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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.

Saturday, October 8
Alabama Genealogical Society: Your Alabama Archives: Preserving the Past and Saves our Future  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:15 pm
Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery, AL
Preparing for research at the Alabama Archives, Accessing the Records, How to Access Land Records, Finding Ancestors in World War I

Tuesday, October 11
Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals  (FGS Member Society Events)
Your Computer
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 15
2016 Family History Harvest  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Camarillo Public Library Community Room, 4101 E Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Genealogical Society Annual Seminar
Plan ahead, and reserve your spot now, to hear Judy G. Russell, world-famed genealogist, when she comes to Camarillo for the VCGS annual seminar. She is informative and vastly engaging. You will be fascinated by what you will learn.
Seminar Topics:
* No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
* Polls, Personality & Property: Making Sense of Tax Lists
* Where There Is--or Isn't--a Will
* Beyond X & Y: Promise & Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA

Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22
North Hills Genealogists' Fall 2016 Conference & Workshops  (FGS Member Society Events)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Two featured speakers J. Mark Lowe, CG, and Deborah A. Abborr, PhD
Topics include:
   Friday – afternoon and evening
  • Developing a Strategic Research Plan and Compiling Complete Results (J. Mark Lowe)
  • Talking Details:  Oral History and Genealogy (J. Mark Lowe and Deborah A. Abbott)
   Saturday – morning sessions
  • Genealogy 101: What Do I Do Next? (Deborah A. Abbott)
    • You Only Have A Death Announcement - Now What?
  • Genealogy 201: Methodology (J. Mark Lowe)
    • ‚ÄčWrite that Source Down
    • Pioneers of the Frontier:  Using Online Newspapers (1750-1900) To Find Early Settlers
   Saturday – afternoon sessions
  • Is It Really Online?  Finding and Using Original Sources at Home or Library (J. Mark Lowe)
  • Metes & Bounds:  Finding Land Transactions and Landless Documents (J. Mark Lowe)
Programs for beginning to advanced genealogists. Attend the entire conference or customize your schedule.

Saturday, October 22
San Mateo County (CA) Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
SMCGS c/o Menlo Park LDS Church, 1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park, CA
The SMCGS Fall Seminar welcomes Paula Stuart-Warren speaking on developing research plans, exploring NUCMC records, digging into newspapers, and records to be found in county courthouses and town halls. Lunch, book sale and silent auction.

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

Saturday, October 29
CGSI 9th Biennial Symposium  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Minnesota Genealogical Society Auditorium, 1185 Concord Street North, South Saint Paul, MN.
The 2016 CGSI Symposium, will be held on Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Minnesota Genealogical Society Auditorium, 1185 Concord Street North, South Saint Paul, MN.
The program will be “Beyond Names, Dates, & Photos: Inspiration to Create a Family Legacy” and will help attendees learn more about the possibilities and process of taking data and turning it into shareable items.
A full agenda and registration will be available the first week of August. Please keep watching the website for updates.

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. 

Saturday, November 19
Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society: 28th Annual All Day Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Brentwood Public Library, 8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN (Just off I-65)
  • Stories from the Stacks - Gordon Belt
  • Moonshiners and Horse Thieves: Ancestors in TN Supreme Court Records - Chuck Sherrill
  • Gold Star Records from World War I - Allison Griffey
  • You Can't Evade Taxes...At Least Not in Genealogy - Jim Long
There is a charge for this Seminar. It covers lunch, snacks, and handouts.

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.

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.