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Monday, September 27
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
Coordinator:  Gene Clark
No meeting information available at this time.
 


Monday, September 27
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Topic:  JewishGen – What is it? Why use it? How to use it.
Presenter:  Tim Sherrod
 
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith
 



Friday, October 1
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, October 4
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Topic:  Media views and the modifications.
 
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Don't Build Your Own Brick Walls
Monday, October 4
Don't Build Your Own Brick Walls  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Jill Morelli, CG
 
Description:  Most brick walls are of our own making! We need to address the reasons why they exist so we can resolve the problem. We will review some of the reasons our brick walls get built and how to tear them down. Hard hat ready? Let's start smashing the wall.
 
Presenter Info: Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the methodology, US Midwest, and Scandinavia. Jill has been successfully published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, Illinois State Genealogical Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online "Certification Discussion Group", sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, program director of her local chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists (virtual) and belongs to many local genealogical societies.
 
Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, October 5
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others, please contact the coordinators, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Wednesday, October 6
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, October 7
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using GOOGLE MEET
 
SIG members:  you will receive an email from the Coordinator about this meeting; to request the link for this meeting, contact Carol Myers through the email address found on the SIG web page.
 
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, October 8
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, October 9
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, October 11
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room in Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 12
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Program Topic:  When Printing Isn't the Right Solution
 
Presenter:  Douglas Hughes
Three years ago, Doug Hughes shared his printed genealogy with our SIG; now his 14-generation genealogy has grown so large that he can't print it. In this meeting he'll share his PDF solution to this problem with us, including his chart system spanning such a broad genealogy that now includes over 870 biographies.
 
Coordinator:  Sharol Lewin
Program Chair:  Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, October 13
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


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


Thursday, October 14
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, October 15
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Contact the Coordinator via email for more details.
Coordinator:  Per Andersson
 


Monday, October 18
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Discussion of Individual Projects"
 
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.
 


Thursday, October 21
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Migration Patterns of Germans within America
Thursday, October 21
Migration Patterns of Germans within America  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: We’ll explore how historical events channeled Germans into certain areas and how chain migration drew allied families together. Many migrated from NY/MD/PA down the Shenandoah Valley into VA, NC and SC. Accessible rivers and railroads led to the establishment of the German Triangle between Cincinnati, Milwaukee and St. Louis. The National Road and German-language advertisements channeled them to Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and points west. The 1848 Revolution led them to the Texas German Belt. Knowing where your ancestors settled in the mid-1800s can often lead you backwards by considering the migration routes of other Germans, particularly allied families.
 
Presenter: Sharon Cook MacInnes, PhD, CG is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society.  She specializes in Pennsylvania land records, colonial research, and methodology.  Her 35-year chase over Pennsylvania for elusive ancestors revealed the importance of land to our  ancestors and led her to publish the series "Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of *** County."
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.


Monday, October 25
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
Coordinator:  Gene Clark
No meeting information available at this time.
 


Tuesday, October 26
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Topic:  Poking Around on Find-A-Grave
 
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, October 27
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 Speaker:  Drew Smith
Topic: "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process"
Description:  The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence, and conclusions. Learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track.
 
Presenter's Bio: Drew Smith was born outside Neward, New Jersey (where his father was from) and grew up in upstate South Carolina (where his mother was from). As a child, he developed an interest in genealogy, and he began to engage in serios family history research in 1992 after the death of his favorite aunt. He soon became a volunteer in the America Online (AOL) Genealogy Forum, and withing a few years was writing regular genealogy articles for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing, and NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine). He also served as the editor of the FGS Voice (formerly the FGS Delegate Digest), the newsletter of the Federation of Genealocal Societies. He wrote the Rootsmithing with Technology column for FORUM, published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Drew writes a regular column about productivity in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ). In 2009, Genealogical Publishing Company published his first genealogy book, Social Networking for Genealogists. His second book, co-authored with George C. Morgan, is Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, published in 2013 by McGraw-Hill. His most recent book is Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher, published in 2016 by Family Tree Books. He is currently working on a new book.
 
Please register for the VGS General Meeting – "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process" with Drew Smith on Oct. 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) 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:  Drew Smith
Topic: “Organizing Your Genealogy Files"
Description: Overwhelmed with too many paper documents and digital files? Learn to organize these so that you'll quickly find just the one you need.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "Organizing Your Genealogy Files" with Drew Smith on Oct. 27, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 



Monday, November 1
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center
 
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith
 


Monday, November 1
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, November 2
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others, please contact the coordinators, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Wednesday, November 3
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, November 4
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using GOOGLE MEET
 
SIG members:  you will receive an email from the Coordinator about this meeting; to request the link for this meeting, contact Carol Myers through the email address found on the SIG web page.
 
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, November 5
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, November 8
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room in Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 9
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinator:   Sharol Lewin
Program Chair:  Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, November 10
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Wednesday, November 10
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, November 11
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, November 12
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, November 13
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, November 15
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Write As You Go: A Time Saving and Organizng Technique"
 
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, November 17
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator
Conflict with VGS General Meeting and date probably will be changed or canceled.


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, November 17
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 Speaker:  Sharon Hoyt, CG
Topic: "Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture: Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages"
Description:  Misleading records, surname changes, and frequent moves concealed the identity of an extraordinary woman whose beauty mesmerized seven men.
 
Presenter's 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 Natinal 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 VGS General Meeting – "Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture" Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages" with Sharon Hoyt on Nov. 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) 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:  Sharon Hoyt
Topic: “What a Story! Evaluating Genealogical Sources and Family Legends"
Description: Truth or tall tale? Fact or family fable? Discover how questioning accepted stories and "authoritative" sources can reveal fascinating truths.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "What a Story! Evaluating Genealogical Sources and Family Legends" with Sharon Hoyt on Nov. 17, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Thursday, November 18
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Native, First Nation, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples
Thursday, November 18
Native, First Nation, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: Researching tribal peoples can be difficult without basic history and records information.  While this session will review and provide guidance on basic methods of the rich resources of information for Native/First Nations peoples, this session will focus on the variety of records that will document Indigenous peoples as well as share content about the culture, spiritual traditions and aspects of Indigenous societies that can impact how and where records can be found.
 
Presenter: Judy Nimer Muhn has been researching her family tree from the age of 12, specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American and Michigan research. Beginning as a professional genealogist in Europe in 1993, she has lectured at the National Genealogical Society (NGS), Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS), RootsTech and other conferences in Europe and around the United States.
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.


Friday, November 19
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ken Bowgren & Per Andersson, Co-coordinators
 


Monday, November 22
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
Coordinator:  Gene Clark
No meeting information available at this time.



Wednesday, December 1
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, December 2
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using GOOGLE MEET
 
SIG members:  you will receive an email from the Coordinator about this meeting; to request the link for this meeting, contact Carol Myers through the email address found on the SIG web page.
 
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, December 3
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
ZOOM MEETING
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, December 6
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center
 
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith
 


Monday, December 6
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, December 7
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin 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, December 8
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Thursday, December 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.