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Monday, July 13
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Wednesday, July 15
Julian to Gregorian: When and How our Calendar Changed  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
FREE Webinar from the Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
Presented by Seema Keeney
 
Dates are very important to genealogists but how well do you understand the relationship between the dates recorded and the calendar in use at the time? The switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar started in 1582, but lasted into the 20th century. Understanding the adoption process may impact your 18th to 20th century research.
 
A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.
 


Thursday, July 16
LCGS Monthly Virtual Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Making the Most of FamilySearch by LCGS Member Diana Smith.
Are you getting the full benefit of using FamilySearch? Just like we use only a fraction of our brains, most users only scratch the surface of what is available to them on FamilySearch. Diana Smith will give us an in-depth look at what we're missing when we use FamilySearch.org.
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. You must pre-register to attend  by clicking on the link below:
 
https://attendee.gotoweinar.com/register/1945018884809226509

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.


Thursday, July 16
Digging for Roots in the Garden State  (Education/Training)
4:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Michelle Chubenko
 
Take a tour of the Garden State and enjoy genealogical gems found in New Jersey’s 21 counties. Learn how to access historical material spanning three centuries.
 
Michelle Tucker Chubenko is a Research Team Lead and professional genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists based in Salt Lake City, Utah. With 30 years of experience researching her paternal ancestral roots in colonial America and the 20th-century flair of her maternal Eastern European ancestry (Ukrainian and Hungarian), she specializes in New Jersey and Eastern European research. She is a founding member with the “Nashi Predky/Our Ancestors” Family History Group at the Ukrainian History and Education Center. Michelle has presented locally on Eastern European research and volunteers as co-coordinator for the Facebook group “Our Ancestors -- Наші Предки / Ukrainian Genealogy”. She was a researcher on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (Season one) and appeared in the Brooke Shields episode, which aired in April 2010. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, local and ethnic genealogical societies, and is active in local history organizations. Michelle has presented genealogical lectures to audiences on a local, regional (NERGC 2017) and national level (FGS 2008/Philadelphia and GRIP 2017) and attended Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR), and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and a ProGen17 graduate.
 


Saturday, July 18
10 Genealogy Tech Tools You Can’t Live Without  (Education/Training)
1:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR - Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Speaker - Lisa Louise Cooke.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Thursday, July 23
Searching the Register on AmericanAncestors.org  (Education/Training)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Presented by Don LeClair and Rachel Adams
 
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is the longest running genealogical journal in America. Published quarterly since 1847, the Register includes authoritative genealogies, transcribed record compilations, and other articles that solve genealogical problems, identify immigrant origins, or present treatments of multiple generations. Gain tips for searching this important resource online as a database on AmericanAncestors.org and learn about the volunteer project underway to index the vital records contained within the flagship journal of American genealogy.
 



Saturday, August 1
Cousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking  (Education/Training)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR from the Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
Presented by Christine Cohen.
 
We will discuss the many ways to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time. You may find family treasures, photos, DNA test-takers, and information that will break down a brick wall. We will explore online trees, lineage societies, online cemetery indexes, obituaries in newspapers, living people finder websites, and social media.
 
Christine Cohen is a 17-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and currently is the President of WAGS. In addition to her involvement with WAGS, She is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames.
 


Monday, August 3
Researching Institutional Records  (Education/Training)
7:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR - Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Speaker - Lisa Louise Cooke.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Saturday, August 8
Local Histories Add Clues & Color to your Genealogy  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR by the Glenview Public Library
Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.
 
Local histories are often maligned as inaccurate sources; however, used correctly, these local histories can be very helpful. Kimberly Nagy will explain how these histories can provide clues for further research. Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.
 


Thursday, August 13
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Saturday, August 15
Google Search Strategies  (Education/Training)
1:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR - Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Speaker - Lisa Louise Cooke.
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Monday, August 17
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Wednesday, August 19
The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Cari Taplin, CG®
 
Through using a biography from an Ohio county history, the audience will be led through a case study using “FAN club” principles, examining and comparing information from different county histories, and using all clues from these sketches to extend research queries.
 
Cari A. Taplin, CG® lives near Austin, Texas and has been a state and regional speaker since 2004, focusing on Midwest and Great Lakes states, methodology and family legends.
 


Thursday, August 20
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
To Be Announced


Thursday, August 20
Researching your tree when you're adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Dr. Penny Walters, PhD 

 
Some people are told they were adopted; others find out by accident, with papers, rumored stories, or medical problems. People who want to search for their birth parent/s then have to go through bureaucratic procedures, discovering they had a different name, and then potentially finding lots of overwhelming information. We will discuss the excitement, problems, pain, and practical realities of researching a ‘new’ family.
 
Dr. Penny Walters has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology & Business Studies. Penny's interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. DNA testing revealed 71% Irish heritage, refined now to 94% (Munster- counties Cork and Kerry), which supports her paper trail and collaboration with 3rd cousin DNA matches. Having researched her 2 family trees for 30 years, Penny lectures internationally and writes articles (regularly for Family Tree magazine (UK) about genealogy topics including ethical dilemmas in genealogy; mixing DNA results with a paper trail; the psychology of searching; adoption; black British heritage; ethnicity and identity; diaspora; Irish heritage; the 1939 Register; and communication skills. Penny has lectured at Roots Tech London and USA; APG PMC; Brigham Young University Family History Summer School; Ireland’s Back to Our Past, West Cork Symposium, Famine Summer School, and Clan Gatherings; London Society of Genealogists; also the annual conferences of the British Jewish Genealogy Society, the Federation of Family History Societies, Register of Qualified Genealogists, and the Guild of One Name Studies. Penny hosts webinars and has presented webinars for UGA, and Family Tree Live. Penny has authored the books: 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy,' and ‘The Psychology of Searching.’
 


Tuesday, August 25
SPECIAL WEBINAR - Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust  (Education/Training)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Presented by Phil Brown, A Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Event
 
The Catskills was a summer haven for both Holocaust survivors and those who had arrived earlier. Jews sought ways to release their rising fears and ongoing anxieties during and after the war years by engaging in community life while living beside the disaster. HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, brought new arrivals to the Catskills. Labor Zionist/socialist Zionist groups set up training camps in the Catskills to prepare Jews for aliyah to Israel. Jews began to vacation without guilt in “The Mountains”, opening the floodgates of the “Golden Era” of the 1950s and 1960s when over a thousand hotels and bungalow colonies operated in what was then probably the world’s largest resort area. Yiddishist hotels and bungalow colonies, and even the persistence of speaking Yiddish, Yiddish-English patois, and Yiddish jokes in the Catskills was a form of resistance against the Nazi attempt to destroy Jewish life.
 
Dr. Phil Brown's interest in this topic was heightened by his role on the advisory board for the film Four Seasons Lodge, a documentary of a bungalow colony collectively owned and run by Holocaust survivors, and by a deep appreciation of Reuben Wallenrod’s novel, Dusk in the Catskills which counterposed the pleasures of vacation with the realities of genocide during the war. In this talk Phil examines the lives of local residents and resort owners, guests, and workers during the Holocaust and immediately after. He will also discuss the many works of fiction and non-fiction dealing with this era.
 



Wednesday, September 2 through Saturday, September 5
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2020 National Conference  (Conferences-Seminars)
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, Missouri
 
2020 Family History Conference
Blazing Trails in the Heart of America
 
6 July 2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE
 
Registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Virtual Family History Conference!
 
The virtual event will begin with FGS "Live!" on September 2, 2020, starting at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and concluding at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). In addition to the Live! event, all conference registrations will include a collection of 16 society management sessions assembled by FGS and more than 30 sponsored sessions. The registration packages allow you to further select either 10, 20 or 45 sessions from the On-Demand content from leading genealogists (more than 80 sessions from which to choose). All registration packages include online access to our digital conference syllabus. A special commemorative goody bag is included with the 45-session package. If you had already registered for the FGS conference in Kansas City, your registration will convert to the 20-session conference package. For more information, visit our 
conference website.
 

The FGS Live! event will feature lectures from some of the most popular genealogy speakers:
David E. Rencher, “FGS: Celebrating the Past and the Future”
Judy G. Russell, “Quarantined! Genealogy, The Law & Public Health”
Ari Wilkins, “Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research”
Thomas W. Jones, “Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time”
CeCe Moore, “Strategies of “The Genetic Detective”
Lisa Louise Cooke, “The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology”
 
The Live! event will also include special presentations from our two Platinum sponsors:
Ancestry’s “Journey to “Roots Less Traveled”
Ron Tanner of FamilySearch, “What’s New at FamilySearch”
 
An online chat will take place during the Live! event and there will be a Q&A session following each session.
 
The following two-hour workshops will also be held on September 3-4:
 
Angie Bush, “Using the “What are the Odds” (WATO) Tool” on 9/3/2020
Cari Taplin, “Using Google’s My Maps as a Planning & Analysis Tool” on 9/3/2020
Angie Bush, “Latest Developments in Company Tools for DNA” on 9/4/2020
Pam Vestal, “What the Heck Does That Say” on 9/4/2020
 

For more information visit: https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is now taking reservations for the 2020 FGS Family History Conference, “Blazing Trails in the Heart of America.” The conference will be held September 2-5, 2020. This hotel is set in the heart of the downtown district and connects via walkway to the Kansas City Convention Center where the conference will be held.
 
FGS 2020 Conference room rates are available Saturday, August 29, 2020, until Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (subject to availability). Reservations must be made by August 3, 2020, to secure the conference rate.
 
Full details and links for FGS discounted reservations can be found on the FGS 2020 Conference Lodging page.
 
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Saturday, September 5
Who Needed it Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census  (Education/Training)
1:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Sara Cochran

The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success in locating your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.

Sara Cochran has been conducting genealogical research for over 25 years, and her research has taken her into nearly every state in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate as well as a Bachelor Degree in Library Science. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.
 


Thursday, September 10
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bonita Springs Library, Meeting Room B, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, Florida


Friday, September 11
special webinar - All Roads Lead to London: Supreme 19th Century World City  (Education/Training)
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
FREE WEBINAR from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Presented by Curt DiCamillo, FRSA, Curator of Special Collections
 
In this installment of our webinar series, Curt DiCamillo explores the bustling streets of 19th-century London, home to the extraordinary and outrageous Oscar Wilde, the sober Salvation Army, the modern museum and model prisons, the world’s first subway and the first flush toilet, the first city police force, Dickens, railroads, the Houses of Parliament, the first street lights, Buckingham Palace, and Sherlock Holmes. Discover how London gave birth to the modern world!
 


Monday, September 14
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Wednesday, September 16
Putting America to Work; Records of the WPA and the CCC  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Peggy Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Many of the indexes and records we use today were compiled by the WPA; those unemployed professionals who were ‘put to work’ in the days following the Great Depression.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS, has become a favorite speaker at conferences and webinars. She serves as a Family History Center director and is an instructor and author at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and a columnist for Reminisce Magazine. She received the 2018 Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy.
 


Thursday, September 17
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
"The World We Have Lost - Using Local History to Uncover the Lives of Ancestors" presented by member Paul Rivera


Thursday, September 17
Seafaring Ancestors: Early 19th Century Port Records That Document Mariners  (Education/Training)
9:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from The Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area.
 
Presented by Diane Richard
 
Seafaring folk, especially southern ones, are challenging to document. Shipping records do survive for many 18th & 19th century ports. We’ll follow the money to identify mariner ancestors.
 
Professional genealogist, author, and lecturer, Diane targets tools, tips, and techniques for effective genealogy research. Southern and African American records focus. Authored over 350+ articles for genealogy magazines. Genealogy journal editor.
 



Saturday, October 3
Manifest Destiny: Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors  (Education/Training)
1:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR from Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library
Presented by Michael Strauss, AG®
 
The Mexican-American War of 1846 marked the first United States conflict mostly fought on foreign soil that served as a training ground for officers in the Civil War 15 years later. Military Background/U.S. Involvement; Compiled Military Service Records; Navy Rendezous Reports; Marine Corp & Regular Army Enlistments; Pension & Bounty Land; Cemetery Records; Veteran & Lineage Societies

Michael L. Strauss, AG®, is a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is also a qualified expert witness in Court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Additionally, he is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he serves as the course coordinator.
 


Thursday, October 8
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Membership Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bonita Springs Library, Meeting Room B, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, Florida


Monday, October 12
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers