LCGS 2021 Virtual Membership Meetings
Thursday, October 21, 2021
ABC Strategies for Working with DNA Matches
by Diahan Southard
 
The big question in genetic genealogy is how to turn your list of cousins
into a list of ancestors. While every person’s situation is unique, there are
some key strategies you can use to help investigate your match list in order
to identify a particular match, or to break down a genealogy brick wall.
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually
sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
 
 
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.
 
 
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Salem Witchcraft Trials and Genealogy
by Bryan Mulcahy
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually
sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
 
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, November 18, 2021
Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places
by Annette Burke Lyttle
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually
sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
 
Many records of genealogical value are hiding in places we might not think to look for them. How do we discover those hiding places? Like a prospector searching for the mother lode, we can employ a search strategy to help us uncover a gold mine of information in unexpected places.
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that
will allow us to meet virtually sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society.  
 
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, December 16, 2021
DNA: What to Expect When You're Testing
by Janeen Bjork
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually
sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
 
The AncestryDNA, the 23andMe and MyHeritage marketing campaigns
have been great successes and have led millions of people to order test kits.
Maybe you've already taken a test and need help understanding your results.
Or you have been thinking about it but wanted to know more before
you made the commitment. You are encouraged to bring your questions
and your relatives who are reluctant to test.
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that
will allow us to meet virtually sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
 
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.
 

Facts and Tips
Look at case studies other family researchers have compiled to find similar cases to your family research. The trials of others often will give you clues for how to proceed in your family research.
[Basic Information]

There are pay sites and free sites. The major pay site is ancestry.com.
[Basic Information]

Avoid the pitfall of merging two or more same-named people into one. Assume that at least two people of the same name lived in a given town. Land and tax records are important documents for sorting out people of the same name: No two people owned the same property, nor would they be taxed on the same possessions.
[Land Records]

Marriage Records may only be records of weddings. Look for the Application for Marriage which is completed by the bride and groom to be.
[Vital Records]

A census is closed to the public for 72 years after it is taken.
[Census]