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Friday, January 21
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinator:  Per Andersson
 


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, January 24
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
 
Topic:  Moving Forward with FTM
Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior to meeting date.)
 


Monday, January 24
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
 
Coordinator:  Pamela Selinski
No meeting information available at this time.


Tuesday, January 25
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Topic: Prepare to share your Answers to Quick Questions. Look for further explanation in an upcoming Blast Email.
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, January 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING
 
Session 1 - 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Guest Speaker:  Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A.
Topic: "Writing Your Family History Step-by-Step"
Description:  You can't edit a blank page! The most difficult part of any writing project is getting started. This session will teach you how to organize your material and divide your writing tasks into small manageable pieces, how to incorporate social history and other elements into your story, and how to overcome writer's block.
 
Presenter's Bio:  Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne, PA, and currently resides in Ithaca, NY. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Lisa has published articles in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal, Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, and The Association of Professional Geneologists Quarterly.
 
An avid genealogist for 26 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tee University and the National Institutes for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences and genealogical and historical societies.
 
Please register for the VGS General Meeting – "Writing Your Family History Step-by-Step" with Lisa Alzo on Jan. 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) at: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Bonus Session  - 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Guest Speaker:  Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A.
Topic: “Overcoming Brickwalls in Eastern European Research"
Description: Research in Eastern European can be a challeging process. Sorting out surnames, trying to identify ancestral hometowns, and deciphering old country records to connect families are just a few f the obstacles often encountered along the way. Through sample case studies, this session will demonstrate lesser utilized research tactics, and discuss repositories and key resources used to locate information about your elusive Eastern European ancestors.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "Overcoming Brickwalls in Eastern European Research" with Lisa Alzo on Jan. 26, 2022, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 



Tuesday, February 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


Thursday, February 3
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
 


Monday, February 7
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, February 8
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Topic:  When Printing Isn't the Right Solution
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, February 9
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
For members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
Coordinator: Carol LaSalle
 


Saturday, February 12
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room @ Hibiscus Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Carol LaSalle
 


Monday, February 14
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room @ Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 


A Whole New World of Catholic Records
Monday, February 14
A Whole New World of Catholic Records  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Margaret Rose Fortier, CG
 
Description: Catholic sacramental records can be genealogical gems as they identify important moments, places, times, and cultural information about your ancestors. We will discuss exciting developments for the availability of online Catholic records. Parish records for the United States and international Catholic communities will be covered as well as related records of Catholic institutions and newspapers. The presentation will address what the records mean, what they contain, and how to find them online and offline. Attendees will receive a locator chart for online Catholic records worldwide.
 
Presenter Info:  Margaret Rose Fortier is a Board-certified genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. Named after her grandmothers and inspired by her mother's phenomenal memory, she has been researching for 20 years. She specializes in immigrant ancestors to New England. A graduate of Boston College, she holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a facilitator for the Certification Discussion Group (CDG). Her article, "The Identity of Alcina, Wife of Oscar Furkey, of Quebec and Vermont", was published by the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 2020. She will be leading a course on Catholic Records for the Applied Genealogy Institute in March.
 
This webinar will not be recorded.  Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, February 22
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING or possibly at SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic: One of your State's Significant Contributions to the Settlement and Development of the Midwest
Presenters:  PJ Matthews, Darrell Coppock, Eric DeVore
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall
 


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, February 28
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
SPECIAL EVENT with Mark Olsen, FTM Ambassador
(Please note the meeting start time for this event is at 1:00pm.)
 
Mark Olsen will host a Q&A session about the FTM software so start making your list of FTM questions now! There will also be door prizes (courtesy of FTM) awarded at the end of today's meeting. 
 
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior to meeting date.)
 



Tuesday, March 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


RootsTech 2022
Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5
RootsTech 2022  (Conferences)
VIRTUAL
RootsTech reaches millions of people worldwide to celebrate family at the world's largest family history conference and year-long learning platform. With thousands of classes, inspiring speakers, meaningful activities and joyful connections, RootsTech brings the human family together like no other event. The 2022 conference is 100% Virutal & 100% Free. Registration is now open. Get all the details at:  https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/home


Thursday, March 3
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
 


Monday, March 7
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, March 8
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Writing a Memoir Style Family History
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, March 9
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
For members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
Coordinator: Carol LaSalle
 


Saturday, March 12
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room @ Hibiscus Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Carol LaSalle
 


Monday, March 14
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room @ Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 


Faded Echoes of the Civil War: Correlating Evidence of Identity and Kinship
Monday, March 14
Faded Echoes of the Civil War: Correlating Evidence of Identity and Kinship  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL
 
Description: The presentation recounts the research involved in identifying New England and Mid-West Union soldiers whose burials in St. Augustine, Florida, were lost to time. The research begins with an 1865 stereogram photograph housed at the Library of Congress. Attendees will learn methods of researching record groups for men who names were not known. This involves working within locality related sources to identify potential men, and then verifying them through other documentations. A case study illustrates the methods and highlights some of the documentation used to solve this research problem and to connect these men to their families.
 
Presenter Info:  Amy Larner Giroux is co-author of the Florida edition of the NGS Research in the States series and has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, The Genealogist (American Society of Genealogists), and Florida Studies. Her research interests include New York, New England, Florida, military cemeteries, bural iconography, and ethnic studies.
 
This webinar will not be recorded.  Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, March 22
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING or possibly at SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Rounding out your ancestors' lives – finding photos of their homes, schools, churches, etc.
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall
 


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, March 28
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
ANOTHER SPECIAL EVENT
(Please note the meeting start time for this event is at 1:00pm.)
 
Today's special event will explore two FTM partner products: Charting Companion & Family Book Creator. Stefan Harms, the represetative for Family Book Creator, and Pierre Clouthier, represetative for Charting Companion, will show us how to create amazing charts, graphs and books. Mark Olsen, FTM Ambassador, will also be on-hand. 
 
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior to meeting date.)
 



Monday, April 4
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, April 5
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


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


Monday, April 11
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room @ Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 


Tuesday, April 12
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Using "My Memories" Software to Organize Your Story
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, April 13
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
For members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
Coordinator: Carol LaSalle