Family History Fanatics A Summer of DNA

We wanted to let your group know about the 4th annual A Summer of DNA virtual conference is happening on Saturday, 31st July 2021 The past virtual conferences were very successful and had great attendance. 
Speakers will be talking about the following:

  • DNA Ethnicity in 2021: More Inclusive, Specific, Accurate and Meaningful (Diahan Southard)
  • Jewish DNA: Strategies to Analyze Endogamy (Alec Ferretti)
  • DNA Strategies for African American Genealogy Research (Shannon Christmas)
  • Leveraging DNA to Research Your Irish Ancestry (Maurice Gleeson)

The online sessions will begin at 10am Eastern Time on Saturday, 31st July 2021. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we’ll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. 

3. No, you don’t have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the door prizes.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the virtual conference so even if you can’t make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don’t have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don’t want to.

As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to genealogy and research. Early bird registration is only $19.99 until July 17th. The regular registration price is $24.99. Learn more at the website (https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/summerdna) and register today.
Feel free to post this information on your website or Facebook page and let your members know. If you would like graphics to post, let us know and we can send them to you.
Thanks,Andrew & Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics

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South King County Genealogical Society Last Call For Judy Russell

LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION –
DON’T MISS OUT! 

Join us for a fun and informative day with Judy Russell. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers between sessions and opportunities to win terrific door prizes throughout the day. 

ONLINE EVENT
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$40 SKCGS Members/$50 Non-Members

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:
https://south-king-county-genealogical-society.square.site
OR
Download registration form, print and mail with check:
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Seminar topics:
9:00AM “FINDING THE LAW”
10:45AM “WHERE THERE IS – OR ISN’T – A WILL”
1:00PM “ROGUES, RASCALS AND RAPSCALLIONS: THE FAMILY BLACK SHEEP”
2:30PM “DNA AND THE GOLDEN RULE: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY”

Full page flyer:
http://skcgs.org/graphics/Seminar-21.jpg

International German Genealogy Ambassador

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

If you signed up to be an ambassador for the IGGP German Genealogy Conference (to start earning money back!), today is the day that you can officially start sharing your special code! And if you didn’t sign up yet, it’s not too late. Just send an e-mail to jim@iggc.infoand receive your discount code for your friends, family, and society members.   How the Ambassador Program Works: Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your own special promo code. You promote your code on your social network, to your genealogy societies, library groups, friends, family, etc. This special code gives the new registrant $25 off.  For every single registration that uses your special code, you will receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to register for the conference (up to the cost of the conference).  The Ambassador Program will run from June 1 through June 30. Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your special code. Then, as of June 1, share and start earning that registration money back! Thank you for your support and we will see you on 17 July at IGGP Live!
 
Das IGGC Freunde-Programm ist da!
Wir freuen uns sehr, unser Freunde-Programm bekannt zu geben. Werden auch Sie ein IGGC Freund und teilen Ihre Genealogiebegeisterung mit Ihren Freunden! Neben der Verbreitung der Freude an der virtuellen IGGC, können Sie auch Geld für Ihre Konferenzregistrierung zurückerhalten!
  So funktioniert das IGGC Freunde-Programm:
  1. Kontaktieren Sie Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Promo-Code zu erhalten.

2. Leiten Sie Ihren Code an Ihre Freunde & Familie per Email, in sozialen Netzwerken, in Ihren  genealogischen Vereinen oder Bibliotheksgruppen weiter. Mit diesem speziellen Code erhält der neue Registrant 25 Euro Rabatt.

3. Für jede einzelne Registrierung, die Ihren speziellen Code verwendet, erhalten Sie eine Rückerstattung von 25 Euro auf Ihre Zahlungsweise, mit der Sie sich für die Konferenz registriert haben (bis zu 100% der gezahlten Beträge).
Das Freunde-Programm läuft vom 1. bis 30. Juni. Wenden Sie sich an Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Code zu erhalten und ab dem 1. Juni Freund & Familie zur Konferenz einzuladen und somit selber etwas zu sparen! Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und wir sehen uns ab dem 17. Juli bei IGGC Live!
Check out some of the presentations that will be featured at the conference this summer: Problems with Alsace-Lorraine? Consider Kehl (Kenneth W. Heger) The Leo Baeck Institute: Home of German Jewish Genealogy (Karen Franklin) Johann Who? Of What Place? Overcoming Butchered Names of People and Places (Joseph B. Everett)  Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools (James Beidler) An Introduction to Germans from Russia (Ellie Vance)  German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics and Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research (Dr. Michael Lacopo)  Conference Program
Register Now
Jetzt Registrieren
Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is having two FREE Events


Here’s a great way to have fun from home and maybe win something you really want. I hope you’ll tell all your members, family and friends about it.

The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is offering two FREE events for at-distance participants: JamboFree, two-days of educational opportunities, and the free Exhibit Hall full of Show Specials and Prize Drawings.

JamboFree – Free Education for All offers two days of activities, Monday, Jun 7 and Wednesday June 9. We hope you’ll join us. Here’s the schedule https://genealogyjamboree.com/jambofree-2021/



Virtual Exhibit Hall – The Hall opens Friday, June 4 at 9 am (PDT) and closes Sunday, June 13 at 12 midnight (PDT). That means the Jamboree Exhibitors are offering your favorite products and services at amazing discounts 24 hours a day for 10 days!

Plus, every Jamboree Exhibitor is offering a Prize Drawing. You can enter to win database subscription services, research assistance, DNA testing and interpretation, software and more. Enter at the SCGS booth for a chance to win the Conference Grand Prize – a 7-night stay at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Not enough? How about FREE access to selected Ancestry products for 10-days of the conference?

To join the fun at either event, you will need a FREE SCGS account (think of it like putting on your name badge). Here’s the link to open an SCGS account: https://next.scgsgenealogy.com/
Already have an account? You can always use the “forgot password” feature to reset your password.   Once you’ve logged in, click the MY JAMBOREE tab in the left column.
  If you have any questions, please ask me.

Margaret Rutledge
Jamboree Marketing Volunteer
MargaretRutledge@earthlink.net

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100 Focus on Societies

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100
Dear Friends at Washington State Genealogical Society,

We are so excited about this year’s virtual Focus on Societies program that we are offering societies a special group discount of more than 42% off the regular registration fee. Focus on Societies is virtual 21 May 2021.
 
Register five representatives by 12 May for Focus on Societies and you will pay only $20 per person. That’s $15 off the registration fee of $35 per person and a total discount of $75.

NGS is offering such a generous discount to insure that your officers and staff can attend all twelve lectures in three separate breakout sessions. Registrants also will be able to access the lectures on-demand in mid-June.
 
Communications to Members Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters Focused Learning and Collaboration: Special Interest Groups in Your Genealogical Society Website and Social Media Communications and Content Strategies for Societies Using Your Genealogical Society’s Email List to Nurture and Grow Your Society  Managing Events Society Management—Volunteer Motivations: Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers A Walk Among the Tombstones: Preparing for and Presenting a Cemetery Tour Event Management Intro for Local Genealogy Societies Grow Your Society with Quality Events  Going Virtual! Online Meetings: Helping Your Society Move into a Virtual World Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use the TxSGS Preservation Capture System for Your Society’s Digitization Going Virtual with the Next Generation: Involving Younger People in Virtual Meetings Digital Marketing for the Modern Society Jill Morelli’s opening talk on how challenges and lessons learned during the pandemic led to innovative ideas and new opportunities; Society Shout Out, when we’ll share the best ideas from societies and organizations; and Cheri Hudson Passey’s update on how NGS is supporting societies after its merger with FGS, including plans for new benefits and initiatives.  Your leadership team also will enjoy By the way, spread the word since this offer is available to all genealogical and historical societies. Membership in NGS is not required.
Register 5 Members of Staff for only $100
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Twelve Days to Register for NGS 2021 Live!

Twelve Days to Register for NGS 2021 Live!
Register Today! You have only twelve days left to register for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2021 Live! We can give you twelve great reasons to attend. Nineteen Sessions with live Q&A and later available on-demand presented by nationally recognized speakers including Barbara Vines Little, Thomas W. Jones, Elizabeth Shown Mills, and more.
  Exclusively for NGS Live!—A presentation by special guest speaker and award-winning author Dani Shapiro. Her talk, Family Secrets, will not be available later.
  Twenty-one, free On-Demand!, sponsored bonus sessions.
  A Conference Syllabus including more than 130 session handouts for future reference.
  Admittance to the NGS four-day Virtual Expo Hall, 18-21 May, with more than thirty exhibitors
  Free Access to Ancestry, 18-21 May, including Ancestry, Fold3, and Newspapers Publishers Extra. 
  Inclusion in drawings of terrific giveaways, including:  Five, Annual World Explorer memberships to Ancestry Five, Annual Fold3 subscriptions Five, Annual Newspapers.com Publisher’s Extra subscriptions Five, Ancestry DNA kits Three, One Year MyHeritage Complete Plans Two, MyHeritage DNA Kits Two, Free registrations for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento, CA Two, One-year NGS Memberships
  Free access on 18 May to the SLAM! Idea Showcase highlighting innovative projects and programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs) around the United States.
  The first of fourteen BCG Skillbuilding Lectures. During Live! Craig R. Scott discusses establishing identity and kinship with military records. On-Demand features thirteen additional BCG sessions. 
  Ten lectures on DNA. Leading off our DNA session during Live! are Angie Bush and Crista Cowan, whose lectures are Leveraging Genetic Networks to Break Down Brick Walls and AncestryDNA: Putting Your DNA Results to Work to Further Your Research, respectively. Eight more sessions on DNA will be available on-demand.
  Eight sessions focused on African American genealogy. The Live! lectures feature Ric Murphy, The Story of Virginia: Arrival of the First Africans; and Janice Lovelace, Going Offline: Finding African American Resources. Another six sessions are included in On-Demand!  
  Thirteen sessions on the rich genealogical history of Virginia, America’s first permanent English colony. Four leading genealogists open up discussions during Live! They include:  Eric G. Grundset, Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and Their Surviving Records;  Judy G. Russell, Wilde Beasts, Sabbath Breakers, and Incorrigible Rogues: Early Virginia Laws;  Vic Dunn, Scotch Irish from Pennsylvania Through Virginia and the Carolinas; and Shelley  Viola Murphy, Virginia Burned Counties: So What? An additional nine lectures are included in the On-Demand Virginia track.
Additional On-Demand sessions are available in packages of twenty or forty sessions of your choice. 

These are just some of the highlights of NGS Live! Don’t miss out on a rich array of learning opportunities for every area of interest and every level of expertise in family history.
  Register Today!
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: NGS Conference

A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift:
The National Genealogical Society
2021 Family History Conference
Register a Special Mom Today Dear Friend,

Are you at a loss over what gift to give for Mother’s Day? Dinner out at a special restaurant may still not work this year. Round-trip airline tickets to visit you may not be an option for everyone just yet either. But, if your special mom is interested in her family’s history, a gift of registration to the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Virtual 2021 Family History Conference might be the perfect gift for her.
 
On Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May 2021, from the comfort of home she can participate in NGS’s premier, two-day, virtual conference event― NGS 2021 Live!. Speakers include two award-winning authors and nationally recognized speakers who explore a wide variety of topics on researching family history. The two-day event also features a virtual expo hall with the newest genealogical products and services and drawings for exciting genealogy-related prizes.
 
In addition to NGS 2021 Live!, NGS offers a choice of either a twenty or forty lecture package on-demand. With these options, she may choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting on 15 June. Program content also includes more than twenty additional bonus lectures provided by conference sponsors and sponsoring organizations.
 
As a free bonus, she can participate in the SLAM! Idea Showcase on 18 May. This debut showcase highlights creative and innovative projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs) from around the country.
 
Why not get your special person a wonderfully unique Mother’s Day gift. Purchase a registration for her to the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Virtual Family History Conference. Register a Special Mom Today
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

NGS Annual Meeting

In conjunction with the 2021 Virtual Family History Conference, and instead of our traditional in-person gathering (for the second year in a row), the 2021 Annual Meeting will be hosted online. The meeting will be held at 5:15 pm ET on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Additional details on how to access the meeting will be provided at www.ngsgenealogy.org. You do NOT need to register for the Family History Conference to attend.  
Speakers will include NGS President Kathryn Doyle; Treasurer Deborah Lebo Hoskins; Vice President of Society & Organization Management Cheri Hudson Passey; Membership Chair Bernice Bennett; board member Andre Kearns; and Executive Director Matt Menashes, CAE.
 
If you are unable to join us on 19 May you will be able to view a recording via our YouTube channel at a later date.
 
The purpose of the Annual Meeting is: to provide updates on the direction of the National Genealogical Society, including information about new programs and activities focused on genealogy organizations following the completion of the merger with the Federation of Genealogical Societies last October to provide a financial update to take questions from attendees. We look forward to seeing you online for the annual meeting next month.
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s weeklong events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and download a copy of the program brochure.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Help Your Genealogy Society to Thrive

Help Your Genealogy Society to Thrive
Genealogy societies provide an indispensable and invaluable service to aspiring and experienced genealogists alike. Continuous development of volunteer leaders is necessary for every society to not only survive, but also to thrive and grow membership.
 
Focus on Societies, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) all-day virtual program on 21 May, offers an excellent opportunity for genealogy societies. Current society leaders will learn new management strategies, and attendance may encourage other society members to step up to serve on a committee or the board.
 
Registration for individuals is $35 for the 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. event, or take advantage of the NGS group rate of $100 to register up to five society members. Societies do not need to be a NGS Member to register and attend this event. Registration closes 12 May. Learn more at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/focus-on-societies/.
 
Lecture topics include:
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters
Incorporating Special Interests and Study Groups in Your Society
Website, Content, and Social Media Strategies
Using Your Email List to Grow Society Membership
Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers
Preparing and Presenting a Cemetery Tour
Introduction to Event Management for Local Societies
Growing Your Society with Quality Events
Moving into the Virtual World of Meetings
Using an Open-Sourced System for Your Society’s Digitization
Digital Marketing for Societies
Register today at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/focus-on-societies/. # # #
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

International German Genealogy Partnership

International German Genealogy Partnership Hello German genealogists,

Only 93 days until the conference, and we are getting very excited! Please read this entire e-mail as there is a lot of news – including a special coupon, an exciting contest, and introductions to specific presentations. 

For any questions, please do not reply to this e-mail, but contact James Beidler here. 

$50 Coupon Savings: Missed the special Early-Bird pricing, but still want to attend the conference?Now until April 30, use the coupon code “EARLY” at check-out to get $50 off the package of your choice! 

Rabatt von 50€: Es sind weniger als 100 Tage bis zur 2021 IGGC virtuell und es gibt bereits heute viele Interessierte die teilnehmen werden. Bis zum 30. April gibt es jetzt mit dem Coupon-Code „EARLY” einen Rabatt von 50€ auf das von Ihnen gewählte Paket. Registrieren Sie sich auf: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/iggp-2021-euro bis zum 30. April mit dem Code “EARLY”.

Register Now
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Facebook Share Contest: WIN A FREE USB WORKS Package ($299 value) to the virtual German Genealogy Conference this summer by sharing the Facebook contest post, which you can find on our Facebook page!

Details: Everyone who shares the post (or its German version) by April 30 will be entered in a raffle to win a free USB Works Package ($299 value, full conference access + lifetime access to all conference presentations) to the virtual German genealogy conference this July. And if you have already bought your ticket, you will be refunded your money.

FACEBOOK GEWINNSPIEL: Gewinne ein Komplettpaket (im Wert von 252,00 €) für die virtuelle International German Genealogy Conference. Einfach den Facebook Gewinnspiel Beitrag teilen und dadurch am Gewinnspiel teilnehmen!

Details: Jeder, der diesen Beitrag (oder die englische Version) bis zum 30. April teilt, nimmt an einer Verlosung teil um ein kostenloses Komplettpaket (im Wert 252,00 €, vollständiger Konferenzzugriff + lebenslanger Zugriff auf alle Konferenzpräsentationen) für die virtuelle International German Genealogy Conference zu gewinnen. Wenn Sie bereits ein Ticket gekauft haben, wird Ihnen der voll Kaufpreis erstattet. Getting excited about the presentations? Check out our most recent blog posts on speakers and presentations here. All presentations will be in English or German, with subtitles in the opposite language (Please Note: Just because a video on the blog is in German does not necessarily mean the presentation will be given in German during the conference. These videos were originally made for a German-speaking audience). 

Roger Minert: Enumerated, Registered and Forgotten: Censuses and Residential Registration in Germany

Daniel Earl:  Banat German Research Tips 

Claire Gebben: Explore the Rhineland Palatinate! 


Corinna Meiß: Gesponserte Auswanderung aus dem Oberharz/Königreich Hannover in die USA 1848-1855 

Katherine Schober: A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy 

James Beidler: Finding the Right German Place with On- and Offline Tools

Charlotte Champenois:  Finding Records Online for Germans in Alsace‐Lorraine Check Out the Conference Program Konferenz Programm anzeigen

Can’t wait to see you this summer!