Friday, July 1, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 7-9 July 2022

 Thursday, 7-Jul-22 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics III (Ancestry.com DNA): By looking at DNA test results through the lens of one of the most popular testing companies, class participants will be able to apply what they have learned in Basics I and II to their understanding of their own test results at Ancestry.com.  This class reviews the tools and resources available through Ancestry DNA.  While Basics I & II are recommended, they are not required prior to taking this class. Manning/Luce      Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 9-Jul-22 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group        This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy. We will cover the administration and use of the Family Tree DNA project groups and much more. Manning/Luce, Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Genealogical Society of Broward County Features Tamara Hallo at 10 July 2022 Meeting

 Sunday, July 10

Creating the Next Generation of Family Historians  (All)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada)

   Discover fun and engaging ways to instill the love of family history and genealogy in your young children and grandchildren.

   Presented by Tamara HalloEducator, Librarian and Genealogist with professional experience in lecturing, researching, document retrieval and evidence analysis. www.hallogenealogyservised.com 

 

Registration Required:

   Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/jul10/event/registration

   Step 2:  After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 28 June to 2 July 2022

 Tuesday, 28-Jun-22 at 11:00 AM.  DNA Basics II (Shared Matches): Repeat of class offered on 2 June. This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II. Manning/Luce, Jenkins C (in-person only)

Tuesday, 28-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. DNA Interest Group--Learn how to interpret your DNA test results, and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Manning/Luce, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Jenkins C.

Register for the meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Thursday, 30-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. City Directories in Genealogy research--City directories are a valuable genealogy resource. They can give information on household composition, residence and business location, and insights into the lives our ancestors led. They can also be used as a substitute for the US Federal Census or used in conjunction with the census to locate hard-to-find ancestors. This class explores the history of this resource, the research value of the information they provide, and where to find the records. Summers, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in the Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-uurjgpHtOk-e9VeSs_KcyUiqcxVmSm

Saturday, 2-Jul-22 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan, Online--Zoom Only.

Register in advance for this meeting at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Danger of Assumptions in Your Research

 We have all made some faulty assumptions in the process of doing our genealogy research. And relying on those faulty assumptions we have allowed ourselves to be lead astray'

The article titled "Don't Let Assumptions Mislead You in Your Genealogy Research" published in the Blog Olive Tree Genealogy, is short, but gives us a needed reminder about verifying our assumptions. An example, complete with photos, is used to illustrate the author's points.


http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/02/dont-let-assumptions-mislead-you-in.html

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Coal City, Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Index Available Online

 Obituaries and death notices published in the "Coal City Courant" are available online thanks to the Coal City Public Library District. Scroll to the bottom of the landing page for the search form.

Hits will reference the "Coal City Courant" unless otherwise noted. The landing page gives you a link to order an obit or to seek help.

https://www.ccpld.org/obits.asp

Friday, June 17, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 21-25 June 2022

 Tuesday, 21-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Google Earth Tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the Google Earth free program. Fortin. Hybrid--Zoom and in-person  in the Local History Room

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdOusqTsoGN3ns6K-a5I9jCeNUbGrY3b2

Thursday, 23-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Familysearch.org—This class will demonstrate how to search the vast databases available on this rapidly-expanding site made available from the LDS (Mormon) genealogy collection. Bryan, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucu-vqzovGdRB2KuOe47CXnpQG7XdLJNn

Saturday, 25-Jun-22 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers. Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Monday, June 13, 2022

Online sources of Massachusetts High School and College Yearbooks

 Thanks to Kenneth Marks for providing this listing of Massachusetts high school and college yearbooks in his Blog "The Ancestor Hunt."

As you scroll down the landing page to get to the yearbook links, take a moment to review the several articles related to researching yearbooks. 

https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/free-massachusetts-high-school-and-college-yearbooks-online/#.Xqq88ahKi70

Friday, June 10, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 14-18 June 2022

 Tuesday, 14-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Backup & Computer Data Protection--How to assure your genealogy (and other) computer data is safe from natural disasters, computer failure, viruses, spyware, etc. We will discuss what data you need to backup and specific means to safely backup that data. We will show how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware. Bryan. Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in  Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-GgrzwvGtSLj0seUhIliKzIybmvYVjI

Thursday, 16-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Organizing Your Files-paper and electronic--some methods and suggestions for keeping track of your genealogy documents. Summers. Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcuGprD0pE9yJrZUF1pzRhsE4X7jXGaHB

Saturday, 18-Jun-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting. Anniversary--Third Decade Event.

What You Can Find at Our Family History Center. Jimmie White"  Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Jenkins B.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Saturday, 18-Jun-22 at 12:30 PM. Genealogy Center Tour--Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.     Genealogy Center

Saturday, 18-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group-- This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy. We will cover the administration and use of the Family Tree DNA project groups and much more. Manning/Luce. Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Illinois Secretary of State Site Offers Many Data Collections

 This site is focused on Illinois research, but it is worth exploring whether you have Illinois ancestors or not. It will give you ideas of where and how to search for state-level records regardless of what state your research is focused on.

Pay particular attention to the collection of Illinois veteran records, and the state-wide vital records collections.

https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/archives/databases/home.html

Friday, June 3, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 7-9 June 2022

 Tuesday, 7-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM. Courthouse Records --Types available, where and how to find them and their use in genealogy. Hostetler. Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Local History Room

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-CqrzouEtNPtL2MUtLB5HPoo0bfFHbG

Thursday, 9-Jun-22 at 6:00 PM. National Archives–Ordering Data. This is an in-depth explanation of how to order several different records from the National Archives. The records include military (both historic and modern), naturalization, census, land, and microfilm. Both online and postal mail ordering procedures will be covered. Summers.

This is a Zoom-only class. The library closes at 6 pm.

Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEld-yoqzMrHtJNiLuQG_P5jtU0DdYD-7H-

NOTE: The Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion Group normally held at 1:00 PM on the second Saturday of the month has been re-scheduled for the third Saturday this month only.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Genealogical Society of Broward County Features Greg Liverman at 12 June 2022 Meeting

 Sunday, June 12

Breaking Through Brick Walls with Reason and Logic!  (All)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada)
   Breaking through the proverbial genealogical “brick wall” is hard. Logical evaluation of facts and evidence is required. The scientific method has been used for over a thousand years to advance human knowledge in an orderly way. It is regularly applied to all branches of learning, not just those we think of as “science”. This simple method can easily be applied to family history research to break through brick walls using logic and critical thinking. These techniques are particularly important where direct evidence is not available. 

   This seminar introduces the scientific method, describes how evidence can be evaluated critically and provides real examples to illustrate how the method can be applied to discover unknown relatives or evaluate whether other families are related to yours.

   Presented by Greg Liverman, Ph.D., Journalist, Scientist and Corporate Manager Greg has many years of experience researching family history using resources in several states and countries. Greg recently launched Pinewood Genealogy to help people with their genealogy research and genetic genealogy analysis. http://www.pinewoodgenealogy.com/

 

Registration Required:

   Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/june122022/event/registration

   Step 2:  After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar.

 

Note members only benefit: The handout has been posted on our website. The video recording will be posted when available.

 

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu or Jamie Segno js1830@nova.edu 

 
At 1:30 PM there will be a GSBC General Meeting, where a prize drawing will be held for members only.
The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm followed by questions and answers.

Friday, May 27, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 31 May to 4 June 2022

 Tuesday, 31-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Homestead Act-History and Records-  A review of the historical and political significance of the 1862 Homestead Act and associated legislation. Includes a discussion of the process followed to establish a homestead on public domain land, and an understanding of the method of legally surveying and describing the land. The presentation will also cover an examination of the records that were created in establishing a homestead, their genealogical value, and where those records are found today. This is an in-depth treatment of the Homestead Act, which is briefly referred to in the presentation on property Research Basics in the US. Summers, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceuhpjwsE9DyIHsCgw8vkraWqd-IkcX-

Thursday, 2-Jun-22 at 7:00 PM.  DNA Basics II (Shared Matches): This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II. Manning?Luce, Online--Zoom Only.

This class will be held online only via Zoom.
Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 4-Jun-22 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan, Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Stimulate Your Research Using School Records

 Thanks to Lisa Alisson writing in her Blog "Are You My Cousin?" for this informative and detailed article titled "Using School Records in Your Genealogy Research.

The article contains examples of many different kinds of school records and also addresses where they may be found. There is a lot of information in this article, so take your time and don't rush.

https://lisalisson.com/getting-started-with-school-records-for-genealogy-research

Friday, May 20, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 24-28 May 2022

 Tuesday, 24-May-22 at 11:00 AM. DNA Basics I (Ethnicity): This one hour class defines DNA, gives examples of DNA inheritance patterns and discusses the different types of DNA tests and the companies that provide them.  It gives ideas for the best ways to make the most of your DNA dollars and how you might want to "target test" some of your relatives.  In addition, the class provides information on the ethnicity estimates provided by each company and how you might use them in your research.  Manning/Luce, Jenkins C--In Person only. This is a repeat of the Zoom class given on 5 May 22.

Tuesday, 24-May-22 at 1:00 PM. DNA Interest Group: Learn how to interpret your DNA test results and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Manning/Luce, Hybrid meeting; Jenkins C

Register for the meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Thursday, 26-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Walking in Their Footsteps-One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know our ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked. Fortin, Hybrid meeting; LH Room

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdeChrj8sGdVtQUj-qKMbqtEua92jrvs4

Saturday, 28-May-22 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Zoom Only.

Use the following link to register for this class via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Georgia Historic Newspapers online

 The landing page of this Georgia Newspaper site is an interactive map of the state. By clicking on a region of the state, you will reveal a list of titles by county as well as a list of cities and counties included in the database.

Check it out at:  https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

Friday, May 13, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 16-21 May 2022

 Monday, 16-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Death Records—This class will focus on finding records to establish the death date of your deceased kinfolk. We will describe and demonstrate how and where to find many types of records and resources that will enable you to determine death dates. In addition to the commonly used records such as death certificates, tombstones, obituaries, death indexes, etc., you will discover some that you may not have considered. Bryan

This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqf-qvpz4jE9f0tCc9ZXKaw_a7SYo3pAXE

Thursday, 19-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Naturalization Records -- Many of our ancestors became naturalized citizens and left a paper trail when they did so. This class explains the naturalization process, what information can be found in the records, and where those records can be found. Summers

This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.
Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOCpqT0qGdKjQQEq-4Zy8JcS0QoIB6Lh

Saturday, 21-May-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Confirming Cherokee Ancestry. Nicka Sewell-Smith, Hybrid meeting; Jenkins B and online via Zoom

This will be a hybrid meeting held in-person in the Meeting Room/Jenkins B and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Monday, May 9, 2022

Monthly Meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay to Be Held 18 May 2022

The information just received from JGSTB:

"The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is offering a look at The New York Public Library’s Jewish genealogical resources during its virtual meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The library holds one of the largest and most publicly accessible Judaica and general research collections in the world. Amanda Seigel, a librarian for instruction and outreach in the Dorot Jewish Division of the library, will demonstrate how to find and use sources such as yizkor books, registers, family histories, historical newspapers and other biographical and genealogical materials in the collection. She will give participants the tools to begin or continue your genealogy research and share insider tips on how best to utilize the NYPL's collection, its staff expertise, and other free resources, from afar.

"For further information about this program and how to attend, email Chris Burklund at jgstb-res@jewishvets.org . An RSVP is required for security purposes to receive sign-in instructions. For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, go to http://www.jgstb.org/ . The program is free. A small donation by nonmembers is optional but appreciated."

Friday, May 6, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 9-14 May 2022

 Monday, 9-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Female Ancestors--Locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names. Bryan. This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdu6hrD4oE9wNs6cGTI8KY0AnZnx-ClYK

 Tuesday, 10-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Maps in Genealogy Research–Part 2.  Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with military, ward, topographical, plat, and railroad maps. Summers

This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckf-mvpzspGtb23R7ABzFEGE-KABMBwu5Q

Thursday, 12-May-22 at 1:00 PM. AmericanAncestors.org:Searching the Online Databases--American Ancestors, the website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, provides more than 1 billion records in over 450 databases online. Although much of the collection focuses on New England, records from around the U.S. and even some from other countries are available. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the website and will go through the basics of searching these extensive databases. Fortin.

This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.


Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduygqj0pHt0WkAWnshTuHWFuhhiaw08m

Saturday, 14-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy. We will cover the administration and use of the Family Tree DNA project groups and much more. Manning Luce

This class will be held online only via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Lisa Louise Cooke Shares Ten Strategies For Finding School Records

Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooks for this detailed article in her Blog "Genealogy Gems" on finding school records. The article expands on ten strategies to use to find those records and uses many screen shots to help in digesting the detail.

Check it out at: 

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/10/29/school-records-for-genealogy/

Friday, April 29, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 3 - 7 May 2022

 Tuesday, 3-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Maps in Genealogy Research (Part I) -- Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with road, city, political, insurance, and migration maps. Summers, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc--grTsoHNxMG2XF4e8i_xwQo-sOfxJR

Wednesday, 4-May-22 at 6:00 PM. Photos in Genealogy--What is a family tree without photos to enhance the story?  But many old photos are degrading with age in storage.  And we can’t always travel to see the newest members of the family.  Even when we do get to snap the picture, the quality is less than what we expect for historical purposes.  And how do we get it off our phones and into our books and online trees?! This fully packed training will cover these issues and more as we learn tips of the trade for your pictures. Coffey, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-morzIoG9GXCGxOoVKRxqZ-TxFMPmqq

Thursday, 5-May-22 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics I (Ethnicity): This one-hour class defines DNA, gives examples of DNA inheritance patterns and discusses the different types of DNA tests and the companies that provide them.  It gives ideas for the best ways to make the most of your DNA dollars and how you might want to "target test" some of your relatives.  In addition, the class provides information on the ethnicity estimates provided by each company and how you might use them in your research.  Manning/Luce, online via Zoom only.

Register in advance for this virtual-only meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 7-May-22 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan. Online via Zoom only

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Gadsden, Alabama Public Library Provides Searchable Yearbook Collection

 Thanks to the Public Library located in Gadsden, Alabama for its online, searchable yearbook collection.

The landing page starts with a short list of instructions for using the collection. Taking a few minutes to read it will save you time in the long run.

The yearbooks  of five schools are included and each collection starts with 1950.

https://gadsdenlibrary.org/searchable-yearbooks/

Friday, April 22, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 25-28 April 2022

 Monday, 25-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Research Trip Planning--This session will lay out some steps to take to ensure that your trip to your ancestral home area is as successful as possible. Bryan, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qce-qqz4iGdfhIkMzubDOsjDtSfQxhObh

Tuesday, 26-Apr-22 at 11:00 AM. DNA Basics III (Ancestry.com DNA):  By looking at DNA test results through the lens of one of the most popular testing companies, class participants will be able to apply what they have learned in Basics I and II to their understanding of their own test results at Ancestry.com.  This class reviews the tools and resources available through Ancestry DNA.  While Basics I & II are recommended, they are not required prior to taking this class. Manning/Luce          Jenkins C--In Person only. This is a repeat of the Zoom class given on 7 Apr 22.

Tuesday, 26-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. DNA Interest Group: Learn how to interpret your DNA test results and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Hybrid meeting; Jenkins C and online via Zoom.

Register for the meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Thursday, 28-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Library of Congress Website--  What genealogy help it provides, veterans’ information, historic newspapers, digital collections, photographs, and use of the catalog. Summers, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlc-2urzgtHdIIEIHh7Ai5RMYOok7YZ4-6

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The U.S. -Mexican War Soldier & Sailor Database Is Available Online for Free

 The following announcement is found at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park website:

"The National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (NPS) announces the launch of the U.S.-Mexican War Soldier & Sailor database.

"This online, searchable database contains information for over 85,000 U.S. and Mexican veterans who served in this war. Many records include personal details, such as hair color and occupation.

"The database allows descendants of these soldiers and sailors to connect to their personal history and helps Palo Alto commemorate and tell the stories of those who served. This invaluable research tool benefits genealogists, historians, as well as people who may have never known they are related to a U.S.-Mexican War veteran."

https://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm

Saturday, April 16, 2022

PGS Events for the week of 18-23 April 2022

 Monday, 18-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Godfrey Library online resources. Carol Ansel, Online via Zoom only.

Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdumrrjkjGtzljf5T_dtYbDmxyUu5wx5G

Thursday, 21-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Orphan Trains and the Children Who Rode in Them. The story of the Orphan Trains, which relocated children from the eastern cities to rural farmlands, has become a part of American popular culture. This presentation explores the facts behind the legends; follows a group of children“placed-out” in 1880; and, provides resources available to learn more about the orphan trains and their riders. Fortin, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodemgrzMuHtK8taCfLk394XyLzEWHxZq0

Saturday, 23-Apr-22 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic8 genealogy database software program. Summers    Zoom Only

Use the following link to register for this class via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Friday, April 15, 2022

Public Library of Estherville, Iowa Has Online Collection of Various Local Newspapers

 Thanks to the Estherville, Iowa Public Library for host this collection of local newspapers. The collection can be searched by key word or date range, and can be browsed as well.

The collection consists of  seventeen newspapers with dates ranging from 1868 to 2020.

Check it out at:  http://estherville.advantage-preservation.com/

Friday, April 8, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 11-16 April 2022

 Monday, 11-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Documenting Your Sources-An introduction on the content of proper source citations. Using modern genealogy programs to enter citations will also be covered (Roots Magic, and Family Tree Maker will be addressed). Summers, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom

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Wednesday, 13-Apr-22 at 6:00 PM. Fallen Saint--Meet Isaac Allerton--One of the most complex figures in Plymouth Colony. While there is no monument to this ambitious Pilgrim, we can thank him for the thriving fishing industry and the booming economy of New England in the 1600s. So why was he banished from Massachusetts? Learn his uplifting and intriguing story! Coffey, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

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Thursday, 14-Apr-22 at 1:00 PM. Living Persons--This class will focus on some tips and techniques for finding living people. A case study will be given. Bryan, Hybrid meeting; LH Room and online via Zoom.

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Saturday, 16-Apr-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Freedmen’s Bureau Black & White. Sharon Baptiste Gillins.

In this presentation, Sharon demonstrates how the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands can be used to discover a wealth of information about black freedmen, white refugees, plantation operations and the sociological and economic conditions of the communities in which the Bureau operated.

Monthly general membership meeting with educational program, free and open to the public.  

This will be a hybrid meeting held in-person in the Meeting Room/Jenkins B and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

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