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January 2019

“Family Gatherings: Dragging Genealogy Information Out of Your Family” with Melissa Barker

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Details for the webinar with Melissa Barker on January 29th

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!

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February 2019

“How Dungeons & Dragons Has Made Me a Better Family Historian” with Randy Whited

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Details on the February 3rd webinar by Randy Whited

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?

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“Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research” with Janice Lovelace, PhD

February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Janice Lovelace's webinar topic for February 5th

Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This presentation looks at techniques to identify slave-owners through the use of land, probate and court records.

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“From East to West: Ancestral Migration Through Canada” with Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Title and time for Kathryn Lake Hogan's webinar on February 9th

How did your family get from Europe to the Prairies? Why did your ancestors migrate through Canada? What clues can be found in records to track your ancestor's migration? Why did so many Quebeckers leave the province during the 1800s? What was so appealing about the Prairie Provinces?

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Hispanic SIG Monthly Online Meeting: Search Strategies for Civil Registrations

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
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The Virtual Genealogical Society has a SIG (Special Interest Group) focusing on Hispanic research. Our discussion topic for February 2019 is search strategies for civil registrations.

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“Introduction to Bavarian Records” with Marcel Elias

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Webinar details for Marcel Elias

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).

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March 2019

“Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist” with Annette Burke Lyttle

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Webinar details for Annette Burke Lyttle

How do you know if the facts you’ve uncovered are correct? How do you avoid attaching somebody else’s ancestors to your family tree?

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“Joining a Traditional Genealogical Society” with Daniel Earl

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Webinar Details for Daniel Earl

This lecture will look at the history of genealogical societies, discuss the "Top 10" reasons to join a society, and discuss the three societies every family historian needs to join.

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Hispanic SIG Monthly Online Meeting: Context Behind Mexican Civil Registrations

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Logo extension for VGA's Hispanic SIG Interest Group

The Virtual Genealogical Society has a SIG (Special Interest Group) focusing on Hispanic research. Our discussion topic for context behind Mexican civil registrations.

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“Native, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples” with Judy Nimer Muhn

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Webinar details for Judy Nimer

The first residents of North America can be challenges to research, as oral history, stories are foundational. Learn to use geography, tribal resources, historic records.

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