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January 2022

VGA Book Club – January 2022

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The inaugural VGA Book Club meeting will be on January 25th, 2022 at 8:00pm Eastern! Two books that will be discussed at will be: Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past (second edition) by Marian Burk Wood and Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker.

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VGA Hangouts – January 2022 (2)

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

We will be working on our DNA results at this Hangout! This can be done with any DNA testing company or tool that is of interest. Some ideas could be to contact matches, connect DNA matches to people in your tree, work on the What Are The Odds tool, add results to the Shared cM Project, and more!

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February 2022

“Ask Me” Interview with Kenneth R. Marks

February 5

Ask Kenneth R. Marks of TheAncestorHunt.com questions in our VGA Members-Only Facebook Group.

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Cari Taplin, CG – “Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research with Maps”

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Our ancestors lived in a specific time and place. Putting them in context with their neighbors and communities can give us a greater understanding of their lives and may help solve some of our genealogical mysteries. Research you may have already collected can give you the information needed to analyze your data using a map. Documents such as censuses, deeds, tax lists, directories (both city and rural), newspaper articles and more, can be analyzed using maps. Audience Level: All Levels…

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Cathie Sherwood – “Exploring the National Archives (UK)”

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Finding your way around Discovery, the online catalogue for The National Archives (UK) can be difficult at times. With so many options, you can get lost in the sheer volume of results returned from searches. This presentation will look at advanced search techniques, how to understand your search results, and sorting and filtering them. Audience Level: All Levels Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years.…

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