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Thursday, June 4
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Carol Myers & Marie Musialek, coordinators
Please register for Eastern European SIG Meeting:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


“Mining for Treasures in the Internet Archive”
Monday, June 8
“Mining for Treasures in the Internet Archive”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Carla Cegielski 

Description: The Internet Archive is not just the Wayback Machine! It also contains audio items, movies, images, software, maps, and texts. Take a tour of its contents and learn search strategies for accessing its genealogical treasures.

 
Presenters Bio: 
Carla Cegielski is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia research. She has been providing professional research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, hobbyists, and others since 2007.
Carla is past-president of both of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Lake County (OH) Genealogical Society. She has volunteered as a grader for the National Genealogical Society’s American Genealogy Home Study Course and as a coordinator for the ProGen Study Group. Carla currently serves as Vice President of the Lake County Genealogical Society.
After retiring from teaching at a local business college, Carla began lecturing on various genealogical topics. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and conferences. Carla is the coordinator and instructor for the new Reading, Transcribing, and Abstracting Old Documents course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh to be held 19-24 July 2020 at LaRoche University.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/272524256606847757

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



Wednesday, June 10
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online Meeting via GoToMeeting


Thursday, June 11
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
No information


Thursday, June 11
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic: "Gedmatch"
Contact the coordinator for login information


Tuesday, June 16
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Webinar
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Presentation: "Using Sources and Citations in Family Tree Maker "
Description: Learn the baiscs for creating Sources & Citation within Family Tree Maker.  Step by step examples will include Census records, SSID, Obituaries, FindaGrave and documents you have in your possession.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 17
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:15 am
First of two Online Webinars
Note Date Change...
Presenter: Crista Cowan
Topic: “How to Get the Most from Ancestry.com”
 
Description: Are you getting the most out of your Ancestry subscription?  Even if you don't have a subscription, are you aware there are many things you can access for free?  We will cover the major areas of the Ancestry.com website and show you our favorite tools for advancing your family history research.
Presenters Bio: Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories.
In her time at Ancestry she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.  For the past several years she has been the Corporate Genealogist, with responsibilities for speaking and teaching at genealogy conferences around the world and helping with family history research for public relations stories.  Known online as The Barefoot Genealogist with a weekly internet show designed to help people discover their family history.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


VGS General Monthly Bonus Meeting
Wednesday, June 17
VGS General Monthly Bonus Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Second of two Online Webinars
Note Date Change...
Presenter: Crista Cowan
Topic: “What's New with Ancestry DNA”
 
Description: Learn more about AncestryDNA's features that will power your research and make it easier to discover your story.  ThruLines and better matching tools help you get even more from your AncestryDNA information.
Presenters Bio: Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories.
In her time at Ancestry she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.  For the past several years she has been the Corporate Genealogist, with responsibilities for speaking and teaching at genealogy conferences around the world and helping with family history research for public relations stories.  Known online as The Barefoot Genealogist with a weekly internet show designed to help people discover their family history.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, June 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 (both away for this meeting)
Topic: “Organizing and Preserving Family Pictures” – Laurie Sarauer
Pending...



Thursday, July 2
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 & Marie Musialek, coordinators
 


Monday, July 6
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, July 6
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Webinar
Val Harris Co-Ordinator

Registration link coming soon...
 


Tuesday, July 7
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Tea Room at the Colony Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn, Co-cordinators


Thursday, July 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Friday, July 10
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic: "Gedmatch"
Contact the coordinator for login information


“Anatomy of a Case Study: Steps Used to Write for Yourself or for Publication”
Monday, July 13
“Anatomy of a Case Study: Steps Used to Write for Yourself or for Publication”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG 

Description: This class is not about grammar, or the mechanics of writing. It’s about writing in a way that is readily understood, interesting and factual. You will learn five important steps to follow as you write and document your genealogy research, ensuring a quality, accurate, report, one that can be kept as your family’s private document, or that can be used for publication.

 
Presenters Bio: 
Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG®, is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and author. Her educational background includes a BA in History Education, a BS and an MS in Nursing, and a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner. She belongs to the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and many regional, state, and local genealogical societies. She specializes in solving complex genealogical problems involving DNA, separating and identifying individuals with common names, as well as migration, and immigration. She has written articles published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, OnBoard, Crossroads, and other genealogical publications. A native of Florida, she has deep southern roots on her mother's side and northeastern and southern ancestry on her father's side..
 
Please register for the webinar at:

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

   


Tuesday, July 21
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Webinar
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Presentation: "Using Media in Family Tree Maker"
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Wednesday, July 22
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online Webinar
Topic: TBA 
More info soon...


Tuesday, July 28
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 (both away for this meeting)
Topic: “Genealogy Show and Tell” – Laurie Sarauer
Bring a picture or an object with family history significance and share a story about it.



Monday, August 3
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, August 3
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Webinar
Val Harris Co-Ordinator

Registration link coming soon...
 


Tuesday, August 4
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Tea Room at the Colony Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn, Co-cordinators


Thursday, August 6
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 & Marie Musialek, coordinators
 


Thursday, August 13
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Friday, August 14
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am
Online Zoom Meeting
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic: "Gedmatch"
Contact the coordinator for login information


“Strategies for Brick Wall Busting.”
Monday, August 17
“Strategies for Brick Wall Busting.”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Elizabeth O'Neal

Description: Have you been doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? Then it’s time for you to think “outside the box!”  
This presentation will feature a variety of tips and strategies for thinking creatively about your genealogy research.

 
Presenters Bio: 
Elizabeth O’Neal is a professional genealogist who writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of topics. Her passion is using technology and social media to enrich the experience of genealogy research and family history storytelling.
Elizabeth has been researching her own family history for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as several genealogical and lineage societies. She is the author of the award-winning family history blog My Descendant’s Ancestors and is a regular contributor to many online genealogy publications
 
Please register for the webinar at:

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



Tuesday, August 18
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Webinar
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Presentation: "Using Charts and Reports in Family Tree Maker "
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, August 25
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
Topic: TBD


Wednesday, August 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online Webinar
Topic: TBA 
More info soon...



Tuesday, September 1
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Tea Room at the Colony Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, September 2 through Saturday, September 5
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference  (Other Events)
Kansas City, Missouri
More than 30 years after the last FGS conference held in Kansas City, FGS returns to the home of the Mid-Continent Library.
Limited information currently available...


Thursday, September 3
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 & Marie Musialek, coordinators