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February 2020

Boulder Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frasier Meadows Retirement Communit, 350 Ponca Place
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
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How I’m related to someone famous. Or not! Many genealogists have a long held family story claiming they are related to a famous person (locally/nationally/internationally). BGS members will describe their “famous” family member and how they proved the relationship using accepted genealogy practices. OR, . . . how the family myth was disproved and the results of that probably unsettling news. The speakers include: • Dana Smith • Michael Rounds • Chris Paris • Dorothy Coltrin

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Old Smyrna Church Cemetery Workday

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawassee, GA, TBA + Google Map

We have scheduled a cemetery workday at the 'Old Smyrna Church Cemetery' in Hiawasse, GA for February 15th. We will meet at 9 AM at Upper Hightower Baptist Church. If weather is bad or cemetery area/roads are muddy, a backup day will be scheduled in March. Please mark your calendar and come help us clear off the top section of the cemetery. We will need chain saws and weed eater with metal blades. The access road also needs a little…

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Pinellas Genealogy Society Annual Seminar

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771, 120 Central Park Drive
Largo,
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The event is scheduled for 22 February 2020 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo Florida 33771. This all-day event features four presentations by renowned genealogist, lecturer, educator, and author Dr. Thomas Jones, the primary speaker. His four presentations are titled (1) “Solving the mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor,” (2) “Methods of Proving Parentage,” (3) “Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origin,” and (4) “Creating a Family History of…

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March 2020

Boulder Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frasier, 350 Ponca Place
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
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Researching Colorado: Gems from the Centennial State By Dina Carson Researching a frontier territory can be tricky, but not impossible. New tools have come along to help you find materials related to what would become Colorado, when only explorers, Native Americans and mountain men roamed the plains. Once the gold rush began, more records were created, but figuring out where the records are, and what they were called can be challenging when the same spot in modern Colorado could have…

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“Getting the Most out of Archives, Libraries and Repositories”

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delaware Valley University, Mandell Science Bldg. Doylestown, PA, 105 Campus Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901
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Presented by: Sydney Cruice Dixon, Professional Genealogist Knowing which archives, courthouses, and libraries to use for your family research can be difficult and intimidating. Then, figuring out your way through the vast array of books, manuscripts, and files to get to the information you seek can be completely overwhelming. This presentation discusses the different types of repositories for genealogy research. You will discover the best strategies to efficiently find the family information you need and learn tips on the best…

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43rd ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR by the GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI 48161 United States
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On Saturday, March 21, 2020 The Monroe County Community College - Administration and Student Services Building 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161 will be the venue for the 43rd Annual Spring Seminar by the Genealogical Society of Monroe County from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The seminar will feature keynote speaker Kristine Smets. Kristine Smets, founder and sole researcher at Chainlines LLC, holds a history degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, a Masters of Arts in History…

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Genealogy Map Day with Melinda Kashuba, PhD

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060 United States
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Are you interested in finding your ancestors using maps? If so, our one day Education Series is for you. Topics include: Heat up Your Research with Five Insurance Maps: This lecture includes a hands-on mini-workshop demonstrating the interpretation of fire insurance maps. These maps became immensely popular between 1860 – 1940 when America was industrializing, and cities were growing. Both small towns and large cities throughout North America were mapped to assist in risk assessment and fire insurance underwriting. These…

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Genealogy Map Day with Melinda Kashuba, PhD

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060 United States
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Are you interested in finding more information about your ancestors? If so, plan to attend our Education Series on using maps to locate your ancestor. Heat up Your Research with Five Insurance Maps: This lecture includes a hands-on mini-workshop demonstrating the interpretation of fire insurance maps. These maps became immensely popular between 1860 – 1940 when America was industrializing, and cities were growing. Both small towns and large cities throughout North America were mapped to assist in risk assessment and…

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April 2020

Heartland Family History Conference

April 3 - April 4
Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612 United States
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The Topeka Genealogical Society is very excited to present the first annual Heartland Family History Conference! Although we have been successfully hosting annual genealogy conferences for nearly 50 years, our 2020 Conference will be a landmark event. We are expanding the scope to a larger regional event, with programming that reflects the rich history and cultural diversity of our Central Plains Region. Conference includes two full days of programming, with featured keynote speaker John P. Colletta, and 30 breakout sessions…

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4th Annual Genealogy Workshop

April 3 @ 10:00 am - April 4 @ 4:00 pm

April 3-4, 2020 Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) and Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center Annual Genealogy Workshop is open to anyone wanting to research their family history, learn how to use internet sources, translate documents, use research books emphasizing Czech immigrants and Czech Republic maps, including Cadastral maps, search Czech land records and for ancestors in the Czech Republic Archives (Matriky), including census and prior to 1700s non-Matriky records, get individual help with genealogy questions, dating old photos and…

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