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Monday, April 22
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, April 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



Wednesday, May 1
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 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
 


Friday, May 3
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 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, May 6
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 and Lois Rose Co-Ordinators


Tuesday, May 7
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Tuesday, May 7
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


Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11
National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference  (Other Events)
St. Charles, Missouri
Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference.


Wednesday, May 8
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 8
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Wednesday, May 8
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.


Thursday, May 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther, coordinator
Topic: "21st Century Impressions of Hamburg & Berlin" - by Jim Lannin


Friday, May 10
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator


City Directories: Not Your Average Phone Book
Monday, May 13
City Directories: Not Your Average Phone Book  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Daniel Earl

 

Description: Many genealogist look at only part of a city directory, treating it like a modern phonebook. But these are not your average phone books! This presentation will teach participants how to use all the parts of a city directory, how to locate city directories, and utilize city directories for countries outside of the United States.
 
Presenters Bio: Dan got his start in family history at ten years old, when his father took him to visit the grave of his great-grandfather. He was hooked! He's spend the last thirty years helping others make history a part of their story. Dan speaks extensively across the United States and Canada. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Cemetery Conservators for United Standards, and many genealogical societies.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOTE: Dan has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and his handout available for 90 days after the broadcast on the Members Only side of the VGS website.


Tuesday, May 14
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:  "Writing and Publishing a Book" There will be three presenters Anita Rateike, Bob Koltnow and Jane Osborne. Each will discuss their experience and then form a panel to answer questions. 


Wednesday, May 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.


Thursday, May 16
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


Friday, May 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
 


Tuesday, May 21
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 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
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 22
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speaker will be Thomas MacEntee
Topic: “After You’re Gone-Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research”

Description: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
 
Presenters Bio: Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research.
 
Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2881212340268015363


Monday, May 27
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 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



Monday, June 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


Tuesday, June 4
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Thursday, June 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, coordinator
 


Friday, June 7
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Note the date change for June


Finding WWII Ancestors in the Archives of the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Monday, June 10
Finding WWII Ancestors in the Archives of the Air Force Historical Research Agency  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
Our guest speaker will be:  K B Barcomb
 
Description: The Air Force Historical Research Agency, located on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, is a unique and underutilized publicly accessible resource. Among its holdings are over 300,000 documents generated by the squadrons, groups, and higher headquarters of the Army Air Forces (AAF) during the Second World War. These records can be used to reconstruct some of the information lost in the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Record Center. More importantly, they can provide valuable insights into the individual experiences of the more than 2.4 million men and women who served in the AAF (aka Army Air Corps) during WWII.
 
Presenters Bio: K B Barcomb is a retired Army officer who uses her military experience to focus on WWI and WWII-related genealogical research. Her primary research emphasis is the records and experiences of those who served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Both her parents were WWII Army Air Force veterans, her father ultimately serving thirty years in the U.S. Air Force. She was first introduced to the records available in the Air Force Historical Research Agency when researching her own family history. She wishes to share what she has learned with other genealogists
 
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
NOTE: K B has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.


Thursday, June 13
German Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (German SIG)
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther, coordinator
This meeting has been cancelled
A new coordinator will take over the group after this meeting...


Tuesday, June 18
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


Tuesday, June 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


Wednesday, June 26
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, June 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speakers will be... 
Topic: "Panel Discussion"
Description: A panel of experienced genealogists will give short presentations on four different topics of interest. Panelists and topics to be determined.



Tuesday, July 2
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Thursday, July 4
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Eastern European SIG)
Carol Myers, coordinator


Writing the Family Narrative: A Strategy for Breaking Down Brick Walls
Monday, July 8
Writing the Family Narrative: A Strategy for Breaking Down Brick Walls  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

 

Description: Writing the ancestor's story is a goal for many genealogists, but what if it could be more than telling a story?  What if the process of writing could help you break down brick walls?  We discuss how narrative opens our perspectives into ancestors’ records and lives.  In this lecture we will discuss the value of writing and the techniques that may develop our analytical skills as we write to help us better examine and confront our tallest brick walls. 
 
Presenters Bio: Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM.  Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially those of the War of 1812.  Rebecca has been taking clients and lecturing since 2004.  She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), RootsTech, webinars for Legacy and APG, the Maryland State Archives, and for groups in surrounding states.  She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, SAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal.  Rebecca is the Course I coordinator for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is a former board member of the Maryland Genealogical Society.  Rebecca is a graduate, former group coordinator, and mentor of the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills, and is currently the ProGen Administrator. She was appointed as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in July 2018.  Rebecca lives in Mount Airy and volunteers at the Family History Center in Frederick, Maryland.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
NOTE: Rebecca has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.


Thursday, July 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
 


Friday, July 12
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator


Tuesday, July 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