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Saturday, March 4
“7 HABITS of Highly Effective Genealogists” Interactive Videocast from DearMYRTLE  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Pat Richley ("DearMYRTLE") of Salt Lake City will present by live feed "7 HABITS of Highly Effective Genealogists".

DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics. Her presentation at the March 4th meeting will benefit genealogists of all experiences! It is the first live feed for BCGS - we hope to see you at exciting event!

Beginners Corner at 9:30 am with refreshments and genealogy store
Members $5, Non-Members $10

Tuesday, March 7
Tech Bits: Windows Snipping Tool and Google Image Search  (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community 4th Floor Assembly Room 350 Ponca Place Boulder, Colorado 8030
Boulder Genealogical Society:
The Windows Snipping Tool is a free tool that has been part of Windows since Vista. (It is included as part of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10). This tool and others like it for Mac and Windows allow a user to capture images and text from a computer screen. Using Google to search with images will also be demonstrated. Learn how you can use both of these tools to enhance your genealogical research. Presentation by Beth Benko.

Tuesday, March 7
Stolen Stuff and Misplaced Missives: Copyrights Permissions & Plagiarism Refresher  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community 4th Floor Assembly Room 350 Ponca Place Boulder, Colorado 8030
Boulder Genealogical Society:
Genealogists encounter copyrights in many items we use to help prove our family lineages, and in the protection we would like for the hard work we put in to create family and local histories. Genealogists should be aware of what copyrights protect and what they do not, how to obtain permission to include materials within an original work, and what constitutes plagiarism or the unlawful adoption of another's form of expression into one's own work.
by Dina Carson

Wednesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 16
Plainfield Public Library Irish Genealogy Resources for Success!  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fountaindale Public Library 300 W. Briarcliffe Rd. Bolingbrook, IL
The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting a Two Day Irish Genealogy Workshop and Streaming Webinar with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL.

Each multi-session day will feature the following lectures:

Irish Genealogy – Resources for Success! Wednesday, March 15 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
09:30 a.m. Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
10:30 a.m. Irish Education and School Records
11 a.m. BREAK
11:30 a.m. Introduction to archives in Ireland
12:15 LUNCH
1:30 p.m. Sources available for Irish research by county
2:30 p.m. Gravestone inscriptions and newspapers as sources for Irish research
3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. Using the Registry of Deeds, with a short introduction to Irish wills
4:30 p.m. Q&A and solving brick walls

Famine Era Records and Emmigration Thursday, March 16 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.
09:30 a.m. The Great Famine in Ireland, 1845–51: A brief historical overview
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:50 a.m. Emigration from Ireland to North America: An Overview
11:50 a.m. The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research Part 1
12.45 p.m. LUNCH
2:00 p.m. The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research Part 2
2:45 p.m. Emigration from Ireland to North America: Strategies for Researching
Emigrant Ancestors
3:45 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. Q&A and Solving Brick Walls

The program is free, however in-person attendee space is limited. Due to the popularity of this event, walk-in registration may not be available.
Register online for Irish Genealogy:Resources for Success http://bit.ly/2hV1A39
Register online for Famine Era Records and Emigration http://bit.ly/2eeFBSR

Online Webinar Available!
Can’t attend the presentation in person? No problem! Both programs will be available for free as a streaming webinar on YouTube! Free reminder event and registration for the webinar is available on our site. http://bit.ly/2ivCkFG

Saturday, March 18
Middle TN Genealogical Society Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Brentwood Public Library, 8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN
SMILE! You are on Gen. Cam! "Caring for and Using Photographs in Family Research" Speaker: Carol Roberts, conservation manager at the TN State Library and Archives. She is in charge of the care and preservation of the state's historic governmental documents, maps, books, photographs and many other types of media. Carol is an expert in her field and we look forward to her presentation. For more info: www.mtgs.org No charge for this meeting.

Friday, March 24 through Saturday, March 25
North Hills Genealogists: Discover Your Roots, Discover Yourself Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
The Columbian Room, 250 Swinderman Road, Wexford, PA
Friday Workshop and four lectures on Saturday by one of the most prominent leaders in genealogy, Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS. Come learn from about finding "unfindable" ancestors, problem analysis and solving, and how the new field of DNA can help. Friday afternoon's workshop is on overcoming record shortages which can be attended alone or as part of the weekend package.
For more information see the website at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org.

Saturday, March 25
Alabama Genealogical Society: Telling Family Stories That are Complete and Convincing  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Samford University/Beeson Business Building/Brock Auditorium
Four lectures: Where's the Proof; I Found a Document; Research Using Contemporary Records; Confirming Family Stories

Saturday, March 25
South Bend Area Genealogical Society 2017 Spring Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601
19th annual Spring Conference featuring national speaker Tina Beaird. Ms. Beaird will be presenting two programs - Courthouse Finds and Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors. A third program on the St. Joseph County Archive Records will also be presented by Vicky Rydzynski, Archivist/Records manager with the St. Joseph County Archives & Records Center. Vendors and lunch will be available.

Friday, April 7 through Saturday, April 8
Topeka Genealogical Society's 45th Annual Conference co-hosted by the Kansas Historical Society  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
KHS - 6425 SW 6th St., Topeka, KS
"Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogy". Guest speaker, D. Joshua Taylor will present 4 topics on Saturday beginning at 8:00am. Friday breakout sessions begin at 12:30pm-5:00pm with a variety of local speakers and topics.

Saturday, April 8
Colorado Genealogical Society 2017 Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Denver Public Library (14th and Broadway)
David Allen Lambert, New England Historic Genealogical Society

Saturday, April 22
VGS Spring 2017 Conference: DNA and Social Media Research Strategies  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Four Points Sheraton, 4700 S. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA
Join VGS at the Library of VA on Friday (4/21/2017) from 10 to 3 for guided research which is free and open to all. On Saturday, Shannon Combs-Bennett will give four lectures: Genetic Genealogy for the Beginner, Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing, Organize your DNA Data, and Crowdsourcing Your Genealogy to Break Down Walls. Registration for the Saturday conference includes lunch.

Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 22
Ohio Chapter PalAm 2017 Spring Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus, OH
"Beyond the Obvious - German Genealogy"
Presenting Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., German Research Specialist at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, as our featured speaker.

Topics: Beyond the Obvious: Beyond Practical and Social Concerns for Emigration to America; Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research; The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records: How to fill the Gaps When Church Records are Missing; German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution.

Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, and Full Buffet lunch by Schmidt's Sausage Haus.

Member: $45; Non-Member: $55; Deadline for advance registration: April 8, 2017; After April 8, 2017 cost is $55 for Members and $65 for Non-Members

Registration will be available online at: https://oh-palam.org/registernow.php or with check payable to Ohio Chapter-Palam.

Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329; For questions e-mail: lindabelle@lcs.net

Thursday, April 27
Austin Genealogical Society: Thomas Jones Workshop - Census, Census-Substitutes, and Name-List Strat  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX
Master genealogist Thomas Jones on working with censuses and census-like documents to solve genealogical problems. See website for registration and fees.

Friday, April 28
Austin Genealogical Society: Thomas Jones Workshop - Correlating Sources and Evidence  (FGS Member Society Events)
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX
Master genealogist Thomas Jones conducts a workshop on correlating sources, information, and evidence, with emphasis on solving genealogical problems

Saturday, April 29 through Saturday, April 29
Thomas Jones at Austin Genealogical Society's Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX
Austin Genealogical Society Annual Seminar features Master Genealogist Thomas Jones discussing solving family mysteries using autosomal DNA; creating family histories of lasting value; finding unfindable ancestors, and five proven techniques for finding ancestral European origins. Go to website for registration and fees.

Saturday, May 6
San Mateo County Genealogical Society: Not Your Usual Records  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Menlo Park LDS Hall 1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park, CA
Not Your Usual Records with Amy Johnson Crow
Step off the beaten path with Amy and discover unexpected resources. Amy is a Certified Genealogist and speaks at events throughout the nation.

Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11
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!

Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25
Maryland to Kentucky Genealogy Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
11:00 am
Brescia University, Owensboro, KY
The 2017 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Genealogy Conference is June 22-25 at Brescia University in Owensboro, KY. Registration, orientation and keynote speaker presentation on Thursday; choose from 40 class sessions, genealogy sharing and vendors on Friday and Saturday; conclude with Sunday Mass.

The first MD2KY Reunion in 1990 at Nazareth, KY was an opportunity for descendants of the Maryland to Kentucky pioneers to meet and share family history information. The most recent event in 2014 at St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY hosted 465 participants from 26 states.

Sunday, July 23 through Friday, July 28
Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Athens, GA
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week.

Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, MN
An all-star lineup of speakers, including well-known international figures, is slated for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Among 39 confirmed presenters are figures including Roger Minert, Ernest Thode, Dirk Weissleder of Germany, Baerbel Johnson, Fritz Juengling, Michael Lacopo, James Beidler, Paula Stuart-Warren, Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Jill Morelli and Stephen Morse.

Other international presenters include Ursula Krause, Werner Esser and Timo Kracke, all of Germany, and Benjamin Hollister of Australia.

The conference — “CONNECTIONS: International. Cultural. Personal.” — will offer 70 presentations over three full days.

Presentations on regional specialties include Ostfriesen, Luxembourg, Palatinate, Bremen, Alsace, Baden, Black Sea Germans, Austria, Czech Republic (Bohemia), Pomerania, West Prussia, East Prussia, Lithuania, eastern Europe, former eastern German provinces, Australia, and others.

Daily “Connections” sessions are planned for attendees to meet others with common interests in specific Germanic regions.

The “Connections” focus of this international conference also offers a unique opportunity for Germanic genealogists to make personal connections with people from other countries as well as nationally, said officials of the German-American Genealogical Partnership, which is organizing the conference.

For the full lineup of speakers and other conference information, visit the website of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, conference host, at www.GGSMN.org, click “2017 GAGP Conference.”

Friday, July 28 through Saturday, July 29
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 through Saturday, September 2
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.

Saturday, October 14
Wichita Genealogical Society 6th Annual Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E 29th N., Wichita, KS
A Day with Ancestry
Speaker Juliaa Szucs
Getting the Most from Ancestry
Common Surnames: Finding Your Smith
Hidden Treasures on Ancestry
A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Research

Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)’s 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1111 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231

All members and non-members of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International are invited to participate in our Conference events.

Join us for a rich spectrum of International, National, and Local presenters. In addition to the many Czech, Moravian, Slovak, Rusyn and German-Bohemian genealogical related break-out sessions, this conference will also include optional tours of the local regions rich ethnic historical and cultural sites.

Other highlights include: a Parade of Kroje (folk dress) fashion show, a Vendor Room, CGSI Traveling Research Library, Silent Auction, Translation Service, Networking Room (Informal Regional 'Round-table' groups are forming across the nation and continue to meet locally for education and mutual assistance).  

Please Note this is in 2017.  The following year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the ‘Pittsburgh Pact’ which led to the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918!  This is the same Hotel as our 2001 Conference. 

Plans are still being made so watch  http://www.cgsi.org/    for full CGSI Conference 2017 Information including Registration, Accommodations, Travel, Conference Program Details, Speaker Bios, Tour Information, and Discounted ‘Early-Bird’ fee options.

CGSI is a non-profit cultural genealogy group staffed by all volunteers. For more information or to join CGSI visit: http://www.cgsi.org/

Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5
18th Gathering of Cornish Cousins  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Salisbury/Gold Hill, North Carolina
Presenters, Workshops, History, Tours, Entertainment, Food.