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2016


Date

Event

Location

Details

11 July 2016

Middle TN Genealogy Beginning Genealogy Classes

Nashville, Tennessee

Time: Noon to 3:30 pm
Classes on Beginning Genealogy. Subjects addressed: getting started, recordkeeping, census records, vital records, county records such as wills deeds, and court records, cemetery records, Internet resources, and Genealogy software. Instructor: Virginia Gooch Watson, past president of the TN Library & Archives Friends and the Middle TN Genealogical Society. 3-Day Classes--cost $30.00 Call 615-743-3400 for registration. Visit our website: www.mtgs.org


12-14 July 2016

2016 MAAGI

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) provides an amazing learning experience for genealogists and researchers. MAAGI is a trusted educational and training institute.


15-16 July 2016

2016 Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference

Indianapolis, Indiana

Midwestern Roots 2016 features more than 30 sessions by nationally known speakers including Cece Moore, The Genetic Genealogist, from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genealogy Roadshow.
Most of the sessions will focus on using ever-changing and emerging technology and sources online. Other sessions will cover DNA, methodology, using traditional sources, and legal genealogy.
Pre-Conference activities will include a workshop for people who work or volunteer in genealogy collections, hands-on computer labs, writing sessions, and the day will end with an evening program.
Visit indianahistory.org/midwesternroots for more information and to register!


16 July 2016

Bi-Monthly Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

1:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. Taneya Koonce, MLS, MPH
Topic: "Maximizing the Use of Online Collaborative Family Trees for Your Personal Research". Ms. Koonce has spent several years presenting topics related to the use of technology for genealogy societies. She will share strategies and tips for how to get the most of online, collaborative family trees. We hope you will become familiar with the different options available for truly collaborative family-tree building and research sharing. No cost for the meeting. Refreshments served.


16 July 2016

FREE Mini Seminar

Camarillo, California

Ventura County Genealogical Society
Presents an afternoon with:

Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG®

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00 p.m.
at the
Camarillo Library Community Room
4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

"BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils & Pitfalls of On-line Trees"
When is it safe to get information from an on-line tree? Here we will discuss where these trees can be found, how to assess them for reliability, how to cite them, how to use them for clues to further your research, and more. Not all on-line trees are created equal, but most can be evaluated with a few simple steps: don?t become victim to the enchantment of an apparent pot of gold.

"Tattle Tale: Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Genealogists"
What plagiarism is, what it means for something to be copyrighted, how that applies to all genealogists, not just professionals, covering both print and Internet media. And it also discusses the privacy issues (particularly of children) and touches on DNA and the ethical issues there.

About Jean Wilcox Hibben:
A former Southern California college speech professor (MA ? Speech Communication; PhD ? Folklore) Jean is a Board Certified genealogist, national speaker, and author. She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, worked on Travel Channel?s Follow Your Past (to be aired in 2016), and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega, promoting their joint venture ?GenealogyJourneys? (genaandjean.blogspot.com). With almost 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and current President of its Southern California Chapter, VP of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Western Regional Representative of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and current 1st VP of the Corona Genealogical Society. Her website is: http://www.circlemending.org.


18 July 2016

Middle TN Genealogy Beginning Genealogy Classes

Nashville, Tennessee

Time: Noon to 3:30 pm
Classes on Beginning Genealogy. Subjects addressed: getting started, recordkeeping, census records, vital records, county records such as wills deeds, and court records, cemetery records, Internet resources, and Genealogy software. Instructor: Virginia Gooch Watson, past president of the TN Library & Archives Friends and the Middle TN Genealogical Society. 3-Day Classes--cost $30.00 Call 615-743-3400 for registration. Visit our website: www.mtgs.org


25 July 2016

Middle TN Genealogy Beginning Genealogy Classes

Nashville, Tennessee

Time: Noon to 3:30 pm
Classes on Beginning Genealogy. Subjects addressed: getting started, recordkeeping, census records, vital records, county records such as wills deeds, and court records, cemetery records, Internet resources, and Genealogy software. Instructor: Virginia Gooch Watson, past president of the TN Library & Archives Friends and the Middle TN Genealogical Society. 3-Day Classes--cost $30.00 Call 615-743-3400 for registration. Visit our website: www.mtgs.org


29-30 July 2016

DGS 2016 Summer Seminar

Dallas, Texas

Preserving & Sharing Our Family Treasures, featuring Denise Levenick,The Family Curator.


20 August 2016

FREE Mini Seminar

Camarillo, California

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.


17 September 2016

DGS 2016 Fall Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"Sources & Methods for Family History Research". Featured speaker: Curt Witcher. Location: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201.

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


22, 23, 24 September 2016

2016 Annual Conference

Missoula, Montana

Judy Russell will speak on Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows & Orphans, How Old Did He Have To Be...", What does THAT mean" Understanding the Language of the Law, DNA and the Golden Rule.
Amy Crow will speak about After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records, Timelines: The Swiss Army Knife of Genealogical Research, and How Do I Know That's My Ancestor?
Conference will be at the Hilton Garden Inn


1 October 2016

VGS/MVGS Joint Fall 2016 Conference

Woodbridge, Virginia

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.


22 October 2016

Annual Fall Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio
"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
Registration will be available online at: or with check payable to Ohio Chapter-Palam.
Send to Linda Dietrich, Treasurer, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239


22 October 2016

Genealogy and Local History Fair

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year's theme is "200 Years of My Indiana Home," examining the lives and times of Hoosiers throughout the years and exploring the homes and neighborhoods in which they lived. Attendees will learn how to incorporate local history, architecture, house history, and maps and other land record resources into their family research. Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors. Jill Morelli will speak on house histories - looking at the "genealogy" of your house, and using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in your research. Ann Staley will be speaking on the everyday lives of our ancestors. She will also examine city directories, how to locate them, and how to utilize them in your research.

2017


Date

Event

Location

Details

22-27 January 2017

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

Salt Lake City, Utah

SLIG offers a week-long, in-depth learning experience. SLIG 2017 is offering 14 intermediate to advanced-level courses taught by the field's top educators. 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. Registration opens July 9, 2016, 9:00 am MDT.

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