Friday, February 11, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 14-19 February 2022

 Monday, 14 Feb 2022 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic 8—Part 5. This is the final class in a series of five that explores the use of the latest version of this popular genealogy software program. The intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers

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Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022 at 10 AM—see below

Saturday, 19 Feb 2022 at 11:00 AM. Monthly Program Meeting.
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.

Topic: “Ancestors on the Move: Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870–1920.”  The 1870 census was the first time farmers fell below 50% of American wage earners. Even then, they were still close, at 47.7%. By 1920, farmers were less than one third of the American population. Between 1870 and 1920, 11 million Americans migrated to cities. Learn about the events that spurred this migration and changed our ancestors from rural to urban dwellers and how to reconstruct their stories. Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle,  

Annette has been a full-time genealogist and family historian since 2012. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and subscribes to their code of ethics. You can find her at

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Items of possible interest:

Lineage Society Applications--Do you want to join a lineage society, but do not know where to start? This virtual seminar will cover the guidelines and optimum research strategies needed to meet the genealogical proof standards of evidence for a successful lineage society application. Ann Staley presents for the Lee County Library on Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022 at 10:00 -11:15 AM. Register at

101 Best Genealogy Sites of 2021--(as determined by Family Tree Magazine). You can check them out at

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