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JANUARY 22, 2015

THE GENEALOGY DO-OVER:  

A YEAR OF LEARNING FROM MISTAKES

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee

It’s a new year—a time to start fresh.  Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.  This session is a webinar.

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

PIECING YOUR ANCESTRY:  DISCOVERING RECORDS ON FINDMYPAST.COM

Speaker:  Debra Dudek

Learn what offerings and opportunities are available when using FindMyPast.com

 

MARCH 26, 2015

CSI:  CEMETERY SEARCH AND INVESTIGATION

Speaker:  Tina Beaird

Cemeteries are more than just a final resting place—they hold more information than meets the eye.  Tina Beaird will share strategies on utilizing this valuable resource.

 

APRIL 30, 2015

GENEALOGY CASE STUDY:  FROM A BEGINNERS PERSPECTIVE

Speaker:  Sara Taylor

Learning how to draw conclusions and research concepts is one of the most challenging aspects of family history research.  Sara Taylor will walk through a case study and share with the audience various points to consider.

 

MAY 28, 2015

FINDING YOUR GENEALOGY INFORMATION VIA SECRET SOCIETIES

Speaker:  Robert Allen

Entertainment and social activity is not a concept that belongs solely to the 20th century.  Come learn about the various organizations that exist and how their records can contribute to your research.

 

JUNE 18, 2015

ONLINE GENEALOGY FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

Speaker:  Lisa Alzo

Learn how to begin and build a family tree, what information is and isn’t online, what tools are available for recording and organizing information and sources, how to put it all together, and much more!

This session is a webinar.

 

JULY 23, 2015

MAPPING IT:  USING MAPS TO ILLUSTRATE GENEALOGY

Speaker:  Sarah Kirby

Maps can provide insight and clues to aide genealogical research.  Sarah Kirby will share tips and techniques to enhance your research.

 

AUGUST 27, 2015

HE TOOK HER NAME:  UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FARM NAMES

Speaker:  Teresa S. McMillin

While it is common for women to take the male surname, it is not always that way. Teresa will discuss common pitfalls associated with research associated with German farm names.

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

MOBILE DEVICE APPS FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN

Speaker:  Jane Haldeman

Technology has made genealogy more portable today than ever before.  Find out about the apps that will help you enhance your research.

 

OCTOBER 22, 2015

WHERE DID I PUT GREAT-GRANDPA?  ORGANIZING FOR GENEALOGISTS

Speaker:  Caron Brennan

Getting organized is often a big task for genealogists.  Caron will share methods to improve organization and help you decrease lost relatives.

DECEMBER 3, 2015

HOLIDAY SOCIAL / YEAR IN REVIEW

 Join us as we share holiday cheer and camaraderie as we complete our annual year-end review of activities.

 

Meeting Information:

Meeting Location:

 

Geneva History Museum

113 S. Third Street

Geneva, IL

 

Meeting Time: 7:30 PM