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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.

For more information and register using PayPal online at

NOTE: You don’t need a PayPal account; your personal credit/debit card can be used.

19 - 20 October 2019 Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference Salisbury, Maryland

The inaugural Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference will be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. eachday. Single day passes are $30 and two-day passes are $50.

12 - 12 October 2019 Dallas Genealogical Society 2019 Fall Seminar Dallas, Texas

Dallas Genealogical Society is proud to present noted genealogist Jen Baldwin, speaking Oct.12 at our 2019 Fall Seminar.

She will present a day of lectures with the theme of Digging Deeper: Getting the Full Story.

The event will take place at the J. Erik Jonnson Central Library in Dallas, TX at 1515 Young St.
Register by July 29 to qualify for a discount.

Jen is currently the Acquisitions Manager for findmypast. She has written several articles for numerous genealogical publications, research guides for Legacy Quickguides, and is a course author for NIGS. She also hosts a Twitter genealogical conversation at #genchat.

12 - 12 October 2019 Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar 2019 Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Plain City, OhioOhio Chapter Palatines to America Fall
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Featured Speaker: James M. Beidler, Well-known genealogical author and lecturer.
Topics: Digging Pennsylvania Roots from your Desktop,German Immigration Waves: Contrasts and Sources, Mining the "Über-Sites" for German Ancestors,Pennsylvania German Church Records. Registration: $55, members $45; Deadline September 25, 2019 - after September 25: $65, members $55; No refunds after October 5, 2019. Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and DessertIf traveling from out of the area, we have a block of rooms for Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 500 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017; 614-766-9900 – Group Code SMERF Register today! Use Pay Pal online at the website: Or: make check payable to Ohio Chapter – Palam and mail to: Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329, questions?

10 - 12 October 2019 AAHGS 2019 Annual National Conference College Park, Maryland

Join us as we host our 40th Annual Conference and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the twenty Africans who landed in what is now Fort Monroe, Virginia. For 3 days we will explore past and present via an array of speakers and genealogists from around the country along with pre-conference tours, scheduled workshops, plenary sessions, an author’s luncheon and a closing dinner to consider the specific and unique issues faced by African Americans over the last 400 years.

21 - 21 September 2019 Fox Valley Genealogical Society 26th Annual Fall Conference Naperville, Illinois

Tracing Treasures Past is the theme for the 26th Annual Fall Conference presented by the Fox Valley Genealogical Society featuring Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a range of genealogy topics presented in four one-hour interactive lectures. The conference will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, Illinois. We invite you to visit the FVGS website at for conference information and on-line registration.Registration is $40 for FVGS members, $50 for non-members, and $55 for all participants after September 12, 2019. The registration fee includes a box lunch.

This year’s topics include:
1. Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners; White Servitude in America – This lecture will examine indentureship in early America, and it will follow a case study of the story behind one of Peggy’s own ancestors’ arrival.
2. Migration Trails Across America – America has been a nation onthe move since the first landings in the colonies. This presentationconcentrates on the most common means of travel in the New World.
3. Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Federal Censuses – Those pesky tic marks seem to get in our way as we work to extend our pedigrees. Just what do they mean, and how can they help me?
4. Putting America to Work – The Records of the WPA – Many of the indexes and records we use today were compiled by the WorksProgress Administration (WPA); those unemployed professionals who were ‘put to work’ in the days following the Great Depression.

Fox Valley Genealogical Society is excited to have Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, as our conference speaker this year. Peggy was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings.The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience as a Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life.Genealogy vendors will be on-site. Grace United Methodist Church at 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, Illinois, is conveniently located just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard). Please direct questions regarding the conference to the conference chair at Join FVGS - Members save $10! Register before 9/12 & save on the conference fee!

21 - 21 September 2019 Genetic Genealogy 101 Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society presents: Genetic Genealogy 101 Are you bewildered by genetic genealogy? What are the three kinds of DNA? What is Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA matching? Come and learn the basics. Presenter is Michael Cooley who has given genetic genealogy presentations at Humboldt State University and the Family History Library is Salt Lake City. This is a free event. Saturday, September 21st. Chat at noon, meeting 1:00pm – 2:00pm Location: The Finley Center 2060 West College Ave. Santa Rosa

21 - 21 September 2019 VCGS July 2019 Free Family History Program Camarillo, California


Free Family History Presentation

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the

Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

1:00 p.m. “The Spanish Settlement of Southern California (1769-1790)”

Presented by John Schmal

In honor of Mexican-American History Month, this presentation explores the original settlement of Southern California by the Spaniards. Starting with the early settlement of San Diego (1769) and San Gabriel (1771), the speaker outlines the various Spanish activities in the Southland, including the Expedition of 1781 and the founding of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara from 1781-1786. The lecture also includes a discussion of several of the original indigenous inhabitants who lived near the Spanish missions. The presentation will conclude with data from the 1790 census.

John Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. With his friend Donna Morales, he recently coauthored "Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico" (Heritage Books, 2002). He has degrees in History (Loyola-Marymount University) and Geography (St. Cloud State University) and is a board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research (SHHAR).

2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: “How to Find your Roots in Mexico” Presented by John Schmal

Following the general presentation, John Schmal will review various resources for finding your roots in Mexico.


The VCGS DNA SIG invites interested parties to join their free meeting about different aspects of genealogical DNA.

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21 - 21 September 2019 September 2019 Educational Series: Diahan Southard Macon, Georgia

September 2019 Educational Series:
Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy. Suite D, Macon GA 31206

1. Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing
2. Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results
3. Connecting Your DNA Matches
4. A Day Out With Your DNA

Cost: $40 GGS members, $50 Non-members, $5.00 late registration fee