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Genealogy Events Calendar

Date Event Location
13 April 2023 Unusual Places to Find Births and Naturalizations by Debra Dudek Naperville, Illinois

Widen your search for birth dates and locations as well as naturalizations from a variety of underutilized resources such as military rosters, consulate applications, voter registrations, canceled passports, frakturs, and much more. This lecture focuses on both digital and physical resources, so bring your research checklist and see if these resources can help you fill in the gaps in your family tree.

Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. She holds a postgraduate certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Ms. Dudek is the Book Review Editor of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, a board member of the Illinois State Historical Society, and the author of the World War I Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors.

IN-PERSON Meeting Location:
Naperville Municipal Center-Room B (Lower Level)
400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 60540

FVGS meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM (Central) and are free for members and guests to attend. This meeting will be recorded. Members can access the recording for a limited time after the event.

11 - 11 April 2023 The Hidden Treasures Utilizing Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research Irondequoit, New York & Zoom
Newspapers offer a treasure trove of great information and details that can assist individuals with their genealogy research. Participants will learn what information can be obtained through newspapers, overview of various free and paid newspaper subscription services, search strategies to locate the information you are looking for, and methods to organize your newspaper finds.

Speaker Bio:
Eric Vaughn started his genealogical journey over 24 years ago wanting to know more about his mother's parents and what brought them to Fulton, NY. This one project has turned into a passion that he continues to contribute every day. Eric works full-time as a career coach with graduate students and postdocs at the University of Rochester and is an active member of the Rochester Genealogical Society and serves as the second vice-president, coordinator for the Technology Interest Group, and delegate for the National Genealogical Society. 

Eric loves utilizing a variety of genealogical research tools, but his favorite includes old newspapers that share stories and experiences not found in other resources or periodicals. Today's session will share his personal experiences utilizing newspapers, what he has learned, and tricks he has gained to maximize his research. 
11 - 11 April 2023 The St. Joseph Record Digitization Project Virtual (Zoom)

Local Newspapers contain a wealth of information about our relatives and add depth to their life stories. Mary Butzow joins us to discuss how she and the Champaign County History Museum are working to get the St. Joseph Record digitized for all to search and enjoy. She will walk us through how the project came together and what it will take to accomplish this goal.

Please use the following link to register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder. If you do not receive a link, please send email to [email protected]

08 April 2023 Hybrid Seminar with Diana Elder Eugene, Oregon

Hybrid Spring Seminar with Diana Elder
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm PT
Attend virtually or in person.

Diana Elder is the author of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide, created the “Research Like a Pro” study group and e-Course to help researchers put the RLP process into practice. She and her daughter, Nicole Dyer, write for their Family Locket blog and host the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast. You won’t want to miss this seminar!


  • Problem Solving with the Pre-1850 Census: What Can Those Tick Marks Tell You?
  • Location, Location, Location: Putting Your Ancestors in Their Place
  • Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline to Separate Individuals of the Same Name
  • Caring for Your Family Tree: How to Prune and Graft in New Branches

Registration Fee:   OGS Members     $50        Nonmembers    $55

See attached Registration Form. Find more information on our website

Anyone attending in person will want to bring their own beverages, snacks, and lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave available for attendees to use. Lunch will be 30 minutes and there will be two 15-minute breaks.

01 April 2023 GSGM April 2023: Reconstruct Your Ancestor's World with Google presentation Miami, Florida

FREE In-Person and On Zoom, registration is required at

A wide variety of rich resources are available for free through Google. But it’s not just Google search that can lead you to genealogy gems. Google’s empire includes a great collection of free online tools that are all powered by the same Google search engine, and many are brimming with historical information. In this case study session, we will flesh out the story of a family tree by using a variety of Google tools, and bring it all together in a compelling video that can be shared with your family.

Bring a friend!

01 - 01 April 2023 BCGS: Mining for Genealogical Treasures in the Internet Archives Online via Zoom

Carla S. Cegielski presents "Mining for Genealogical Treasures in the Internet Archives" via Zoom.

Learn strategies for accessing audio, movies, images, software, maps and more. Open to the public. Registration required at

$5 BCGS Members / $10 Non-Members

01 - 01 April 2023 Telling the Family Story in Small Bites with Photographs Kansas City, MO

Telling the Family Story in Small Bites with Photographs - 

APRIL 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 



April monthly meeting with program presented by Mary Celeste.

25 March 2023 Suncoast Genealogy Society Spring Mini-Seminar Palm Harbor, Florida

Paula Stuart-Warren presenting two topics, “Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways,” and “Deeds: More than Land.” The meeting will be hybrid. Registration via Eventbrite.

21 - 21 March 2023 Foothills Genealogical Society Class Golden, Colorado

Tuesday, March 21


   Free ZOOM class.


Documentation & Citation:

Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources!

Presented by Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist


Source documentation and citations are important components of every successful family history project. Citing sources creates a permanent “breadcrumb trail” that others can follow and enhances the credibility of research findings. It takes self-discipline and thoughtfulness, but well-documented research stands the test of time. This presentation begins with the basics, then digs deeper into evolving standards for documenting 21st-century sources. Discussion includes practical examples and step-by-step practice.

Alice Hoyt Veen is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, writer, and genealogical educator. She believes family history success lies in truly understanding the records our ancestors created. Alice founded Prairie Roots Research in 2010 with the mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives. Alice has spoken for national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous local organizations. She is a past trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Guests are welcome for this free class. Register at for the ZOOM link. Donations appreciated.

For 42 years, Foothills Genealogical Society has supported genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips and by preserving and publishing historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties. Individual and family memberships are available at

18 - 18 March 2023 Ventura County Genealogical Society presents Free Family History Programs Ventura, California

The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents

Free Family History Programs

Online with Zoom

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm PST


Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen

“Migration Trails Across America”

America has been a nation on the move since the first landings in the colonies.  From buffalo traces and Native American trails to rivers and canals, Americans kept pushing “west.” This presentation concentrates on the most common means of travel in the New World.  Migrations trails and patterns will be discussed, as well as the many rivers and canals interconnecting us as a nation.  A case study will be demonstrated showing a “lost” ancestor.”


Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before birth.  The daughter of avid genealogists was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach.  However, the love of her family’s history has never left her. Peggy is an instructor at Ancestry Academy and Family Tree University, served as an Ambassador for RootsTech 2016-2017, and was honored as a 2018 Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Second presentation:


Presenter: Daniel Horowitz

“MyHeritage Photo Features: A Whole New Way to

Tell Your Family’s Story”

MyHeritage has become the #1 platform for uploading, enhancing, and sharing old family photos. In this lecture, Daniel will give you a detailed tour of all the photo features MyHeritage offers. Learn to animate your photos with Deep Nostalgia™, colorize and restore colors with MyHeritage In Color™, bring faces into sharp focus with the Photo Enhancer, record the stories behind your photos with the Photo Storyteller™, make your photos speak with DeepStory, and much more. Daniel will show you how MyHeritage can breathe new life into old photos and revive your family’s favorite memories.


Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. In addition, he was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for ten years. He is now involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 Daniel has been working at MyHeritage, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, lecturing, and attending conferences worldwide.


All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here

Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.