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Date Event Location
30 - 30 July 2022 GSNOCC Virtual Seminar featuring Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society Virtual via Zoom
Details:

Join GSNOCC on Sat., July 30, 2022, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT) for our annual  VIRTUAL (on Zoom) seminar! Featured speaker, Rhonda R. McClure (Senior Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society), will present four fascinating topics throughout the day-long event:

·         Using Major Genealogical Websites in Your Family History Research

·         Using Your Computer for Genealogical Analysis

·         Using Google in Family History Research

·         Mining the Treasures in Newspapers

Plus, chances to win prizes, play genealogical games, and more! The first 25 people to register will be entered into an additional drawing for a gift worth $25!

To register, please visit https://www.gsnocc.org/seminar.html
($20 members/$30 non-members. Deadline to register is July 27, 2022.)

24 - 29 July 2022 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) Athens, Georgia
Details:
Celebrating 60 years of Premier Genealogy Education!

The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.ighr.gagensociety.org

Registration for IGHR 2022 begins on 19 March 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

20 - 20 July 2022 Annette Burke Lyttle – "Bounty Land: It’s Complicated" - GSNJ 2022 Genealogy Webinar Series Webinar
Details:

8 PM - Free and Open to the Public (GSNJ Members have access to the recording for a limited time).

Bounty land was offered for soldiers of the Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War, but veterans didn’t simply take up residence on their land grants. Some did, but many other people ended up with these lands. Learn about laws, people who got involved, and where to find the records.

25 - 25 June 2022 Land Companies: Post Revolutionary War Land Development Albany, New York
Details:

Land Companies: Post Revolutionary War Land Development - Skip Duett, 1 pm via Zoom

After the Revolutionary War, there was a shift away from the earlier land transfer approaches.  The Holland Land Company, Oliver Phelps, Nathaniel Gorham, Sir William Pulteney, William Constable, and many others operated land companies in the post-war period.  Understanding how and where these companies functioned opens a treasure trove of records the prudent New York researcher will not want to miss.

Skip Duett is a professional genealogist, speaker and author specializing in upstate New York research.  He is conducting cutting-edge research in the application of advanced Y-DNA analysis for genealogy.  He is also actively researching post-Revolutionary War New York land settlement and records outside county deeds.  He serves on the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B) Family History Advisory Committee.

(Non-members of CDGS may register for this free program starting on the 16th of June)

15 - 15 June 2022 Joy Neighbors – "A Grave Interest: Searching for Clues in the Cemetery" - GSNJ 2022 Genealogy Webinar Series Webinar
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8 PM - Free and Open to the Public (GSNJ Members have access to the recording for a limited time).

Cemeteries hold a wealth of information – if you know what to look for, and where. During this session, we’ll focus on the different records available, learn the types of cemeteries that exist, whom to contact, and how to pull it all together. Plus, Joy unearths “21 Crypt Clues.”

09 - 09 June 2022 Fox Valley Genealogical Society Presents Genetic Genealogy and the Bassett Family DNA Project Naperville, IL
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Jeffrey Bassett will speak on Genetic Genealogy; the latest technique being used as a tool in genealogical research. He will explain how he got started in genealogy, how DNA testing works, and then will present different case studies from the Bassett DNA project showing how DNA testing has helped in the research of different Bassett lines.

He has been working on Bassett Family genealogy for more than 45 years. His research includes more than 15,000 pages of text covering more than 490 different Bassett lines throughout the world. He started the Bassett DNA project in April of 2002. This project has grown to include more than 250 male Bassetts living in 7 countries around the world making it one of the largest projects of its kind.

The Bassett project was featured in the spring 2004 issue of “The New England Ancestors” magazine published by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society and titled “A Comparison of Five Early Bassett immigrants”. He has presented the Bassett DNA project to more than three dozen different groups in several states, has appeared on the Milwaukee Wisconsin NBC nightly news, and has appeared on a segment dealing with genetic genealogy in an Illinois newspaper. He also publishes a free Bassett Family monthly newsletter.

He has worked for Packaging Corporation of America in Lake Forest, Illinois for the past 32 years. He is currently Executive Director of Application Development. He lives in Mundelein, Illinois with his wife of 39 years.

FVGS meetings are free to attend for members and guests. This meeting will be recorded and members will have access to the recording and handouts after the presentation.

04 June 2022 EWGS June Presentation: Finding Family in Western Canada Hybrid Zoom/In-Person from Spokane, Washington
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Saturday, June 4EWGS 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmA Hybrid Meeting at Shadle Public Library David Obee will present: "Finding Family in Western Canada" Odds are, you have cousins, if not ancestors, from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, the four western provinces of Canada. This presentation will cover the important sources that apply to all four provinces, some that are regional in nature, as well as ones unique to each province. It will include some geographic clues, and will note some major differences between research in this region and in the United States.

21 - 21 May 2022 Who Gets Grandma's Yello Pie Plate? Albany, New York
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Who Gets Grandma's Cello Pie Plate? - Bonnie J. Lewis

1 pm via Zoom

This program is a great opportunity to explore your options on saving the special pieces of a senior's life. It can take just two generations for memories of an ancestor to disappear from the memories of our descendants.  What happens to the family memories, artifacts, stories, and photographs? This program from the University of Minnesota Extension provides people with practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. It assists families to communicate, make decisions, and lessen the conflicts when transferring personal property.   

Bonnie J. Lewis has been the Dependent Care Educator for the Caregiver Resource Center, a co-project of Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Office for the Agining of Sullivan County NY.  She has also provided classes and support for caregivers assisting individuals with dementia .  She previously worked at Garnett Sullivan Hospital, United Way and as a private duty nurse.

(Non-members of CDGS may register for this free program starting on the 16th of May)

21 - 21 May 2022 VCGS Free Family History Presentations Camarillo, California
Details:

The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents

Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1:00-4:00 pm PST

https://venturacogensoc.org/this-month/

1:00 pm     Presenter: Carla Cegielski

“Mining for Treasure in the Internet Archive”

The Internet Archive is not just the Wayback Machine! It also contains audio, movies, images, software, maps, and texts. Discover everything you can do at the Archive and learn search strategies for accessing its genealogical treasures.

 

Carla Cegielski is a full-time genealogical researcher specializing in the areas of Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She has been researching her own family for over 40 years and providing research services to others since 2007. Carla began lecturing on various genealogical topics. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, and conferences. Carla holds a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature and an M.S. in Library Science. Carla currently serves as Vice President of the Lake County Genealogical Society and the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

 

                Second presentation:

Presenter: John P. Schmal

“Santa Barbara and Ventura During the Spanish Period (1783-1821)” (Mexican American SIG)

John P. Schmal will discuss the Spanish settlements of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including the establishment of the five missions in the area between 1772 and 1804. He will explore the growth and challenges of the communities in the early decades of the Spanish period. The Chumash who inhabited the area long before the arrival of the Spaniards will also be discussed with emphasis on their numerous languages and transportation networks. At the end, there will be a discussion of genealogical research for the Spanish, Mexican, and Indian inhabitants, with an emphasis on the Huntington Library’s Early California Population Project (ECPP).

 

John Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. He has degrees in History (Loyola-Marymount University) and Geography (St. Cloud State University) and is a board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research (SHHAR).  He has published dozens of short stories on the history of the indigenous people of most of the Mexican states.

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/

18 - 18 May 2022 Bryna O’Sullivan – "Trace Your Revolutionary Roots" - GSNJ 2022 Genealogy Webinar Series Webinar
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8 PM - Free and Open to the Public (GSNJ Members have access to the recording for a limited time).

What did your ancestor do to support the American cause? Whether you’re looking to document service for the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution or simply to learn more about your family’s past, this program will help you find out.