Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society April Seminar

24 April 2021
Genealogical Journeys

Our Speakers will be Jill Morelli and Linda Harms Okazaki.

Jill’s topics: “Push and Pull: Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant” and “Accessing and Using Scandinavian Records.”

Linda’s Topics: “Finding Your Japanese Roots” and “20th Century Immigrants to the West Coast and Hawaii.”

For more information please visit our website at http://tpcgs.org/seminar.html

International German Genealogy Partnership Early Bird Discount

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

It’s March 24, and that means there is officially only one week left to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for German Genealogy conference. Are you registered yet? The Early-Bird pricing expires Wednesday, March 31st. 
Register Now
Jetzt Registrieren
With eight Live! lectures and over 50 OnDemand lectures you won’t want to miss, this conference will advance your German genealogy in ways you never knew possible. Special Connections rooms are another conference highlight, allowing you to chat with genealogists from around the world with similar research interests. Will you be there?
We have been busy on our conference blog! Check out the latest posts and videos here:  Meet All 8 Marquee Speakers in One Video Meet Speaker Kim Ashford It’s Getting Easier to Be Genetically German – The Latest Updates! by Diahan Southard  The Pursuit of Happiness and the Migration Experience von Wolfgang Grams Meet Speaker Camille Andrus
Check Out the Conference Program
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Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Register for Focus on Societies at NGS

Register for Focus on Societies

Are you on the board of your local genealogical society? Or do you know someone who serves on the board of a genealogical society? If so, be sure to share the news that NGS is hosting an extraordinary day of learning and networking on Friday, 21 May 2021. Focus on Societies is a virtual event exclusively for society leaders and key volunteers. Registration is only $35 per person. For $100, five of your organization’s leaders can attend; that’s just $20 each.
Jill Morelli will kick off the all-day event with ideas and new opportunities based on the challenges and lessons learned during the pandemic. Then society leaders can choose from four lectures during three separate breakout sessions on communications, events, and going virtual:
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 Society leaders won’t want to miss Society Shout Out, when we’ll share the best ideas from genealogy societies across the country. Be sure to fill out an online form to hear your society mentioned during the event.
Cheri Hudson Passey will conclude the program with an update on how NGS is supporting societies after its merger with FGS including plans for new benefits and initiatives.

Join us in May for Focus on Societies!
Register for Focus on Societies
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.

2021 Heartland Family History Conference

Greetings to all of our friends and colleagues!  We want to let everyone know about our 2021 Heartland Family History Conference, which will begin May 7-8.  

We will be hosting a virtual event again this year, with two days of “live” programming on May 7-8, followed by 90 days of on-demand access to recorded content, our virtual exhibit hall, and participant networking opportunities.  Our featured speaker this year is Billie Stone Fogarty, who will be presenting four sessions.  In addition, we will be offering more than 30 breakout sessions, presented by regional, national and international speakers.  We also have some fun new networking and social activities planned.  More details and registration information can be found on our conference website, https://heartlandfhc.org.   

A conference brochure and registration form can be downloaded here. 

We would like to ask your help in spreading the word and promoting our event – please feel free to share this information widely.  We think that it is shaping up to be a great conference, one that your members and constituents won’t want to miss! 

We Thank You for your assistance,

                  The Heartland Family History Conference planning team



Topeka Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4048
Topeka, Kansas 66604-0048
US

Online Irish Seminar


My name is Kevin Keenan, and I’m with the Ulster Historical Foundation. It is a non-profit organization with a long established and reputable research and publishing history. It is based near Belfast, N. Ireland and uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

On Tuesday the 30th of March, two of our staff – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, in association with the Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland Historical Society – will present a live virtual workshop on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy. This in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research, and will benefit beginners and seasoned genealogists alike.

We were wondering if it would be possible for you to include the workshop in your news or events section? The full details are reproduced below, under my signature. I can also supply pictures, details of the presentations, and a schedule if needed.

Many thanks,

Kevin Keenan

Guild Secretary, Ulster Historical Foundation

Bradley Thallon House, Unit 44D

Kiltonga Estate, Belfast Road

Newtownards, Co. Down

BT23 4TJ

Northern Ireland

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280

Donations to the Ulster Historical Foundation are welcome and can be made in various ways

– See Website http://www.ancestryireland.com/make-a-donation/

– Using paypal – Send Money Option to kathryn.mckelvey@uhf.org.uk

– By cheque – payable to Ulster Historical Foundation

Virtual Irish Genealogy Workshop

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 • 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

$20 per person, $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members.

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back (virtually!) for the seventh annual Irish Genealogy Workshop.

Featuring live Question and Answer sessions and interactive virtual networking opportunities, this workshop will foster connections between attendees and expert speakers. Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research.

Live virtual presentations include:

  • Irish Genealogical Essentials- the Best Websites for Getting Started with Your Family Research
  • Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
  • Census Substitutes for the Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century

Special access to recordings of the lectures will be made available to attendees following the live workshop.

Attendees will also be invited to a second live Q&A session with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt on Tuesday, April 13.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society, which preserves and interprets the history of Westmoreland County.

REGISTRATION

This program will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration is $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members and $20 for non-members.

Please register online here: https://heinzhistorycenter.salsalabs.org/irish-genealogy-workshop-2021/index.html

To request special accommodations or for more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Live captioning will be provided at this virtual program.

ABOUT THE ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses. Since 2004, the Foundation has devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She teaches genealogy classes in various educational institutions in Northern Ireland and has spoken in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and publishing, hosting genealogy conferences and events, and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy.

NGS 2021 Live!

Shelley Viola Murphy to Present at
NGS 2021 Live! Register Now Dear , We’re excited to announce Shelley Viola Murphy’s NGS 2021 Live! session: Virginia Burned Counties─So What? In this session, Shelley will discuss Virginia’s “burned counties,” meaning there are lost records you will have some challenges finding along your research path. Learn tips and strategies to combat these roadblocks and change your thinking about burned counties by seeking alternative records to help provide information. Shelley Viola Murphy, DM, aka “familytreegirl”, is a native of Michigan residing in Virginia researching her African-American & European lines. Murphy presents at local and national conferences presenting problem-solving methodology lectures using her “So What” principles. Shelley’s blog is familytreegirl.com, and her tagline is “Know your roots, they are long and strong.” Register Now 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.

A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021. 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 Early-Bird Discount Ends Soon

Early-Bird Discount Ends
15 March for
NGS 2021
Virtual Family History Conference
Register Now
Dear ,

Only a few days are left for three representatives from Eastern Washington Genealogical Society to receive a discount on registration for the NGS Virtual Family History Conference, 17−21 May 2021. After 15 March, the price of registration for NGS 2021 Live! and On-Demand! will increase $50 across the various packages. To qualify for the early-bird discount, you must register online by 15 March.
 
Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May, for NGS’s premier two-day virtual conference event― NGS 2021 Live!. Speakers include two award-winning authors, Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, and Ric Murphy, author of Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia. Other nationally recognized speakers will join them, including Barbara Vines Little, the keynote speaker for the opening session, Eric Grundset, Thomas W. Jones, Janice Lovelace, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Judy Russell, Craig Scott, and more. The two-day event also features the announcement of winners for NGS awards; the newest genealogical products and services from exhibitors in our virtual expo hall; and drawings for exciting genealogy-related prizes.
 
In addition to NGS 2021 Live!, we offer a choice of either a twenty or forty lecture package on-demand. Those who purchase a package may choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting in June. Program content includes twenty-one bonus lectures provided by conference sponsors and sponsoring organizations.
 
NGS will host additional events throughout the week for NGS member societies and organizations.
 
Monday, 17 May: The Delegate Council Kickoff Workshop focuses on helping delegates understand their role within NGS. Be sure to send us the name and contact email of your delegate today! Email the name of your delegate to Susan Yockey on our staff by clicking here.
 
Tuesday, 18 May: NGS presents the debut of the SLAM! Idea Showcase, included in all NGS 2021 Live! packages, which highlights creative and innovative projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs). The deadline to submit a Video Poster Session is also 15 March.
 
Friday, 21 May: The week ends with Focus on Societies on Friday, an all-day event devoted to presentations offering expert advice for society leaders on managing and growing their genealogical or historical society. There is a group rate of $100 for up to five society leaders.
 
Finally, take advantage of the discounted Early-Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when you sign up for the Virtual Family History Conference by 15 March 2021. You can also have your representatives contact our Conference Registrar at registration@ngsgenealogy.org to have up to three officers or directors register at the member rate.
 
Register Now
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.

A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021.

Be an NGS Virtual Exhibitor

As you know, the National Genealogical Society is going fully virtual for the 2021 NGS Family History Conference. As a member organization of NGS, this is a really fantastic opportunity for your genealogy society, library, or organization to have a virtual exhibit this year. We offer nonprofit exhibitors a $300 package that includes a virtual booth, inbound leads, and more. We’ll even set up your booth for an additional $50 (you provide the content).

While the pandemic makes it difficult to deliver the type of expo experience we are all used to, we are doing everything we can to provide great opportunities to highlight your organization and its programs and services to our attendees.

We will do all we can to connect you and your organization to our attendees. The conference will be packed with engaging events and sessions for experienced genealogists as well as first-timers. We have a suite of sponsorship opportunities and can package various custom options to help you meet your objectives.

Here are some important things we want you to know:

  • Our primary objective is to showcase your efforts with video and digital documents.
  • Everything we are doing for this virtual expo is designed to put leads in your hands.
  • We chose the Grip platform, a sophisticated system designed not only to stream our content but to allow you to connect with attendees, get inbound leads, and highlight your organization.
  • We will share attendee information as well as insights to the extent we can.

The attached prospectus has information to help you determine your options. You can place your order via web form and we will send you a contract soon thereafter. We are also open to discussing additional ways we can help you meet your objectives.

If you have any questions about exhibiting at the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference, you can email me at any time at mattm@ngsgenealogy.org.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to working with you,

Matt Menashes

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Matt Menashes,

CAEExecutive DirectorNational

Genealogical Society703-525-0050

mattm@ngsgenealogy.org

International German Genealogy Partnership

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! We are so excited to officially announce the entire conference program – over 50 in-depth lectures by German genealogy experts from around the globe – with presentations delving into all you want to know about German genealogy. Are you registered yet? 

How is this conference different from others? This much-anticipated virtual event is ONLY for German genealogy – which means we can go much deeper into topics and questions to help you on your journey to discover your German ancestors and connect you with present-day relatives in different countries. It’s going to be an event to remember. Will you be there?
Register with Early Bird Discount
Jetzt Registrieren – auf Deutsch
Four different packages are available for the conference (17-24 July, 2021). While the IGGP LIVE! Package includes the eight live lectures by an all-star lineup of genealogy experts (Early Bird $119, Regular $169), and the IGGP OnDemand package features more than fifty prerecorded sessions for you to watch at your convenience (Early Bird $179, Regular $229), the IGGP Combo Package is recommended for the genealogist wanting to get the most out of their virtual conference experience (Early Bird $229, Regular $279).
 
This recommended IGGP Combo Package includes access to both the eight LIVE sessions – featuring popular speakers Ute Brandenburg, Wolfgang Grams, Timo Kracke, Roger Minert, Judy Russell, Katherine Schober, Diahan Southard, and Michael Strauss – as well as one-year access to the over fifty OnDemand sessions, which include an extensive variety of German genealogy topics hand-selected to best aid your research.
 
If you would like these sessions indefinitely, the top-tier IGGP USB Works Package includes all of the Combo Package plus a preloaded USB flash drive with all the conference sessions, meaning that you will have lifetime access to these expert-level lectures (Early Bird $249, Regular $295).
 
All packages include access to the online sponsor and exhibit hall, as well as to the Connections” breakout sessions that will bring together small groups with similar German genealogy or cultural affinities.
 
This virtual conference is a must-attend for anyone researching their German ancestors. With expected participation from genealogists around the world, researchers will have a unique opportunity to connect across borders while simultaneously learning from the top experts in the field.

For any additional questions, contact James Beidler at jamesmbeidler@gmail.com, Nancy Myers at n.myers@gmx.net, or Katherine Schober at language@sktranslations.com.
Please share this information with your genealogy societies and friends! The press releases regarding registration are available in both English and German at the links below. You may either copy the links or download the documents to share. Thanks for helping us get the word out!

English Press Release: http://bit.ly/registrationpressrelease_English 

German Press Release: http://bit.ly/registration_pressrelease_German 
See the Program and Register

National Genealogical Society to Showcase Societies, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

National Genealogical Society to Showcase Societies, Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Register Now for NGS Live! Dear , Join us on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, when we dedicate an entire afternoon during the weeklong 2021 NGS Family History Conference to highlight creative and innovative genealogy research projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs).
 
Family historians are welcome to attend the SLAM! Idea Showcase and learn about research projects and programs around the country. During this free event, attendees will be able to view and browse virtual posters (short videos featuring the projects and programs), download handouts, and chat with individual poster presenters.
 
Guest host Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist, will open the event and announce the winner of the 2021 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship and the top poster winners. Community OutReach Specialist, Ashley Ramey, from the Library of Virginia will provide an overview of the library and its offerings. Scott Holl, Manager, History & Genealogy Department, at the St. Louis County Library will offer closing remarks. How to Attend SLAM! I’m Attending NGS Live! – You are automatically registered for SLAM! when you register for NGS 2021 Live!

I’m Not Attending NGS Live! – You can register for SLAM! separately for FREE.
  Register Now for NGS Live! 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.

A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021. 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.