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Monday, June 28
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.
 


Monday, June 28
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Source Citations"
 
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.
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, June 30
VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING
(This is a change to the original date of this meeting of June 23, 2021.)
 
Session 1 - 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Joshua L. Goodman
Topic: “Using Land Documents in Family History Research” 
 
Description: Perhaps you know which county and community your ancestors lived in, but how cool would it be to know exactly where they owned land? Finding that information is easy if you know where to look. Join historian Dr. Josh Goodman from the State Archives of Florida for a virtual tour of common land records that can help you pinpoint where your ancestors once owned property, or uncover the history of your own property. The program also includes a tutorial on how to translate legal descriptions of land in deeds and patents into real locations on a modern map.
 
Presenters Bio: Josh Goodman is the Archives Historian for the State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University in New Orleans. As Archives Historian, Josh supervises the digitization of historical records for the award-winning Florida Memory website, and promotes the study of Florida history through community outreach and educational programs.

Please register for the bonus session at: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Bonus Session - 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Joshua L. Goodman
Topic: “Researching Ghost Towns in Florida”
Description: Have you ever passed a sign on the highway with the name of a town, but there was no town? Or maybe you’ve seen a named place on a map and driven there only to find a crossroads and nothing more. “Ghost towns” such as these are a common feature of American geography. They form and falter for all kinds of reasons, but they share one aspect in common. There’s almost always an interesting story behind each one. Join historian Dr. Josh Goodman from the State Archives of Florida to learn about easily accessible records that can help you trace the history of ghost towns and the people who lived there.
 
Please register for this webinar at: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 



Monday, July 5
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email containing the meeting link.
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
 


Monday, July 5
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.
 


Tuesday, July 6
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.
 


Thursday, July 8
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, July 9
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.
 


Monday, July 12
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.
 


Citizen Soldiers: Militia to National Guard
Thursday, July 15
Citizen Soldiers: Militia to National Guard  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: From colonial militias to 21st century National Guard, America’s citizen soldiers have answered the call to serve and defend their communities and the nation. Discover and understand your ancestor’s militia and Guard experience. Federal, state, and local records help document your citizen soldier.
 
Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator. She believes family history success lies in truly understanding the records our ancestors created. Her presentations reflect this philosophy through real case-study examples and hands-on practice. Alice serves as a trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.
 


IGGP 2021 Conference:  Researching Together Worldwide
Saturday, July 17 through Saturday, July 24
IGGP 2021 Conference: Researching Together Worldwide  (Conferences)
VIRTUAL EVENT
The International German Genealogy Partnership has announced their 2021 Conference. This unique virtual conference is a must-attend event for anyone researching the lives of their German ancestors. Registration will open in January, and an "Early Bird Special" price will be valid for all registrants until March 31. More details are available on their website.
 


Monday, July 19
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.
 


Monday, July 19
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Research Logs"
 
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.
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, July 21
VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING
 
Session 1 - 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Guest Speakers: Annette Burke Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: "Dig Deeper into FamilySearch"
Description: FamilySearch has millions of records. Putting a name in the search form only gets you a small percentage of their indexed records. Beyond that, they have unindexed collections and other digital materials that will never show up in a general search. Learn how to dive deeply into FamilySearch's record collections and come up with amazing finds.
 
Please register for the VGS General Meeting – "Dig Deeper into FamilySearch" with Annette Burke Lyttle & Pat Adams on July 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) at: 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Bonue Session  - 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Guest Speakers: Annette Burke Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: “Doing a Deep Dive in Ancestry's Collections"
Description: Filling our a search form on Ancestry only returns a small percentage of the millions of records available on the site. Learn how to search on Ancestry so you can find all records your ancestor may be mentioned in.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "Doing a Deep Dive into Ancestry's Collections" with Annette Burke Lyttle & Pat Adams on July 21, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Monday, July 26
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.
 


Tuesday, July 27
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinators:  Dona Black & Lynn Hall
 
Topic: "Original Midwest Land Surveys: The How, the Why and the When" -- Bob Long
 



Monday, August 2
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email containing the meeting link.
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, August 2
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Tuesday, August 3
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


Monday, August 9
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


What's in a Name?
Monday, August 9
What's in a Name?  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Sara Cochran
 
Description: How much does spelling matter when we're dealing with historical records? Why are there so many variations, anyway? Have you ever wondered if that record for Abraham Miller is really for your Abram Mueller, or why you can't find an ancestor in the Springfield marriage records? This presentation takes a deeper look at how relying too much on spelling has the potential to trip up our research.
 
Presenter Info: Sara Cochran is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-five years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA and Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britian. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy. She is currently the Registrar for the Aurantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteers at the National Archives, Riverside office. 
 
Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Thursday, August 12
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinatore:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, August 13
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.


Monday, August 16
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Monday, August 16
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Report Writing"
 
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.
 


US Passport Applications
Thursday, August 19
US Passport Applications  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: US passport applications contain a wealth of information. Who, why, and when people applied for passports will be covered. Examples are shown.
 
Presenter: Debra S. Mieszala, CG
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.


Monday, August 23
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Tuesday, August 24
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Coordinators:  Dona Black & Lynn Hall
 
Topic: “DNA – Back to the Basics: How to Interpret Your Ancestry DNA Results and How & Why to Upload to Other Sites such as Gedmatch, MyHeritage, FamilyTree" –– Genetic SIG Leaders
 


Monday, August 30
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.



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


Monday, September 6
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email containing the meeting link.
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, September 6
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Monday, September 6
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


Tuesday, September 7
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


Wednesday, September 8
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, September 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, September 10
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, September 11
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, September 13
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Tuesday, September 14
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators


Wednesday, September 15
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator


Friday, September 17
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ken Bowgren & Per Andersson, Co-coordinators
 


Monday, September 20
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace
 
A weekly update regarding the meeting is emailed to members currently on the email list. To request your name be added to the list, send an email to the Coordinator -- click HERE.


Monday, September 20
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "What's Next for a Researcher"
 
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.