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Monday, January 22
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
Topic: "Using Filters in your Genealogy Software."


Tuesday, January 23
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
Presentation by Dona Black Weber on free resources for Midwestern Research.


Wednesday, January 24
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, January 24
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Dating and Identifying Old Photographs"
Guest Speaker: Maureen Taylor "The Photo Detective"
"An interactive lecture on discovering who’s who in those family pictures. Learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes."
 
"Maureen is the nation’s foremost photo detective."
The Wall Street Journal


VGS Workshop
Wednesday, January 24
VGS Workshop  (Workshop)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th-Century Photographs"
Guest Speaker: Maureen Taylor "The Photo Detective"
"A single photograph can unlock a family mystery. The details are in the photographic clues. Pictures document births, deaths, marriages, and more. Use an image as genealogical proof by understanding the language of family photographs."
Due to the size of the room, 100 members, registrations will be required.
Registration will begin January 2, 2018
More details will be available in the blog and newsletter as the date approaches.
"Maureen is the nation’s foremost photo detective."
The Wall Street Journal



Thursday, February 1
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, February 2
British Genealogy SIG Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams and Phyllis Sample, coordinators
 


Monday, February 5
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: TBA


Monday, February 5
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 Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Topic: "Using TreeShare for Ancestry for RootsMagic"


Tuesday, February 6
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


Wednesday, February 7
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Ron Despard, Coordinator
 


Thursday, February 8
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther & Margaret Fahler Sgritta, coordinators
"Exploring My Ancestors' Home in Dorndiel, Germany", presented by Bob & Jan Daniel.


Friday, February 9
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ricardo Montalban Room at the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Topic: "DNA Show & Tell"


Monday, February 12
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Patriot and Spirit Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators
Topic: "Tidbits, Sourcing and Your 5 Generation Chart"


Tuesday, February 13
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Meetings are at Anne's home.
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Contact the coordinator for location and directions HERE


Tuesday, February 13
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg and Tom Sodeman, Coordinators
Topic: "Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace"
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle, Vice-President of the VGS
Annette will reprise the program she gave last summer to the VGS general meeting, so that all our seasonal residents can attend. It received rave reviews! All VGS members are welcome.


Wednesday, February 14
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, February 14
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.
This month's presentation: "Getting Started & 100 years Freedom to Slavery"


Thursday, February 15
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, February 16
The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Seminar  (Other Events)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL
Guest Speaker: Baerbel K. Johnson, AG®, is a professional genealogist and works for FamilySearch as a European research
specialist. She has worked at the Family History Library in International Reference for over twenty years.
Topics:
  • So You Think You Want to Get Married: Marriage Laws and Customs in Germany
  • Digital Libraries: A Goldmine for German Genealogists
  • German Archives: Full of Hidden Treasures
  • Good Old-Fashioned Research in the Internet Age


The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Seminar  (Other Events)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
Special presentation by Baerbel Johnson
Lecture Presentations:
  • So You Think You Want to Get Married: Marriage Laws and Customs in Germany
  • Digital Libraries: A Goldmine for German Genealogists
  • German Archives: Full of Hidden Treasures
  • Good Old-Fashioned Research in the Internet Age


Friday, February 16
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
 


Wednesday, February 21
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, February 22
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Belvedere Library
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Presentation by Annette Burke Lyttle: “Marriage of the Waters”: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest.
Note the date and location change for this meeting.


Monday, February 26
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
Topic: TBA


18th Annual All-Day Seminar
Wednesday, February 28
18th Annual All-Day Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
La Hacienda Recreational Center
Doors Open at 8:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker: John Philip Colletta
Registration will begin for VGS members and their guests on September 18, 2017
Resident registration will open on December 15, 2017 pending availability.
$40.00 per person: Includes lunch and handouts.



Thursday, March 1
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, March 2
British Genealogy SIG Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams and Phyllis Sample, coordinators
 


Friday, March 2
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
Topic: "DNA Show and Tell"
Note Date Change for this meeting...


Monday, March 5
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: TBA


Monday, March 5
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 Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Topic: TBA


Tuesday, March 6
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


Wednesday, March 7
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Ron Despard, Coordinator
 


Thursday, March 8
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther & Margaret Fahler Sgritta, coordinators
"Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist" presented by VP Annette Burke Lyttle.


Monday, March 12
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Patriot and Spirit Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators
Topic: "TBA"


Tuesday, March 13
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Meetings are at Anne's home.
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Contact the coordinator for location and directions HERE


Tuesday, March 13
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg and Tom Sodeman, Coordinators


Wednesday, March 14
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, March 14
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.
This month's presentation: "Genealogy Software & Internet Research" 


Thursday, March 15
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, March 16
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
 


Wednesday, March 21
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pinellas Library on Powell Road - Room #162


Wednesday, March 21
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.


Monday, March 26
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Savannah Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
Topic: Presntation by John DeAngelo "I found it on the internet, now what?"
Note meeting room change for this presntation.


Tuesday, March 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
Presentation "Brick wall discussions. "


Wednesday, March 28
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, March 28
VGS Family History Expo  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Family History Expo"
Celebrating our 25th anniversary.
More details as they become available.



Monday, April 2
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: TBA


Monday, April 2
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 Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Topic: TBA


Tuesday, April 3
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