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Tuesday, December 1
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn, Co-coordinators
No topic available
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Wednesday, December 2
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Jean Colman, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, December 3
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Meeting
Carol Myers & Marie Musialek, coordinators
Topic: General meeting.  Learn ways to research your Eastern European ancestors.  Share your successes, bring your questions.
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Friday, December 4
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators
Topic: "Using the British National Archives"
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Monday, December 7
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: “Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Records - Their Importance in Jewish Genealogy.” - Nolan Altman
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Monday, December 7
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
George Zitterell, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Tuesday, December 8
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators
Topic: "The Vietnam Wall of Faces Project"
Description: This season of giving let’s talk about how our genealogy skills can be used to commemorate the lives of others. Beth Braun will speak about her participation in the Vietnam Memorial Wall of Faces Project and the genealogy skills she has refined doing so.
 
SIG members will receive ZOOM login instructions in the monthly SIG blast email. If you would like to join the SIG and receive this email please contact sharol-jack@hotmail.com
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting. 


Wednesday, December 9
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Tom Voyles, coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, December 10
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Friday, December 11
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic:  "Questions and Answers"
We need your questions:  It can be a simple question or a more complex question about Genetic Genealogy  We will try to do our best to answer them.  We need your questions submitted to us by November 27, 2020.  
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Monday, December 14
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


“Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures”
Monday, December 14
“Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Live Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Melissa Baker, AKA, The Archive Lady

Description:

Learn from an archivist the best practices to preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma's quilt, that old Christening gown, your Dad's letterman jacket and military uniforms. These textiles and handmade items need special care and consideration when it comes to preservation and storage.

Presenters Bio: 

Melissa Barker, also known as The Archive Lady, is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well known book Reviews Editor for the FGS Magazine FORUM and Utah Genealogical Association Magazine Crossroads. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady published at Abundant Genealogy. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper The Houston County Herald called From the Archives. Her Professional Genealogy expertise is in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.
 
Please register for the webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Wednesday, December 16
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting canceled  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator


Friday, December 18
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Ken Bowgren, Per Andersson and Kris Petersen-Gauthier Co-coordinators
No meeting information as of yet...


Friday, December 18
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Tuesday, December 22
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Zoom Online Meeting
Dona Black & Laurie Sarauer, coordinators
Topic: “Probate Records” with Karen Campbell



Monday, January 4, 2021
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Gen. MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Rec. Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, January 4, 2021
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
New Smyrna Beach Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
George Zitterell, Coordinator


“The Missing Man: Solving a Mystery with Genealogy Research”
Monday, January 4, 2021
“The Missing Man: Solving a Mystery with Genealogy Research”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Live Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Sharon Hoyt, CG

Description:  One day in the early 1900s, August Lawrence left his Minnesota home for a job and never returned. More than a century later, genealogy research solved the mystery of his disappearance. This talk covers strategies that can help you break down even long-standing brick walls, including researching friends, family, associates, and neighbors; researching others with the same name; and using a wide range of records.  

Presenters Bio: Sharon Hoyt, CG, is a genealogy researcher, speaker, and author from California’s Silicon Valley. Her primary research areas include New England, New York, the Midwest, Canada, and England. She is the winner of the National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Writing Contest and the 2016 Michael Clark Family History Writing Award from the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Her research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist. Sharon holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

 
Please register for the webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Wednesday, January 6, 2021
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Rec. Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Carol Myers & Marie Musialek, coordinators
 


Friday, January 8, 2021
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Saturday, January 9, 2021
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Rec. Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.


Thursday, January 14, 2021
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators


Friday, January 15, 2021
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Ken Bowgren, Per Andersson and Kris Petersen-Gauthier Co-coordinators
 


Monday, January 18, 2021
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist"
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2021 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied.
 


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Virtual Meeting
Session 1 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D
Note: A week earlier than usual...

Topic: "Vital Records"
Description: Dates and places of births, marriages, and deaths are the “meat and potatoes” of our genealogical research. Learn how to find the facts in local, state, and even federal government records.


Presenters Bio: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois writes and teaches about genealogical records and methods, including DNA. She is a state officer for the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, a past president of the Northland chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a past officer of her state genealogical society.
 
Please register for this webinar at: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Session 2: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Guest Speaker: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D
Topic: "Finding Overseas Ancestors: An Irish Case Study"
Description: In most cases, U.S. records point to the overseas origins of our immigrant ancestors. This case shows how researching the American records of a late-nineteenth-century immigrant to Wisconsin and his family led to identifying his place of origin in Ireland, and research in Irish sources led to a fuller picture of the family in America.
Please register for this webinar at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3548003485294195724
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Monday, January 25, 2021
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
 


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Dona Black & Laurie Sarauer, coordinators
Topic: “TBA"



Monday, February 1, 2021
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Gen. MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Rec. Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, February 1, 2021
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
New Smyrna Beach Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
George Zitterell, Coordinator


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Rec. Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, February 4, 2021
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Carol Myers & Marie Musialek, coordinators
 


Friday, February 5, 2021
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


“Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records”
Monday, February 8, 2021
“Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Live Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Alec Ferretti

Description:  Learn how state and federal Freedom of Information (FOI) laws work, and how genealogists can use them to uncover novel records. Alec will discuss how to make FOI requests in various states, and will outline case studies in which he used FOI laws to obtain specific types of records pertaining to an ancestor.  These diverse records range from alien files held by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, to burial permits held by local town clerks, to occupational licensing applications held by the State.  Discover records previously thought to be locked away from the public forever!   

Presenters Bio: Alec Ferretti serves on the Board of Reclaim the Records, a non-profit which seeks to restore public access to records which have been illegally withheld by the government.  He has worked for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center and is the President of the NY Genealogy and Technology Group, an informal organization which meets bi-monthly to discuss genealogy topics.  He specializes in Italian Genealogy and 20th century genealogy.

 
Please register for the webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Rec. Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.


Thursday, February 11, 2021
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators


Friday, February 12, 2021
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Saturday, February 13, 2021
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Monday, February 15, 2021
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Research Objectives"
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2021 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied.
 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Friday, February 19, 2021
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Ken Bowgren, Per Andersson and Kris Petersen-Gauthier Co-coordinators