FGS 2020 Conference

FGS 2020 Conference

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The 2020 FGS Family History Conference is Going Virtual

REGISTRATION CONFERENCE PROGRAM BECOME AN EXHIBITOR – COMING SOON

You won’t want to miss the final FGS Conference virtual-style! We have a variety of learning sessions to meet every genealogist’s needs. We have so many topics—including DNA, Ethnicity & Nationality, Methodology & Skill-building and so much more! And of course, we have your favorite speakers that you love learning from!

How does it work?

First, join us on September 2 for Live! sessions that include CeCe Moore, Thomas W. Jones, Ari Wilkins, Judy G. Russell, and Lisa Louise Cooke. We’ll also have special presentations and hear the latest from Ancestry and FamilySearch. Participate in a live chat with genealogists from around the world!

You will also have the opportunity to select the right-sized package for your viewing pleasure from our On-Demand content that contains over 80 sessions, PLUS you will receive more than 30 sponsored sessions and a collection of 15 society management sessions for FREE. And, just in case you miss the Live! Session, you will have the opportunity to view it together with the On-Demand content, which will be available starting September 15 and will be available for your viewing until March 15, 2021.

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To celebrate the history of FGS—in recognition of this last Family History Conference—and to add a little fun, a commemorative goody bag is available with the maximum registration package. For more information on the contents of each registration package, see the Registration Page.

You will also be able to visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall starting September 15.

We hope that you will enjoy blazing new trails with us in this virtual experience!

Registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Virtual Family History Conference!
 
The virtual event will begin with FGS “Live!” on September 2, 2020, starting at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and concluding at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). In addition to the Live! event, all conference registrations will include a collection of 16 society management sessions assembled by FGS and more than 30 sponsored sessions. The registration packages allow you to further select either 10, 20 or 45 sessions from the On-Demand content from leading genealogists (more than 80 sessions from which to choose). All registration packages include online access to our digital conference syllabus. A special commemorative goody bag is included with the 45-session package. If you had already registered for the FGS conference in Kansas City, your registration will convert to the 20-session conference package. For more information, visit our conference website.
 
The FGS Live! event will feature lectures from some of the most popular genealogy speakers:
  David E. Rencher, “FGS: Celebrating the Past and the Future” Judy G. Russell, “Quarantined! Genealogy, The Law & Public Health” Ari Wilkins, “Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research” Thomas W. Jones, “Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time” CeCe Moore, “Strategies of “The Genetic Detective”” Lisa Louise Cooke, “The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology”  
The Live! event will also include special presentations from our two Platinum sponsors: Ancestry’s “Journey to “Roots Less Traveled”” Ron Tanner of FamilySearch, “What’s New at FamilySearch”  
An online chat will take place during the Live! event and there will be a Q&A session following each session.
 
The following two-hour workshops will also be held on September 3-4:
  Angie Bush, “Using the “What are the Odds” (WATO) Tool” on 9/3/2020 Cari Taplin, “Using Google’s My Maps as a Planning & Analysis Tool” on 9/3/2020 Angie Bush, “Latest Developments in Company Tools for DNA” on 9/4/2020 Pam Vestal, “What the Heck Does That Say” on 9/4/2020  
For a full description of the registration packages, a list of the available On-Demand content, a list of all of the free sessions, and much more information, visit our conference website.
 
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Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

SGS 2020 SPRING SEMINAR – FRITZ JUENGLING
ONLINE THIS SATURDAY
May 16, 2020   9:00 am-1:00 pm (PDT)

  Seats are still available for our virtual seminar using Zoom.

Submit your registration by 9:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Space is limited to the first 97 registrants.
SGS Members $30.00, All others $40.00

REGISTER TODAY!
  Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a program syllabus by email the day before the seminar, on May 15th.  

New to Zoom? It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to download, then on Saturday follow your link to the seminar. Here is a quick tutorial: How to download Zoom 









SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar
with Fritz Juengling:
“Old European Records Research”

ONLINE via Zoom

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT   




  Program  
Welcome and Introduction

“Names – Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics” – Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.  We also take a ‘world tour’ to learn how names are constructed in different cultures.

15-minute Break and Door Prize Drawing

“Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research” – Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research, especially records and jurisdictions, looking at examples where appropriate.

30-minute Lunch Break and Door Prize Drawing

“The Genealogical Value of Guild Records” – The history, structure, and purpose of guilds. Then, we look at some of the many record types that guilds created and how they can be of use to the researcher, especially when church records are missing and how these records can fill those gaps.
  Adjourn       Dr. Juengling holds a Master’s and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars. 

Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

The Olympia Genealogical Society spring seminar, originally scheduled for March 28 and then cancelled, has been RE-SCHEDULED as a Webinar on May 9. Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin will talk on “Ancestral Origins Through the Eyes of a German Genealogist”  For details see our website www.OlyGenSoc.org
Thank-you    JOYCE OGDEN, PUBLICITY =======================================================================
Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar Online

SGS 2020 SPRING SEMINAR
NOW ONLINE!

SGS is happy to announce we have put together a SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar with Dr Fritz Juengling as the speaker. Registration opens today, April 20, 2020. Zoom space is limited to 97 registrants, so hurry.

Also please note, the Zoom links have changed for the April 23, 2020 presentation “Dancing with the Spanish Lady” and the May 1, 2020 presentation “Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist, and More”. You must use these new Zoom links to join these meetings. 





SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar
with Fritz Juengling:
Old European Records
ONLINE via Zoom

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT   
  Presentations:

“Names – Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics” – Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.  We also take a ‘world tour’ to learn how constructed in different cultures.

“Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research” – Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research, especially records and jurisdictions, looking at examples where appropriate.

“The Genealogical Value of Guild Records” – The history, structure, and purpose of guilds. Then, we look at some of the many record types that guilds created and how they can be of use to the researcher, especially when church records are missing and how these records can fill those gaps.

Registration begins Monday, April 20th.
Zoom space is limited to the first 97 registrants.
SGS Members $30.00, Non-Members $40.00
Register for Online Seminar

Registration must be submitted before 9:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a Syllabus by email on May 15th.

Dr. Juengling holds a Master’s and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars. 


NEW ZOOM LINK!

Dancing with the Spanish Lady: 
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918  
(Online Class and Discussion)
Thursday, April 23, 2020 
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT


Follow this link to join:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/204565857

Here’s a timely topic to be presented by Lisa Oberg. 

Schools canceled, closed theaters and churches, social distancing… all of these public health measures in effect today were used to help combat the influenza pandemic of 1918.


NEW ZOOM LINK & INSTRUCTIONS!

Webinar: Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist, and More
Presenter: Jill Morelli
Date: Friday, 1 May 2020 
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT


Follow this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/978964694?
pwd=T0pQenI5YnhIWTZsRHkxQjJZbDBYQT09
  Not all our ancestors are fine upstanding citizens, but Friedrich challenged all parameters of exemplary citizenship. But, who was Friedrich Eiler? The ability to combine fragments of identity to form a single individual is an important skill. This case study illustrates the techniques used to identify the unknown!   This is an online meeting via Zoom of the German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/    SGS Members are welcome to join in!   After entering the link, use this password: 367866 Meeting ID: 978 964 694  

FGS 2020 Family History Conference

To our fellow genealogical family members and future conference attendees:
 
The 2020 FGS Family History Conference is now a little over four months away and our preparation for the event is moving forward. At this time, we understand individuals are focused on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy. Our top priority is the well-being of all individuals who will be attending and supporting our event scheduled for September 2-5. Consequently, we are continually monitoring the situation related to COVID-19, nationwide and in our 2020 host city of Kansas City, Missouri.

We anticipate that our conference registration will be available online later this month. We will also be making information available to participants regarding the conference program and activities.  Please refer to our conference home page https://fgs.org/annual-conference/ and our social media sites as we begin providing more information. We are excited about the program we have developed and have an impressive line-up of highly engaging speakers.

As we press forward with optimism, we wish everyone safety and well-being.
Thank you and be well.
  Keep updated on the FGS 2020 Conference! Visit our webpage:  FGSConference.org
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Twin Rivers Genealogical Society Cancelled March Seminar

Good evening, I just wanted to let you know that the “Preserve the
Past and Present Photos for the Future” has been cancelled until October
2020, due to coronavirus. We will be letting you know when it is
rescheduled as soon as we have a date. Please keep “Walking with
Ancestors” July 4 and we will be sending out information the closer we
get to that date! Thank you for your help in getting the word out. We
will see you in July! WE HOPE!!!!

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Seminar Postponed

The EWGS Seminar scheduled for April 4th has been postponed till May 2nd.  If you have already paid and can not make the May date you can get a refund, or the money carries over for the May Seminar.
Saturday, May 2
Enhancing Your Genealogy Repertoire  (Seminar) 9:30 pm to 3:30 pm Prince of Peace Lutheran – 8441 N Indian Trail Rd. Spokane, WA 99208       

  ********RAFFLE********DOOR PRIZES********LUNCH********   Seminar Classes:  

#1  Researching Is Child’s Play with Barbara Brazington

#2  Census with Lynda Keenan

#3  Ancestry DNA and Thru-Lines with Janice Moerschel

#4  DNA Painter with Lynda Keenan  

Handouts will be on the Home page of the website for attendees to print their own.   LUNCH:  Taco Bar catered by Becky’s Catering   COST: $25.00 (includes lunch) for members           

$30.00 (includes lunch) for non-members           

$30.00 at the door (lunch not guaranteed)  

Doors open at 9:00 am   Payment methods will be listed on the website soon!