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Rogue Valley Genealogical Society February Events
Good evening! I’ve attached information about some exciting events during February, and copied below, planned for February. Will you please post these on your website, perhaps share in your newsletter and distribute to your membership?
For those who may not have registered or are unfamiliar with our February 20 seminar, “Profile of a Quaker: Finding a Friend in Colonial America,” I’ve attached the seminar registration form and flyer.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 541-608-8091, or email@example.com. And thank you for your support!!!
Pamela Sasseen, Publicity & Public Relations Rogue Valley Genealogical Society firstname.lastname@example.org 541-608-8091
February 4: Planning Your Successful Family Reunion
Do you have a family reunion coming up? Have you started planning for it? If so, you’ve learned planning a family reunion isn’t as easy as one would think. February 4, guest speaker Marilyn Ayers will show you how to plan a successful reunion in these difficult times. She’ll discuss strategies and themes, and help you plan to host in-person, as well as virtual and hybrid, reunions. You’ll learn how to prepare timelines, how to find vendors, locations, plan activities, and much more! Plan to join Marilyn virtually, February 4, and follow her lead as she guides you to a successful reunion!
February 4, 1:30pm to 3:00pm, $20 for non-members, $10 for members. To register, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=10. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.
February 16: “Nectar of the Gods: The Mysteries and Histories of Rogue Valley”
Vitis californica, a wild grape species also known as California wild grape, Northern California grape, and Pacific grape, has grown wild here since time immemorial. Its fermented, fruity, alcoholic brew has long graced our tables. And Vitis vinifera, Europe’s cultivated varietals, brought new opportunities and expectations.
At the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society’s February Program & Members meeting, Author, Researcher and SOU Sociology/Anthropology faculty member, Maureen Battistella presents “Nectar of the Gods: The Mysteries and Histories of Rogue Valley.” The age of modern wine-making was born in Southern Oregon in the 1960s and 70s. While Rogue Valley wineries are well known and their stories often told, Maureen will share with you their back stories – the mysteries and histories that intrigue the mind, engage the imagination and delight the palate. A remote tasting is planned as part of this Zoom presentation to demonstrate the evolution and sophistication of today’s award-winning Southern Oregon wines. Participants, if they choose, can join in the remote tasting to understand the nuance of wine, its structure and nose. This event, as are all RVGS Program & Member meetings, is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, February 16, 1:30pm to 3:00pm. A short members meeting will be held prior to the program. To register, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=19. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.
February 20: Seminar, “Profile of a Quaker: Finding a Friend in Colonial America”
Nationally known speaker Steven W. Morrison will present this seminar on Quaker genealogy. See RVGS website for details on all sessions. Cost: Members $45, Non-members $55 (Please see attached Registration & Flyer.)
February 22: DNA Class Series, “X-DNA Inheritance Chart”
You have your DNA test results? Now what? Did you just receive your test results from a holiday gift? Or have you had them for a while but aren’t sure what to do with them? February 11, Lorita Cushman will share some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your test results.
This virtual, online class is one in a series of DNA classes presented the 4th Monday of each month, up to and including May 24. Monday, February 22, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, $10 for non-members, $5 for members. To register, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=20. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email with your Zoom link the day before the presentation.
February 23: Heirloom Genealogy, “The Southern Illinois Quilt Puzzle”
The Southern Illinois quilt puzzle began by purchasing a sampler album quilt on eBay.com. There were 30 quilt blocks, each with a name or initials, and one with a date was enough to inspire a quest to find out who the people were and what their relationship was. February 23, guest speaker Barbara MacMillen will tell you more about this fascinating “quilt puzzle,” and share some intriguing discoveries.
February 23, 1:30pm to 3:00pm, $10 for non-members, $5 for members. To register, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=18. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.
February 24: “Researching Your Ancestors in Family Search”
Run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Every year millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. This non-profit offers FREE access to its resources and services online at FamilySearch.org. February 24, Rich Miles will explore how to search for records on FamilySearch.org and other resources it offers.
February 24, 1:30pm to 3:00pm, $20 for non-members, $10 for members. To register, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=10. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Civil War Classes
Happy New Year! January 8, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts the first of two virtual classes, “Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?” Renown genealogist and speaker, Brian Rhinehart, will show participants how to discover if their ancestor participated in the Civil War. Attached is a photo of Brian. We would appreciate it if you will share this with your members, and possibly post on your website and in your newsletter.
Thank you for your support! If you need more information, please contact Pat Jenkins at 541-415-0465, or email@example.com.
Pamela Sasseen, Publicity & Public Relations
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Do you know if your ancestor was in the Civil War?
Brian Rhinehart, graduate of Boston University’s Certificate in Genealogy Research course, and professional genealogist and speaker, is a direct descendent of six Civil War soldiers. He specializes in Civil War, and War of 1812, records at the National Archives in Washington DC. January 8, Brian will teach the first of two classes on researching Civil War records, “Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?” It is possible, as about 9% of the US population fought in the Civil War in the 1860s. In this class, Brian will share tips on how to determine if your ancestor was in the Civil War, using (mostly) free resources.
January 8, 1:30-3:00pm, $20 for non-members, $10 for members. To register for this virtual presentation, go to https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=10. Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Profile of a Quaker
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society & Jackson County Genealogy Library Presents:
Steven W. Morrison
February 20, 2021, Saturday 10am-4pm PST
PROFILE of a QUAKER
Finding a Friend in Colonial America
Full Day virtual seminar…Register Now!
Register at: www.rvgslibrary.org * Programs & Classes
Members: $45 * Non-Members: $55
PROFILE OF A QUAKER – Finding a Friend in Colonial America
The profile of a Quaker (Friend) can be as distinctive as a fingerprint with their unique ethnic origin, belief system, marriage practices, and separate record structure. This session will teach you the profiling techniques you’ll need to spot a Quaker in colonial America.
SIMPLY AMAZING – US Quaker Records Online
In 2014 Ancestry.com released its US Quaker Meetings records after years of scanning and indexing. These religious records span the centuries from 1681-1935. By using this subscription website, original records can be viewed online, by browsing the film images or with the aid of a comprehensive index. Learn how to navigate the site and see examples of the basic Quaker record types. A must for anyone with an ancestral brick wall in colonial America.
QUAKER MIGRATIONS – Across Ye United States
How do you find lost Quaker families? FOLLOW THE MEETINGS. Learn how to track your Quaker ancestors by following the opening and closing of monthly meetings they attended. Then marvel at an animated video clip of Quaker meetings marching across the country for 350 years. You won’t believe your eyes!
Ye BEST BOOKS – for Quaker Research
Before the world wide web and the age of internet documents, books were one of the family historian’s most available assets. In the Quaker way, they allowed an expanding nation to share knowledge when the original records were concentrated in only a few repositories. While derivative materials and are less reliable as sources, they play a valuable role as “Finding Aids” to help you locate the original record for your Quaker ancestors, or to understand if it even exists.
Thank you, Jackson County Cultural Coalition & Oregon Cultural Trust, for your support!