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Tuesday, January 22
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
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
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
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
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
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 through Saturday, February 9
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
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
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
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
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
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


Exploring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Monday, February 11
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
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
Heirlooms 2: The VGS Road Show
People are welcome to bring their heirloom and tell how it is a part of the family history. If they can not bring the item they can send a picture to the coordinator. This program was well received last year


Wednesday, February 13
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
Note the date change for February
Presentation: "DNA Show and Tell"


Wednesday, February 13
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
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
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
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
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
Topic: "Sourcing Is Easier Than You Think" & as always, your questions answered.
 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, February 27 through Saturday, March 2
RootsTech Salt Lake City 2019  (Other Events)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Explore over 300 breakout sessions, learn from an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers, and experience the gigantic expo hall at the world’s largest family history event. Get ready to make connections and discover new tools as you connect past and present!


Wednesday, February 27
Could Our Ancestors Have Met?  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
More information soon...



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


Tuesday, March 5
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 6
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, March 7
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, March 8
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
This meeting will be held on a different date or cancelled.
More info soon...


“The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic: How Your Family was Affected”
Monday, March 11
“The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic: How Your Family was Affected”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
Presented By: Jane Neff Rollins
Presentation Description: The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the “Spanish Flu” - a worldwide epidemic that lasted until 1919. Up to 100 million people worldwide died, including the young and fit soldiers who were serving during World War I.  Learn from an infectious disease epidemiologist how to determine if someone in your family died from the flu and what the long-term impact on your family may have been.
 
Presenters Bio:  Sherlock Combs Genealogy, where she works primarily with clients whose ancestors came from the former Russian Empire, providing research and translation of Russian documents. Jane began researching her family history when genealogists had to scroll microfilm at the Family History Library. The first time she saw hear great-grandfather on the 1900 census, she cried. Since then, she has researched in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Jerusalem. She is also an alumna of ProGen Study Group 29, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute.
Jane has lectured at the National Genealogical Society annual conference (2018), the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual conference (2012, Paris, France; 2013, Boston; 2014, Salt Lake City; 2015, Jerusalem, Israel; 2016, Seattle), the Genealogy Jamboree (2016-18), the Northwest Genealogy Conference (2016), and at local genealogy societies throughout Southern California. 
Jane is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, and several state and local genealogy societies. Her article about researching the effect of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic on your family appeared in Crossroads in the Summer, 2018 issue. Other writing has appeared in Roots-Key (the JGSLA newsletter), the LA Jewish Journal, and medical trade magazines.
Jane can be reached at: jnrollins@sherlockcombsgenealogy.com.


Please register for the webinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/702403605807436290

 

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

Jane has given us permission to record her presentation. After the live broadcast, it will be available in the Members Only section of the VGS website for 90 days.



Tuesday, March 12
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
"Bring Your Family History to Life" - Speaker Gayle Radder


Wednesday, March 13
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 13
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, March 14
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: "Finding my Great Grandfather"--by Al Becker


Friday, March 15
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, March 19
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


Wednesday, March 20
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, March 21
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


Saturday, March 23
Irish Genealogy Seminar  (Other Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library: Tampa, Florida
See the attached flyer for more info...  The VGS is a sponsor of this event...


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


Tuesday, March 26
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, March 27
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, March 27
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
This month's meeting will feature a morning and afternoon session.
Our guest speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
Morning Session Topic: “Shoot Out at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life Changing Events”
Description: A 1929 shootout left the Bath County, Virginia, sheriff dead. Learn to follow the trail through all the records to reconstruct a life-changing event, and understand its unique challenges, both in terms of resources and in terms of ethics.
 
Presenters Bio:  The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.
 
Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at: