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Wednesday, December 19
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, December 20
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (New England SIG)
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 


Friday, December 21
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, January 1, 2019
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting Canceled  (Adoption SIG)
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Meeting canceled due to New Year's Day


Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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, January 3, 2019
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, January 4, 2019
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, January 7, 2019
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
Topic: "Mapping Your Family History", Mike Schwartz, JGS of Southern New Jersey


Monday, January 7, 2019
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


Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records
Monday, January 7, 2019
Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Presented by: Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCCS

Description: 

When you hit a brick wall in your research it’s time to consider your ancestor may have been in Canada. Whether your ancestor was there for a day or for many years, they left behind records. Learn how and where to find the Canadian records to help you fill in the missing pieces of your ancestor’s life.
• Immigration: Did your ancestor come through a Canadian port of entry? 
• Land: Perhaps your ancestor took advantage of low-cost or free land in Canada.
• Migration: Did your ancestor migrate through Canada before settling in the USA?
• Birth: Maybe your ancestor really was born in Canada.
• Marriage: Did your ancestor say “I do” in Canada? Learn why your ancestor may have crossed the border to be married in Canada.
• Death: Did your ancestor take his last breath on Canadian soil?
• Employment/
Visiting: Perhaps your ancestor was one of the thousands of
Americans who have crossed the border into Canada looking for employment, or to visit a relative.
• War: Was your ancestor one of the thousands of American men who joined the Canadian forces during World War I or World War II?

 

Presenters Bio:  Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS is a Canadian professional genealogist who revels in teaching people how to find their ancestors in Canada. She is the founder and owner of the Canadian-based genealogy business, Looking4Ancestors.
 
The author of research guides featuring Canadian genealogy, Kathryn has written articles for FamilyTree magazine, The In-Depth Genealogist, and the Association of Professional Genealogists journal, APG Quarterly.
Kathryn is the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC), and a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she is the Canadian studies virtual chat coordinator with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and volunteers as one of the branch genealogists for UELAC.
Host of the weekly webinar series, “Genealogy with a Canadian Twist,” Kathryn is a popular speaker and instructor at local, regional and national genealogical conferences and institutes throughout North America.
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Kathryn has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.
Note that this is the first Monday in January


Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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
Due to New Year's Day, this meeting has been changed to January 8th.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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, January 9, 2019
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, January 9, 2019
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, January 10, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther, coordinator
Topic: "The Fuggers of Augsburg: 15th Century International Bankers and Venture Capitalists" by Margaret Sgritta


Friday, January 11, 2019
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, January 15, 2019
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
As of January 2019, the Family Tree Maker SIG Meeting has been moved to the Liberty & Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Rec. Center and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Topic: "Back to the Basics" + your questions answered
 


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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, January 17, 2019
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, January 18, 2019
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, January 22, 2019
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, January 23, 2019
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 23, 2019
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
A Live Webinar with Diahan Southard
Topic: “Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results”
Description: Long lists of matches and multiple buttons and graphs at your DNA testing company can often lead to information overload. But not all of the thousands of matches on your DNA match list are important, and not all the buttons are useful. Learn how to leverage your admixture results, the reports from your testing company, and the Shared Matches tool to slim down your match list and begin making genealogical discoveries with your DNA test results.
 
Presenters Bio:   A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5319360681965758466


Monday, January 28, 2019
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Thursday, January 31, 2019
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Annual Seminar  (Other Events)
9:00 am
24 Twenty-One Event Center: 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
Topic: "Expanding Your Research Options: Four Sets of Underused Federal Records."
Presenter: Kenneth W. Heger, PhD



Friday, February 1, 2019
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


Saturday, February 2, 2019 through Saturday, February 9, 2019
Genealogy Cruise to the Western Caribbean  (Other Events)
Aboard the Norwegian EPIC
Guest Speakers: 
Blaine Bettinger, Ph D., J.D.
George Morgan
Drew Smith
C. Ann Staley, CGSM, CGLSM


Monday, February 4, 2019
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, February 4, 2019
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, February 5, 2019
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, February 6, 2019
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, February 7, 2019
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, February 8, 2019
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


Exploring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Monday, February 11, 2019
Exploring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Presented by: Carla S. Cegielski

Description: In just 5 short years, the Digital Public Library of America has grown to include over twenty-one million items from 3,000 libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. We will explore both its genealogically-rich content and its ever-growing list of not-to-miss features.
 
Presenters Bio: Carla Cegielski is a freelance family history researcher specializing in Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia research. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and conferences. She has a special interest in uncovering, introducing, and teaching about underutilized record collections of interest to genealogists.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Carla has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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, February 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
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, February 14, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther, coordinator
Topic: "Gretel's Typical German Family - Their Turmoil through Two World Wars" by Meredith Price (Outside Speaker)


Friday, February 15, 2019
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, February 19, 2019
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
As of January 2019, the Family Tree Maker SIG Meeting has been moved to the Liberty & Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Rec. Center and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
 


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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
This meeting has been changed to February 19th.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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 21, 2019
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


Our 19th Annual All-Day Seminar
Friday, February 22, 2019
Our 19th Annual All-Day Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speaker will be David E. Rencher, AG,CG,FIGRS,FUGA
"David Rencher is FamilySearch International's chief genealogical officer. In his downtown office overlooking the meticulous flower gardens of the Mormon Church’s corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rencher has lost none of the passion for family history that started his career nearly four decades ago as a young Irish research reference consultant at the Family History Library just a block away. He is a diehard advocate for the family researcher, and avid proponent for the continual development of tools and tech advancements that raise the tide of quality genealogical research skills employed by the growing wave of family history beginners worldwide." familysearch profile
 
Please note the date, day and place changes for this seminar.


Monday, February 25, 2019
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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



Friday, March 1, 2019
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, March 4, 2019
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, March 4, 2019
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, March 5, 2019
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators