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Date Event Location
22 - 22 January 2022 Family SEarch: the Other 70% Albany, New York
January 22, 2022, 1 pm - onlineFamily Search: The Other 70%Jill Morelli

You know how to search the Family Search website - or do you?  Jill Morelli shows us how to access the whole website, not just the indexed records. There is a lot more than you think.

Members may register after the first of January and non-members starting on the 15th.  This is a free event, but registration is required.

22 - 22 January 2022 Family Search: The Other 70% Jill Morelli, hosted by Capital Distrcict Genealogical Society Zoom from Albany, NY

Family Search: The Other 70%

You know how to search the Family Search website - or do you?  Jill Morelli shows us how to access the whole website, not just the indexed records. There is a lot more than you think.

You put the given and surname into the fields provided by FamilySearch.  You perhaps add a year and place of birth.  You click the search button.  Did you know - you are reaching less than 30% of the collection?  It's time to access that other 70%.  You may not even know what you are missing.  The key is to conduct locational searches.  We will look at three traditional search strategies and three that will access those elusive images-only documents.  It's a little tougher but armed with the techniques you will learn, the search is easier, and the reward is much greater.  

Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist®, is a writer, lecturer, and founder of the Certification Discussion Group, an online series outlining her journey to receive the credential Certified Genealogist.  She is also founder of the virtual applied Genealogy Institute, providing practicum-based educational opportunities for high-intermediate and advanced genealogists.  She lectures nationally and has written articles for many genealogical journals. 

Members of CDGS register during the 1st half of each month, and the general public may register afterward if there is space available.

19 - 19 January 2022 Cari Taplin - "From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research with Maps" - GSNJ 2022 Genealogy Webinar Series Webinar

8 PM - Free and Open to the Public  (GSNJ Members have access to the recording for a limited time).

Our ancestors existed in a time and a place. Maps are one way to give the names and dates in our genealogical research more life, context, and excitement. Where did they live? What would they have seen? How did they get around? Cari Taplin will examine various ways researchers can use maps to trace their ancestors and their research. Some of the topics she will cover are:

  • A look at different types of maps
  • Tech tricks for using maps such as Google Maps’ “My Places”
  • Using maps to determine possible migration routes
  • Using collected research to recreate neighborhoods
  •  Using maps as an alternative (or additional) research log
  •  Online map collections
  •  Mini-case studies to illustrate using maps for analysis


19 - 19 January 2022 A Matter of Life and Death: Researching North Carolina Vital Records Webinar Virtual

Join the staff of the SLNC Government and Heritage Library as we explore the history of vital records in the U.S. and North Carolina and share strategies for locating these important records of life events. Birth, death, and marriage records - as well as other records of major life events - were first documented by religious organizations or by private individuals, if at all. With the public health movement of the mid-1800s, the U.S. government took note of their importance and began an effort to register deaths. Official documentation of births and deaths finally gained traction in the 20th century when all state and local governments adheredto a more consistent system. In North Carolina, birth and death certificates were kept on a statewide basis beginning in 1913. Today, we look to vital records as a valuable source of information for researchers studying genealogy, history, sociology, public health, and more. In this webinar, we will include a demonstration of online search strategies for locating vital records, with special emphasis on North Carolina records. Techniques for finding vital information when traditional documents are unavailable will also be examined.

18 - 18 January 2022 Foothills Genealogical Society ZOOM Class Golden, Colorado

Learn how to find and document your ancestors who were living before the first formal census records were created. Professional Genealogist Carol Cooke Darrow will present “Researching Before 1850”.

Find out how to gather birth years and birth locations from the 1850 US Federal Census and then go backward step by step to learn more about your ancestors. Locate family members in wills, land records, and Revolutionary War pension applications (usually filed in the 1830s) and then move on to specific colonial records.

Carol Cooke Darrow has been a professional genealogist for more than 20 years. In addition to providing professional research services, she currently teaches beginning genealogy classes on ZOOM and facilitates a family history writing group called WriteNOW. More information is available at

Guests are always welcome. Register at to receive the ZOOM link for the free meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m. MT.

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.

16 - 21 January 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals Salt Lake City, UT

Take your professional skills to new heights with the SLIG Academy for Professionals, designed for those working in the genealogical industry, and those seeking to become professionals. Receive in-depth instruction from top genealogy educators actively working in the field Engage in course such as business management, public speaking, writing, teaching, forensics, and project management. Professional roundtables, networking opportunities, and learning assignments enhance daily class participation. The Academy will begin with a commemorative event in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and feature roundtable discussions, a closing luncheon, and the chance to research at the nearby Family History Library.Join us for the 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals, January 16-21, 2022, the week following SLIG 2022.Course descriptions and additional information can be found at opens on 14 August 2021, at 2:00 pm MDT.

13 - 13 January 2022 A Review of Ethnicity Results from Nine DNA Testing Companies by Robert Sliwinski Naperville, IL

Many “Direct to Consumer” DNA testing companies include ethnicity estimates as part of your DNA results. Results can vary between companies; contain surprises or even disappointment. This presentation reviews the results from nine DNA testing companies, population datasets, and which tests have higher resolution for specific geographic regions.

Members and guests are welcome to attend this free event. Advance registration is not required. Click this link on Thursday, January 13, 2022 to attend the meeting:  

Robert Sliwinski is a Biologist/Genetic Genealogist with a B.A. in Biology and Art from Knox College, Galesburg IL and M.S. in Zoology from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, DNA Explorers is currently based in Russiaville, Indiana. DNA Explorers was founded by Robert in 2009 and provides professional services to those who have Paternal (Y-DNA), Maternal (MtDNA) and Autosomal (Family Finder/Relative Finder) DNA results for ancestry and need assistance with interpretation.

12 - 12 January 2022 Foothills Genealogical Society Program Golden, Colorado

Colorado’s Ignominious Days Under the Ku Klux Klan


Wednesday, January 12

1:00 p.m. MT


In person and ZOOM presentation



How did Colorado once get the second largest Ku Klux Clan membership of any state in the U. S.? Historian Sharon Danhauer will explain how it happened in her presentation “Colorado’s Ignominious Days Under the Ku Klux Klan”.


 Learn how the 1924 state elections brought a resurgence of the KKK’s power far west of its traditional concentration in the Deep South. Learn how a reinvigorated membership drive in the West revived a dying institution at a time when the KKK hadn’t entered most Coloradans thoughts or lives for generations.


Sharon’s passion for learning about, preserving, and sharing local history began in the 1950’s when her Denver public school teacher read “Little Britches” by Ralph Moody to the class. A 4th generation Coloradoan, a native of Colorado Springs, Sharon is proud to be a part of the Northern Colorado historians work on educational and preservation goals.    


She has served several years on the Board of Directors for Berthoud and Loveland Historical Societies, the Rocky Mountain Map Society, the Colorado-Cherokee Trail Chapter of OCTA (Oregon-California Trails Association), the Association of Northern Front Range Museums and Historic Larimer County. She also was a member of the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association for many years. 


Guests are always welcome. Register at to receive the ZOOM link and live COVID updates for the free meeting on Wednesday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m. MT in Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401. There is ample parking and accessible access.


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.

09 - 09 January 2022 SCJGS Finding Your Jewish Documents in the Ukrainian Archives with Alex Krakovsky Santa Cruz, California by Zoom

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

Finding Your Jewish Documents in the Ukrainian Archives

Speaker: Alex Krakovsky

Sunday, January 9th- 1 pm Pacific Time Zone/4 pm Eastern

Register: Here

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

If you have Ukrainian ancestry, this presentation and explanation of obtaining documents is a must.  Alex Krakovsky will share his database as a research tool and a method to finding and understanding scanned archival images.  He will discuss his work in the Ukrainian archives. 

Alex was born in  Kyiv in 1982. He graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 2005. Alex Krakovsky is one of the most influential figures in modern Jewish genealogy. Most notable is his goal to digitize and publish online all of the Jewish records in Ukraine. He has spent years in Ukrainian archives finding previously unknown Jewish list made available by taking the government to court using the Freedom information act.  He has won many lawsuits with Ukrainian archives to make records open and available to everyone. 

Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder. For more information or membership information

Contact: Beth Lozano

Publicity, SCJGS
Santa Cruz, California

For more information or membership information membership.scjgs@gmail.comco-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu Beth Lozano, SCJGS

09 - 09 January 2022 "Genealogy Resources at NSU's Alvin Sherman Library" sponsored by Genealogical Society of Broward County Virtual event - registration required at link:

Are your ancestors buried in the library? Here are tools to uncover your family history hidden in the online and printed resources in the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and GSBC collections. Local, Florida, national, and international resources are at your fingertips with the expert research tips by professional librarians and archivists.

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library is a unique joint-use facility serving Nova Southeastern University and the Broward County community. The library is also home to the former library of the Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC), containing over 3,000 books and periodicals on genealogy.

Presented by Sarah Divine, Adult Services Librarian, GSBC Liaison and Gena Meroth, University Archivist.