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Friday, October 18
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, October 22
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, October 23
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, October 23
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Morning Session:
Topic:  “Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research”
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Description:  Are you stumped by missing or split families, unindexed censuses, city dwellers, lack of extended family, or often-mobile families? As we move forward in the 21st century do you need information on the more recent generation? Do you have living relatives to find? Some researchers have neglected the more current relatives thinking there aren’t as many resources to use. After this session you will be prepared to find some information on those who lived or were born in the 20th century. Whether you are researching in the 18th, 19th, 20th, or 21st century you still need to link the generations by proving relationships, checking out the relatives, putting people in specific places and verifying names, dates, and places. Finding a living relative with information to share or finding out more about a relative you knew is rewarding research.
Presenters Bio:  Paula Stuart-Warren is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, and coach based in Minnesota but research has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. She has done presentations in the U.S., Canada, and on the ocean. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. She is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and a former board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and MGS. Paula loves audience questions after each presentation and anytime on  event days.
 
Unable to Attend In Person? Register for the live meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Wednesday, October 23
NARA Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair  (Other Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Online Genealogy Fair
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting the 7th annual virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT. Click HERE for the latest information.


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 23
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Afternoon Workshop:
Topic:  “Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records”
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Description:  This lecture will highlight some major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, special indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in-person. An overview of each state archive will be covered. The class will also include some detail on other archives in the Midwest – including universities, religious, and possibly others. My main aim is to show the wealth of material available, how to access it, and why the on-site experience can be so rewarding.
Presenters Bio:  Paula Stuart-Warren is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, and coach based in Minnesota but research has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. She has done presentations in the U.S., Canada, and on the ocean. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. She is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and a former board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and MGS. Paula loves audience questions after each presentation and anytime on  event days.

Register to attend this workshop in-person HERE...
 
Unable to Attend In Person? Register for the live meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, October 28
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator



Friday, November 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


Monday, November 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


Monday, November 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 Co-Ordinator


Tuesday, November 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


Wednesday, November 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, November 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
 


Friday, November 8
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
Presentation: "DNA Show & Tell"


Monday, November 11
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


“Who Were the Passengers of the Mayflower?”
Monday, November 11
“Who Were the Passengers of the Mayflower?”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Karen Fortin

Description:
We’ve all heard the story of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620 but who were these intrepid souls, what did they believe, why did they come to New England, and who left descendants? This presentation explores these topics and provides information on resources available for learning more about the Pilgrims.
2020 will be the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing. 
 
Presenters Bio:
Karen Fortin received a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, FL for 30 years before deciding to focus on genealogical research. 
Karen's love of history, especially family history, led her to an interest in genealogy. She began volunteering with the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, FL in 2012, and was the society's president from 2014-2017. Karen began providing genealogy and history presentations in 2016 and has lectured at various genealogical societies and public libraries. One of her goals is to help people explore historical periods, places, and events so that they can better understand their ancestors and the world in which they lived.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Karin has generously given us permission to record this webinar and make it available on the Members Only side of the VGS website for 90 days after the broadcast.


Tuesday, November 12
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Intrepid Room of the Lake Minona Recreation Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator.
Topic:  "Civil War,  Pensions, and Bounty Lands Research Using the National Archives.
This will include a webinar on research.
Note the date and meeting location changes...


Tuesday, November 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
Topic: "A Time Line of Family Photos" - Paul Clark


Wednesday, November 13
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Belvedere Library


Wednesday, November 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, November 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, November 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.
Topic: "Internet Research"


Thursday, November 14
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, November 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, November 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


Wednesday, November 20
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, November 20
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Morning Session:
Topic:  "Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?" 
Presenter: Thomas W. Jones
Description:  
Step by step, attendees will learn online sources and research strategies for tracing an ancestor who seems to disappear and reappear. The presentation shows how cases can be solved online and the limits of material online today.
Presenters Bio:  Since 2002 Dr. Jones has co-edited sixty issues of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, in which every article is thoroughly edited for clarity, conciseness, and consistency. He has authored thirty articles published in peer-reviewed genealogical journals and twenty-two articles in other genealogical publications. He has produced two textbooks with exercises, Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Since 2008 he has coordinated “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists,” a week-long course at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. He also teaches a two-day workshop “Write it Up!”
 
Unable to Attend In Person? Register for the live meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


VGS General Monthly Meeting
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Afternoon Workshop:
Topic: "Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly"
Presenter: Thomas W. Jones
Description:  Participants will learn how to accurately deduce ancestors’ identities and many aspects of their lives by digging below “surface information” in genealogical records and by combining information from several sources.
Presenters Bio:  Since 2002 Dr. Jones has co-edited sixty issues of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, in which every article is thoroughly edited for clarity, conciseness, and consistency. He has authored thirty articles published in peer-reviewed genealogical journals and twenty-two articles in other genealogical publications. He has produced two textbooks with exercises, Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Since 2008 he has coordinated “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists,” a week-long course at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. He also teaches a two-day workshop “Write it Up!”
 
Register to attend this workshop in-person HERE...
 
Unable to Attend In Person? Register for the live meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Thursday, November 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


Monday, November 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, November 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



Monday, December 2
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, December 2
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 Co-Ordinator


Tuesday, December 3
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, December 4
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, December 5
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, December 6
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, December 9
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


Organize Like An Archivist
Monday, December 9
Organize Like An Archivist  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Nancy Loe, MA, MLS

Description: 

Learn five archival practices for organizing genealogy research. Name files for quick retrieval, enter data consistently, and link paper and digital records using six essential folders.
1. Using Consistent Data Entry and File Naming
2. Top Organizing Concepts from Archivists
2. Creating the Six Master Genealogy Folders
3. Linking Digital and Paper Records
4. Data Security, Cloud Storage, and Automated Backups
 
Presenters Bio: Nancy Loe, MA MLS is a genealogy researcher, writer, and educator. After a long career in libraries and archives, Nancy specializes in migration and European records. Developing research and organization skills are frequent topics in her presentations, e-books, and website.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, December 10
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: "Christmas Family Traditions" - Group


Wednesday, December 11
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator
 


Thursday, December 12
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, December 13
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, December 17
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, December 18
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, December 19
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, December 20
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, January 6, 2020
TBA  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
More information soon...


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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.
Topic: "Census Records"