Sometimes the most amazing and useful family history information shows up in very unexpected places. Cari A. Taplin will be showing us how to find some of those hidden gems.
Cari’s family told her that she was related to Roy Rogers. That resulted in her search for her true heritage since the year 2000. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She provides speaking services through GenealogyPANTS, and lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group “The Genealogy Squad.” Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Her personal research focuses on the midwestern and Great Lakes states.
For your Zoom invitation, just go to our website, bigenealogy.org, on May 19, the day before the meeting and click on EVENTS.
Washington State Archives will present another edition of “Stump the Archivist,” a Q&A webinar for researchers of all experience levels, on May 20 at 10 a.m. Bring your questions and a notebook, and chat with Research Archivist Tracy Rebstock! Learn how to use state and local government records in your historical research or family history. New records are added to our collections all the time. Updates to vital records means more access to birth, death, marriage, and divorce collections. Rebstock will talk about criminal records and then take your questions so you can dig deeper into your research. (Your questions don’t need to be related to criminal records.) Register here. It is free to attend this event. Visit our YouTube channel to view past webinars.
Mission The International German Genealogy Partnership’s mission is to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference to be held in Fort Wayne, IndianaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03 May 2022 – Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been chosen as the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference, which is expected to draw upward of 500 attendees, focuses on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world. Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about 50% of its residents claiming German ancestry. The acclaimed Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is more than pleased to be the local host for the 2023 event, with support from local German societies, genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne. The 2023 IGGP International Conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Conference Center and will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks. Attendees will learn from top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study, including genealogists, authors, historians and archivists. Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the ACPL’s Genealogy Center’s historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories. Join us 9 June – 11 June 2023 for this exciting conference. Partnership leadership day will be 8 June 2023. We look forward to seeing you there! Learn More and Stay Connected: Visit the IGGP website at https://iggp.org/ Read the IGGP newsletter at https://iggp.org/cpage.php?pt=89 Like IGGP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGGPartnership/ Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center: www.GenealogyCenter.org About the International German Genealogy Partnership IGGP comprises more than 100 organizations around the world. IGGP’s mission is “to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally-recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.” IGGP held its first international conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. Participants traveled from Europe, North America, South America and Australia. The 2023 conference is hosted by the Allen County Public Library with its acclaimed Genealogy Center and supported by a local German societies, local genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne. Details of the Fort Wayne conference will be posted when available on the IGGP website. Germans arrived in America as early as Jamestown in 1607. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that almost 50 million people in the United States have German roots – the largest ethnic minority in the country at that time. The 2010-2014 American Community Survey found almost 15 percent of the U.S. population can claim German ancestry. ##### Contact: International German Genealogy Partnership P.O. Box 16312 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116-0312 email@example.com
The Blast From My Past podcast features the incredible true stories of people whose lives were changed by what they discovered through MyHeritage about their family’s pasts — whether it was a close relative they never knew existed, the key to unlocking an old family mystery, or a newfound connection to a long-forgotten legacy.
Here’s a brief recap of the season so far:
Episode 1: “The Secret of Ereikoussa“ — Yvette Corporan had to know: did the entire Greek island community where her grandmother grew up really conspire to hide a Jewish family, right under the noses of their Nazi occupiers? Follow her quest to confirm this extraordinary story… and find out what happened to the family her grandmother helped to rescue.
Episode 2: “The Missing Piece” — Abandoned at the same train station in Daegu, South Korea, just weeks apart, Kim and Christine were placed for adoption on opposite sides of the globe and grew up unaware of each other’s existence. Then came the DNA test results that changed everything.
Episode 3: “The Hero Who Fought Both Sides“ — In a 1933 photo, a Jewish shopkeeper, decorated with a German military medal from WWI, smiles wryly right next to a Nazi guard outside his shop. Who was this man, and what happened to him in the dark years? The answer tells an astonishing story of courage.
Episode 4: “The Real Uncle Sam“ — He wants YOU to join the U.S. Army. But who is this Uncle Sam in that iconic recruitment poster? It turns out that he was based on a real person — and this is his fascinating story.
Episode 5: “The Colombian Link“ — When a pair of Colombian half-brother adoptees reunited thanks to a DNA test, they couldn’t have known that their journey to find their birth families had only just begun… or exactly how far that journey would take them.
There are plenty more beautiful and mind-blowing stories on the way! Please help us reach a wider audience by sharing about the podcast and encouraging everyone you know to follow or subscribe to it, too.
Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 16, 2022
Even though organizations like charities and foundations may be tax-exempt, the IRS still requires them to file certain information every year. For many of these exempt organizations, the deadline to file their 2021 information return is Monday, May 16, 2022.
Here are the forms they may need to file, depending on the size and type of organization:
Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation or Section 4947(a)(1) Nonexempt Charitable Trust Treated as a Private Foundation
Form 990-N, Electronic Notice, e-Postcard, for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return
Form 4720, Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code
Mandatory electronic filing Tax-exempt organizations must file their forms electronically. E-filing reduces processing time, making compliance with reporting requirements easier.
Here are a few things organizations should know about filing:
Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm until 8:30. Links to the reoccurring Zoom Meetings are located at the bottom of this page, one for the 1st Tuesday and one for the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The first half of each meeting we will work thru training videos, watching, and then pausing to talk about the section we just watched before moving on to the next section. The second half will be used for open discussion of topics related to using Legacy. This could include any questions or problems we are having with the program or tips and features we have discovered. If you think of something you would like to bring up, please write it down so you can share it with the group.
Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Meeting Tues May 10th at 6:30 pm
The Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society invites you to attend our May meeting. At approximately 7pm, Jessica Jones, Reference Archivist for the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch, will present an introduction to the Puget Sound Regional Archives. She will also give an overview of records frequently used by genealogical researchers and provide helpful information for those interested in the process of researching in person or submitting remote requests for records. You’re welcome to bring your questions.
Our meeting this month is virtual via Zoom and if you would like to attend we ask that you email VP-Programs@tpcgs.org to request the meeting login.
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