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April 2020

Dallas Genealogical Society 2020 Spring Seminar featuring Tony Burroughs FUGA

April 18
Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Paths to Freedom: African American Research in the South. DGS's first full day seminar devoted to African American family research. Topics include: Seven Phases of African American Genealogy; From Census to Slavery; Freedman's Bureau Research; Why You Don't Find Your Ancestors.

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Sonoma County Genealogical Society presents Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Person Auditorium at the Finley Center, 2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, will present four lectures: Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans, NARA Myth-Busters: Your Family IS in the Archives, Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War, and After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA.

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Nebraska State Genealogy Society Annual Conference

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Columbus, Nebraska, 265 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68601 United States
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The Nebraska State Genealogical Society will hold its annual conference on April 24-25, 2020 in Columbus, Nebraska. Featured speaker Thomas Jones, CG will be speaking on 5 topics and there will be 9 breakout sessions to choose from. Tom is an expert on the Genealogical Proof Standard.

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May 2020

Post-World War I Famine & Health Care in Czechoslovakia & Carpatho-Rusyn Lands

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how American & British aid helped a newly formed nation from 1919 to 1922. Personalities and Projects - Obstacles faced by the American Relief Administration as told by Lincoln Hutchinson, the agency’s manager in Prague. An Angel of Mercy – How the leadership of Britain’s Lady Muriel Paget made a difference in Slovak villages and built the Slovak Red Cross. Ideology vs. Need - Why food theft by invading communists from Hungary and land redistribution policies made suffering worse.…

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July 2020

Instititute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) 2020

July 26 - July 31
Athens, GA, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA United States
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The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics. IGHR is hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society with courses taking place at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing…

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August 2020

Two Lectures Honoring the End of WWII

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Ellen Kowitt and Keli Schmid for 2 lectures. Ellen will present "Documenting Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets." Keli will present, "10th Mountain Division" a full division of the United States Army specializing in mountain and winter warfare

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Love & Marriage in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire with Kate Vasicek Challis

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Online

The Civil Codes that Czechs and Slovaks had to live with and why it matters for genealogy, presented by Kate Vasicek Challis. From 1811 all the way through the 1950s, marriages in the Czech and Slovak lands were managed by the Civil Code of Austria (the Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch). Learn how this document affected the lives of your ancestors in a time when divorces were generally not velvet.

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September 2020

Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia

September 13 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zoom, 6589 SENATOR LANE
BENSALEM, PA 19020 United States
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Check in and Chat 1-1:30. Meeting begins promptly at 1:30 pm Speakers: Suzan Wynne, founder of Gesher Galicia with Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland Galicia Area Coordinator Suzan Wynne has been involved with the Jewish genealogy movement since 1977 as a teacher, indexer, author and former professional. A founding member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, in 1993 she founded Gesher Galicia, a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Jews with roots in Galicia, part of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. She…

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Understanding Jewish Galicia

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, 6589 SENATOR LANE
BENSALEM, PA 19020 United States
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Speakers: Suzan Wynne, founder of Gesher Galicia with Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland Galicia Area Coordinator Galicia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until after WWI. The territory is now situated in southern Poland and western Ukraine. Suzan’s brief historical and geographical overview will focus on: • the government-mandated administrative system that the Jews used for collecting and maintaining vital records; and • how resistance to civil marriage resulted in widespread illegitimacy of Jewish children. Following this presentation, Mark and Suzan will…

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Paths to Freedom; Essential Steps to African American Genealogy

September 19 @ 9:50 am - 4:45 pm
virtual

Presented by the Dallas Genealogical Society on September 19, 2020. This Fall Seminar will be presented by Tony Burroughs, FUGA, in a live-streamed format. Bonus presentation at lunch by Ari Wilkins. Attendees will have access to recordings of the Burroughs lectures for one week following the event.

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