Saturday, January 22 2022 Winter Program 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern- Via Zoom FREE TO MEMBERS!!(A Great Reason to Become a Member)
Register at:ancestry @gensocofpbc.org
List your name and current email address Topics:
Cause of Death: Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research.
Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors.
Featured speaker Lisa Alzo will present two one-hour webinars. She will answer questions after each session There will be a fifteen-minute break at 11:15am The second session will start at 11:30am. Closing remarks at 12:45pm. Handouts will be emailed prior to the event. Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer and internationally recognized lecturer. She is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa also developed the Eastern European Research Certificate Program for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Genealogy library hosts talk on early Chinese women in Oregon
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, a local genealogical library, is hosting a free talk focused on the lives of the first groups of Chinese women to immigrate to Oregon. This virtual event will occur at 2:30 pm Saturday, January 15; pre-registration is required.
Archaeologists and authors Dr. Chuimei Ho and Dr. Bennet Bronson will present an illustrated lecture at the GFO’s monthly GenTalk on the topic of “Merchants’ Wives, Prostitutes and Identities In Between: Early Chinese Women in Portland.”
Dr. Chuimei Ho was born in Hong Kong and received her Ph.D. in art history and archaeology from the University of London in 1984. She arrived in the U.S. in 1987 and served as adjunct curator at the Field Museum from 1989 to 2006. In 2001 she became a founder and first president of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, and in 2008 she founded the Chinese in Northwest America Research Committee (CINARC) with Bennet Bronson.
Dr. Bennet Bronson received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He was Curator of Asian Archaeology and Ethnology at Chicago’s Field Museum from 1971 to 2008, has done archaeological work in Guatemala, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, and has published two books with Chuimei Ho; Splendors of the Forbidden City, Coming Home in Gold Brocade: Chinese in Early Northwest America, and Three Chinese Temples in California.
GenTalks are monthly presentations on a wide variety of topics of genealogical interest currently provided via Zoom and always available to the public for free. If interested, sign up ahead of time at gfo.org/gentalk.
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About Us The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located at 2505 S.E. 11th Avenue, Portland. As a secular, all-volunteer organization, we operate the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest. GFO holdings include an expansive collection of resources to assist anyone interested in pursuing their own family’s genealogy, irrespective of the location. Although the physical library is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic, online talks and classes have continued virtually. GFO researchers also respond to the members and the public’s emailed queries about genealogy and history. You can learn more about GFO’s mission, activities, along with our publications and resources at https://gfo.org/.
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Saturday, December 11 Getting Started with HeritageQuest 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Via Zoom Learn to access and navigate millions of genealogy records using HeritageQuest. Preregistration Required Preregister at http://events.pbclibrary.org/node/20569
October 23rd is fast approaching, but there is still time to sign up for the Sacramento German Genealogy Society Annual Fall Webinar: Your Ancestors and the World of Cartography (Pinpointing Place and Time). The webinar will be via Zoom with a $20.00 fee. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_alwalRE6QyKomhZYYKxmdA This promises to be a phenomenal webinar. We have arranged an amazing lineup of speakers:Elod Biszack, CEO of Arcanum Database Ltd, will speak to us from Hungary. If you have ever done research in the Austrian Empire, you have heard of the amazing mapping source, Mapire. This is just one of the projects Arcanum is responsible for. They have digitized historical maps all over Europe and beyond.Heiko Mühr, Map Metadata and Curatorial Specialist at UC Berkeley, will share how to use their collection of German Captured Maps from WWII and then talk about the hidden collection of Austrian maps discovered in the process of making the German Captured Maps available to the public. Melinda Kashuba rounds out our trio. She has a doctorate degree in Geography. She will show us how to use maps to trace our ancestors from their homes in German-speaking Europe to their settlements in the United States. Class Descriptions and Presenter Bios: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hyhtczd7i0su2su/SGGS%202021%20Annual%20Fall%20Webinar%2C%20presentation%20descriptions%20and%20bios%20final.pdf?dl=0 Regards,Amy Chidester
Registration is now open for FREE classes for Genealogy Week, September 18 – 24! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to expand your research skills. Check our calendar for details on each class. Click here to register now.
Saturday, October 9 Thomas MacEntee Presents “Brick Wall Breakthroughs” 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Webinar IMPORTANT! A successful Brick Wall Breakthrough webinar relies upon submissions from our members.
Nationally known speaker Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions to research problems submitted by you!
Please click this link: https://forms.gle/iVxneTwPeCHWL36v9 [forms.gle] and complete the form for possible selection as the featured case for the Brick Wall Breakthroughs webinar. PLEASE be as concise as possible . . . focus on the specific issue that is your brick wall. Try to avoid telling “The Story” but do add background info needed to possibly solve the brick wall.
Submissions are DUE no later than Friday, 2 October 2021!
The actual the link to register for this event will be sent shortly after September 20th.
(Portland, Oregon, 08/24/2021) — The Genealogical Forum of Oregon has received a $1,400 federal American Rescue Plan Act grant for digitizing our holdings. The money will permit the purchase of a much-needed scanner that can be used by our trained volunteers. Records will then be made available to members at home via the GFO website. Prior to the pandemic, digitization was done on a modest basis, mainly to protect our periodicals. Patrons only had access to the digitized images onsite at our library.
In the past year, due to the pandemic, a team of dedicated volunteers moved more than 150 annual classes online and has transferred more than 334,000 pages of records onto the GFO’s website. This grant will increase that effort.
The GFO received the grant in a highly competitive process; less than a third of the total funding requested was approved. Grants were made possible thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, through the Library Services and Technology Act. The grants application process was administered by the State Library of Oregon.
The federal funds were included in the American Rescue Plan Act to help libraries, museums, and related nonprofits promote digital inclusion and connectivity, address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and support efforts to provide equitable service to communities.
GFO Vice President Susie Chodorow, who secured the grant, says, “The majority of our members identify as 65 years and older. Many are living with disabilities, especially mobility concerns. It’s imperative that we continue to offer online services. This grant will help us work towards our goal of making our collections accessible online as quickly as possible for use by our members.”
We greatly appreciate Congress’s support of the American Rescue Plan Act. It is directly benefiting the residents of Oregon.
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is an all-volunteer nonprofit founded in 1946 to promote, preserve and publish genealogical history. The GFO operates the largest genealogy library in the Pacific Northwest and offers more than 150 classes each year.
Genealogical Forum of Oregon 2505 SE 11th Ave., B-18 Portland, OR 97202 gfo.org
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