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11 December 2019 Family History Today: Personal Archiving 101 - Preserving your Digital Memories New York, New York

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 PM
Tickets: or 800-838-3006 ($10 general admission; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, and students)
VHS? Floppy disks? Vacation photographs? Everyone has digital materials that hold personal meaning and tell stories about their lives. Join archivist Maggie Schreiner for a personal digital archiving workshop and learn how to care for and preserve your digital memories! Master the basics of digitizing and caring for your collections of documents, photos, and audiovisual materials. Learn about file formats and storage, straightforward tools and techniques, and common risks and dangers (and how to avoid them!).
About the Speaker: Maggie Schreiner is the Manager of Archives and Special Collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She has previously held positions at New York University and the Queens Memory program at Queens Library, where she first began teaching about personal digital archiving. Maggie holds an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University.An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance. This program is presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

16 - 16 November 2019 Forensic Genetic Genealogy Santa Rosa, CA

Forensic Genetic Genealogy with DNA Doe Project co-founder Dr. Margaret PressThe DNA Doe Project has one mission: “To identify John and Jane Does using genetic genealogy.” The project’s first successful identification was the first announcement of how DNA could identify cold case victims. Since then forensic genetic genealogy has also been used to identify cold case perpetrators such as the Golden State killer. Dr. Press will share a behind the scene look at the DNA Doe Project’s first solved case. Saturday, November 16th, Finley Center Cypress Room 2060, West College Ave. Santa Rosa 95401. Noon-2pm Noon-1pm group chat “What are your DNA mysteries?” 1pm-2pm Dr. Press’ presentation. Arrive early – seating is limited.

16 November 2019 Free Family History Presentation Camarillo, California

THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a Free Family History Presentation Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010 1:00 P.M.“The War of 1812” Presented by Linda Serna Did you have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812, between the United States and Great Britain? About 60,000 U.S. Army forces and 470,000 American militia and volunteer troops fought from 1812 to 1815. Linda Serna will tell the story of the War of 1812, one of America’s forgotten wars, and broaden our understanding of this time in history. Her coverage includes people, places, and events, and is rounded out with interesting trivia to make the story come alive. Linda Serna has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. In addition, she was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, she is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the P.M. Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), and several other genealogical organizations. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history. 2:30 WORKSHOP: “Snagit Updates” Presented by John Callahan Following the general presentation, John Callahan will review what is new in Snagit – a genealogist’s wonderful computer resource. 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING The VCGS DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at the Camarillo Library. Don and Carly Worth will lead a presentation about “Introduction to DNA for Genetic Genealogy.”

16 - 16 November 2019 MTGS 31st Annual Genealogical Seminar "Genealogy Meets Technology: Tools and Strategies for the Digital World" with Dick Eastman John P Holt BRENTWOOD LiBRARY, Brentwood TN

Join us for a great day of genealogy and technology, as Dick Eastman, author of the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, presents these four great topics: Genealogy Searches on Google Using Online Genealogy Programs The Organized Genealogist Mobile Apps for GenealogyRegistration is now OPEN until November 9. Visit our Seminar page at for registration details.

02 November 2019 2019 Fall Seminar Germantown, Tennessee

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist with more than 20 years of experience helping people discover their family's history. She is an award-winning blogger, active lecturer, and author of the Modern Genealogy Made Easy website.  Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University.  Amy loves to help people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors and she thinks that there are few things better than a day in a cemetery.

Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before October 17, 2019. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received between October 18, 2019, and November 1, 2019. No refunds for requests received the day of the seminar or later.

Deadline for Registration: Monday October 28, 2019

Limited Space Available

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Session Schedule

8:15 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:10 - Opening Remarks & Introduction

9:10 – 10:10 - Using Land Records Effectively

10:10 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 - Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

1:30 - 1:50 - BREAK

1:50 - 2:50 - Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females

2:50 - 3:15 p.m. Q&A & Wrap-up 

29 October 2019 Family History Today: DNA and the Golden Rule – The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy New York, New York

Date and Time: October 29, 6:30 PM

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn how applying the Golden Rule can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.

About the Speaker: The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at

An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Tickets: or 800-838-3006 ($10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, and students). Note: Our programs frequently sell out. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. 

26 - 26 October 2019 Day with Judy Russell sponsored by ACGSI, The Genealogy Center, and the Doug & Joni Lehman Foundation Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne Indiana

The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell will give four presentations on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019.  This is also a part of the Genealogy Center's Family History Month.  The Center will be open extra hours on Friday for researchers.  See our website for registration and more details.  

26 - 26 October 2019 FxGS Fall Fair Dunn Loring, Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair, "Are You a Hare or a Tortoise?--Is Haste Generating Waste in Your Genealogical Life?" Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG presents lessons to evaluate your past family research and tips to improve your future work. Sat., Oct 26, 9am - 2pm, at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, VA. Free parking and handicapped accessible.Registration: FxGS members (by October 15), $35.00; Non-Members (by October 15), $45.00. Registrations by October 15 include box lunch. Late registrations or at door, plus $10.00. Further info about Fair and FxGS at

19 - 19 October 2019 A Case Study: - A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society presents: A Case Study: - A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing, Steve Morse, creator of the One-Step Website, presents a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. He will illustrate how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. Besides being a genealogist, Mr. Morse is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.Free Event at The Finley Center2060 West College Ave.Santa Rosa, CA.

19 - 19 October 2019 VCGS 2019 Annual Seminar Camarillo, California

Ventura County Genealogical Society

Presents our 2019 Annual Seminar

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Camarillo Public Library Community Room, 4101 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

A one-day event featuring

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.


Assembling and Writing a Narrative Family History, Parts 1 and 2

Our National Archives: The Astounding Institution and How to Use It

Lesser Used Federal Records

John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular lecturers in genealogy. He lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (University of Georgia, Athens) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

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