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Monday, January 18
DNA SIG - Open Q&A Session  (Special Interest Group)
2:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom


Tuesday, January 26
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting



Monday, February 8
Virtual Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am
Zoom Meeting


Wednesday, February 10
Polish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, February 11
Scribes SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:30 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, February 11
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, February 13
Dan Earl: Becoming a Genealogy NINJA A New Look @ Research Methodology & Brick Walls (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
All genealogists have hit a brick wall at one point or another. For the new researcher this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Using sound genealogical research methodology is the first step in overcoming brick walls. The lecture will introduce learners to the NINJA approach to doing genealogical research. NINJA is an acronym that stands for Needs, Investigation, Notation, Justification, and Assessment. This approach represents a fresh look at the Genealogical Proof Standard that is designed specifically to assist beginner and intermediate researchers with overcoming brick wall problems in their research faster than guess work or haphazard research. This course will utilize real-world examples to demonstrate how the presenter used the NINJA method to overcome brick walls in his own research.

Learning Objectives:
1.      All genealogical researchers hit brick walls in their research
2.      Many brick wall problems can be overcome
3.      Using sound research methods helps overcome brick walls
4.      Using the NINJA approach can help overcome brick walls faster than guesswork
 
Dan began researching his family history at age 10 when his father took him to the grave of his great-grandfather; that sparked a lifetime of interest in family history. He has spent the last 25 years researching his own family history and helping others make history a part of their story.

He is associated with the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Association for Gravestone Studies, Michigan Genealogical Council, Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society, Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Maryland Genealogical Society, Maryland Historical Society, North Carolina State Genealogical Society , French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, The Next Gen Genealogy Network, ​Virtual Genealogical Society and International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
 
Daniel has experience doing research in the United States Midwest, Mid-Atlantic United States, New England Eastern Canada, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland​.


Monday, February 15
DNA SIG - Open Q&A Session  (Special Interest Group)
2:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom


Tuesday, February 23
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting



Monday, March 8
Virtual Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, March 11
Scribes SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:30 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, March 11
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Maureen Taylor: Google Images & Beyond - Learn Basic Search Techniques (Webinar)
Saturday, March 13
Maureen Taylor: Google Images & Beyond - Learn Basic Search Techniques (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
Images are everywhere if you know where to look beyond Googling it. Add new photographs to your family album by learning a few basic search techniques. From reunion sites to auction catalogs and more, family photos turn up in the darndest places.
 
Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London, and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der SpiegelAmerican Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website, and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles, and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. She is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine.
 


Monday, March 22
Irish SIG Virtual  (Special Interest Group)
3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom


Tuesday, March 23
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting



Monday, April 5
Virtual Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, April 8
Scribes SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:30 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, April 8
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Peg Kapustiak: 30 Types of Maps Useful in Genealogy (Webinar)
Saturday, April 10
Peg Kapustiak: 30 Types of Maps Useful in Genealogy (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
The past is not hidden; we see it every day, though we often do not even know it. Maps can unlock details about your family or lead you to new resources. We'll explore various kinds of maps; look at details included and not included, and offer suggestions on locating maps for Europe and the USA.
 
Margaret (Peg) Kapustiak’s presentations are designed to provide you with extremely practical tips and ideas.   She has been a Genealogist and Family Historian for over 40 years and has researched her family history in the Chicago area, the Midwest, New England, and New York state plus nine countries in both Europe and Asia when she lived overseas.  She has provided over 125 talks to 46 different organizations both nationally and internationally in the past 18 years.  She is the author of one book and thirty-nine research articles and she currently volunteers at four historical/genealogical organizations.


Tuesday, April 27
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting



Monday, May 3
Virtual Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am
Zoom Meeting


Saturday, May 8
Drew Smith: Introduction to GEDmatch (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.
Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida, Tampa Library since 2007.  Drew developed an interest in genealogy as a child, and began to engage in serious family history research after the death of a favorite aunt.  He soon became a volunteer in the America Online Genealogy Forum, and within a few years was writing regular genealogy articles for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing and the NGS NewsMagazine – now NGS Magazine.  He also served as the editor of the FGS Voice, and writes the Rootsmithing with Technology column for FORUM, published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  He has written Social Networking for Genealogists, and co-authored with George Morgan, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.  His most recent book is Organize Your Genealogy, Strategies and Solutions for Every Research.  He has served on the boards of Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Association of Professional Genealogists.  He founded the mailing list GENEALIB for genealogy librarians, and continues to administer it for more than 1100 subscribers.  He is also the administrator for the RootsMagic mailing list, and an administrator for numerous genealogy-related groups on Facebook.  Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology.  Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of THE GENEALOGY GUYS PODCAST since 2005 and beginning in 2016 he hosts the GENEALOGY CONNECTIONS PODCAST, which alternates weeks with THE GENEALOGY GUYS PODCAST.
 


Thursday, May 13
Scribes SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:30 am
Zoom Meeting