This presentation will show you how to “jumpstart your genealogy!” Learn the basics of how to investigate your family’s history using both traditional and online sources. Discover which records to tap into to identify your ancestral village, and how history impacts genealogical research.
An introduction to basic church and civil records available from Bavaria for all denominations (Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish), as well as where they could be found (online or in archives).
Like many cultures, Hispanic countries (we’re including Spain) have traditional naming conventions. Understanding these well will make you much more successful when researching and documenting your ancestors.
Both genealogy and role-playing games are, at their core, centered on storytelling. And the more effort put into the work, the more one gets out of it. In both cases it is useful to put one’s self into the mindset of the individual: what was their occupation, their background, their faith and motivations, their possessions, their friends and allies? In short, who were they in relation to the world around them?
We invite you to join us at our monthly online meetings, and for ongoing discussions in our Facebook Group. Our goal is that this SIG will help you advance your Hispanic research from the comfort and convenience of your home or wherever you have an internet connection.
Family gatherings, we all have them. Whether they are annual events like family reunions or one time occasions like birthday parties, Father’s Day, weddings or funerals, this is a time when our family members come together. This presentation will give you tips and tricks to get your family members talking about family history, even if they don’t want to!
Newspaper research can help further genealogy research. A name in a newspaper can pinpoint a location for an ancestor at a particular time. Mentions in the legal notices, property records or shipping notices columns provide clues for additional research. Learn 20+ tips for getting the most out of newspaper research.
The presenter will show a number of databases that you can use to search your ancestors from Poland in-line including gazetteers, databases of holdings of state archives, repositories of scans and databases of indexes.
The Virtual Genealogical Society is excited to announce the lineup for our 2019 Webinar Series! VGA offers a robust schedule of monthly webinars, several times each month, as a benefit to our members.
Here is the line up of our great presentations for August: August 4, 11am Eastern Jennifer Alford presents “Introduction to Jewish Genealogy” The history of a people is an important component in understanding how to research their genealogy. In the case of the Jewish people it is helpful to understand…