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Tuesday, October 4
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


Wednesday, October 5
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 11:50 am
La Hacienda Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Jean Colman


Thursday, October 6
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, October 7
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Newspapers
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason


Using U.S. City Directories to Advance Your Research
Monday, October 10
Using U.S. City Directories to Advance Your Research  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Mike Mansfield
 
Description: City directories, as a source of local history, provide rich and detailed residential, relationship, and occupational information on heads of households and their spouses and can lead us to other sources such as local churches, schools, and cemeteries. This session will illustrate concepts with a large collection of U.S. City Directories at MyHeritage, and additional online collections will be discussed and concepts learned about these sources will be widely applicable.
 
Presenter Info: Mike Mansfield works for MyHeritage.com as the Director of Content Operations. Previously, Mike has worked for Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, and has been professionally active in the genealogy and family history domain for the last 23 years. Mike has served on the board of Federation of Genealogical Societies and he has presented at numerous genealogical conferences, webinars, and symposia in the United States, England, Scandinavia, and Australia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, October 11
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  What Families Don't Talk About
Protecting people's privacy while maintaining and preserving Family history.
Presenter:  Karen Pickelsimer
 
 
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, October 12
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Thursday, October 13
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via ZOOM
 
Special Program:  SIG member Kay Paul will present "Researching the Paul Family". She will cover the research methods used to find where the family originated from in Germany and how they made contact with their newly found German relatives. As special guests, the German relatives they discovered during their genealogy research will be attending this meeting in person. This will be a great opportunity to see how the research was conducted and to ask their German visitors any questions you might have of North Rhine Westphalia and Germany.
 
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, October 17
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: More Complex Source Citations
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2021 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied.


Thursday, October 20
Northeastern Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Northeastern Genealogy SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Google Translate and Genealogy: What You Should Be Using Instead
Thursday, October 20
Google Translate and Genealogy: What You Should Be Using Instead  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: Google Translate is not always the most reliable tool to translate your genealogy documents. Discover the other options available and how to use them..
 
Presenter: Katherine Schober 
 
For more details ... Visit FSGS.


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, October 24
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING
 
Visit our website page for more details about this SIG.
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior to meeting date.)
 


Tuesday, October 25
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Kansas-Missouri Border Wars
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Savannah Center or Online via Zoom
 
Meet Our SIGs
 
Description:  One of the best benefits of belonging to VGS is our twenty Special Interest Groups where we dive deeply into specialized genealogy topics. In this program, eight of our SIGs will present short talks on what they do and what we can learn as members of those SIGs. SIGs represented in this program: Italian, Family Tree Maker, Technology, Genetic Genealogy, Preserving Family History, Midwest, Northeastern U.S., and British.
 
There are two ways to attend:  in-person at the Savannah Center or online via Zoom. If you want to attend in person, simply come to the Savannah Center at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 26. If you want to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking the link below:
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
 
 
 



Tuesday, November 1
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


The Ins and Outs of Lineage Application Research
Monday, November 7
The Ins and Outs of Lineage Application Research  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Shannon Combs-Bennett
 
Description: Lineage societies are a unique feature of the genealogical community in the United States. The reasons you may be interested in them are numerous. Perhaps you have a long line of relatives who are members. Perhaps you are intested in using their resources for your genealogy. Or, perhaps you are looking into joining one as a validation of years of research. Whatever your reason, this is the presentation for you. Come learn how to use applications for your research, locate a society to join, or even learn a bit about the history of why there are over 500 of these organizations in the United States.
 
Presenter Info: Shannon Combs-Bennett (QG, MSc, PLCGS) is an award-winning author and genealogical researcher based in Northern Virginia. She lectures and writes on various topics, from genealogical methodology to genetic genealogy. Shannon holds a BS in Biology with an emphasis in genetics and an MSc in Genealogical, Heraldic, and Paleographic Studies. She also earned her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Currently, Shannon is a doctoral student in History and Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, November 8
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Preserving Family Recipe Treasures
Suggestions on compiling family recipes in a cookbook.
Presenter:  Sharol Lewin
 
 
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Thursday, November 17
Northeastern Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Northeastern Genealogy SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Monday, November 21
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: Discussion of Individual Research Projects
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2021 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied.


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, November 28
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING
 
Visit our website page for more details about this SIG.
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior to meeting date.)
 



Thursday, December 1
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Tuesday, December 6
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


Tuesday, December 13
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Placing Your Work Products Where Researchers Can Find Them
The where, when, and how to locate the important locations for your compiled work studies.
Presenter:  Nancy Schultz
 
 
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Thursday, December 15
Northeastern Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Northeastern Genealogy SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Surviving the Digital Dark Ages -- Backups and Archiving
Thursday, December 15
Surviving the Digital Dark Ages -- Backups and Archiving  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: Are you overwhelmed with stacks of paper? Learn how to backup and archive your family research for future generations to enjoy.
 
Presenter: Mark Middleton 
 
For more details ... Visit FSGS.


Monday, December 19
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: Discussion of Individual Research Projects & 2023 Planning
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2021 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied.