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05 - 06 February 2019 FxGS Spring Conference and Expo Reston, Virginia
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April 5-6,2019

Fairfax Genealogical Society's annual conference , "Find Your Missing Branches," will be held at the Reston Sheraton Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, near the Dulles International Airport.  The conference will offer sessions on a variety of topics including:  beginning and intermediate DNA research, Southern Migration; African American Research; colonial land, law, and religion; and other topics.  In addition to speakers, workshops and individual consultations, a number of vendors will offer books, maps, and other items and services.  Conference details and registration may be found at  organization's website:  www.fxgs.org/conference.

19 January 2019 Free Family History Program Camarillo, California
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Ventura County Genealogical Society presents a Free Family History Presentation

Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

1:00 p.m. Speaker: Lisa Schumacher  Topic: 1890 Census Substitutes

Family history researchers rely heavily on Census records from 1790 to 1940. However, most of the 1890 census is not available. What happened and what can be done to fill in the 1880-1900 gap? Learn about other resources that can provide information for this time period.

Lisa Schumacher has thirty years of experience in the computer field and is currently a self-employed technical support consultant. Her interest in family history began twenty years ago with a focus on computer programs that can be used in genealogical research. Lisa is Past-President of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society (Torrance, CA). She was a staff supervisor and instructor at the Los Angeles Family History Center for seven years. She lectures on various topics throughout the Los Angeles South Bay area.

2:30 p.m.:  Speaker: Judy Janes  "Sanborn Maps"

Sanborn Maps are a great resource for genealogists who long to learn more about the homes and buildings where their ancestors lived in America. Created in the 19th and 20th centuries for fire insurance purposes, these detailed maps can help you find exact locations. Judy Janes will show us how to access these maps, which are particularly valuable when buildings no longer exist.

Website: https://venturacogensoc.org

17 November 2018 Free Family History Presentation Camarillo, California
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Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

1:00 P.M. FERRETING OUT FAMILY STORIES: FACT, FICTION, OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
Every family has its stories, some more colorful than others. Some seem too fantastic to be true. Others have the ring of truth but don’t stand up to close examination. How do we tell the difference? Marion Werle will present a methodology for analyzing family stories – creating one or more research questions to focus our inquiries, developing a research plan, creating a potential timeline, and, finally, analyzing each component of the story to separate fact from fiction.

Marion Werlebegan family history research 23 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia, and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group), and is a member of the SCGS Writers Group. A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate. Marion wrote “The Skuders from Skud, a family history about one of her family branches from Lithuania, to share with family members.

2:30 P.M. MILITARY RECORDS GONE UP IN FLAMES! OR ARE THEY?
PRESENTER: PAT THOMAS

This will be an explanation of the difficulties in obtaining modern military records for 1912–1964, due to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) fire of 1973. Pat will tell us what the workarounds might be to find information about these soldiers.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING PRESENTATION: INTRODUCTION TO DNA FOR GENEALOGY

Please join us for an Introduction to DNA for Genealogy. This presentation will cover different DNA tests and different DNA companies. If you are wondering which test is right for you, or even if you should DNA test, this is for you! Be prepared for the upcoming holiday sales on DNA test kits from all the DNA direct-to-consumer companies.

This is the kickoff to our 2019 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!

27 October 2018 Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar Plain City, Ohio
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Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar

COMING TO AMERICA: WHERE, HOW, AND WHY THEY CAME

Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Featured Speaker: D. Wolfgang Grams, from Oldenburg, Germany


Topics: Where Did They Come From?

Ohio's Immigrants And Their German Homelands, "Hurra Wir Fahren Nach Amerika!"

Travel Patterns During The Age Of Sail,

The Pursuit Of Happiness: Faith, Land, And Hope,

German Resources To Trace Your Roots

Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert..

27 October 2018 Genealogy and Local History Fair Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year's theme is "Digging Up the Dead," how to examine, decipher, and interpret death records, death research, and other interesting facets of mortality in history.

Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors.

Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present.

In addition, Sarah Halter, Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, will give a brown bag lunch lecture.