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01 August, 2015

Julie Miller, CG
Association of Professional Genealogists-Colorado Chapter, Denver Public Library
How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife


04 August, 2015

Tina Beaird
Elgin Genealogical Society, Gail Broden Public Library 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Courthouse Finds


05 August, 2015

Dana Ann Palmer, CG
Warren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, Ohio
Beginning Military Research Using Fold3


08 August, 2015

Karen Krugman
St. Joseph (Michigan) Genealogy Society, St. Joseph County, Michigan
So Your Female Ancestor Has No Surname


09 August, 2015

Tina Beaird
Batavia Public Library, Batavia Public Library 10 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510
CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation


11 August, 2015

Joanne M. Sher
Foundation for East European Family History Studies, Salt Lake City, UT
Finding the Village of Origin


12 August, 2015

Dana Ann Palmer, CG
Warren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, Ohio
Beginning Land Record Research


13 August, 2015

Karen Krugman
Muskegon County Genealogical Society, 5209 grand Haven Rd., Muskegon, MI (corner grand haven & porter)
Common sources in uncommon places

Linda Okazaki
Northwest Genealogy Conference, Arlington, Washington
Finding Your Japanese Roots in the US and in Japan

Cari Taplin, CG
Northwest Genealogy Conference, Arlington, WA
The conference is 3-days, Aug 13-15, 2015. I will be speaking on the following days and topics: August 14 -The Heart of it All: From New England to Ohio, A Case Study -An Obituary Obsession: Finding and Analyzing Obituaries for Successful Research August 15 -The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories to Enrich Your Research

Joanne M. Sher
Foundation for East European Family History Studies, Salt Lake City, UT
1)Basics of Jewish Genealogical Research 2)Beyond the Basics of Jewish Genealogy 3)Hebrew for Translating Headstones & Records


14 August, 2015

Michelle Goodrum
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and DNA for the Non-Scientist

Janice M. Sellers
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, Arlington, WA
Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Non-Jewish Research

Joanne M. Sher
Foundation for East European Family History Studies, Salt Lake City, UT
Holocaust Research


15 August, 2015

Ted Gostin
Ventura County Genealogical Society, Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Breaking Down Brick Walls: Three Case Studies

Jill Morelli
Northwest Genealogical Conference 2015 (NWGC 2015), Byrnes Performing Arts Center 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Arlington, WA 98223
"House History: Wherever You Live!" Learn from an architect/genealogist about how to track the records and assess the house for the purposes of knowing more about your parcel, your home and your neighborhood.


20 August, 2015

Karen Krugman
Grand Traverse Genealogical Society, LDS Family Center, 3746 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Michigan
Thinking Outside The Box


22 August, 2015

Diane L. Richard
Augusta (GA) Genealogical Society, Augusta, GA
Tarheels in the Family – How Did They Get to Georgia? + Overview of North Carolina Research, + Explore North Carolina Through Maps from the Comfort of Your Home, + Born in NC: Making the Connection Back to North Carolina: A Case Study, + Who’s Your Great-Grand Daddy? The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy.


23 August, 2015

Jane Neff Rollins
Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society, Huntington Beach, CA
Sensitive Issues in Genealogy: What to Reveal, What to Conceal


24 August, 2015

Tina Beaird
Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, IL 60544
Advanced Genealogy Workshop


25 August, 2015

Ted Gostin
Glendora Genealogical Group, La Fetra Center, Elm Room, 2nd Floor, 333 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora
Emigration Records: Tracking Immigrants From The Other Side


30 August, 2015

Jill Morelli
Seattle Genealogical Society, 6200 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA
"Using Fire Insurance Maps" I love maps! We will explore the history of Sanborn (and others) Fire Insurance maps and cover ways that the maps can assist you in your family history. Did you know there were over 50K maps of cities and towns? there are also maps of distilleries and sugar plantations.


01 September, 2015

Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGS
Ontario Genealogical Society, Ontario Genealogical Society Webinar
Simple Steps to Writing Your Ancestor's Biographies

Karen Krugman
Flint Genealogy Society, Burton Senior Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Flint, MI 48507.
So Your Female Ancestor Has No Surname?


02 September, 2015

Katherine R. Willson
Minnesota Genealogical Society (www.mngs.org), Webinar
SOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 5,000+ GENEALOGY GROUPS – Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation will introduce members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the process of creating an account, joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for their specific genealogical needs. Participants will be given handouts as well as a link to a free downloadable PDF file listing 5,000+ genealogical pages & groups on Facebook.


05 September, 2015

Linda Serna
Orange County California Genealogical Society, Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
Brick Wall Forum


09 September, 2015

Tina Beaird
Indian Trails Public Library, Indian Trails Public Library 355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation


11 September, 2015

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
GenStock 2015, Herron, MI
The Professional Genealogist


12 September, 2015

Linda Serna
SHHAR Society of Hispanic and Historical Research, Family History Library, 674 S. Yorba, Orange, CA
What Do You Do When Your DNA Doesn't Match Your Paper Trail?

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
GenStock 2015, Herron, MI
The Professional Genealogist

Tina Beaird
Acorn Public Library District, Acorn Public Library 15624 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Unlocking the Secrets of Your Family Tree


13 September, 2015

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
GenStock 2015, Herron, MI
The Professional Genealogist


16 September, 2015

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland FamilySearch Library, Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
Get Me to the Church on Time: Finding Religious Records

Katherine R. Willson
Midland (MI) Genealogical Society (mimgs.org), St. John's Episcopal Church, 405 N. Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI
LITTLE-KNOWN & RARELY-USED GOOGLE RESOURCES & SEARCH TIPS – Many genealogists barely scratch the surface of what Google has to offer. This presentation offers tips & techniques for doing more efficient research utilizing Google’s full capabilities, and discusses Google Alerts, Google Books, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Translation and more. Handouts provided.
IT WON’T DIE WITH YOU!!! THE IMPORTANCE OF A GENEALOGICAL CODICIL TO YOUR WILL – When you die, what will happen to the genealogical materials you’ve accumulated throughout your research? Do your loved ones know what to do with your collection after your death, or are you at risk of losing it all to the trash bin when your estate is cleared out? A genealogical codicil to your will can clearly state your wishes, and this presentation will discuss the many options available to you. Sample copies of codicils will be distributed.


17 September, 2015

M. Diane Rogers
Abbotsford Genealogical Society, Studio 2 The Reach, Abbotsford, BC
Topic To Be Announced


19 September, 2015

Jill Morelli
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St, Mount Vernon, WA
"Ten Tech Tools I Really Use--and So Can You!" There are so many tech tools out there. How does one pick what to use and what not to? I am not a technophile, but there are ten tech tools that I use regularly. Each will be explained in enough detail that the attendees can determine their value for themselves.

Jill Morelli
Skagit Valley Genealogical society, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St, Mount Vernon, WA
"Just Do it! Writing Your Family History" There are a myriad ways to write your family history and much depends on the kind of writer you are, the "product" you have to work with and the outcome you desire. We will explore options and even practice a little writing to get you started. Just do it!

Janice M. Sellers
Merced County Genealogical Society, Doris Cochran Research Room, Merced County Library, 2100 O Street, Merced, CA
Where There's a Will: Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections

Katherine R. Willson
Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan (miigsm.org), Gaelic League Irish American Club, 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
Topic to be determined

Diane L. Richard
Cumberland County Public Library, Family History Day, Fayetteville, NC
Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy


22 September, 2015

Tina Beaird
Helen Plum Public Library, Helen Plum Public Library 110 W Maple St, Lombard, IL 60148
CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation


24 September, 2015

Tina Beaird
Indian Prairie Public Library District, Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL
Military Genealogy


26 September, 2015

Jill Morelli
Whatcom County Genealogical Society, Saint James Presbyterian Church, 1910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA
"Fire Insurance Maps" I love maps! We will explore the history of Sanborn (and others) Fire Insurance maps and cover ways that the maps can assist you in your family history. Did you know there were over 50K maps of cities and towns? there are also maps of distilleries and sugar plantations.

Jill Morelli
Whatcom County Genealogical Society, Saint James Presbyterian Church, 1910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA
"The "Push" and the "Pull": Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant" Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Case Studies will be studied for motivations.

Jill Morelli
Whatcom County Genealogical Society, Saint James Presbyterian Church, 1910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA
"Insanity in the 19th Century: One Family's Story," Take a look at the history of treatment and the care of the insane during the 19th c. We will review publicly available records, discuss the methodology of procurement of mental health records through the courts and review what types of records can be obained.

Janice M. Sellers
California Genealogical Society, 2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: What's Buried in Cemetery Records

Gail D. Hershenzon
Detroit Historical Society, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan
Walking/driving tour of Woodmere Cemetery.


28 September, 2015

Tina Beaird
Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, IL 60544
Preserving Family Heirlooms


03 October, 2015

Nora Galvin, CG
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast,
Connecticut Research: Rich Resources for Finding your Ancestors in the Nutmeg State


06 October, 2015

Karen Krugman
Jackson County Genealogical Society, Jackson County Dept On Aging, 1715 Lansing Ave., Jackson Mi (Crouch Center)
TBD


10 October, 2015

Karen Krugman
Darke County (Ohio) Genealogical Society, Darke County, Ohio
Day Long Seminar - 1. Common Sources In Uncommon Places 2. Chasing Your Elusive Ancestor on the Internet Break for Lunch 3. Researching There When You Are Here 4. So Your Female Ancestor Has No Surname

Jill Morelli
Heritage Quest Fall Seminar 2015, Exact location TBD, Sumner, Washington
"Soldiers, Spies and Farm Wives: The Changing Roles of Women during the Civil War." War is horrific and the Civil War was particularly so. Nevertheless, war and conflicts often accelerate innovation and opportunity. Learn how some women survived and even thrived during this 19th century conflagration and recognize the present day legacy of this change.


16 October, 2015

Sheila Benedict
Ventura County Genealogical Society, Camarillo Public Library, Camarillo CA
All-Day Seminar (four presentations)


17 October, 2015

Janice M. Sellers
Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Public Library, 244 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Read All about It!: Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Tina Beaird
Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL 60187
Newspaper Necessities


20 October, 2015

Tina Beaird
Algonquin Public Library, Algonquin Public Library 115 Eastgate Dr Algonquin, IL
CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation


21 October, 2015

Janice M. Sellers
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy (for International Jewish Genealogy Month, http://www.iajgs.org/jgmonth.html)


22 October, 2015

Tina Beaird
Messanger Public Library, Messanger Public Library 113 Oak St, North Aurora, IL 60542
Ghosts in the Graveyard


23 October, 2015

Katherine R. Willson
Brighton Library's (Livingston Co, MI) 10th Annual Genealogy After Hours Event, Brighton Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI
SOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 5,000 GENEALOGY GROUPS – Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation will introduce members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the process of creating an account, joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for their specific genealogical needs. Participants will be given handouts as well as a link to a free downloadable PDF file listing 5,000 genealogical pages & groups on Facebook.
THEY DID WHAT?!?!? FINDING ARCHIVED ARTICLES ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS – Learn where to find free archived digital news articles from the past, as well as comparisons of the paid subscription sites for accessing archived digital news articles. Helpful search tips and handouts are included in the presentation.


24 October, 2015

Linda Okazaki
Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose, California
Finding Your Japanese Roots in the US and in Japan

Tina Beaird
Chicago Scots: Scottish Genealogy Group, Scottish Home 2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, IL
Researching at the National Archives of Scotland


26 October, 2015

Kelli Bergheimer, MEd, MSM
Clinton County Genealogical Society, The Clinton County History Center 149 E. Locust, Wilmington, Ohio
7:00 pm How to Clear the Mess on Your Desk

Tina Beaird
Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, IL 60544
CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation


28 October, 2015

Linda Serna
Leisure World Genealogy Club, Clubhouse 3, Leisure World, Seal Beach, CA
Dispelling the Myths and Finding Your People


03 November, 2015

Lisa A. Alzo, MFA
Pitt Slovak Festival, University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA
What's New in Slovak Genealogy

Shirley Gage Hodges
Jackson County Genealogical Society, Jackson, MI
TBA


04 November, 2015

Tina Beaird
Cook Memorial Library, Cook Memorial Library 701 Aspen Dr. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree


05 November, 2015

Tina Beaird
Worth Park District , Worth Park District Historical Museum 11500 S. Beloit Ave, Worth, IL 60482
Advanced Genealogy Workshop


06 November, 2015

Debra Braverman, M.A.
German Genealogy Group, Hicksville VFW - Post 3211, 120 S. Broadway, Hicksville, New York 11801
Finding the Only Child's Niece


09 November, 2015

Wevonneda Minis
Colleton Genealogy Society, 609 Black St., Walterboro, SC
Diaries, Letters and Reports: African-American Ancestors in Eyewitness Accounts


12 November, 2015

Karen Krugman
Ford Genealogy Club, Ford WHQ - 5th Floor
Colonial Records

Katherine R. Willson
Ford Genealogy Club of Michigan (fgc.dianesgenealogy.com), Ford World Headquarters, 1 American Rd, Dearborn, MI
LITTLE-KNOWN & RARELY-USED GOOGLE RESOURCES & SEARCH TIPS – Many genealogists barely scratch the surface of what Google has to offer. This presentation offers tips & techniques for doing more efficient research utilizing Google’s full capabilities, and discusses Google Alerts, Google Books, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Translation and more. Handouts provided.


13 November, 2015

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland FamilySearch Library, Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
They Wouldn't Put It on the Web If They Didn't Want Me to Use It: Copyright Issues for Genealogy


14 November, 2015

Dana Ann Palmer, CG
Montgomery County Genealogical Society, Dayton, Ohio
Free Genealogy Resources on the Web


16 November, 2015

Karen Krugman
Western Wayne Genealogy Society, Livonia Snr Center, Corner of Farmington
Colonial Research


17 November, 2015

Julie Miller, CG
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society, Centennial, Colorado
Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records


21 November, 2015

Julie Miller, CG
CGS/Computer Interest Group, Denver Public Library
How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife

Jane Neff Rollins
Whittier Area Genealogical Society , Whittier, CA
Is There a Baby Catcher In Your Bloodline?

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society, Round Lake Beach Cultural Center, Round Lake Beach,IL
How Do I Keep All This Stuff Straight: Organizing Your Research
The Homestead Act and Land Entry Files
Finding and Using Historical Newspapers in Genealogical Research
The New Madrid Earthquake and other Calamities that Shook Our Ancestors


22 November, 2015

Gail D. Hershenzon
Genealogy of Society of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Do's and Don'ts of Cemetery Research and Ethics and Etiquette in Genealogy Research


02 December, 2015

Gail Shaffer Blankenau
Legacy Family Tree webinars, See Legacy Family Tree website http://www.familytreewebinars.com/
Stories in Stone -- Cemetery Research


05 December, 2015

Linda Okazaki
Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose, California
Finding Your Japanese Roots in the US and in Japan, a Follow Up Workshop


06 January, 2016

Julie Miller, CG
Boulder Genealogical Society, Boulder, Colorado
How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife


09 January, 2016

Katherine R. Willson
Northwest Suburban Illinois Genealogical Society (www.nwsgenealogy.org), Webinar
SOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 5,000+ GENEALOGY GROUPS – Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation will introduce members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the process of creating an account, joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for their specific genealogical needs. Participants will be given handouts as well as a link to a free downloadable PDF file listing 5,000+ genealogical pages & groups on Facebook.


10 January, 2016

Karen Krugman
Northville Genealogy Society,
Here Comes The Judge


12 January, 2016

Diane L. Richard
Fearrington Village Genealogy, Fearrington Village (Pittsboro area), NC
Hiring a Professional Genealogist [details TBD]


19 January, 2016

Katherine R. Willson
Farmington (MI) Genealogical Society (http://www.mifarmgs.org), Farmington Library, 23500 Liberty St, Farmington, MI
SOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 5,000+ GENEALOGY GROUPS – Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation will introduce members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the process of creating an account, joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for their specific genealogical needs. Participants will be given handouts as well as a link to a free downloadable PDF file listing 5,000+ genealogical pages & groups on Facebook.


20 January, 2016

Tina Beaird
Stickney Forest View Public Library, Stickney Forest View Public Library 6800 43rd St, Berwyn, IL 60402
Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree


02 February, 2016

Karen Krugman
Oakland County Genealogical Society, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd., Troy, Mi
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!


07 February, 2016

Kelli Bergheimer, MEd, MSM
Licking County Genealogical Society, Licking County Public Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio
Preparing for an Out-Of-Town Research Trip 2:00 pm


07 March, 2016

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK
U.S. Census Research: Beyond the Population Schedules


12 March, 2016

Katherine R. Willson
DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society (http://www.dcgs.org), NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
Topics to be determined


16 March, 2016

Katherine R. Willson
Jackson County (MI) Genealogical Society (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mijackgs/jcgs.htm), Dept on Aging - Crouch Center, 1715 Lansing Ave, Jackson, MI
WRITING DOWN THE BONES: PRINTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY – Genealogists often quip, “The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you didn’t write.” It doesn’t matter that you’re not done – we’ll never be done! So let’s talk about taking the materials you already have in your possession and putting them in an order that will allow you to print copies for family members. You can always add pages later! Handouts provided.


08 April, 2016

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
Burlington, Iowa Public Library, Burlington, Iowa
Salute to Veterans; Researching Our Ancestors' Military Service


09 April, 2016

Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.
Burlington, Iowa Public Library, Burlington, IA
Land, Runs, Lotteries, & Homesteading: Settlement American Style
Proving That Native American Family Legend
Courthouse Research: Finding the Mother Lode
Women in Colonial America


01 May, 2016

Karen Krugman
Northville Genealogy Society,
Colonial Records


03 May, 2016

Katherine R. Willson
Oakland County (MI) Genealogical Society (www.ocgsmi.org), St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 North Adams, Troy, MI
THEY DIDN’T ALL COME THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND! – If as many ancestors came through Ellis Island as families are led to believe, the island would have sunk! Learn about the multiple ports of entry into the U.S., how to find passenger records online, and how to analyze these lists as a means of filling in your ancestors’ life stories. Handouts provided.


09 May, 2016

Jill Morelli
Genealogical Society of South Whidby Island, Trinity Lutheran Church
My Top Ten Tech Tools I Really Use!" There are so many tech tools out there. How does one pick what to use and what not to? I am not a technophile, but there are ten tech tools that I use regularly. Each will be explained in enough detail that the attendees can determine their value for themselves.


17 May, 2016

Karen Krugman
Farmington Genealogy Society, Farmington Community Library (Downstairs) (7pm)
Military (Talk in development)


24 May, 2016

Julie Miller, CG
Aurora Genealogy Society, Aurora, Colorado
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research

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