FRIDAY, June 8th
Mexican Ancestry Group 11:30am – 1:30pm
Finding your Hispanic ancestors from Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California
This Special Interest Group (SIG) pertains specifically to Mexican ancestors from Mexico and the American Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California).
Beginning and intermediate researchers are very welcome. Some subjects will include online parish records, Hispanic genealogy societies, Family History Library/FamilySearch.org. Ancestry.com, solving genealogical problems, methodology of organizing your research, etc. Of course this group will also be about sharing our research experiences, and having fun.
If you know of any other people interested in Hispanic genealogy tell them about the up and coming group. They don’t have to be a GFO member to participate.
For questions or comments, please email Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, June 9th
Great Lakes Region Group 9:30 – 11:30am
The Sizzling Summer of 1901, Google Tips, and More
We will look at the deadly heat wave that took over the Eastern half of the US in the summer of 1901 and affected almost every aspect of peoples’ lives for several weeks. Also, we’ll explore some “cool” ideas for getting more out of our Google searches. In the second hour participants are invited to share their own genealogy research, puzzlers, great finds, and more. Even if your ancestors are not from the Great Lakes Region, you may find something useful at this meeting! Contact Lynn Rossing at email@example.com with any questions.
SUNDAY, June 10th
Maps Work Party 9am – Noon
We are planning to continue working on this project on the second Sunday of the month from 9am until noon, or to whatever time you can spare. Come when you can. Doris Cruickshank is our fearless map project coordinator.
WEDNESDAY, June 13th
Portland Meetup: How Do I Get Started On My Family Tree 5 – 7pm
This meeting is part of the Portland Genealogy Meetup Group. It’s organized by GFO’s new secretary, Geoff Smith. Come on down for a guerrilla guide for those who are just starting — How to get started, how to organize your search. Additional information is available HERE.