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14 - 14 October 2020 Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Using Maps to Understand Our Ancestor's Journeys Zoom
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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Using Maps to Understand Our Ancestors' Journeys Terrain and topography; roads and bridges; walking, riding on horseback, taking a train, or going by boat; and, of course, the distance between locations. Each variable determines how far our ancestors were likely to travel to socialize, shop, and worship. Discover how using Google Maps can expand our understanding of our ancestors' lives, and how those same maps can help us determine if we are tracing the wrong person in our quest to extend our family tree. Register here. $10 for RVGS members, $20 for non-members.

Kate Eakman holds an M.A in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 20 years of genealogical experience as well as traditional historical research and writing. Today, Kate is a Senior Researcher and General Research Team Lead for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Her genealogical specialties include Civil War era, African-American, Native American, and general U.S. genealogy as well as Irish, Scottish, English, Canadian, and Italian genealogy. Kate loves the challenge of brick walls and excels at outside-the-box thinking for breaking them down. Kate lives with her husband and his horse in Portland, Oregon. 

03 - 03 October 2020 StLGS Class: Foundations of Genealogy, Part II Virtual
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StLGS Class:  Foundations of Genealogy, Part II

Date & Time:  Sat., 3 October 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (Central)

Instructor:  Ilene Murray

(This class is a follow-up to the first session, and, if possible, you are encouraged to sign up for both. If you can’t make the livestreaming, be sure to watch the recording first.) Most genealogists begin with census research, but then what? We’ll look more closely at how to analyze those census records, how to get the most from vital records, and repositories and Internet sites that can help you find what you need to do better research.

Online classes are free and available only to members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. If you are not already a member and want to attend a live-streamed class or view a recording, visit http://store.stlgs.org/membership to join the society.

REGISTRATION BY EMAIL:  Members who want to attend the live-streamed class must email programs@stlgs.org by Weds., 30 September 2020. Instructions for attending the class class will be emailed to you several days before the class is scheduled. No registration is required to view a recorded class.

26 - 26 September 2020 Foundations of Genealogy, Part I Virtual
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StLGS Class:  Foundations of Genealogy, Part I

Date & Time:  Sat., 26 September 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (Central)

Instructor:  Ilene Murray

Whether you are just beginning, or you have been working on your family history for years, sometimes you just need to rethink your strategies. We’ll look at some ways to get organized and stay that way, review basic rules of genealogy, look at the importance of citing sources, and see how timelines can help guide your research.

Online classes are free and available only to members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. If you are not already a member and want to attend a live-streamed class or view a recording, visit http://store.stlgs.org/membership to join the society.

REGISTRATION BY EMAIL:  Members who want to attend the live-streamed class must email programs@stlgs.org by Weds., 23 September 2020. Instructions for attending the class class will be emailed to you several days before the class is scheduled. No registration is required to view a recorded class.

26 - 26 September 2020 Fairfax Genealogical Society Virtual Fall Fair Virtual
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Fairfax Genealogical Society Virtual Fall Fair, "From Spit to Success".  Half-day program on using DNA results in family research, 9:30am - 1230pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020. Speaker, Janet Hall Warner.  Program includes Types of DNA,; Shared Matches and Clustering; Using DNA to Break Down Brickwalls. Cost: $30 FXGS members; $40 nonmembers; plus $10 late fee after Sept 8, 2020.  Information and registration at www.fxgs.org/fallfair.

19 - 19 September 2020 Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy virtual Fall Seminar hosted by Dallas Genealogical Society Virtual via Zoom
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Dallas Genealogical Society presents Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy on Sep 19, 2020. This virtual Fall seminar will feature Tony Burroughs, FUGA giving four lectures. Genealogist Ari Wilkins will give a bonus lunchtime presentation. Time will be 9:50am to 4:45pm. There is an Early Bird rate available through Aug. 30.

19 - 19 September 2020 Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents Vernon Smith: English Genealogy Santa Rosa, CA
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The Sonoma County Genealogical Society

Presents their virtual September meeting

Vernon Smith: English Genealogy

Vernon’s talk will cover how to search records for your English ancestors from the mid-1837. He will talk about the major and some minor research tools to connect for those who came from across the pond.

Vernon was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is a board member of The Marin Genealogical Society.

Saturday, September 19th, Noon to 2:30 pm

Register for this meeting at scgsonline.org. After registering you will get a link to the Zoom meeting.

16 - 16 September 2020 StLGS German Special Interest Group: It’s All “Dutch” to Me: A Crash-Course in the Sounds of German Virtual
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It’s All “Dutch” to Me: A Crash Course in the Sounds of German

Virtual Presentation -- StLGS German Special Interest Group (SIG)

Date & Time:  Wednesday, 16 September 2020, at 7:00 p.m. (Central)

Featured Speaker:  J. D. Smith, PhD

Description:  Because German is a highly phonetic language and did not have a regularized spelling system until the 1800s, learning its phonetics can help you navigate difficult documents and dialect issues. This online webinar introduces the sounds of German and methodologies for improving genealogical document analysis.

FREE -- REGISTRATION BY EMAIL: If you are already on the German SIG mailing list, you will automatically receive an email invitation a few days before the event. If you are not on the German SIG mailing list, email germansig@stlgs.org to receive an invitation.

For more information on the StLGS German SIG, visit: https://stlgs.org/about-us-2/sigs-and-special-programs/german-special-interest-group-2

12 - 12 September 2020 StLGS Monthly Meeting: Exploring 1875 St. Louis Virtual
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Exploring 1875 St. Louis

StLGS Free Virtual Monthly Meeting featuring Andrew Wanko on "Exploring 1875 St. Louis"

Note: This meeting is live only; it will not be recorded.

Compton and Dry’s Pictorial St. Louis is one of the most important maps in American history. Explore the sensations and experiences of life in St. Louis more than 140 years ago. From the city’s busy center to its outskirts, past sparkling mansions and congested tenements, surprises wait at every turn!

All StLGS monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Because we can only have 100 people viewing the live meeting, you must pre-register to attend. To do so, please send an email to programs@stlgs.org no later than Wednesday, 9 September, and you will receive an invitation to the live meeting.

(Please Note: Although you can attend the meeting without any Zoom software, if you have already downloaded an older version, you may be prompted to upgrade. Be sure to do that before the meeting so you don’t lose time. It just takes a few minutes and will allow for access to this and future webinars without interruption.)

The handout for the September monthly meeting will be available at https://stlgs.org/events/meetings/monthly-meeting. This meeting will NOT be recorded.

12 - 12 September 2020 GeneaQuest 2020: Frontiers in Genealogy Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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CAGGNI‘s 4th biennial conference will be held at the NIU Conference Center - Hoffman Estates in the Chicago suburbs. This event will feature international, national and local presenters covering a wide range of genealogy topics of interest to all skills and interest levels. Speakers include: Maurice Gleeson, Kitty Cooper, Jane Haldeman, Dan Hubbard, Gail Lukasik, David Stumpf, and Michelle Wilson. A pre-conference DNA Primer will be held on Friday afternoon, September 11.

29 - 29 August 2020 Two Lectures Honoring the End of WWII virtual Event from Denver, Colorado
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Join Ellen Kowitt and Keli Schmid will present  2 lectures.

Ellen will present "Documenting Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets."


Keli will present, "10th Mountain Division -- a full division of the United States Army specializing in mountain and winter warfare.