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20 - 20 July 2019 FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Athens, Georgia
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FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo

Free Event, No Registration Required

Saturday, 20 July 2019 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

FamilySearch personnel will provide sessions throughout the day on how to take advantage of the extensive, free resources available online at FamilySearch.org! Additionally, Pat Gordon will present "Finding Your Ancestors During the Great Depression: CCC and WPA." 

We hope you will join us for an informative and fun-filled day attending presentations, visiting vendor and society booths, exploring resources, asking questions, and meeting others interested in genealogy. Be sure to spend time visiting the booths in the exhibit hall and the bookstore upstairs!

Parking is available in the South Campus Parking Deck adjacent to the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel as well as some of the surrounding surface lots.


FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Schedule of Presentations:

FamilySearch.org 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Family Trees on FamilySearch.org 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

FamilySearch.org Records noon – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch break 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Finding Your Ancestors During the Great Depression: CCC and WPA, Pat Gordon, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

FamilySearch.org Research Wiki 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Family Trees on FamilySearch.org 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

FamilySearch.org Records 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Thank you, FamilySearch for generously sponsoring the Family History and Genealogy Expo at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR)!

About Our Sponsor

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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogical organization in the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the primary benefactor for FamilySearch services. The commitment of FamilySearch to help people connect with their ancestors is rooted in their beliefs—that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life.

20 - 20 July 2019 Ventura County Genealogical Society's Free Family History Program Camarillo, California
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THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a Free Family History Presentation Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 930101:00 P.M.
“25 TIPS FOR RESEARCHING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS” Presented by Gena Philibert-OrtegaEvery year for Women’s History Month, Gena creates 30 blog posts about researching female ancestors. Based on those articles, you are invited to learn 25 tips that will help you identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors.Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) & a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include 3 books and numerous articles published in magazines and online. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can also be found on the Genealogy Bank blog. Gena has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, Geo-Literary Society, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. She has done genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, & women's material culture.
2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: “USING THE FAMILY SEARCH CATALOG”Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega The Family Search Catalog is one of the most important genealogy tools you should be using … but do you know all the features it has? Learn more about ways to search, search terms, and other catalogs that help you find Family History Library materials outside of Salt Lake City.
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING Join us for a small group discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. Please bring your DNA User Name & Password; also bring your family tree (paper or electronic). If possible, bring your laptop, tablet or other portable devices; this will facilitate your research.Visit our website at https://venturacogensoc.org/

20 - 20 July 2019 MTGS July bi-monthly meeting @ TN State Library and Archives Nashville, Tennessee
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TOPIC: "How to Find and Use Church Records in Your Genealogical Research" Veronica Sales,
TSLA ArchivistVeronica Sales is an Archival Assistant IV at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. She earned her Master of Arts in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. Before joining the Public Services staff at TSLA, she worked as a graduate assistant at the Rutherford County Archives. Veronica also has a background in Historic Preservation, which includes an internship at a non-profit preservation organization in Helena, Montana. She also contributed to a survey of historic structures in Campbell County, TN, among other projects. And back by popular demand, Dr. David Dowell will be available following the meeting for his popular "DNA CHAT." So bring your DNA testing questions for some expert advice!

20 - 20 July 2019 MTGS July bi-monthly meeting @ TN State Library and Archives Nashville, Tennessee
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SPEAKER OF THE DAY: Veronica Sales, Archival Assistant

TSLATOPIC: "How to Find and Use Church Records in Your Genealogical Research"

Veronica Sales is an Archival Assistant IV at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. She earned her Master of Arts in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. Before joining the Public Services staff at TSLA, she worked as a graduate assistant at the Rutherford County Archives. Veronica also has a background in Historic Preservation, which includes an internship at a non-profit preservation organization in Helena, Montana. She also contributed to a survey of historic structures in Campbell County, TN, among other projects. And back by popular demand, Dr. David Dowell will be available following the meeting for his popular "DNA CHAT." So bring your DNA testing questions for some expert advice!

18 - 20 July 2019 Midwestern Roots Indianapolis, Indiana
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Explore your family’s Midwestern roots with a variety of nationally renowned speakers at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, and more on July 19 and 20 with preconference events on July 18!

As a special kick-off, come early for a live show from the hosts of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey will talk about New Harmony in this exciting presentation on July 17, 2019. Conference attendees will receive a special discounted rate.

15 June 2019 State Archives Seminar Germantown, Tennessee
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The Tennessee Genealogical Society is hosting an event June 15, 2019, on the use of state Archives.  Representatives from the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas Archives and/or Library will be presenting.  Each state will present sessions on the basic functions, services and contents of their state archives.  Additionally, they will have presentations on:

  • Preservation of Documents
  • Identification, Care and Management of Photographs
  • Tracing Your African-American Ancestors

Time

Description

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome

9:15- 10:15

Overview of the Tennessee Archives

10:15 - 11:15

Overview of the Arkansas Archives

11:15 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Overview of the Mississippi Archives

12:30 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00

Tracing Your African American Ancestors

2:00 - 3:00

Identification, Care and Management of Photographs

3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 4:15

Preservation of Documents

4:15 - 4:45

Final Q&A

4:45 - 5:00

Wrapup

15 - 15 June 2019 Ventura County Genealogical Society Family History Presentation Camarillo, California
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THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a

Free Family History Presentation

Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the

Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

1:00 P.M. “Deception, Divorce, Desertion, and DNA; Finding a Grandfather for Dave”

by Cheryl Storton, CG

This presentation will explore a case study which begins with a flawed birth certificate. The researcher is then taken on a merry chase through eight states and a multitude of diverse records – many involving chicanery and artifice. The presentation then will look at DNA as a tool to search out a biological grandfather.

Cheryl Storton has been researching her family since the 1980s. For over twenty years she served the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society as President, Seminar Chair, and Program Chair. She became a certified genealogist in 2016 after submitting an extensive portfolio. Cheryl now teaches genealogy classes in Arroyo Grande. Her main goal is linking the generations with proof statements, summaries, or detailed proof arguments. She is also attempting to clean out her huge collection of pictures and documents. Wish her luck!

2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: “EXPLORING CAMARILLO LIBRARY DIGITAL RESOURCES”

Presented by Kay Engel Kay will provide information on what digital resources are available at the Camarillo Library for genealogical research, and how to use them.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Discussion Members of VCGS who also attended the recent Genealogy Jamboree “Genetic Genealogy Thursday” in Burbank have agreed to participate in a panel discussion about what they learned. They will provide a few highlights of the day, and bring us up-to-date on some of the latest techniques for use with your DNA results.

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13 June 2019 Family History Today for Young Professionals (20s-30s): Genealogy Happy Hour New York, New York
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Time: 7 PM

Location: 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Want to put your online snooping habits to good use?

Join us for a unique after-hours opportunity to learn from our expert genealogy librarians. We’ll show you how to find out where your grandparents and great-grandparents lived, what kind of work they did, when they arrived in the U.S., and more. Then, you’ll dig into our treasure trove of online genealogy records. Afterwards, share your discoveries with your fellow family history sleuths.

Wine and light refreshments will be served. An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, students

Note: Space is very limited. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

18 - 18 May 2019 May 2019 Meeting John P Holt BRENTWOOD LiBRARY, Brentwood TN
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Upcoming Event: Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, Bi-Monthly Meeting.

TIME: Saturday, May 18 , 2019 @1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The John P Holt Brentwood Public Library, 8109 Concord Drive, Brentwood, TN, 37027

SPEAKER OF THE DAY: Ken Fieth, Metro-Davidson County Archivist

TOPIC: "The Giers Glass Plate Negative Collection 1890-1905"

Ken Fieth is the Metropolitan Government Archivist for Nashville and Davidson County, having over 35 years' experience in archival management. He is a charter member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, being the first person in Tennessee inducted into the academy. He received his B.A. in American History from David Lipscomb University and his M.A. in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. Ken serves on the Davidson County Public Records Commission, the board of the Andrew Jackson Chapter SAR, the Friends of Two Rivers Mansion, and the Friends of Fort Negley. His favorite hobbies include WWII living history interpretation and horseback riding. In addition to presenting our May program, Ken will also present our annual Writer's Award for the best article from the previous years' issues of our award-winning periodical, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History. As an added treat, Dr. David Dowell will be available following the meeting for his popular "DNA CHAT." So bring your DNA testing questions for some expert advice!As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

18 - 18 May 2019 Free Family History Presentation Camarillo, California
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THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a

Free Family History Presentation

Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the

Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

1:00 P.M. GOING TO AMERICA – AN INTERACTIVE SIMULATION OF THE ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION PROCESS WITH JOEL WEINTRAUB

Have you ever wondered what immigrants arriving at Ellis Island went through? Join us as 9 volunteers will demonstrate the actual records of 9 immigrants who came through Ellis Island. A slide show illustrating the various documents of the immigration process will accompany the simulation. Attendees are invited to arrive early, as there will be seven tables of Ellis Island/immigration memorabilia including a piece of Ellis Island! (Members should get there early or they will miss these exhibits.) Members should be prepared to be stamped and chalked, just like ancestral immigrants were. They can even take an Ellis Island IQ test if they want (but we won’t be using our buttonhook on them!).

Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. Joel has expertise in Federal Census information, and published articles on the U.S. census, the name change belief at Ellis Island, searching records in NYC, and a biographical revision of biologist AL Heermann.

2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: “FINDING WALDO” AT ELLIS ISLAND presented by Joel Weintraub

Joel will continue his presentation by discussing how to locate difficult passenger manifests and the assumptions of nine search strategies that help us accomplish that. He will use a real person’s 1907 voyage, and explain why some search approaches cannot find his record, and why others have no difficulty. This talk is very much about genealogical research and the pitfalls of making assumptions about databases, even if your ancestors came before Ellis Island’s heyday (1892-1924).

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Please join us for a presentation titled “Ancestry DNA Tips & Tricks.” Ancestry DNA has more autosomal testers than any of the other companies, so chances are good that you have at least one test kit there. Don Worth and Carley Worth will present their best tips for maximizing your matches at Ancestry DNA.

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