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Date Event Location
23 - 23 May 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Alex Krakowsky Zoom
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Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze  Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Alex Krakowsky

Topic: Ukrainian archives are notoriously difficult and expensive to deal with, if one can get records from them at all. Alex Krakovsky, a Jewish Ukrainian, is using the freedom of information laws and the court system in Ukraine to force archives to allow him to scan their records and post them on a public website. Alex uses high resolution scanning equipment to scan virtually all records in an archive, posting to a wiki just for Jewish records. He has spent a great deal of time and his own money doing this important work, constantly doing battle with a very difficult government system. He has also received funds donated for purchase of state-of-the-art scanners, which are now in use in most Ukraine archives. He will update us on the current status of records he has available.

Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze  Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Alex Krakowsky

Topic: Ukrainian archives are notoriously difficult and expensive to deal with, if one can get records from them at all. Alex Krakovsky, a Jewish Ukrainian, is using the freedom of information laws and the court system in Ukraine to force archives to allow him to scan their records and post them on a public website. Alex uses high resolution scanning equipment to scan virtually all records in an archive, posting to a wiki just for Jewish records. He has spent a great deal of time and his own money doing this important work, constantly doing battle with a very difficult government system. He has also received funds donated for purchase of state-of-the-art scanners, which are now in use in most Ukraine archives. He will update us on the current status of records he has available.

  All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com
15 - 15 May 2021 One Day Education Series with Judy G. Russell Marietta, Georgia (virtually via Zoom)
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On May 15, CCGS is presenting (virtually via Zoom) a day of talks by internationally-known genealogist Judy G. Russell, who is also a lawyer and author of The Legal Genealogist blog. Judy's topics will include:

  • Finding the Law
  • Death by Undue Means
  • The Discriminating Genealogist
  • DNA and the Golden Rule

For more information and to register, see the Education page of our website and click the link to Judy Russell. 

07 - 08 May 2021 2021 Heartland Family History Conference Virtual
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Mark your calendar for our 2021 virtual spring conference which will be two days of “live” online programming May 7-8.  Following the conference you will have three months of on-demand access to recorded sessions, the virtual Exhibit Hall and opportunities for networking with other conference attendees.

Our featured speaker, Billie Stone Fogarty, will be presenting four lectures.  Additional presentations from other regional, national, and international areas will cover a diverse array of topics.  New networking and socializing opportunities are being added.

Please join us!  For more details and registration information visit our new conference website at:  https://heartlandfhc.org

We look forward to seeing you in May!

23 - 24 April 2021 Colorado Genealogical Society 2021 Virtual Seminar Denver, Colorado
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The Colorado Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Crista Cowan has accepted our invitation to be the speaker at the CGS on 23 and 24 April 2021 via Zoom. You do not want to miss this fabulous seminar. Crista will present 4 programs: 2 on Friday afternoon (23 April 2021) and 2 on Saturday morning (24 April 2021). The Friday sessions will be on DNA and the Saturday sessions on using Ancestry.com. This event is FREE, but we are limiting registrations to 500 participants per day, so get your registrations in soon.

11 - 11 April 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Guest Speaker Ellen Kowitt Zoom
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Time:  1:00 EST check in, chat, and schmooze   Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Guest Speaker:  Ellen Kowitt https://www.ellenkowitt.com/ Ellen is Director of JewishGen’s United States Research Division and National Vice Chair of the DAR Lineage Committee Jewish Task Force.

Topic:  "Comparison of Jewish Resources on the Giants; Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage."

Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections and research tools on the global powerhouse websites referred to as "Genealogy Giants." This lecture has been updated to reflect the ever-changing content found online and many record examples will be shared. 
All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

09 - 10 April 2021 DGS 2021 Mastering Genealogical Research: The Right Start Leads You to Great Results! Virtual via Zoom
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Michael D. Lacopo will lead this two-day research intensive. This is the first seminar in DGS' new In Pursuit of Genealogical Excellence series. It will be focused on identifying the core of a research challenge, developing a targeted research question, and implementing a plan to solve it. Michael will share his favorite strategies and common mistakes to avoid. 

Participants will have access to the videos of the lectures for two weeks after the event.

31 - 31 March 2021 MGC: Open Records & Education (M:O.R.E.): A Conversation with Amy Whorf MacGuiggan This is a free Zoom event but pre-registration is required.
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Please join us for this free event! Pre-registration is required.

John Joseph Osborne grew up as an orphan and an only child—that’s what family and friends were always told. There was never any talk of his childhood or teenage years, and there was even some uncertainty as to where he had been born. It was as though he had sprung from thin air fully formed. If anyone knew the real story, they weren’t sharing it. 

But mysteries have a way of begging to be solved.  In 2011, a granddaughter’s curiosity, and then questions, began to percolate. How and when had he been orphaned? Where had he grown up and with whom? Who were his parents? How does someone without a family or ancestry understand who he or she is? It was time to reconnect John Osborne with his story. 

Amy Whorf McGuiggan will take us on a compelling genealogical journey of discovery, beyond the names and dates on vital records, to reclaim the branches of John Osborne’s ancestry. To do so, she had to expand her research beyond commonly available records to include both public and private institutional records. These records are often considered unavailable, but Amy did the work required to gain access.

Along the way, John Osborn's personal story--a story of survival against 

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the longest of odds—is unearthed after being buried for more than a century.  Amy’s work could be a master class in writing family history and in good old fashioned genealogical legwork.  She will probe the question of whether learning and knowing something that was previously unknown—and that one has gone through life blissfully unaware of—actually matters.

This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required.

27 - 27 March 2021 RGS 2021 ABC’s OF TRAVEL TO ROMANIA: Focus on the Area of Banat Presentation Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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ABC’s OF TRAVEL TO ROMANIA: Focus on the Area of Banat
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021 (10:30 a.m. – Noon Central Time)

Join us for a humorous and informative travelogue on how to make the best of your trip to Romania. The presentation includes an overview of the main tourist sites in Romania, together with a close-up approach on the region of Banat, home to the original Tarzan and Broadway’s first Dracula. In addition, learn how to get around safely and comfortably when visiting Timisoara, European Capital of Culture 2023. From sockets, to currency, to key vocabulary, this basic, very useful tool to planning your trip will help you avoid every hitch and cultural shock, whether you’re coming as a tourist or on a genealogy quest anywhere in Romania. Alexandra has rounded up all the need-to-knows on:

  • Hiring a genealogy specialized tour guide and doing research prior to your visit to the Old Country
  • Identifying family homes
  • Trying to make contact with potential relatives
  • Getting access to otherwise unavailable places and people
  • Useful items to bring over

so as to make planning easy once the world is ready to travel again. Finally, get a glimpse of what your genealogy trip might look like and also enjoy photos of some ancestry tours that Alexandra has conducted in the Banat area.

21 - 21 March 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Guest Speaker David Brill Zoom
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Time:  1:00 EST check in, chat, and schmooze

Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Guest Speaker:  David Brill, has been researching his family history in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and the United States for over 25 years.

Topic:  Getting the Most from Revision Lists - A Regional Approach Revision lists are among the most important genealogical resources from the Russian Empire, and they are often the only available confirmation that an ancestor actually lived in a particular shtetl. They may contain important information pertinent to neighboring towns too. This means that it is now easier than ever to expand one's research beyond the borders of a single shtetl and discover previously unknown genealogical connections to nearby communities. David's presentation shares examples from the ongoing Rovno Uezd Jewish Records Project (present-day Rivne, Ukraine) that illustrate the power of a region-wide search. In addition, David will discuss the current status of the Rovno regional translation project, and what a deep reading of the revision lists can tell us about our ancestors' lives in the Russian Pale of the 19th-century.

 All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

20 - 20 March 2021 NHG 2021 Spring Family History Conference On-Line via Zoom (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Join us on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 8:45am to 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone from the comfort of your own home while you attend a LIVE, virtual day-long conference featuring Dr. Michael Lacopo. Door prize drawings throughout the day!

Five Sessions:
1. More than the Census - Our Families did Exist within those 10-Year Intervals
2. Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
3. "She Came From Nowhere" - a Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem
4. Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Reevaluating the Evidence
5. Medical Genealogy: a Primer of Diseases that Killed our Ancestors and the Epidemics they Lived Through

Cost: NHG members: $35.00; Non-members: $40.00