Saturday, January 31, 2009


14 February 2009
Secaucus, NJ - The Hudson County Genealogical Society meeting is pleased to feature Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak speaking on Trace Your Roots with DNA. The meeting starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. at the Secaucus Public Library. See for directions. Ms. Smolenyak's books will be available for puchase. For more information, visit, or email

14 February 2009
Port Charlotte, FL - The Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc., proudly presents its spring Family History Symposium, "Improving Your Genealogy Research Performance," featuring Stephen P. Morse, creator of the One-Step Website for which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from IAJGS. This event will be at the Lutheran Church of the Cross at 2300 Luther Road from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Morse's topics are One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools, One-Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems, Playing Hide and Seek in the US Census, and What Color Ellis Island Search Form Should I Use? Cost is $30 for CCGS members and $35 for non-members. Symposium materials & lunch are included in the registration fee. Reservation & Lunch deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. After this date you will need to bring your lunch. For a registration form, call Barbara Powell at 941-629-2344 or email her at:

20-21 February 2009
Denver, CO - The Colorado Genealogical Society will host its annual seminar 20-21 February 2009. The featured speakers will be Thomas H. Shawker, M.D. and Patricia O'Brien Shawker, CG. On Friday, 20 February, Dr. Shawker will address the society's regularly scheduled meeting on Genealogy and Your Health at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 S. Patton Ct., Denver. On Saturday, 21 February, he will present DNA Testing: the Very, Very Basics and Race Ethnicity, and Ancestry: DNA Testing. Patricia Shawker will speak on One Family's Footprint in the Federal Records and Before Statehood: Territorial Records. Friday's presentation is free. Saturday is an all-day event at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch, 13th & Broadway, Denver, with a materials fee of $30 per person. For more information, please visit the website online at

20-21 February 2009
Tallahassee, TN - The Tallahassee Genealogical Society presents TALGEN TECH with Dick Eastman, well known as the author of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, a daily publication read by more than 25,000 genealogists around the world. He is also a frequent presenter at major national and international conferences including GENTECH. He has published numerous articles in a wide variety of publications and was an advisor to PBS' Ancestry series where he also appeared as a guest in one of the episodes.

The seminar will be on 21 February from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. Dick Eastman, will provide the following presentations: Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photography, Genealogy searches on Google, Tombstone Photography, and Where is Genealogy Software Headed? Cost is $50 for TGS members and $60 for non-members if registered by 27 January and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. (Lunch is NOT guaranteed for onsite registration.) Enter Alfriend Hall at the corner of Call and Calhoun Streets. Print your registration form and find more information at

Also, join us for Research Day in the Florida State Archives on Friday, 20 February, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the R. A. Gray Building, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida Take advantage of personal research in the Florida State Archives. We will begin with an archives tour at 9:30 a.m. Afterwards help will be on hand for beginning researchers throughout the day. Lunch on your own. Join us
for dinner with Dick Eastman at 6 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club, 3700 Golden Eagle Drive, Tallahassee, at a cost of $30 each while Mr. Eastman presents Putting the Genes in Genealogy! For details, visit

21 February 2009
Green Valley (AZ) Genealogical Society's annual seminar is on Saturday, 21 February 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2951 S. Camino Mercado, Green Valley. The featured speaker is Elissa Scalise Powell, CG. Topics:

· Rubik's Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data
· The Research Cycle: Don't Pedal Backwards
· Thinking Outside the Index: Online Search Techniques
· Sharing Your Data in an Internet Age

Cost is $37.50 for members and $40 for non-members including a buffet lunch. For further information or a registration form to download please see the society's Web site at

28 February 2009
Whittier, CA - Whittier Area Genealogical Society presents its 26th Annual Seminar from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. and features Curt B. Witcher, Manager for The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN. Mr. Witcher also serves as general curator for that institution's Rare and Fine Book Collection. He is the co-editor of the 1987 through 2008 editions of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) and is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society and is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. His presentations will be "Doing Effective Genealogical Research in Libraries," "Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research," "Pain in the Access: Getting More from the Internet for Your Genealogy," and "All That Other Stuff!: Other Census Records Beyond Population Schedules." Visit the vendor/display area before and between presentations. Registration is $32 until 21 February; if later, add $3. For complete information and form, check the WAGS website, For questions, call or email: Judy Poole, Seminar Director, at (909) 985-6657,

28 February 2009
Port Charlotte, FL - German Research Genealogy Seminar in Southwest Florida features Baerbel Johnson, for the first time in Florida, presenting "Putting Flesh on the Genealogical Skeleton." Baerbel Johnson is a professional genealogist working at the Family History Library as an International Reference Consultant. She holds degrees in Family and Local History Studies and Sociology from BYU with more than 20 years of extensive experience in European family history research with emphasis on Germany. Her presentations will include:

· Marriage Laws and Customs in Germany
· German Research on the Internet
· Strategies for Solving German Research Problems
· Internet Resources for Locating the 19th Century German Emigrant

The seminar is from 8:00AM to 3:30PM at St. James Episcopal Church, 1375 Viscaya Drive, Port Charlotte, FL. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m and the seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. Fee is $25.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members. Pre-registration by February 18, 2009 includes lunch. For more information and a registration form, visit our website at

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"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society."

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