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Monday, August 3
Researching Institutional Records  (Education/Training)
7:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR - Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Speaker - Lisa Louise Cooke.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Saturday, August 8
Local Histories Add Clues & Color to your Genealogy  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR by the Glenview Public Library
Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.
 
Local histories are often maligned as inaccurate sources; however, used correctly, these local histories can be very helpful. Kimberly Nagy will explain how these histories can provide clues for further research. Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.
 


Thursday, August 13
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Saturday, August 15
Google Search Strategies  (Education/Training)
1:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR - Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Speaker - Lisa Louise Cooke.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Monday, August 17
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Wednesday, August 19
The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Cari Taplin, CG®
 
Through using a biography from an Ohio county history, the audience will be led through a case study using “FAN club” principles, examining and comparing information from different county histories, and using all clues from these sketches to extend research queries.
 
Cari A. Taplin, CG® lives near Austin, Texas and has been a state and regional speaker since 2004, focusing on Midwest and Great Lakes states, methodology and family legends.
 


Thursday, August 20
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
"How to Evaluate Genealogical Evidence" will be presented by LCGS Member and Fort Myers Regional Library Reference Librarian Bryan Mulcahy.
 
As we proceed through the genealogical research process, discoveries are made from a wide variety of sources and talking to family members, friends, neighbors, and others who claim to have knowledge about an ancestor, family, or event related to your research.  Eventually, you must begin the process of evaluating this information for accuracy.  Contradictions are a fact of life in genealogical research.  Our ancestors lived in a world where record-keeping was not considered as important as it is today.  We live under legal guidelines that were non-existent prior to the late 20th century.  This seminar will examine the best analytical techniques steps to help separate fact from fiction.
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually.
You must pre-register to attend:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.


Thursday, August 20
Researching your tree when you're adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Dr. Penny Walters, PhD 

 
Some people are told they were adopted; others find out by accident, with papers, rumored stories, or medical problems. People who want to search for their birth parent/s then have to go through bureaucratic procedures, discovering they had a different name, and then potentially finding lots of overwhelming information. We will discuss the excitement, problems, pain, and practical realities of researching a ‘new’ family.
 
Dr. Penny Walters has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology & Business Studies. Penny's interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. DNA testing revealed 71% Irish heritage, refined now to 94% (Munster- counties Cork and Kerry), which supports her paper trail and collaboration with 3rd cousin DNA matches. Having researched her 2 family trees for 30 years, Penny lectures internationally and writes articles (regularly for Family Tree magazine (UK) about genealogy topics including ethical dilemmas in genealogy; mixing DNA results with a paper trail; the psychology of searching; adoption; black British heritage; ethnicity and identity; diaspora; Irish heritage; the 1939 Register; and communication skills. Penny has lectured at Roots Tech London and USA; APG PMC; Brigham Young University Family History Summer School; Ireland’s Back to Our Past, West Cork Symposium, Famine Summer School, and Clan Gatherings; London Society of Genealogists; also the annual conferences of the British Jewish Genealogy Society, the Federation of Family History Societies, Register of Qualified Genealogists, and the Guild of One Name Studies. Penny hosts webinars and has presented webinars for UGA, and Family Tree Live. Penny has authored the books: 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy,' and ‘The Psychology of Searching.’
 


Tuesday, August 25
SPECIAL WEBINAR - Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust  (Education/Training)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Presented by Phil Brown, A Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Event
 
The Catskills was a summer haven for both Holocaust survivors and those who had arrived earlier. Jews sought ways to release their rising fears and ongoing anxieties during and after the war years by engaging in community life while living beside the disaster. HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, brought new arrivals to the Catskills. Labor Zionist/socialist Zionist groups set up training camps in the Catskills to prepare Jews for aliyah to Israel. Jews began to vacation without guilt in “The Mountains”, opening the floodgates of the “Golden Era” of the 1950s and 1960s when over a thousand hotels and bungalow colonies operated in what was then probably the world’s largest resort area. Yiddishist hotels and bungalow colonies, and even the persistence of speaking Yiddish, Yiddish-English patois, and Yiddish jokes in the Catskills was a form of resistance against the Nazi attempt to destroy Jewish life.
 
Dr. Phil Brown's interest in this topic was heightened by his role on the advisory board for the film Four Seasons Lodge, a documentary of a bungalow colony collectively owned and run by Holocaust survivors, and by a deep appreciation of Reuben Wallenrod’s novel, Dusk in the Catskills which counterposed the pleasures of vacation with the realities of genocide during the war. In this talk Phil examines the lives of local residents and resort owners, guests, and workers during the Holocaust and immediately after. He will also discuss the many works of fiction and non-fiction dealing with this era.
 



Wednesday, September 2 through Saturday, September 5
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2020 National Conference  (Conferences-Seminars)
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, Missouri
 
2020 Family History Conference
Blazing Trails in the Heart of America
 
6 July 2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE
 
Registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Virtual Family History Conference!
 
The virtual event will begin with FGS "Live!" on September 2, 2020, starting at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and concluding at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). In addition to the Live! event, all conference registrations will include a collection of 16 society management sessions assembled by FGS and more than 30 sponsored sessions. The registration packages allow you to further select either 10, 20 or 45 sessions from the On-Demand content from leading genealogists (more than 80 sessions from which to choose). All registration packages include online access to our digital conference syllabus. A special commemorative goody bag is included with the 45-session package. If you had already registered for the FGS conference in Kansas City, your registration will convert to the 20-session conference package. For more information, visit our 
conference website.
 

The FGS Live! event will feature lectures from some of the most popular genealogy speakers:
David E. Rencher, “FGS: Celebrating the Past and the Future”
Judy G. Russell, “Quarantined! Genealogy, The Law & Public Health”
Ari Wilkins, “Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research”
Thomas W. Jones, “Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time”
CeCe Moore, “Strategies of “The Genetic Detective”
Lisa Louise Cooke, “The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology”
 
The Live! event will also include special presentations from our two Platinum sponsors:
Ancestry’s “Journey to “Roots Less Traveled”
Ron Tanner of FamilySearch, “What’s New at FamilySearch”
 
An online chat will take place during the Live! event and there will be a Q&A session following each session.
 
The following two-hour workshops will also be held on September 3-4:
 
Angie Bush, “Using the “What are the Odds” (WATO) Tool” on 9/3/2020
Cari Taplin, “Using Google’s My Maps as a Planning & Analysis Tool” on 9/3/2020
Angie Bush, “Latest Developments in Company Tools for DNA” on 9/4/2020
Pam Vestal, “What the Heck Does That Say” on 9/4/2020
 

For more information visit: https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is now taking reservations for the 2020 FGS Family History Conference, “Blazing Trails in the Heart of America.” The conference will be held September 2-5, 2020. This hotel is set in the heart of the downtown district and connects via walkway to the Kansas City Convention Center where the conference will be held.
 
FGS 2020 Conference room rates are available Saturday, August 29, 2020, until Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (subject to availability). Reservations must be made by August 3, 2020, to secure the conference rate.
 
Full details and links for FGS discounted reservations can be found on the FGS 2020 Conference Lodging page.
 
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Saturday, September 5
Who Needed it Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census  (Education/Training)
1:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Sara Cochran

The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success in locating your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.

Sara Cochran has been conducting genealogical research for over 25 years, and her research has taken her into nearly every state in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate as well as a Bachelor Degree in Library Science. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.
 


Thursday, September 10
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bonita Springs Library, Meeting Room B, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, Florida


Friday, September 11
special webinar - All Roads Lead to London: Supreme 19th Century World City  (Education/Training)
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
FREE WEBINAR from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Presented by Curt DiCamillo, FRSA, Curator of Special Collections
 
In this installment of our webinar series, Curt DiCamillo explores the bustling streets of 19th-century London, home to the extraordinary and outrageous Oscar Wilde, the sober Salvation Army, the modern museum and model prisons, the world’s first subway and the first flush toilet, the first city police force, Dickens, railroads, the Houses of Parliament, the first street lights, Buckingham Palace, and Sherlock Holmes. Discover how London gave birth to the modern world!
 


Monday, September 14
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Wednesday, September 16
Putting America to Work; Records of the WPA and the CCC  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Peggy Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Many of the indexes and records we use today were compiled by the WPA; those unemployed professionals who were ‘put to work’ in the days following the Great Depression.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS, has become a favorite speaker at conferences and webinars. She serves as a Family History Center director and is an instructor and author at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and a columnist for Reminisce Magazine. She received the 2018 Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy.
 


Thursday, September 17
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtually Via GoToWebinar
"The World We Have Lost - Using Local History to Uncover the Lives of Ancestors" presented by member Paul Rivera


Thursday, September 17
Seafaring Ancestors: Early 19th Century Port Records That Document Mariners  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Diane Richard
 
Seafaring folk, especially southern ones, are challenging to document. Shipping records do survive for many 18th & 19th century ports. We’ll follow the money to identify mariner ancestors.
 
Professional genealogist, author, and lecturer, Diane targets tools, tips, and techniques for effective genealogy research. Southern and African American records focus. Authored over 350+ articles for genealogy magazines. Genealogy journal editor.
 



Saturday, October 3
Manifest Destiny: Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors  (Education/Training)
1:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Michael Strauss, AG®
 
The Mexican-American War of 1846 marked the first United States conflict mostly fought on foreign soil that served as a training ground for officers in the Civil War 15 years later. Military Background/U.S. Involvement; Compiled Military Service Records; Navy Rendezous Reports; Marine Corp & Regular Army Enlistments; Pension & Bounty Land; Cemetery Records; Veteran & Lineage Societies

Michael L. Strauss, AG®, is a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is also a qualified expert witness in Court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Additionally, he is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he serves as the course coordinator.
 


Thursday, October 8
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bonita Springs Library, Meeting Room B, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, Florida


Monday, October 12
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17
AAHGS 2020 41st Conference and Exhibition  (Conferences-Seminars)
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, Virginia
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) presents "Virginia, Where African American Roots Run Deep: Correcting the National Narrative"
 
The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes  African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by bringing together subject matter experts who promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies,  create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.  Typical attendees are historians, genealogists, researchers, scholars, educators, preservationists, media, and beginners.
 
Early registration ends on 1 August 2020. Members, Lifetime Members, Board Members, and Chapter Presidents will be provided with a discount code to use when registering.  Cancellations must be received by September 1, 2020.  All cancellations will be subject to a $70.00 processing fee.  There will be NO refunds after September 1, 2020.
 
Full Conference Registration (includes Thursday Reception, Friday Dinner, and Saturday Dinner
Member -Early Registration - $275
Member - Regular Registration - $290
Non- Member - Early Registration - $325
Non- Member - Regular Registration - $345
 
Conference Registration with NO meals
Member -Early Registration - $195
Member - Regular Registration - $205
Non- Member - Early Registration - $225
Non- Member - Regular Registration - $240
 


Thursday, October 15
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtually Via GoToWebinar
"Skeletons in the Family Closet: Dealing with the Unexpected" presented by Karen A. Fortin.
 
We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation explores some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them.
 
Karen Fortin received a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, Florida for 30 years before deciding to focus on genealogical research. 
 
Karen's love of history, especially family history, led her to an interest in genealogy. She began volunteering with the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, Florida in 2012 and was the society's president from 2014-2017. Karen began providing genealogy and history presentations in 2016 and has lectured at various genealogical societies and public libraries. One of her goals is to help people explore historical periods, places, and events so that they can better understand their ancestors and the world in which they lived. 


Thursday, October 15
Researching your tree when you're adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Tammy Priolo
 
This lecture will demonstrate the tactful approach to interviewing individuals, making cold calls, and making first contact with individuals via emails and social media. Learn how to be comfortable gleaning oral family history stories from people you know and have never met before. Examples of these types of contact will be given.
 
Tammy Priolo BASc, PLCGS has 27+ years of genealogical experience; nine-year FHC volunteer, ‘The Ancestor Investigator’ since 2000. International Genealogical Lecturer since 1997, Author and Published 100+ articles, biographies, and two books. Member of the Association for Professional Genealogists, Ontario Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Ancestry.ca Advisory Board.
 


Wednesday, October 21
Researching California Mission Indians Using a Case Study  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD.
 
Using genealogy methodology (with on-line and brick and mortar repositories) the mystery of a Mission Indian is solved through use of some unique sources. This lecture moves backwards from a death certificate to uncover someone who kept his tribal connections and name private. Mission Indian research is unique; information given here may be a gift to someone with that background.

Retired college professor and former Board-Certified genealogist, Jean Wilcox Hibben has a Master's in speech communication and a PhD in folklore. A national speaker and writer, Jean is the staff trainer for the Corona Family History Center and President of both the Corona Gen Soc and the So Calif Chapter of APG. Jean’s podcasts on social history are available at genjourneys.podbean.com. She has been a Jamboree presenter since 2010.