Another session covers a variety of resources in which past Illinoians left their mark. Looking to enliven your ancestor's story? Then tools used in compiling house histories should be enlightening and entertaining.
 
REGISTRATION includes full-day conference, syllabus, lunch, dessert and beverage, and mid-morning and afternoon coffee and tea. Early Bird reduced registration fee must be postmarked by July 16, 2014, so mail early to ensure receipt by the deadline. 
 
 


Saturday, August 9 through Saturday, August 9
Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Roy Hancock Center, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
The 2014 Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois conference will be held Sat. August 9, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Ray Hancock Conference Center at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois.  Our featured speaker is THOMAS MACENTEE, Certified Genealogist & Certified Genealogical lecturer, and founder of High-Definition Genealogy.  Registration received by July 25th includes  lunch and is only $40 for GSSI members, and $50 for non-members.  Registration received after July 25th does not include lunch. Check out the GSSI website for details on the conference and the registration form.  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi
Seating is limited, so register early.
 
 


Friday, August 15 through Saturday, August 16
Improved Genealogy Through Better Methodology  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Presenter: David Rencher, AG,CG, FIGRS, FUGA
Co-hosted by Skagit Valley Genealogical Society & Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.
 
The WSGS Annual Conference co hosted by Skagit Valley Genealogical Society and Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will be held on August 15-16 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, in Arlington, WA.   Keynote speaker will be David Rencher of Salt Lake, UT. He is the Chief Genealogical Officer for Family Search and a nationally known speaker. Other presenters will be Eric Stroschein of Mount Vernon, WA.; Steven Morrison of Olympia, WA; Mary Kathryn Kozy of Kent, WA; and Donna Potter Phillips of Spokane, WA.  We are looking forward to some great presentations with a Friday night banquet, Saturday continental breakfast and lunch available on both days.  Registration will begin in late Spring 2014.

For further details visit our website at  www.wsgs2014conference.com  or email  wsgs2014conference@yahoo.com
 


Thursday, August 28 through Saturday, August 30
FGS Conference 2014 in San Antonio, Texas  (FGS Member Society Events)
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference
 
Gone to Texas!
A conference for the nation’s genealogists!
with local co-hosts
San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
and the Texas State Genealogical Society
 
Gather with the nation's genealogists in historic San Antonio, Texas, as we experience four days of genealogical learning, networking, and discovery, deep in the heart of Texas. Our local co-hosts for 2014 are the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. Together we will continue our tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities for genealogists from across the nation and beyond. Visit the FGS Conference blog for up-to-date information! 
 



Thursday, September 25 through Saturday, September 27
Montana State Geneaological Society Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Colonial Inn, Helena MT
This is the 25th Anniversary Conference for MSGS.  We will feature two well known speakers.
 
CURT WITCHER is the Sr. Manager for Special Collections at the Allan County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN.  His topics are:  Historical Research Methodology: Engaging the Process to find all the Answers Using Military Records for Genealogical Research; Mining the Mother Lode: Using Periodical Literature and PERSI for Genealogical Research; and Fingerprinting our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key.
 
DAVID RENCHER is Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch in Salt Lake City UT.  His topics are: Irish Jurisdictions and Reference Works; Digital Projects and Programs of FamilySearch; and Mining the Destination Data: Methodology for Irish Immigration and Emigration.
 
 



Friday, October 3
Pima County Genealogy Society Workshop with Lisa Louise Cooke  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Far Horizons Tucson Village, 555 N Pantano Road, Tucson, Arizona
Lisa Louise Cooke will present a workshop featuring two topics: 
5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps
The Great Google Earth Game Show - Fascinating Family History Fun!
   
 
 


Saturday, October 4
Pima County Genealogy Society Seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Far Horizons Tucson Village, 555 N Pantano Road, Tucson, Arizona
Seminar featuring Lisa Louise Cooke, International Speaker, Owner, Producer, and Host of Genealogy Gems Podcast, and Author.
 
She will present the following topics:
How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote
Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames
 
Lunch included. 
 
 



Saturday, November 1
Texas State Genelogical Society Seminar and Awards Luncheon  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
4 Cities in Texas
Since the Texas State Genealogical Society is a Host Society for the 2014 FGS Annual Conference in San Antonio, we expect our 2014 State Annual Meeting to be abbreviated to one day and WebCast to and from a number of locations in Texas.