LCGS Virtual Membership Meetings
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Life Aboard the Mayflower 1620 
by Lori Coffey
Imagine being stuck on a cruise ship during a pandemic. 
That was very much like the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. 
We all know their story of thanksgiving after that first 
grueling winter of failures and death. 
But how much do we know about this tiny ship with the huge reputation
 on a voyage that would change history? The Mayflower was much 
more than a ship. It was lifeline and home for 102 intrepid survivors, 
where babies were born and heroes created as tempest 
and destruction crashed over them.
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:
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, May 20, 2021
Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames
by Lisa Louise Cookeof Genealogy Gems
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Introduction to GEDMatch 
by Drew Smith
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Researching, Writing and Publishing Your Family Legacy 
by Judy Billingsley
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Tips and Tricks 
by Vrinda Albrecht
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The Ethical Genealogist 
by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Thursday, October 21, 2021
ABC Strategies for Working with DNA Matches
by Diahan Southard
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places
by Annette Burke Lyttle
Thursday, December 16, 2021
DNA: What to Expect When You're Testing
by Janeen Bjor

Facts and Tips
You'll find deeds in county courthouses except in New England states where you should find them in local town halls.
[Land Records]

When you're doing census, be sure to look at 10-20 families before and after the family you are researching. These folks are the friends and neighbors (and family) of your ancestor. Families do not live alone!

Genealogy is a lot like being a detective!
[Basic Information]

Don't live close to the area that you are researching? Consider joining the local genealogy or historical society.
[Basic Information]

Vital Records include birth, marriage, divorce and death records.
[Vital Records]

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