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24 - 24 September 2021 BAGS (Virtual): Early Migration In, Across, and out of North Carolina by Diane L. Richard Virtual

Many individuals and families migrated into North Carolina, especially in the colonial and pre-Civil War time period. Depending on who was immigrating and when, different locales in North Carolina were hot spots for emigrants from abroad either directly or via Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and beyond. As the state developed, resources were depleted, productive land was becoming more scarce, settlers considered it to be getting too crowded, and we see a pattern of western migration. This migration often did not stop at the state borders. Many families spent a few years, a generation or a few generations in North Carolina, often hopscotching across the state, east to west, before migrating to adjoining states and beyond. Let’s explore these years of migrating North Carolinians — the history of the times and the  documentary trail left behind. 

Diane L. Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), has been doing  genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. She is co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries, started in 2018, which  offers guided North Carolina genealogical research programs providing participants targeted,  focused, research assistance leading to new family discoveries.

18 - 18 September 2021 Michigan Genealogical Council 2021 Virtual Family History Seminar Lansing, Michigan

The Fall Genealogy Seminar is being sponsored by the Michigan Genealogical Council, The Library of Michigan, and The Archives of Michigan..  This is a virtual seminar and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in you bunny slippers (for those of you local to Lower Michigan -- if the rain keeps coming, you may need to do this with a WiFi connection from your ark).

Saturday, September 18, 2021

MGC Fall Virtual Family History Seminar with Bernice Alexander Bennett

9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Virtual seminar

Award-winning author, genealogist, talk show host and storyteller, Bernice Alexander Bennett will be our speaker. Bennett is the recipient of the first Ida B. Wells Service Award from the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passages for her dedication to broadcast the stories about enslaved and indentured ancestors of African descent. Her book, “Tracing Their Steps” is the winner of the 2021 New Generation Indie Book Award and the Phillis Wheatley Award. Bennett is a nationally recognized speaker, having presented at conferences such as the National Genealogical Society, Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, RootsTech, Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society, the International Black Genealogy Summit, and more.

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The cost to attend is $25, with early bird savings of $5 through midnight Labor Day, September 6. Click here to register.

We look forward to you joining us on September 18!

Michigan Genealogical Council Seminar Committee

Join us for these exciting topics.

9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome and remarks (Rozlyn Kelly, MGC President, Mark Harvey, Archives of Michigan State Archivist, Tim Gleisner,Library of Michigan Special Collections Manager)

9:15 – 10:15 am: Bernice Alexander Bennett - USCT Civil War Widows Pension Records Tell the Story will discuss the anatomy of a Civil War Widows Pension file and several examples to illustrate the value of using these records.

10:30 – 11:30 am: Bernice Alexander Bennett - Black Homesteaders at the Crossroad of Freedom will answer these questions: Who were the homesteaders? What is the Homestead Act of 1862? What are the eligibility requirements? What is the application process? and What can you find in the land entry papers?

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Tim Gleisner, Library of Michigan Special Collections Manager - What can you find with your Library of Michigan Card? Learn about resources available to Library of Michigan cardholders for family history research including the Grand Rapids Press historical archives, the Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Michigan Sanborn maps.

12:45 – 1:15: pm Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Bernice Alexander Bennett - Writing and Telling Your Story.

Do you have a story to tell and don’t know how to write or tell it? This session will explore how you can turn your genealogical research into a compelling and engaging family story.   2:30 – 3:30 pm: Bernice Alexander Bennett - Follow the Witnesses will show how following witnesses on documents can reveal the community history.  

3:45 – 4:45 pm: Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist, Archives of MichiganResearching Your Family’s History at the Archives of Michigan. An introduction to the Archives of Michigan, this program will explore the genealogical collections available there, including original source records, published resources, and online tools at Michiganology. Also, learn about the ongoing Michigan naturalization and probate records digitization projects.

  4:455:00 pm: Closing Remarks (Rozlyn Kelly)  

18 - 18 September 2021 Free Family History Presentations Camarillo, California

The Ventura County Genealogical Society


Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

 Saturday, September 18, 2021, 1-4 pm

1:00 p.m. Presenter: Sue Adams

“English Manorial Records” (British SIG)

Manorial records are a rich genealogical source, especially for people who owned copyhold land as manorial tenants.  Records for some manors stretch back from 1925 to the 13th century and are in English from 1733.  Clues that your ancestors may have been manorial tenants include references to land in wills and occupations associated with using the land such as farmers.


My own genealogy adventures started back in 1997, triggered by the death of a cousin of my paternal grand-mother.  I was soon hooked and started trying to verify the family folklore from my mom’s ancestry.  Family Folklore Blog is where I share my personal research and discuss genealogical issues. It wasn’t long before I wanted to know more, which lead me to study with the Open University, and later to embark on the University of Strathclyde postgraduate program culminating in a Masters degree.  I have come to realize that, even with my education, there is still much to learn.   Technology makes ever more historical records available, so I am committed to keeping m skills updated so I can take advantage of the opportunities presented.


Second presentation:

Presenter: Brian Rhinehart

“Navigating the Records From the War of 1812”

From bounty land to pensions, there is no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812.  Learn how and why these records were created, how to make sense of them, and what those records can contain for your ancestors!


Brian Rhinehart is a professional genealogist and speaker and is the owner of  A direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in research and record retrieval for Civil War and War of 1812 soldiers at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here

15 - 18 September 2021 UGA Summit of Excellence Virtual via Zoom

"Commemorating 50 Years of Premier Education"
Virtual Event

 Wednesday - Saturday, September 15-18, 2021

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Featuring free "Getting Started with Genealogy Day;" multiple tracks on methodology, record types, international and ethic research, professional topics, technology, and DNA; as well as the 50th anniversary celebration of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Registration opens Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MDT with single-day and full-conference registration options.

Keynote: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, "Looking Back in the Future."

11 - 11 September 2021 Georgia Genealogical Society Educational Series with Annette Burke Lyttle Virtual via Zoom

Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. ET 


  • Colonial American Migration Routes and Modes of Travel
  • Slavery, Quakers, and the Underground Railroad
  • Quaker Resources in the Family History Library and Other Archives

Registration information is on our website at:


11 - 11 September 2021 Finding and Using German Church Records with Michael Lacopo Virtual

Mid September is the traditional start time for German Octoberfest. What better way to celebrate the season then by learning about how to find and use German Church Records to learn more about your German ancestors with Dr. Michael Lacopo, D.V.M., a global expert on German genealogy.

Many of us have German speaking European ancestors but are afraid to tackle the next step across the Atlantic. Finding the proper parish that holds the records of interest, as well as accessing those records, can seem daunting. It does not have to be. This lecture will also show examples of German church records, how to decipher them and how to overcome the fear of German script. (Target Audience: Beginner to Advanced).

-Review of German church records and what they can offer researchers

-Finding record repositories both online and off

-Overview of German script and record assessment


-Instructions on how the beginner can utilize these documents without significant German language skills

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M., is a retired small animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self described “all American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid - Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem solving. Michael’s presence can be found online at

Registration fee is $15. Kentucky Genealogical Society members should use discount code: MEMBER during registration to register for free. If you're not yet a member, join now and access free programs like this one and dozens of others programs you can view on-demand. Go to to become a member.


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07 September 2021 - 18 November 2021 SLIG Virtual - Fall 2021 Virtual via Zoom

Participate in institute style, deep-dive education from your own home with SLIG Virtual. Master curriculum through weekly live instructional sessions, connect through virtual networking and class forums, and complete learning assignments on your own schedule. Experience instruction on in-depth topics at a level relative to your needs – from our Intermediate Foundations course to the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum. Individual coursework, private study groups, and recordings of live sessions ensure you get the most out of your educational experience.Join us for SLIG Virtual 2021, September to November, to obtain the in-depth education you have been craving, all from the comfort of your own home. Course descriptions and additional information can be found Registration for SLIG Virtual 2021 opens on 19 June 2021 at 12:00 noon MDT.

28 August 2021 Suncoast Genealogy Society, Heirlooms and Family Stories Palm Harbor, Florida

This is a virtual program via Zoom. Suncoast Genealogy Society members will be presenters. Show us a treasured Heirloom and share its provenance, the story of its history and ownership that’s significant in your family genealogy or share an interesting Family Story from the past.

28 - 28 August 2021 CGSI Webinar: "A Guide to Czech and Slovak Heritage Resources at the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) in Independence, MO" Virtual from Independence, Missouri

Join Iveta Blahutova for a virtual tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) in Independence, Missouri, on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 am to 12 noon CDT. Iveta is a Genealogy Research Analyst at the MGC and CGSI’s Education Director.

The MGC is a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Its 52,000 sq. ft. collection, covering the entire U.S. and some international, includes over 80,000 family history books, 100,000 local history items, 565,000 microfilms and microfiches, and 7,000 maps.

Iveta will provide a virtual tour and answer questions on how best to access MGC records as you conduct research about your Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian and Carpatho-Rusyn ancestors.

The event is free to all, but you must register in advance at:

21 - 21 August 2021 VCGS Aug 2021 Free Family History Presentations Camarillo, California

Presentations via Zoom. All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here  

Presenter: Judy Janes

“Discover Family History in Online Newspapers”

Newspapers offer a broad range of information about our families. They reveal information that may not have been recorded anywhere else. While genealogists commonly use them to find marriages and deaths, newspapers also published stories about social happenings, legal matters, travel, advertisements, and important community events that shaped our ancestors’ day-to-day lives. Digital newspaper collections have proliferated in recent years, and are searchable by name, keyword, or date. Come learn how to use this powerful new tool to uncover fascinating stories about your families.
Judy Janes is a past President of the Ventura County Genealogical Society and currently serves on the Executive Board. Judy is a third-generation Californian who has been doing genealogical research for 27 years. She has successfully tracked several of her 17th-century immigrant ancestors back to their roots in France, Holland, England, and Germany.
Second presentation:

Presenter: Debra Dudek

“Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online”

Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry There is no such thing as “one-stop genealogy shopping”! This program will lead you through the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople, and RootsIreland. Learn what’s new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research, and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.
Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in World War I, UK genealogy, and technology topics.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here

The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.