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Date Event Location
07 - 26 March 2022 Finding Your Celtic Ancestors VIRTUAL
Details:
Kentucky Genealogical Society Announces a Completely Virtual Webinar Series During March 2022:
Finding Your Celtic Ancestors
 
 The Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a five-session webinar series on "Finding Your Celtic Ancestors" during March for $40 USD. 
 
 
Wanting to research your Irish and Scottish ancestors? Struggling to piece together these branches of your family tree?
This five-part webinar series offered by the Kentucky Genealogical Society throughout the month of March brings you three of the world's leading genealogical educators on the topic:
  • Pamela Guye Holland
  • Chris Paton
  • Maurice Gleeson
All webinars are recorded and available for one month to view on-demand. If you can't make the live webinar or you find yourself having internet or technology challenges, you'll be able to view the webinars on-demand as often as you'd like for one month following the live events. If you aren't a member, you will be sent an email with links to all five webinars at the completion of the series.
  1. Monday, March 7: 4 to 5 p.m. PST: "Where Did They Come From: Irish Migration Routes"with Pamela Guye Holland

  2. Tuesday, March 15: 4 to 5 p.m. PDT: "Researching in Irish Records" with Pamela Guye Holland

  3. Saturday, March 19: 11 a.m. to 12 noon PDT: "Discover Scottish Church Records" with Chris Paton

  4. Saturday, March 19: 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. PDT: "Scottish Marriage - Instantly Buckled for Life"with Chris Paton

  5. Saturday, March 26: 11 a.m. to 12 noon PDT: "DNA and Irish Genealogy: Where to Now" with Maurice Gleeson
05 March 2022 EWGS: "Why They Left, Where They Went and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal" Virtual via Zoom (from beautiful Spokane, Washington)
Details:

Saturday, March 5EWGS March Meeting (EWGS Meetings)1:00 pm to 3:00 pmMeeting via Zoom Pam Vestal will present: "Why They Left, Where They Went and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal" Why did our ancestors leave their homes? Why did they settle where they did? Using unexpected records, social history, the law, and more, we'll discover the secrets our ancestors’ migrations can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town!

26 - 26 February 2022 Treasury Records: Follow the Money, by Craig Scott hosted by Capital District Genealogical Society Albany NY Via Zoom
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Treasury Records: Follow the Money

The U.S. Treasury Department was responsible for many payments to the public by the federal government.  In particular, the records contain payments for military service, a source for genealogical research information and clues.  But which records are available and how does one find them?  Join Craig R. Scott to learn how to follow federal payments.

Following a twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy and a short stint as a Washington , D.C. consultant, Craig R. Scott started his professional genealogical career as a researcher in the Washington D.C. area.  He began lecturing at national conferences in 1990.  He became an author in 1992 and would own his own publishing company in 1995, Willow Bend Books.  Through various acquisitions, his company became Heritage Books, Inc. in 2003.  Today Heritage Books, Inc. is a leading genealogical publishing firm with more than 8,500 titles in print.  He continues to spend many weeks and weekends lecturing and speaking at genealogical conferences, institutes and society meetings.

Note:  CDGS meetings are open to the public after the second have of a month if there is space available. Members may register at the first of a month.

26 - 26 February 2022 Treasury Records: Follow the MOney Albany, NY
Details:

Treasury Records: Follow the Money

Craig R. Scott, FUGA

The U.S. Treasury Department was responsible for many payments to the public by the federal government. In particular, the records contain payments for military service, a source for genealogical research information and clues. But which records are available and how does one find them? Join Craig R. Scott to learn how to follow federal payments.

Following a twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy and a short stint as a Washington, D.C. consultant, Craig R. Scott started his professional genealogical career as a researcher in the Washington, D.C. area. He began lecturing at national conferences in 1990. He became an author in 1992 and would own his own publishing company in 1995, Willow Bend Books. Through various acquisitions, his company would become Heritage Books, Inc. in 2003. Today Heritage Books, Inc. is a leading genealogical publishing firm with more than 8,500 titles in print. He continues to spend many weeks and weekends lecturing and speaking at genealogical conferences, institutes, and society meetings. 

(This program will be held via Zoom.  Non members may register for free starting 2/16/22)

19 - 19 February 2022 VCGS Feb 2022 Free Family History Presentations Camarillo, California
Details:

The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents

Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:00-4:00 pm

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

 

1:00 pm Presenter: Drew Smith

“AncestryDNA Today”

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA SIG

AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant.

 

Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

Second presentation:

 Presenter: George Morgan

“Bring Them Back to Life”

In the course of our genealogical research, we often become engrossed in the collection of information snippets, failing to put them into a logical perspective. We lose sight of the fact that the people we’re tracing participated in the life of their historical times, led complex lives, and interacted with one another.

Organizing the information, we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips.

 

This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile. We will discuss:

  • Establishing your ancestor’s every location,
  • Learning about other people in your ancestor’s life,
  • Studying local, state and national history to determine what events may have influenced or motivated your ancestor,
  • Studying personal events that may have influenced or motivated your ancestor, and
  • Effectively organizing materials into a profile that can be used for additional research and for writing.

This approach will not only help you organize your research, it can become the basis for writing detailed biographical sketches or novels about the people whose lives you have been researching.

 

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.  George is an avid genealogist. His interest began at age nine when his paternal grandmother and aunt divulged family historical facts extending back before the American Revolution and shared a wealth of original documents.

 

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request an invitation here: https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/

16 - 16 February 2022 Susan Rogers – "Finding Your Irish Ancestors: My Favorite Websites for Irish Genealogy" - The 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).

Learn ways to overcome the challenges to Irish research, and visit “live” the websites Susan finds most useful for researching both Northern Ireland and Ireland. A case study shows how Susan stitched together information from six different websites to identify her son’s Irish 3G and 4G paternal grandparents.

13 - 13 February 2022 JGASGP Monthly Meeting. Speaker: Mark Olsen, FTM Ambassador Phila., PA Virtual
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Date:  Sunday, February 13, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM EST check in, chat, and schmooze (Optional)

Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador

with Stefan Harms - Family Book Creator and Pierre Clouthier - Charting Companion

Topic: What’s New in Family Tree Maker Q and A Discussion

Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.

 

Topic:  What's New in Family Tree Maker Q and A Discussion

 

Join us for a live discussion and Q and A session to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We love to see you and discuss all your Family Tree Maker questions.

 

We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results.  The creators of these partner products are often able to attend with us and answer your questions directly.  

 

This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.

Stay to the end. We will have door prizes.

*Our meetings are for members only. Go to our website www.jgasgp.org for membership and detailed programming information. Contact me for any questions. New memberships run through December 31, 2022. We have a great free Beginners Guide on our website. We also have a members only portal for more information.
Please check us out!
Marilyn

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Marilyn Mazer Golden, Membership VP
membership@jgasgp.org
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
www.jgasgp.org

 

10 - 10 February 2022 Making Sense of the Shambles: Organizational Tools for Genealogy by Alice Hoyt Veen Webinar
Details:

As family historians, we tend to be “Keepers of Everything,” from treasured original family documents and photographs to printed copies found online and at repositories. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and disorganized. When you reach the point that it’s easier to print new copies of records than to find your old copies, you know you’ve arrived at critical mass, and it’s time to take action! Content includes software tools for organization, computer filing techniques, “hard copy” options, and archival storage solutions.

Alice Hoyt Veen is the owner of Prairie Roots Research, which aims to foster a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives; to rediscover and share ancestral wisdom and experiences with today’s generation and generations to come. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator who shares her knowledge and expertise through educational writing and speaking. Alice serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (R). She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.

Our meetings are free for members and guests but you must register in advance for our virtual events. Recordings are available for members to access after the presentation (for a limited time).

REGISTER HERE

Visit https://ilfvgs.org/education/programs/2022-programs/ for our complete 2022 Program Schedule.

Visit https://ilfvgs.org/ to learn more about Fox Valley Genealogical Society. FVGS holds 9 meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through June (except December) at 7:00 PM (Central). FVGS extends a cordial welcome to newcomers to attend our meetings and consider joining our society.

09 - 09 February 2022 Foothills Genealogical Society Program Golden, Colorado
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Did the US Post weave together two of the era’s defining projects: western expansion and the growth of state power? Find out from Cameron Blevins, Author and Historian, in his presentation "Paper Trails: the U.S. Post and the Making of the American West”. Between the 1860s and the early 1900s, the western United States underwent a dramatic reorganization of people, land, capital, and resources. As millions of settlers moved into the region, they relied on letters and newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, petitions and money orders to stay connected to the wider world. Learn how the spread of the US Post with 100,000 post offices created a new picture of the federal government in the West.

Guests are always welcome either in person or on ZOOM at this free meeting on Wednesday, February 9, at 1:00 p.m. MT. Donations accepted. The program will be presented in person at Applewood United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St, Golden, CO 80401. Register at https://foothillsgenealogy.org to receive the ZOOM link and COVID updates. Masks required at the meeting.

FhGS supports genealogical research in the Colorado Foothills Counties of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park; provides educational programs, classes and field trips; and preserves and publishes historical records.

 

 

08 - 08 February 2022 Foothills Genealogical Society Class Golden, Colorado
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Late 19th and early 20th century alien passenger manifests often contain cryptic number and letter codes. Most genealogists simply ignore them. Learn how to interpret these codes from Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, Certified Genealogist, in her presentation, “Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists". Discover the significant details they can reveal about your ancestor’s immigration and naturalization experience. Receive the handout of a nearly complete glossary of terms, codes, and abbreviations used and see how they apply to examples from actual immigrant passenger lists.

Liz began researching her ancestors more than forty years ago to become an award winning family history writer. She is co-editor of Minnesota Genealogist journal and a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies. Through her business Red Bird Genealogy Services, she does research for clients from across the US and overseas.

Guests are always welcome. Register at https://foothillsgenealogy.org to receive the ZOOM link for this free class on Tuesday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. MT. Donations welcome.

FhGS supports genealogical research in the Colorado Foothills Counties of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park; provides educational programs, classes and field trips; and preserves and publishes historical records.