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Thursday, February 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


Our 19th Annual All-Day Seminar
Friday, February 22
Our 19th Annual All-Day Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speaker will be David E. Rencher, AG,CG,FIGRS,FUGA
"David Rencher is FamilySearch International's chief genealogical officer. In his downtown office overlooking the meticulous flower gardens of the Mormon Church’s corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rencher has lost none of the passion for family history that started his career nearly four decades ago as a young Irish research reference consultant at the Family History Library just a block away. He is a diehard advocate for the family researcher, and avid proponent for the continual development of tools and tech advancements that raise the tide of quality genealogical research skills employed by the growing wave of family history beginners worldwide." familysearch profile
 
Please note the date, day and place changes for this "Sold Out" event.


Monday, February 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, February 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


Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2
RootsTech Salt Lake City 2019  (Other Events)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Explore over 300 breakout sessions, learn from an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers, and experience the gigantic expo hall at the world’s largest family history event. Get ready to make connections and discover new tools as you connect past and present!


Wednesday, February 27
Could Our Ancestors Have Met?  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
More information soon...



Friday, March 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


Friday, March 1
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 March
Presentation: "DNA Show and Tell"


Monday, March 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
Topic: "Your Family History: Turning Facts into Stories." Phil Goldsmith and Missy Quay.


Monday, March 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 and Lois Rose Co-Ordinators


Tuesday, March 5
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, March 5
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, March 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, March 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


“The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic: How Your Family was Affected”
Monday, March 11
“The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic: How Your Family was Affected”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
Presented By: Jane Neff Rollins
Presentation Description: The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the “Spanish Flu” - a worldwide epidemic that lasted until 1919. Up to 100 million people worldwide died, including the young and fit soldiers who were serving during World War I.  Learn from an infectious disease epidemiologist how to determine if someone in your family died from the flu and what the long-term impact on your family may have been.
 
Presenters Bio:  Sherlock Combs Genealogy, where she works primarily with clients whose ancestors came from the former Russian Empire, providing research and translation of Russian documents. Jane began researching her family history when genealogists had to scroll microfilm at the Family History Library. The first time she saw hear great-grandfather on the 1900 census, she cried. Since then, she has researched in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Jerusalem. She is also an alumna of ProGen Study Group 29, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute.
Jane has lectured at the National Genealogical Society annual conference (2018), the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual conference (2012, Paris, France; 2013, Boston; 2014, Salt Lake City; 2015, Jerusalem, Israel; 2016, Seattle), the Genealogy Jamboree (2016-18), the Northwest Genealogy Conference (2016), and at local genealogy societies throughout Southern California. 
Jane is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, and several state and local genealogy societies. Her article about researching the effect of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic on your family appeared in Crossroads in the Summer, 2018 issue. Other writing has appeared in Roots-Key (the JGSLA newsletter), the LA Jewish Journal, and medical trade magazines.
Jane can be reached at: jnrollins@sherlockcombsgenealogy.com.


Please register for the webinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/702403605807436290

 

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

Jane has given us permission to record her presentation. After the live broadcast, it will be available in the Members Only section of the VGS website for 90 days.



Tuesday, March 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
"Bring Your Family History to Life" - Speaker Gayle Radder


Wednesday, March 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, March 13
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, March 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.


Thursday, March 14
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: "Finding my Great Grandfather"--by Al Becker


Friday, March 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
 


Tuesday, March 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
Topic: "Relationships - How to Deal With Multiple Marriages, Adoptions, and Secrets"


Wednesday, March 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, March 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


Saturday, March 23
Irish Genealogy Seminar  (Other Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library: Tampa, Florida
See the attached flyer for more info...  The VGS is a sponsor of this event...


Monday, March 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, March 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


Wednesday, March 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
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 27
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
This month's meeting will feature a morning and afternoon session.
Our guest speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
Morning Session Topic: “Shoot Out at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life Changing Events”
Description: A 1929 shootout left the Bath County, Virginia, sheriff dead. Learn to follow the trail through all the records to reconstruct a life-changing event, and understand its unique challenges, both in terms of resources and in terms of ethics.
 
Presenters Bio:  The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.
 
Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:


VGS General Monthly Meeting
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
This month's meeting will feature a morning and afternoon session.
Our guest speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
Afternoon Session: Topic: “Polls, Personality and Property- Using Tax Lists”
Description: Somebody had to pay government’s bills, and they did it through the law by imposing taxes on polls, personal property and real property. The records of those taxes offer some of the best clues available to our ancestors, their families and their neighborhoods. The afternoon session is limited to 100 attendee's and is open to all VGS members first come, first served. Registration begins on March 1, 2019.
 
Presenters Bio: The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.
 
Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:



Monday, April 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


Monday, April 1
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


Using PERSI Like A Pro
Monday, April 1
Using PERSI Like A Pro  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
Our guest speaker will be:  Cari A. Taplin, CG
 
Description: PERSI (the Periodical Source Index) is a catalog of historical and genealogical society periodicals from across the globe, indexed mainly by subject. Created by staff members of the Allen County Public Library and made available for free through a partnership with Find My Past, this resource should definitely be a part of any reasonably exhaustive research.
 
Presenters Bio: Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado and now Pflugerville, Texas which is just outside Austin. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She currently serves on the board of the Association for Professional Genealogists. She is the Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, and consultation services. Cari focuses on Midwestern and Great Lakes states and methodology. When she’s not working on her genealogy, she is a wife and mother of two/too cute kids.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
NOTE: Cari has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.


Tuesday, April 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


Tuesday, April 2
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, April 3
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, April 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
 


Friday, April 5
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


Tuesday, April 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
"Writing and Obituary" - Speaker Nancy Schultz


Wednesday, April 10
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, April 10
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, April 10
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, April 11
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: "Narrated Photographic Musical Journey through Germany" - by Paul Clark


Friday, April 12
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
This meeting has been cancelled
Jim Lannin, coordinator


Tuesday, April 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, April 17
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, April 18
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, April 19
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
 


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