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4 April 2014

LWR Gennealogical Club Meeting

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Kim Sheintal will present “Finding Vintage Family Photographs.” Kim will share tips on finding photos of specific people and places via books, newspapers, museums, historical societies, and other sources. She will explain how photo-sharing websites, Facebook, and Google can help as well. Finally, she will display some of the photos that she discovered and will tell how she found them. Kim has been a member of the Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club since its first meeting and is President of the Jewish Genealogical Society.

8 April 2014

30th Anniversary Dinner

Naples, Florida

Tuesday, April 8
Genealogical Society of Collier County - 30th Anniversary Dinner
Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL
Download attached registration form for 30th Anniversary Dinner.

Program to follow dinner:
“Now What Do We Do With All of this Stuff?” Speaker: Kathleen Callanan.
Kathleen will be the featured speaker at our 30th Anniversary dinner. She is going to tell how to organize our information and pull it together to preserve for the future.

12 April 2014

Imperial Polk Genealogical Society 2014 Seminar

Lakeland, Florida

IPGS is proud to present Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL as the guest speaker at our 2014 seminar on 12 April 2014 in Lakeland, Florida.

Location: Family Ministries – Auditorium B, Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, 4477 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813 from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm.

There will be four presentations:

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
Staying out of Trouble – The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists
Where There Is – Or Isn’t – a Will
No vitals? No problem! – Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence

More information is available at:

12 April 2014

Annual Spring Seminar

Columbus, Ohio

"Starting the Path Into German Genealogy" at Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Featured Speaker Ernie Thode, PalAm Expert Consultant with a panel of experts from the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Genealogical Society. A panel of experts to help beginners get started and help advanced researchers break down those brick walls."

14 April 2014

Seminar with the Legal Genealogist

Lakeland, Florida

Imperial Polk Genealogical Society Seminar with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Highland Park Church of the Nazarine, Auditorium B, 4477 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL
Judy G. Russell, Certified Genealogist, Genealogical Lecturer with a Law Degree will present the following topics:

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
Staying Out of Trouble - The Rights and Responsibilities of Today's Genealogists
Where There Is -- or Isn't -- a Will No Vitals? No Problem! - Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence

16 April 2014

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Port Charlotte, Florida

Charlotte County Genealogical Society Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida
Volunteers are the life blood of non-profit groups like Charlotte County Genealogy Society. Without your service we would not exist to spread our passion of Family History to the Community.

NOTE: Time of 12:00 noon

17 April 2014

LCGS Meeting/Presentation

Fort Myers, Florida

Susan Lewis Well will be presenting:
If You Don’t Write a Book: Final Projects without Prose

Of course, you want family and friends to know the
details of your research. Not everyone wants to write
a book or has an audience to read one.

Learn about using timelines instead of prose. Find
projects such as indexing to benefit the genealogy or
the greater community.

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Rd
Fort Myers

Doors Open: 12:30 p.m.
Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m

26 April 2014

Genealogy in the Computer Age

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Annual Family History Conference highlights researching on the computer and available resources. Featured speakers: David E. Rencher, discusses both FamilySearch and Irish Research; Carol Whitton, CG, Pat Stamm, CG, speakers from Missouri History Museum, State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis County Library Special Collections, Missouri State Archives, St. Louis University, and St. Louis Genealogical Society. Topics include genealogical websites, Missouri Digital Heritage, Ancestry, Fold3, HeritageQuest, using your computer to organize your data, successful scanning, newspaper research, genealogy apps for Smart Phones and Tablets, the Missouri History Museum website. Go to for more information.

7–10 May 2014

11th Annual Summer Seminar

Richmond, Virginia

14 June 2014

NGS 2014 Family History Conference

Mount Vernon, Washington

Located in the northwest corner of the state 30 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the Canadian border on I-5. Theme for this seminar is "Genealogy for Everyone". From the beginning novice to the advanced researcher you will find something of interest. Donna Potter-Phillips of Spokane, WA and Dave Obee from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with supporting presentations by locals Barbara Johnson, Rita Schulze and Judy Bayless. Topics of interest for everyone to choose from will be: Researching a Place Online - Living Here and Searching There; Questions Asked by Eager Genealogists; Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogistsl; Your Library in the Cloud: A Genealogical Guide to Digital Collections; Basic Beginning Genealogy; Getting the Most Out of Cyndi's List; The Genealogical Proof Standard - What it is and Why You Should be Using it; DNA and Genealogy: Why Should I Take the Test. Check our website for complete registration information.

25–28 June 2014

The Palatines to America 2014 National Conferenc

Columbus, Ohio

The Palatines to America National Conference will be held on June 25 - 28, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ramada Plaza Conference Center, 4000 Sinclair Road. A full program is offered with four days of exceptional programs and activities in partnership with the Ohio Chapter Palatines to America.

There are several presentations including featured speaker Roger Minert, PhD, AG, renowned author and specialist in German genealogy research and translation.

Optional activities include a tour of the National Road on Wednesday and time for research on Thursday in the Palatine collection and other resources at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. "

14–17 July 2014

St. Louis Genealogical Society Research Institute

St. Louis, Missouri

Write Your Family History the Right Way

Isn't it time to write your family history? If you are ready to start, why not spend four intensive days learning to do it correctly? StLGS Research Institute from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 14–17 July, for lectures and hands-on sessions with published authors, teachers, and a local publisher. Learn to organize material, develop a style sheet, manage your word processor, incorporate graphics, and publish your book.

Registration fee includes lectures; one-on-one assistance from the instructors; lunch, and all Institute materials.

Full details and the registration booklet at

26 July 2014

StLGS 2014 Summer Speakers Series

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Annual Summer Speakers Series, The Fascinating Life of Your German Ancestor, will be held on Saturday, 26 July 2014, at Orlando Gardens, 8352 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO.

The featured speaker is Roger Minert, PhD, AG, who will give four talks designed to help you understand the lives and church records of your German ancestors. Dr. Minert will give the following lectures:
• A Genealogist's Outline of German History Since 1517
• A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
• German Immigrants in American Protestant Church Records
• Church Records in Germany

Go to for more information.

13–16 May 2015

NGS 2015 Family History Conference

St. Charles, Missouri

25–27 May 2015

25th Annual Montana State Genealogical Society Conference

Helena, Montana
Colonial Inn, Helena MT. Speakers: CURT WITCHER, Sr Manager of Collections at ACPL, Ft 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, Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key.
DAVID RENCHER, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch, SLC, UT. His topics are: Irish Jurisdictions and Reference Works, Digital Projects and Programs of FamilySearch, Mining the Destinaton Data, Methodology for Irish Immigration and Emigration.

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