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Wednesday, February 1
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
La Hacienda Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Jean Colman


Thursday, February 2
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, February 3
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd.
 
Topic: Round Table (challenges, areas of research, books/microfilm/journals)
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason


Monday, February 6
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd.
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith


RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Monday, February 6
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, Destin Room
 
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
Topic: TBA
 


Adventures in Genealogy Education
Monday, February 6
Adventures in Genealogy Education  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Angela Packer McGhie
 
Description: Come learn about the many opportunities designed to help you with your family history. There are options at every level, from beginner to professional, online and in-person. Assess your own learning needs and discover books, webinars, and courses to teach you how to reach your family history goals.
 
Presenter Info: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, is passionate about teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director of the National Genealogical Society and a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys coordinating courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as teaching at other genealogy conferences and institutes. Angela served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program for six years and is now on the board of directors. She is a past chapter president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a trustee for the BOG Education Fund. She has published articles in UGS's Crossroads magazine, the APG Quarterly and the NGS Magazine.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Wednesday, February 8
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
 
Topic:  19th Century Irish Catholic Parish Baptismal & Marriage Registers
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Wednesday, February 8
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
 


Thursday, February 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, February 10
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive the meeting link via an email. You can also contact the coordinators, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting
 


Monday, February 13
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Atlanta Room @ Savannah Recreation Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 


Tuesday, February 14
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  Artifacts:  Trash or Treasure -- They Can Tell a Family Story
Panel Discussion  
 
 
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Thursday, February 16
Northeastern Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Northeastern Genealogy SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 


Friday, February 17
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
11:00 am to 12:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, New Smyrna Beach Room
 
Coordinators:  Per Andersson & Kris Petersen-Gauthier
 


Wednesday, February 22
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
In-person @ Savannah Rec Center (Atlanta Room)
 
Topic:  TBD
Coordinators:  Nancy Oster Heydt & June Presley 

 


Our 23rd Annual Family History Seminar
Wednesday, February 22
Our 23rd Annual Family History Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:33 pm
A Hybrid Event -- In-person & Virtual -- Open to the Public
Telling Our Family Stories
Featuring:  Sunny Jane Morton
Sunny is a longtine Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine; Content Manager for YourDNAGuide.com; contributor to the FamilySearch blog; and past Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She is author of Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, now in its 2nd edition, and has won the National Genealogical Society's prestigious Book Award for How to FInd Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, co-authored with Harold Henderson, CG.
(Our speaker will be presenting in-person at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center at The Villages.)
 
Seminar Topics:
  • Fable or Fact? Verifying Old Family Stories
  • "And Then What Happened?" How to Reconstruct Your Ancestor' Amazing Stories
  • Sharing Your Family History with Kids and Grandkids
  • Adding Your Own Stories to Your Family History
For more details, and to register click HERE.


Monday, February 27
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Coordinators:  Pamela Selinski & Vicci Turner
 


Tuesday, February 28
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinator:  Lynn Hall
 



Wednesday, March 1
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
La Hacienda Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Jean Colman


Thursday, March 2
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, March 3
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd.
 
Topic: Field Trip -- Leesburg Library (FHS Affiliate Library)
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason


Monday, March 6
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd.
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
Coordinator:  Herb Siegel
Programs:  Phil Goldsmith


RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Monday, March 6
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, Destin Room
 
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
Topic: TBA
 


Opening Records for Closed Churches
Monday, March 6
Opening Records for Closed Churches  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker: James Beidler
 
Description: Finding religious records sometimes requires a "pedigree" of the congregations, many of which don't exist today and require a scavenger hunt to unearth their registers.
 
Presenter Info: James M. Beider is interim executive director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes "Roots & Branches", a weekly newspaper column and blog (www.roots-branches.com) and is a German Life magazine columnist.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Wednesday, March 8
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinator:  Tom Voyles
 


Wednesday, March 8
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
 


Thursday, March 9
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, March 10
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa
Topic:  TBA
 
SIG members will receive the meeting link via an email. You can also contact the coordinators, through their SIG web page, for the link to this meeting
 


Monday, March 13
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Atlanta Room @ Savannah Recreation Center
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia
 


Thursday, March 16
Northeastern Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Northeastern Genealogy SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Christine Courtwright
 


Friday, March 17
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
11:00 am to 12:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, New Smyrna Beach Room
 
Coordinators:  Per Andersson & Kris Petersen-Gauthier
 


Wednesday, March 22
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
In-person @ Savannah Rec Center (Atlanta Room)
 
Topic:  TBD
Coordinators:  Nancy Oster Heydt & June Presley 

 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 22
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Savannah Center or Online via Zoom
 
Guest Speaker:  Karen A. Fortin
 
Topic:  Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Recreating Life in a Community Using Death Certificates
Death certificates can tell us a lot about how our ancestors lived and died. When looked at as a group, they can also tell us about life and death in their communities. This presentation focuses on an analysis of death certificates for Attleboro, Massachusetts from 1916-1920, and show how they can provide us with a window into the lives of the people who lived there.
 
Speaker's Bio:
Karen A. Fortin has degrees in History and Library and Information Science, and a passion for research. She worked in a public library in Florida for 30 years before switching to genealogical lecturing in 2016. She is a member of various genealogical societies and loves to help people explore their family history so that they can better understand their ancestors and the world in which they lived.
 
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 March 22. If you want to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking the link below.
 
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceqhrz0iHNGH_h3u624DGnBhG0VYJu7h
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 


Monday, March 27
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Coordinators:  Pamela Selinski & Vicci Turner
 


Tuesday, March 28
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinator:  Lynn Hall
 



In Your Ancestor's Kitchen:  Researching the Items You Remember
Monday, April 3
In Your Ancestor's Kitchen: Researching the Items You Remember  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
Description:  Do you have a picture in your mind of your grandmother's kitchen? What did she have? Do you remember her aprons, dishes, or that meat grinder that was mounted to the counter? Did you inherit something and wish you knew more about it? In this presentation, we will take a look at the material culture of the kitchen and where you can find information about those items you remember and inherited.
 
Presenter Info: Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles publshed in magazines and online, as well as six editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Morsehead Publishing. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera, as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars' blogs. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


Friday, April 7
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd.
 
Topic: What did you find (or didn't) at the Leesburg Library?
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason


Friday, April 21
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
11:00 am to 12:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, New Smyrna Beach Room
 
Coordinators:  Per Andersson & Kris Petersen-Gauthier
 


Monday, April 24
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Coordinators:  Pamela Selinski & Vicci Turner
 


Tuesday, April 25
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinator:  Lynn Hall
 


Wednesday, April 26
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
In-person @ Savannah Rec Center (Atlanta Room)
 
Topic:  TBD
Coordinators:  Nancy Oster Heydt & June Presley