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Wednesday, April 8
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (New to Genealogy SIG)
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
This meeting has been canceled!


Wednesday, April 8
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (Irish SIG)
Tom Voyles, coordinator
This meeting has been canceled!
 


Thursday, April 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
This meeting has been canceled!


Saturday, April 11
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
This meeting has been canceled!


Monday, April 13
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 canceled!


Tuesday, April 14
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Via a Live Webinar
Tom Sodeman and Nancy Schultz , Coordinators
Topic: “How to Blog Your Family Stories the Easy Way”
Guest Speaker: VP Annette Burke Lyttle
Description: We will learn how to write and how to blog, including examining different blogging platforms.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar


Wednesday, April 15
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.
This meeting has been canceled!


Thursday, April 16
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (New England SIG)
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
This meeting has been canceled!


Friday, April 17
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
This meeting has been canceled!


Saturday, April 18
Kinseekers Family History & Genealogy Seminar  (Other Events)
9:30 am to 3:45 pm
Lake-Sumter State College, Leesburg Campus
Guest Speaker: Elissa Scalise Powell


Tuesday, April 21
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting Canceled  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
This meeting has been canceled.


Tuesday, April 21
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Rod & Reel Room at the Fish Hawk Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Topic: “How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There? Migration Trails Out of the Keystone State” 
Special guest speaker, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Note the date and location change for this meeting...


Wednesday, April 22
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
This meeting has been canceled!


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 22
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Online Webinar
Morning Session:  Due to Covid 19 this will be a webinar...
Presenter: Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv.
Topic: “Overcoming Dead End Doldrums” 
 

Description: All researchers at some time enter the doldrums and feel they have reached a dead end in tracing a particular line. Learn clear steps to overcome the doldrums and get around the dead end.

 
Presenters Bio: Paul Milner, a native of northern England is a professional genealogist and international lecturer. He has taught weeklong English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the British Institute. Paul is the 2018 Utah Genealogical Association Fellow Award recipient for living individuals whose distinguished contributions and on-going commitment to the field of genealogy are of national or international scope. He is the author of six publications - Buried Treasures: what’s in the English parish chest (UnlockThePast, 2015); Discover English Census Records (UnlockThePast, 2014),  Discover English Parish Records (UnlockThePast, 2014), Genealogy at a Glance: England Research (Genealogical Publishing Co, 2011), plus co-author with Linda Jonas of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2000), and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2002). Paul has specialized in British Isles genealogical research for over 35 years. Paul is currently the book review editor for the BIGWILL newsletter and retired review editor of the FGS FORUM. He is the past-president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL), and a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Genealogical Speakers Guild. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


VGS General Monthly Meeting
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Online Webinar
Afternoon Workshop: Due to Covid 19 this will be a webinar...
Presenter: Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv.
Topic: “Effective Use of GENUKI: England’s Largest Free Genealogy Website”
 
Description: Learn how to effectively use the largest free website for British Isles research. Understand how the site is organized and to find it’s the many resources tools on the site. Plus see how to find its gems for specific local research. 
 
Presenters Bio: Paul Milner, a native of northern England is a professional genealogist and international lecturer. He has taught weeklong English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the British Institute. Paul is the 2018 Utah Genealogical Association Fellow Award recipient for living individuals whose distinguished contributions and on-going commitment to the field of genealogy are of national or international scope. He is the author of six publications - Buried Treasures: what’s in the English parish chest (UnlockThePast, 2015); Discover English Census Records (UnlockThePast, 2014),  Discover English Parish Records (UnlockThePast, 2014), Genealogy at a Glance: England Research (Genealogical Publishing Co, 2011), plus co-author with Linda Jonas of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2000), and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2002). Paul has specialized in British Isles genealogical research for over 35 years. Paul is currently the book review editor for the BIGWILL newsletter and retired review editor of the FGS FORUM. He is the past-president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL), and a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Genealogical Speakers Guild. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Monday, April 27
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
This meeting has been canceled!



Friday, May 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, May 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, May 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 Co-Ordinator


Tuesday, May 5
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, May 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, May 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, May 8
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
This meeting has been canceled!


Saturday, May 9
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Monday, May 11
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


“I Remember Mama—But Not Her Maiden Name”
Monday, May 11
“I Remember Mama—But Not Her Maiden Name”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

Description: Women can be hard to identify.  If they married, they probably changed their names.  See more than 20 great strategies for finding the maiden name of "troublesome" women in your family's past - and a few more strategies for discovering married names for those sisters, daughters and aunts who have "disappeared." 

 
Presenters Bio: 
Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®, grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor degree in Liberal Studies from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984.  She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005.  She was credentialed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2019, Certificate No. 1113.
Mary became interested in genealogy in 2000 in anticipation of a sabbatical in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick.  She was sure she would complete all her Irish genealogy while her husband taught at UL and her children attended Monaleen school.  Fifteen years later, the genealogy is still a work in progress.  
Mary has published articles in Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. She frequently lectures around the Seattle area and at national conferences. She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, The Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7444835416616170253

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



Tuesday, May 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
Topic: "Ten Minute Tips" - Nancy Schultz


Wednesday, May 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, May 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.
Topic: "Census Records"


Thursday, May 14
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, May 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
 


Sunday, May 17 through Saturday, May 23
National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference  (Other Events)
Salt Lake City Center, Utah
Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference.
 


Tuesday, May 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, May 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, May 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


Monday, May 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, May 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
Tentatively: “Mapping Our Ancestors’ Lives”


Wednesday, May 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
 


Wednesday, May 27
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Topics TBA
More info soon...



Monday, June 1
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


Tuesday, June 2
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, June 4
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
 


“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.



Tuesday, June 9
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
Topic: "Ten Minute Tips" - Nancy Schultz


Thursday, June 11
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
 


Tuesday, June 16
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, June 17
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pinellas Library Room #162


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


Wednesday, June 24
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Topic: "Let's Talk Genealogy"
Get together with your fellow VGS members to talk about genealogy. Bring your successes, your brick walls, your favorite resources, and talk about them with people whose eyes won’t glaze over!



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, coordinator