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Tuesday, August 20
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Topic: "More About Media" A continuation from last months meeting.


Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference  (Other Events)
Washington, D.C.
FGS makes its first visit to the nation’s capital with the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library, and more a Metro ride away.


Tuesday, August 27
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 28
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speaker will be Annette Burke Lyttle
Topic: “Probate Records: Wills and a Whole Lot More.”
 
Description: Probate records can be some of the richest genealogical resources. Yes, they can contain wills, but often the best information comes from the other records in the packets—and our ancestors didn’t even have to die to make an appearance in a probate action. Learn about how to find probate records online and mine them for genealogical gems.

Presenters Bio:  Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing services in genealogical research, education, and writing. Annette speaks regularly on genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels. She presents on research methods, using social history to flesh out ancestors’ stories, online research, military research, and ancestral occupations and religions. Annette is vice president of the Villages Genealogical Society.
 
If you can’t attend in person at the Savannah Center and want to view the broadcast remotely, please register for Probate Records: Wills and a Whole Lot More with Annette Burke Lyttle on Aug 28, 2019 10:00 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5946895956489407499
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
NOTE: Annette has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.



Monday, September 2
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled Labor Day  (Jewish Genealogy)
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Tuesday, September 3
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Thursday, September 5
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol Myers, coordinator
 


Friday, September 6
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


Monday, September 9
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Atlanta Room of the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator
Note the new day and date...


Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries
Monday, September 9
Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Katherine Willson

Description: Once you’ve discovered your immigrant ancestor’s home country, how will you go about finding documents generated while s/he was still there, and how will you research his/her parents?  We’ll discuss available resources for beginning your research in foreign countries, including how to locate foreign language genealogy terms and online maps providing contextual information on shifting country borders.
 
Presenters Bio: 
Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001; and a professional researcher for private clients.
Her genealogy interests began as an 8-year-old Junior Girl Scout working towards a “My Heritage” badge, and her passion was fueled when, after college, both her mother’s and father’s relatives gave her binders containing generations’ worth of family information.
Katherine's genealogical society memberships/volunteer positions include:
 - Founder/President of the Virtual Genealogical Association (2018-Present)
 - Board of Directors, Association of Professional Genealogists (2018-Present)
 - Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference Publicity Chair
 - Member of the National Genealogical Society (2013-Present)
 
Register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, September 10
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tom Sodeman and Nancy Schultz , Coordinators
Topic: "Reviewing Where We Are In The Preserving Family History Agenda"


Wednesday, September 11
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Wednesday, September 11
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.


Thursday, September 12
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Friday, September 13
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator


Tuesday, September 17
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Topic: "Entering DNA Results into FTM"


Wednesday, September 18
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting, Cancelled  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
Cancelled


Wednesday, September 18
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Atlanta Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Nancy Heydt, coordinator
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 18
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Note: This is an encore webinar presentation for members to prepare for our 20th annual seminar on February 19, 2020.  Our guest spekaer for this seminar is Blaine Bettinger and he will present 4 DNA presentations.
 
Topic:  "Introduction to DNA" – In addition to learning about Y-DNA and mtDNA, we’ll learn about the newest tool available to genealogists, autosomal DNA. Genealogists can use these tools together with traditional research to explore their ancient ancestry, find genetic relatives, and break through brick walls.
 
Presenters Bio:  Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor). Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists.


Thursday, September 19
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Christine Courtwright, coordinator


Friday, September 20
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Larry Peterson, coordinator
 


Monday, September 23
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, September 24
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators


Wednesday, September 25
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pinellas Library



Tuesday, October 1
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, October 2
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
 


Thursday, October 3
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol Myers, coordinator
 


Friday, October 4
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


Monday, October 7
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, October 7
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
New Smynra Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Val Harris and Lois Rose Co-Ordinators


“Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips and Tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records”
Monday, October 7
“Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips and Tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Katherine Schober

Description: You’ve climbed up your family tree. You’ve located your ancestor in their country of origin. And you’ve finally gotten your hands on those information-filled foreign records – but one problem still remains. You don’t speak the language. In this webinar, learn the must-know tips and tricks that will make reading those foreign-language genealogical records much easier. From Microsoft Word hacks to invaluable online resources, professional genealogy translator Katherine Schober will show you the tools you need to make translating those foreign records much simpler – and much more fun.
 
Presenters Bio:  Katherine Schober is a German-English genealogy speaker, author, and translator, specializing in the old German script. She is the author of “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting” and creator of the online course “Reading the Old German Handwriting: Turn the Scribble of the Script into the Stories of Your Ancestors.” Katherine lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her Austrian husband, and can be reached via e-mail at language@sktranslations.com or via her website, www.sktranslations.com
 
Register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, October 8
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tom Sodeman and Nancy Schultz , Coordinators


Wednesday, October 9
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator
 


Wednesday, October 9
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Wednesday, October 9
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.


Thursday, October 10
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Friday, October 11
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Presentation: "DNA Show & Tell"


Monday, October 14
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Atlanta Room of the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator


Tuesday, October 15
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator


Wednesday, October 16
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Defender Room of the Lake Minona Recreation Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator.


Thursday, October 17
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Christine Courtwright, coordinator


Friday, October 18
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Larry Peterson, coordinator
 


Tuesday, October 22
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators


Wednesday, October 23
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Atlanta Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Nancy Heydt, coordinator
 


Wednesday, October 23
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Topics by Angela Packer McGhie, CG
More info soon...


Monday, October 28
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator



Friday, November 1
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


Monday, November 4
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, November 4
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
New Smynra Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Val Harris and Lois Rose Co-Ordinators


Tuesday, November 5
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators