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Date Event Location
10 - 10 November 2022 Fox Valley Genealogical Society Presents They Lived Where? Tips for Researching Locations by Laura Kovarik Naperville, IL

Once you have identified the location for a family event, you have an opening to create a rich, detailed life portrait for your ancestor. Location research allows genealogists to learn the details surrounding their family, helping to give context and understanding to their lives. We will take a look at location research across time, learning what to do when you recognize the place and especially when you don’t!

Laura, a former FVGS President, has been involved in genealogy for more than 20 years. Laura was an Illinois State Genealogical Society President and has been a member of the ISGS Governing Board for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with degrees focused on historic preservation and land use/environmental planning. Laura worked for 13 years as a math tutor for grades 1-9. Areas of genealogical research include Norway, Canada, France, Bohemia and Sweden. Part of Laura's family was in Chicago prior to the fire in 1871. Her Illinois research focuses on Cook, Kane, McHenry, and Kankakee counties.

NOTE: This in-person meeting will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center - Room B (400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL). A recording will be available for members to access after the meeting.

05 - 05 November 2022 EWGS Continues "Heritage in the Heartland" Series this month featuring Indiana Hybrid: In-person and on Zoom from Spokane Washington
Our "Heritage From The Heartland" series continues with Indiana - Hoosiers in the Heartland Presented by Allison DePrey Singleton Acting Genealogy Services Manager at Allen County Public Library Saturday, November 5 EWGS Monthly Meeting 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm A Hybrid Meeting at Shadle Public Library
25 - 25 October 2022 Cobb County Genealogical Society Presents: Canadian Research - So You Think You're Canadian, Eh? by Cathie McCabe Marietta, Georgia

Canadian Research - So You Think You're Canadian, Eh? by Cathie McCabe

Learn about the Canadian national, provincial, and local repositories available to genealogists and the various records available to assist you with your research.

22 - 22 October 2022 NHSOG 2022 Fall Conference (hybrid) - "County Farms, Convicts, and Witches: An Ancestral Trick-or-Treat Meredith, New Hampshire
County Farms, Convicts and Witches:
An Ancestral Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:30AM-2:15PM EDT
Take a walk on the dark side of genealogy with us this fall at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, Meredith, NH. Join us in person with a continental breakfast and lunch being provided, OR via Zoom.
Early Bird registration ends September 13 with a discounted conference fee and double door prize raffle tickets. Register here, and  be sure to select "Remote" or "In Person" Attendance in our virtual store. Members, be sure to log into your account to retrieve the members-only discount code.
If you can't attend the live conference, the presentations will be available to registrants for viewing for thirty days after the conference. Please note: you must attend live, either via Zoom or in person, to qualify for the door prizes.
  • Early Bird: $35 in person member; $45 non-member. $20 Zoom member. $30 non-member.
  • Regular. $40 in person member; $50 non-member. $25 Zoom member. $35 non-member.
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM    Check in and Chat
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM   Virginia Hansen presents Belknap County Farm and Cemetery
  • 11:00AM-11:15AM      Break
  • 11:15AM-12:15PM       Dr. Tricia Peone presents Real Witches of New Hampshire
  • 12:15PM-1:00PM        Lunch
  • 1:00PM                         Door Prizes
  • 1:15-2:15PM                  Milli Knudsen Murder Cannot Be Hid
22 - 22 October 2022 Digging For Gems With Lisa Louise Cooke Virtual
The 2022 FxGS Fall Fair speaker will be well-known international genealogy speaker Lisa Louise Cooke, the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multimedia company founded in 2007. You may have heard her podcast Genealogy Gems, watched her YouTube show Elevenses with Lisa, or read her book, The Genealogist’s Toolbox. She also writes a regular column for Family Tree Magazine, produces the Family Tree Podcast, and is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multimedia company founded in 2007.
Ms. Cooke will speak on three topics: “The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology,” “Strategies for Identifying Photos,” and “How to Reopen and Work a Cold Case”.
22 - 22 October 2022 Leaping the Pond: Online Research in Great Britian with Paul Milner Dallas, Texas

Come join us, either virtually or in person, as British Isles specialist Paul Milner shows us the ins and outs of researching the British branch of your family online.

22 - 22 October 2022 Making Sense of the Census: An In-Depth Look at Census Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega Camarillo, California


Please join us for our 2022 Annual Seminar


Making Sense of the Census:

An In-Depth Look at Census Records


Gena Philibert-Ortega


 Saturday, October 22, 2022

                  8:30 am to 3:30 pm PDT

                                 Zoom Webinar

Seminar Topics:

20th Century Censuses: What do they Say About Your Ancestors?

Searching the Census: Tips & Tricks

There’s More to the Census Than Names: Non-Population Schedules

The Other Censuses: State, Territorial, and More

Connect with us for this year’s annual seminar, featuring one of the most sought-after speakers in genealogy. Learn how to search census records more effectively.


Registration fee: $30.

Videos of the presentations will be available for a limited time after the seminar to everyone who registered.

Door Prizes will be awarded throughout the day!  You do not need to be present to win.

22 - 22 October 2022 CDGS - "Up the Hudson: Tracing Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Ancestors from NYC to Canada on the Champlain and Erie Canals" Zoom

The creation of the NYS Canal system in 1825 made many things possible--from moving people and cargo, to transporting language, religion, and ideas. Beyond the census, finding ancestors who did business alongside the canals, owned boats, or worked as laborers may seem like a challenging task. Find out how to trace their most likely routes and pathways from Albany to Buffalo, from New York City, up the Hudson River, the Champlain Canal to Canada, and how the canal families traveled, and where they were likely to stop en route to Buffalo. Learn about the types of records you should look at, where to find the records, and how to analyze them (from 1817 to 1918.)

Pamela Vittorio is a professional historian and genealogist. She manages the "Finding Their Routes - Family History & Genealogy" Facebook page, does research for a variety of clients, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Note: Non members may register for program after the 15th of each month.  Simply sign up for a free account at our website.  Members have access to most programs online in the members-only section of the website following the presentations.

21 - 22 October 2022 VGS 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Webinar

Sit back, relax, and enjoy from the comfort of your home eight nationally known speakers presenting a variety of lectures on research logs, documentation, research reports, writing, women, African American research, and mapping.

The Registration Process
1. Purchase a "ticket" through EventBrite and receive a confirmation email with instructions for registering at GoToWebinar.
2. Register at GoToWebinar and receive an email with the "join link."
3. Enjoy the conference!
All attendees will receive an email from EventBrite on 19 October 2022 with instructions for downloading the syllabus and a reminder to register at GoToWebinar if you have not already done so.
Refund requests (less EventBrite fees) will be accepted through 11:59 PM EST on 14 October 2022. To request a refund, please email [email protected].
If you are unable to join us for the live sessions, you have 90 days after the conference to view the recordings. You will receive an email from EventBrite when the recordings are available.
Research Logs: Write or Regret It! – Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®,CGL℠
Organizing is key to understanding. If you can’t find something, how can you compare and analyze the facts and clues in your ancestor’s life? This presentation introduces research log styles and other organizational tools to improve your analytical skills to assist the researcher in finding needed answers.
Documenting Your Sources: The Key to Credible Genealogy – Megan  Clark Young
Does the thought of documenting your sources seem daunting and tedious? Have you reviewed your own work, or someone else's, and not been able to determine the origin of the information?  Participants will learn strategies and tools to simplify source citations that meet current genealogy standards.
Research Reports: Reporting Our Research and Discoveries – Mary O’Brien Vidlak, CG®
The research we conduct as family historians is of limited value without a written, detailed document that communicates the results of our hard work. Research reports are not just for professionals – they are the fundamental work product for all of us who spend our time seeking to know our ancestors.
Writing Their Story When They Left No Stories – Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®
You've spent years (or decades) working on your genealogy. It's time to take that data and weave it into a story that your relatives - yes, even your spouse and children! - will want to read. Learn how to take your data and "fluff it up" with the kinds of details that draw your reader into the story of their ancestors' lives.
The Hidden Half of the Family: Identifying the Women in Your Family Tree – Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS
Her name may be Elizabeth, Mary or Polly, Sarah or Sally, or even Mrs. John Smith, or she may be completely unnamed and known to exist only because a child was born. However, even if we don’t know her name, she often leaves us clues that allow us to attach her to her family and ultimately learn who she was. To do so we need to understand the law that dictated her rights or lack thereof, identify the social and religious surroundings in which she lived, and unearth the clues that her husband and children’ lives provide. This lecture outlines a methodology that can help us uncover the hidden half of our family tree.
Understanding and Utilizing Virginia Untold Records at the Library of Virginia – Lydia Neuroth
Lydia will describe the Virginia Untold project, how to conduct research using various record types, and provide an overview of the recent two-year NHPRC grant from the National Archives which funds her position and the processing of 40 "Free Negro Registers" and loose records from Richmond City, 1794-1865.
Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors – LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson,  JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG
Because enslaved people were treated as a species of property, the fates of these ancestors were determined in probate proceedings incident to the settlement of the estates of enslavers. This lecture will focus on the analysis of probate records to identify enslaved ancestors. 
GIS & Genealogy: A Beginner’s How-To – Jennifer Alford, PE, PTOE
When you dig into genealogy a repeated lesson is to know your location. We’ll uncover how using GIS can connect geospatial history with your family history research. Together we’ll cover the exciting historical geospatial information that is now available for use in Google Earth and other tools available online.
20 - 20 October 2022 RGS Introduction to Genealogy Session Irondequoit, New York & Zoom

Do you want to know who your ancestors are? Have you wondered where to start? If you're new to genealogy or want a refresher, this program is for you. 

This program is open to both RGS members and non-members.

Introduction to Genealogy Session will be available both in-person and over Zoom. For Zoom participation, please complete the Zoom online registration at .

If you have any questions about this new program, send them to [email protected] .

Irondequoit Public Library
1290 Titus Ave
Room #113
Rochester, NY 14617