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. 


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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Thursday, 23-Jun-22 at 1:00 PM.—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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.


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 or Jamie Segno 

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.