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19 - 19 June 2021 Ventura County Genealogical Society Camarillo, California
Details:

The Ventura County Genealogical Society

presents 

Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

 Saturday, June 19, 2021

 

1:00 p.m Introduction to GEDmatch

Presenter: Drew Smith

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA Special Interest Group

GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.

 

Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

 

Second presentation:

“Where Is The Book With My Family In It?”

Presenter: Drew Smith

Before beginning their own research, good researchers seek out the research already done by others. Find out how to do an exhaustive search for books, periodicals, and other published or unpublished printed research material that may save you time in your own research.

 

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/

 

Please note that the VCGS DNA Special Interest Group is sponsoring Drew Smith’s first talk today. There will be no DNA SIG meeting at 10:30 AM.

 

Ventura County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 24608
Ventura, California 93002-4608

Visit us at https://www.venturacogensoc.org

 

12 - 12 June 2021 WPGS Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship Virtual
Details:

Annual Meeting & Program, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia  (Yearly Conference) Virtual Meeting registration at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6524080200296665870. You will use the same meeting link to access all three sessions. This program will not be recorded. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Schedule of events:

  • 10:00 am-10:30 am -- WPGS Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process, presented by Rich Venezia
  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm -- Session Break
  • 12:30 pm-2:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources, presented by Rich Venezia

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process: Of Italian descent and think you may qualify for dual citizenship? This how-to aims to break down the process and give you the steps you need to have you on your way to your red passport in no time. We'll discuss eligibility verification, the records needed, and what to expect at your Consulate appointment.

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources: Building on the first lecture, attendees will learn some of the ins and outs of naturalization laws and records. Specifically discussed will be common dual citizenship queries - such as when wives and minor children automatically become US citizens when their husband/father naturalized. Additionally, we'll discuss idiosyncrasies in records in Western PA, and the various record repositories you'll need to engage with for the records necessary for the citizenship process.

11 - 12 June 2021 GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 Virtual Conference Virtual
Details:

GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 Virtual Conference

  • World-class Genealogy Conference
  • Learn from 51 speakers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel and the UK
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures June 11 & 12 and 20 recorded lectures of your choice
  • Add PLUS Registration to access all 50 recorded lectures


The 51st Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico -  and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree.

All Registration packages receive the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 20 recorded lectures from 50 choices.

PLUS Registration - All 50 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures may be viewed through October 10, 2021.

10 - 10 June 2021 FVGS Webinar - The Genealogical Proof Standard: Put the Power of GPS to Work! by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG Virtual
Details:

Time: 7:00 CDT (Chicago)

Producing a high-quality, reliable genealogy for your family requires thoughtfulness and thoroughness during the research process. Testing our work against recognized standards helps achieve our goals. This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) looks at the development of modern standards, their importance for all genealogists, and how anyone, at any level of experience, can effectively apply these common-sense standards and techniques to their family project.

Alice Hoyt Veen is the owner of Prairie Roots Research, which aims to foster a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives; to rediscover and share ancestral wisdom and experiences with today’s generation and generations to come. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator who shares her knowledge and expertise through educational writing and speaking. Alice serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (R). She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.

This webinar is free but you must register in advance to receive the link to attend.

07 - 09 June 2021 JAMBOFREE SPECIAL EVENTS Virtual Conference Virtual
Details:

Advanced Beginning Genealogy Class, Round Table discussions, Webinar, Sponsored talks - All FREE

04 - 05 June 2021 GENETIC GENEALOGY 2021 Virtual Conference Virtual
Details:
  • World-class DNA Conference
  • Get in on the Latest Discoveries
  • Learn from up to 20 renowned Genetic Genealogy experts
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures on June 4 & 5 and 10 recorded lectures of your choice
  • Add PLUS Registration to access all 20 recorded lectures


DNA testing is an increasingly popular tool for genealogists.  Learn the difference between autosomal DNA, mtDNA and Y-DNA and which tool is useful for what type of investigation. There will be presentations from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA.  The keynoter will be blogger Roberta Estes, MBA.  Other notables presenting include Maurice J. Gleeson, MD of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, Leah La Perle Larkin, PhD, creator of WATO, and DNA authors Emily Aulicino, MEd, and Richard Hill, MBA.

All Registration packages include the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 10 recorded lectures from 20 choices.

PLUS Registration - All 20 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures can be viewed through October 3, 2021.

01 - 01 June 2021 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarships Deadline Various; apply from home for the program of choice
Details:

Achieve your educational dreams and elevate your knowledge by attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy with the assistance of one of our scholarship opportunities:

  • UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship - named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this full-tuition scholarship is awarded to someone who has “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Full details here.
  • Laura G. Prescott Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarship - in honor of Laura G. Prescott (1958-2018) and her passion for genealogical education, this scholarship awards full tuition and hotel accommodations to SLIG or SLIG Academy. Full details here.
  • SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees - created in 2016, this scholarship is awarded to students who have never previously attended an institute program and who wish to elevate their education to new heights. Full details here.
  • SLIG Intermediate Foundations Scholarship - provides full tuition to the SLIG Virtual Intermediate Foundations course. Available to first time institute attendees who desire to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level, in preparation for future institute courses. Full details here.
All SLIG scholarship applications are due June 1, 2021. Winners are announced previous to registration and receive a reserved seat in the course of their choice.
 
Other scholarships are available through various additional organizations. To view information on other opportunities visit this page.

23 - 23 May 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Alex Krakowsky Zoom
Details:

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
22 - 22 May 2021 CGSI "Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the 1946 Czechoslovak Elections and Its Consequences" Online Webinar
Details:

Learn more about what happened after the Communists came to power and how families and cultures were divided.

Scheduled presenters include:

This webinar is free and can be viewed anywhere with an internet connection.

15 - 15 May 2021 One Day Education Series with Judy G. Russell Marietta, Georgia (virtually via Zoom)
Details:

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.