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Monday, October 25
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
Coordinator:  Gene Clark
No meeting information available at this time.
 


Tuesday, October 26
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Topic:  Poking Around on Find-A-Grave
 
Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, October 27
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:  Drew Smith
Topic: "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process"
Description:  The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence, and conclusions. Learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track.
 
Presenter's Bio: Drew Smith was born outside Neward, New Jersey (where his father was from) and grew up in upstate South Carolina (where his mother was from). As a child, he developed an interest in genealogy, and he began to engage in serious family history research in 1992 after the death of his favorite aunt. He soon became a volunteer in the America Online (AOL) Genealogy Forum, and within a few years was writing regular genealogy articles for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing, and NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine). He also served as the editor of the FGS Voice (formerly the FGS Delegate Digest), the newsletter of the Federation of Genealocal Societies. He wrote the Rootsmithing with Technology column for FORUM, published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Drew writes a regular column about productivity in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ). In 2009, Genealogical Publishing Company published his first genealogy book, Social Networking for Genealogists. His second book, co-authored with George C. Morgan, is Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, published in 2013 by McGraw-Hill. His most recent book is Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher, published in 2016 by Family Tree Books. He is currently working on a new book.
 
Please register for the VGS General Meeting – "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process" with Drew Smith on Oct. 27, 2021, 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:  Drew Smith
Topic: “Organizing Your Genealogy Files"
Description: Overwhelmed with too many paper documents and digital files? Learn to organize these so that you'll quickly find just the one you need.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "Organizing Your Genealogy Files" with Drew Smith on Oct. 27, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 



Monday, November 1
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center
 
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith
 


Monday, November 1
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, November 2
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others, please contact the coordinators, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Wednesday, November 3
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Rec. Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, November 4
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using GOOGLE MEET
 
SIG members:  you will receive an email from the Coordinator about this meeting; to request the link for this meeting, contact Carol Myers through the email address found on the SIG web page.
 
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, November 5
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, November 8
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room in Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 
 
 


The Case of the Missing Will
Monday, November 8
The Case of the Missing Will  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Shelley Bishop
 
Description:  1870 Illinois resident James Taylor was born in Ohio – but where and to whom? No will, probate, death record, obituary, or other record names his parents. This case study illustrates how indirect evidence drawn from extensive research in a variety of sources was analyzed and correlated to identify his father and long-deceased mother, as well as locate his place of birth.
 
Presenter Info: Shelley Bishop is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker with a passion for finding and preserving ancestral stories. She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine, NGS Magazine, and other publications. Shelley speaks regularly at genealogical conferences, seminars, and meetings. As owner of Buckeye Family Trees (www.buckeyefamilytrees.com), she specializes in Ohio research. Shelley is president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, November 9
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinator:   Sharol Lewin
Program Chair:  Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, November 10
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
NO MEETING THIS MONTH. The Chula Vista Rec Center will be closed for maintenance on 11/10/21.
 
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Wednesday, November 10
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Room at the Seabreeze Rec. Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.


Thursday, November 11
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, November 12
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Saturday, November 13
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, November 15
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Write As You Go: A Time Saving and Organizng Technique"
 
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.
 


Wednesday, November 17
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator
Conflict with VGS General Meeting and date probably will be changed or canceled.


VGS General Monthly Meeting & Bonus Session
Wednesday, November 17
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:  Sharon Hoyt, CG
Topic: "Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture: Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages"
Description:  Misleading records, surname changes, and frequent moves concealed the identity of an extraordinary woman whose beauty mesmerized seven men.
 
Presenter's Bio:  Sharon Hoyt, CG, is a genealogy researcher, speaker, and author from California's Silicon Valley. Her primary research areas include New England, New York, the Midwest, Canada, and England. She is the winner of the National Genealogical Society 2017  Family History Writing Contest and the 2016 Michael Clark Family History Writing Award from the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Her research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist. Sharon holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science.
 
Please register for the VGS General Meeting – "Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture" Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages" with Sharon Hoyt on Nov. 17, 2021, 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:  Sharon Hoyt
Topic: “What a Story! Evaluating Genealogical Sources and Family Legends"
Description: Truth or tall tale? Fact or family fable? Discover how questioning accepted stories and "authoritative" sources can reveal fascinating truths.
 
Please register for the VGS Bonus Session – "What a Story! Evaluating Genealogical Sources and Family Legends" with Sharon Hoyt on Nov. 17, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (EDT) at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Thursday, November 18
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Native, First Nation, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples
Thursday, November 18
Native, First Nation, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: Researching tribal peoples can be difficult without basic history and records information.  While this session will review and provide guidance on basic methods of the rich resources of information for Native/First Nations peoples, this session will focus on the variety of records that will document Indigenous peoples as well as share content about the culture, spiritual traditions and aspects of Indigenous societies that can impact how and where records can be found.
 
Presenter: Judy Nimer Muhn has been researching her family tree from the age of 12, specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American and Michigan research. Beginning as a professional genealogist in Europe in 1993, she has lectured at the National Genealogical Society (NGS), Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS), RootsTech and other conferences in Europe and around the United States.
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.


Friday, November 19
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ken Bowgren & Per Andersson, Co-coordinators
 


Monday, November 22
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting  (FTM/Tech SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
Coordinator:  Gene Clark
No meeting information available at this time.



Wednesday, December 1
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Rec. Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
No meeting information as of yet...


Thursday, December 2
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using GOOGLE MEET
 
SIG members:  you will receive an email from the Coordinator about this meeting; to request the link for this meeting, contact Carol Myers through the email address found on the SIG web page.
 
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Friday, December 3
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
ZOOM MEETING
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Monday, December 6
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center
 
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith
 


Monday, December 6
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 


Tuesday, December 7
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting  (Adoption & Missing Kin SIG)
9:30 am
Online ZOOM Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators
 
SIG members will receive an e-mail.
Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the link to this meeting


Wednesday, December 8
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
Program:  The November 2021 ediition of the Irish Research Guide on CD will be available. The changes in this edition will be the focus of our meeting.
 
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Thursday, December 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, December 10
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa, coordinators
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive an email.
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.


Monday, December 13
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room in Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 
 
 


Tech Tips for Genealogists
Monday, December 13
Tech Tips for Genealogists  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
 
Description: Understanding some basic computer tips as well as easy-to-use programs can enhance a genealogist's communication and productivity. This presentation will cover basic computer tips, including copying and pasting content from one program to another, keyboard shortcuts, creating PDFs, and importing/exporting GEDCOM files. Also covered: image capture tools, text expanders, drawing software, and Zotero.
 
Presenter Info: Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG, is an instructor and professional genealogist specializing in several geographical regions as well as in identifying distant ancestry with DNA and documentary services.
 
Please register for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Tuesday, December 14
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators


Wednesday, December 15
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am
Defender Room at the Lake Miona Rec. Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator


Thursday, December 16
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 
Contact the coordinator, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting.  


Organize Like an Archivist
Thursday, December 16
Organize Like an Archivist  (FSGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
Webinar Abstract: Organizing genealogy research is essential to preserve your hard work. This presentation helps you put your family history research in order. Learn simple and effective strategies to organize and link your digital files and paper records, using the same principles as professional archivists. No need for color codes, numbering systems, or other complicated schemes with this archives-based system. And when your records are organized, you can spend more time on research.
 
Presenter: Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS. After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, is now a genealogy educator, researcher, and writer. She specializes in U.S. and European research, and provides expert guidance on information management and research skills. Nancy has appeared on PBS's American Experience, at NGS, RootsTech, and numerous genealogy conferences and webinars in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
 
Registration required. Visit FSGS for Registration Link.


Friday, December 17
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ken Bowgren & Per Andersson, Co-coordinators
 


Monday, December 20
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Annette Burke-Lyttle and Pat Adams, Co-coordinators
Topic: "Wrap-Up discussion and 2022 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.
 



Monday, January 10, 2022
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
Atlanta Room in Savannah Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 
 
 


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
ZOOM MEETING or possibly at Seabreeze
 
Topic:  Historical events that happened in YOUR chosen Midwest area of interest and research.
 
Coordinators:  Dona Black & Lynn Hall