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Wednesday, November 14
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pinellas Library on Powell Road - Room #162


Wednesday, November 14
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.
Note Date change for this meeting...


Wednesday, November 14
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 14
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, November 15
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
VP Annette Burke Lyttle, guest speaker
Topic: "How, when or if you should hire a researcher to help you break down your brick wall. "


Friday, November 16
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
 


Your Personal Genealogical Education Plan
Monday, November 19
Your Personal Genealogical Education Plan  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Presented By: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Presentation Description:  Genealogists who avail themselves of education are more successful in their research goals, but they face realities of time and budget constraints and can be confused by the many choices available. Webinar attendees will receive help to assess their goals and levels of abilities to find which opportunities are best for them. Be prepared to write answers to the questions posed which will result in a personal education plan that can be put into action. Scholarship information and tips for economical education are also discussed.


Presenters Bio:  Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, an instructor for the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR), and coordinator of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) “Professional Genealogy” course. She was a past Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) instructor, and an instructor and creator of part of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course. She has been involved in ProGen Study Group since the beginning, being the mentor for groups 1 and 25. She was awarded the 2017 Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Achievement Award

 

Please register for the webinar at:

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

Elissa has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.


Monday, November 26
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 27
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
Presentation: Small Group Discussion by State—bring information and questions on Midwestern resources


Wednesday, November 28
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 28
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 Margo Fariss Brewer
Morning Session: “Newspapers and Timelines: Mastering This Combination Can Expose Unanticipated Records”
 
Presenter Bio:  Margo Fariss Brewer is an active lecturer, consultant, instructor and the co-leader of genealogy trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and Allen County Public Library which she finds strengthens her research and teaching skills. Her genealogy courses include beginning through advanced methodology, writing your family history narrative so it will be read, a genealogy computer lab and DNA testing for genealogy; her courses are offered through Duke University's OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) where she has been on the faculty since 2004. Her lecture specialties include methodology, writing an enjoyable family history narrative with historical context, historical occupations, and military and land records; she focuses on records within the United States. Margo is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild (president), National Genealogical Society (2016 Conference vice-chair), Virginia Genealogical Society and several other local and state genealogical societies.
 
Can't be there in person... You can attend on your computer, tablet, or smart phone no matter where you are. You must register in advance to attend remotely. Not only will you be able to hear the presentation and see the speaker's slides, you'll also be able to hear the business meeting that precedes the presentation.  Please register for The VGS November Online General Meeting at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6912133018364547074


VGS General Monthly Meeting
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Workshop)
1:30 pm to 2:50 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our guest speaker will be Margo Fariss Brewer
You must register to attend...
Afternoon session: “A Family Narrative Your Family Will Want to Read” 
This afternoon session is limited to 100 attendee's and the "Preserving Family History SIG" has first preference. Any remaining seats will be offered to the general membership.  Registration is now open.
 
Presenter Bio:  Margo Fariss Brewer is an active lecturer, consultant, instructor and the co-leader of genealogy trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and Allen County Public Library which she finds strengthens her research and teaching skills. Her genealogy courses include beginning through advanced methodology, writing your family history narrative so it will be read, a genealogy computer lab and DNA testing for genealogy; her courses are offered through Duke University's OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) where she has been on the faculty since 2004. Her lecture specialties include methodology, writing an enjoyable family history narrative with historical context, historical occupations, and military and land records; she focuses on records within the United States. Margo is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild (president), National Genealogical Society (2016 Conference vice-chair), Virginia Genealogical Society and several other local and state genealogical societies.
 
Can't be there in person... You can attend on your computer, tablet, or smart phone no matter where you are. You must register in advance to attend remotely. You be able to hear the presentation and see the speaker's slides. Please register for this afternoon workshop at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1894936116497198850



Monday, December 3
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: "The Immigrant Experience", Phyllis Kramer, IAJGS


Monday, December 3
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, December 4
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (Italian SIG)
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator
This meeting has been canceled.


Tuesday, December 4
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 5
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 6
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, December 7
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 10
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Patriot and Spirit Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
 


Fraternal Organizations: The Original Social Network
Monday, December 10
Fraternal Organizations: The Original Social Network  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Presented by: Dannell "Danni" Altman-Newell

Description: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… these are the social networks of our century. But social networks have been around since before the digital age. Fraternal organizations were among the original social networks and were a large part of our ancestors’ lives. This session will discuss some fraternal organizations your ancestors may have joined along with some of the symbolism associated with the organizations. We will also discuss clues you can look for to determine if your ancestor was a member of a fraternal organization and where to locate resources that may assist you in discovering information about your ancestor’s fraternal life.
 
Presenters Bio: Dannell “Danni” Altman-Newell is a native Kansas Citian. She began doing family history research at an early age, courtesy of spending summers watching her maternal grandparents indexing at the local Family History Center. Danni is currently employed as a Marketing & Membership Manager at the National Storytelling Network. She serves as a volunteer for the National World War I Museum and Memorial and as Education Chair for the Heartland Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists. She is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 28 and enjoys learning and researching Midwest and World War I history.
 
Please register for the webinar at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Danni 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, December 11
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


Wednesday, December 12
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 13
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 Our German Family" — Paul Clark


Friday, December 14
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
Topic: "DNA Show and Tell"


Wednesday, December 19
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 20
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (New England SIG)
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 


Friday, December 21
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, January 1, 2019
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting Canceled  (Adoption SIG)
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Meeting canceled due to New Year's Day


Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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, January 3, 2019
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, January 4, 2019
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, January 7, 2019
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: "Mapping Your Family History", Mike Schwartz, JGS of Southern New Jersey


Monday, January 7, 2019
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


Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records
Monday, January 7, 2019
Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Presented by: Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCCS

Description: 

When you hit a brick wall in your research it’s time to consider your ancestor may have been in Canada. Whether your ancestor was there for a day or for many years, they left behind records. Learn how and where to find the Canadian records to help you fill in the missing pieces of your ancestor’s life.
• Immigration: Did your ancestor come through a Canadian port of entry? 
• Land: Perhaps your ancestor took advantage of low-cost or free land in Canada.
• Migration: Did your ancestor migrate through Canada before settling in the USA?
• Birth: Maybe your ancestor really was born in Canada.
• Marriage: Did your ancestor say “I do” in Canada? Learn why your ancestor may have crossed the border to be married in Canada.
• Death: Did your ancestor take his last breath on Canadian soil?
• Employment/
Visiting: Perhaps your ancestor was one of the thousands of
Americans who have crossed the border into Canada looking for employment, or to visit a relative.
• War: Was your ancestor one of the thousands of American men who joined the Canadian forces during World War I or World War II?

 

Presenters Bio:  Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS is a Canadian professional genealogist who revels in teaching people how to find their ancestors in Canada. She is the founder and owner of the Canadian-based genealogy business, Looking4Ancestors.
 
The author of research guides featuring Canadian genealogy, Kathryn has written articles for FamilyTree magazine, The In-Depth Genealogist, and the Association of Professional Genealogists journal, APG Quarterly.
Kathryn is the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC), and a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she is the Canadian studies virtual chat coordinator with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and volunteers as one of the branch genealogists for UELAC.
Host of the weekly webinar series, “Genealogy with a Canadian Twist,” Kathryn is a popular speaker and instructor at local, regional and national genealogical conferences and institutes throughout North America.
Please register for the webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Kathryn has given us permission to record the webinar and make it and her handout available to members only for 90 days after the broadcast.
Note that this is the first Monday in January


Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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
Due to New Year's Day, this meeting has been changed to January 8th.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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


Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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, January 9, 2019
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, January 10, 2019
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: "The Fuggers of Augsburg: 15th Century International Bankers and Venture Capitalists" by Margaret Sgritta


Friday, January 11, 2019
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, January 15, 2019
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
As of January 2019, the Family Tree Maker SIG Meeting has been moved to the Liberty & Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Rec. Center and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
 


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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, January 17, 2019
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (New England SIG)
Christine Courtwright, coordinator
 


Friday, January 18, 2019
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, January 22, 2019
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, January 23, 2019
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, January 23, 2019
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
A Live Webinar with Diahan Southard
Topic: “Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results”
Description: Long lists of matches and multiple buttons and graphs at your DNA testing company can often lead to information overload. But not all of the thousands of matches on your DNA match list are important, and not all the buttons are useful. Learn how to leverage your admixture results, the reports from your testing company, and the Shared Matches tool to slim down your match list and begin making genealogical discoveries with your DNA test results.
 
Presenters Bio:   A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5319360681965758466


Thursday, January 31, 2019
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Annual Seminar  (Other Events)
9:00 am
24 Twenty-One Event Center: 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
Topic: "Expanding Your Research Options: Four Sets of Underused Federal Records."
Presenter: Kenneth W. Heger, PhD



Friday, February 1, 2019
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