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June 2018

Introduction to DNA for Genealogy

June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Randy Whited's presentation, "An Introduction to DNA for Genealogy" will highlight the types of DNA testing available, how to select which test or tests to address specific genealogical questions, and how to begin interpreting the results. For VGS members only. Join VGS at http://virtualgenealogy.org/membership/ Register for the event https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5001607317149765891

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Preparing for a Genealogy Holiday

June 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is a visit to your ancestral homeland. This lecture with Christine Woodcock will assist you in being prepared for your visit so that you can make the most of your time while there. For VGS members only. Join VGS at http://virtualgenealogy.org/membership/. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1239821796761023747

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Future Trends in the Genealogical Industry

June 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Are you ready for rapid changes in the genealogy industry over the next five years? Will you be prepared to pivot and prepare for a focus on DNA and health, virtual education, and even drones in genealogy? Or do you want to wait, react, and be left behind the curve? Genealogy expert Thomas MacEntee reviews current and future trends in what makes up the business side of family history. From business owners and solopreneurs to basic practitioners, anyone involved in…

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July 2018

Blogging Your Genealogy

July 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Is blogging for you? Learn how blogging can help you connect with your past as you share and collaborate with others. Laura Hedgecock will discuss how to choose a blogging platform, generate ideas for content, promotion, and blogging versus other writing. For VGS members only. Join VGS at http://virtualgenealogy.org/membership/.  

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January 2019

“Online Databases of Indexes and Scans of Polish Records” with Zbigniew Stettner

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Details for Zbigniew Stettner webinar

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

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“A Nose for News: Sniffing Out Stories in Newspapers” with Mary Kircher Roddy

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Details for the January 6th webinar with Mary Kircher Roddy

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.

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Hispanic SIG Monthly Online Meeting: Search and Documentation Strategies for Hispanic Names

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
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 January 2019 is search and documentation strategies for Hispanic names.

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