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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.


Saturday, August 6
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
“Genetic Genealogy: DNA for Newbies, Wannabes, and Crackerjacks” presented by Cathy Ivins of BCGS. Cathy will take us step by step in determining the right test and testing company for our needs, decoding the mysterious results, using third-party tools, and creating skeleton trees to link to our DNA as “cousin bait.” (No science prerequisite required!) Whether you are a NEWBIE and need help understanding your results and what to do with them, a WANNABE curious what DNA can do for you, or a CRACKERJACK that can share your knowledge and experience during the program, we hope to see you Aug. 6th!
 
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.
 


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.
 


Saturday, August 20
Ventura County Genealogical Society Free Mini Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Genealogical Society Presents an afternoon with:
 
Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
FEATURED PRESENTATION: “Step Away From the Computer: Using Archives, Academic Libraries and Museums for Your Research” Sure there’s a lot to discover about your family online. But what exists in archives, museums, and libraries? In many cases, resources that you may have never heard of. In this lecture learn about what repositories exist, what they hold, and how to find information on your ancestor. This lecture is a must for those wanting to conduct a search past the usual genealogy subscription websites.
 
BONUS TOPIC: “Tackling a Research Project: You want to research your great-grandma. Great! Now what?” After you spend some time looking online and have hit the brick wall, what are you supposed to do? Tackling a research project is so much more than entering names into a database. Learn more about planning, creating and researching so that your time online and off will be a success.
 
BIOGRAPHY OF GENA PHILIBERT-ORTEGA: Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and Canada, as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines and her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of three books including her latest, “From The Family Kitchen”. Gena was a researcher for the first season of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS, and is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. She serves as past-president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her current research interests include women’s social history, and researching women’s lives using material artifacts.
 
 


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!
 
 



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.


Saturday, September 10
12th Annual Genealogy Fair  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bedford CVCC, 1633 Venture Blvd., Bedford, VA 24553
12th Annual Genealogy Fair, Free and Open to the Public!, Two lectures per hour, on the hour. Featured speakers are: Karen Rowlett, Deputy Clerk at the Bedford County Circuit Court, will speak on Local Records that can be used to glean genealogical information such as wills, deeds, judgements, births, deaths, marriages, etc.; Linda Scoville, President of the “Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia”, will speak on the Huguenot contributions to the settlement of our country and the surnames hat belonged to this amazing group; Patrick Schroeder, Civil War author and Historian at the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, will give a presentation on the last two battles to be fought on American soil in our country with his program on "The Battles of Appomattox"; L. David Roper, a Professor of Physics at Virginia Tech, will speak on DNA Testing and how he used these tools to trace his family surnames of “Roper” and “Franklin”; Nathan Flinchum, Senior Librarian at the Virginia Room of the Roanoke Public Library, will describe what genealogical information may be found in print or electronically at the library; Donna St. Clair will entertain with a presentation about her grandmother in-law, "Granny Coon", who was an Appalachian Granny Witch and who also grew and processed her own flax in her "spare time" to transform it into many useful items; Jeannie Turnmire, an LDS researcher for over forty years, will share information about the vast resources available through "FamilySearch.org"; Patrick Schroeder continues his detailed account of the events that occurred on April 8-9, 1864, with his program on "Surrender at Appomattox" which focuses on the surrender meeting and the events that followed. Other activities from 9 AM to 3 PM will include vendors, surnames, free look-ups, information, and food.
 
Other activities from 9 AM to 3 PM will include vendors, surnames, free look-ups, information and food.
 


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.
 
Sessions:
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
 


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 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)
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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.