Sunday, January 14, 2018

Florida State Genealogical Society Announces 2018 Webinar Schedule


We are very excited to announce the lineup for our 2018 Poolside Chat Webinar Series. The registration links are provided for each webinar, so do not hesitate to register today.

18 Jan 2018 – Mary Kircher Roddy
Read ‘Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR
  • Webinar Abstract: Learn where to find free and pay newspaper sites online. Understand how to put OCR mistakes to work for you to increase search results. See a method to make sure you do thorough searching in every newspaper every time.
  • Registration
15 Feb 2018 – Wevonneda Minis
Enslaved Blacks in White Church Records: An Overlooked Resource
15 Mar 2018 – Diahan Southard
Genetic Genealogy: Advanced
19 Apr 2018 – Rich Venezia
Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U.S. Citizenship
17 May 2018 – Annette Burke Lyttle
A Path to Your Next Research Steps: Using Timelines to Organize, Analyze and Evaluate Evidence
  • Webinar Abstract: So you’ve done all this research – now what? How do you figure out what you have and what to look for next? Learn how timelines enable you to organize your information, evaluate your evidence, analyze research results for accuracy, and identify next research steps.
  • Registration
21 Jun 2018 – Diane L. Richard
Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Invaluable to ALL Southern Research!
  • Webinar Abstract: We overlook records that we think pertain to only one group of people. The Freedmen’s Bureau records cover more than freed slaves – they include ex-soldiers, impoverished widows, small children, and destitute parents. They include ration, school, court, marriage, military, and more records, along with incredibly personal correspondence regarding loved ones.
  • Registration
19 Jul 2018 – Diahan Southard
Organizing Your GENETIC Genealogy
16 Aug 2018 – Margo Fariss Brewer
Sharecropping or Tenant Farming? The System and Its Records
20 Sep 2018 – Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
But, It’s All On The Internet!
18 Oct 2018 – Gina Philibert-Ortega
The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records
15 Nov 2018 – Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through
  • Webinar Abstract: So many researchers hunt for the death certificates of their ancestors but rarely read or understand the cause of death. Disease and death were commonplace occurrences in our ancestors’ lives, and knowing what afflicted them and their communities can help you understand the lives they lived.
  • Registration
20 Dec 2018 – Melissa Barker
Disaster Planning for the Genealogist: Safeguarding Your Genealogical Records
  • Webinar Abstract: Natural disasters and man-made disasters happen all the time. Are your genealogical records stored and archived in such a way that they will survive through a disaster? Learn from an archivist how to come up with your own disaster plan and safeguard your genealogical records from destruction.
  • Registration

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