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DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, June 18
DNA SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and is a professional genealogist with a specialty in genetic genealogy. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Put in the Subject line: Request DNA SIG Link.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Wednesday, June 19
Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have ancestors who arrived in the US before the Civil War? Did they begin their US experience in the Mid-Atlantic states and then move westward? Then this SIG is for you! Sometimes the key to finding your ancestor’s home across the ocean is researching the places they lived before they migrated west. This was often in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, or the surrounding states. This SIG is designed to help people with just that experience.
 
The focus will be on those who arrived in the US before the Civil War and back to Colonial times. Migration routes, record sources, and more will be discussed.
 
All sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Nancy Ryburn will lead the discussion with members sharing research suggestions and support.
 
Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line:  Request Mid-Atlantic SIG Link.



POLISH SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, July 3
POLISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Researching in a foreign country can be a little intimidating, especially if you are researching alone.  If your ancestors are from Poland or Eastern Europe, this group may be for you.  Join us for a monthly discussion and research session designed to encourage and inspire everyone.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are usually held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request POLISH SIG Link.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, July 8
TECHNOLOGY SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
The TECHNOLOGY SIG helps users of all abilities to effectively use technology in support of Family History research. We will also have breakout groups for the users of Family History software.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org Please put in your email Subject line: Request Technology SIG Link.


Tuesday, July 9
"It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Our program speaker, Melissa Barker, will present, via Zoom, “It’s Not all Online:  Researching in Archives”.
 
“Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s genealogical records are online”. This statement has been said by many genealogy professionals and archivists, including myself. The truth be told that percentage is probably more like 3%-5%. As genealogists, we are living in a time when there are huge amounts of genealogy records being put online daily. We can do research in the comfort of our own homes with our pajamas and fuzzy slippers until 3 o’clock in the morning if we want to. Unfortunately, we have been lulled into thinking that “everything is online”. When, most of all genealogy records are sitting in repositories waiting to be discovered by the genealogist. This presentation will show why you need to contact or visit an archive and seek out those records that are not online.
 
“Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s genealogical records are online”. This statement has been said by many genealogy professionals and archivists, including myself. The truth be told that percentage is probably more like 3%-5%. As genealogists, we are living in a time when there are huge amounts of genealogy records being put online daily. We can do research in the comfort of our own homes with our pajamas and fuzzy slippers until 3 o’clock in the morning if we want to. Unfortunately, we have been lulled into thinking that “everything is online”. When, most of all genealogy records are sitting in repositories waiting to be discovered by the genealogist. This presentation will show why you need to contact or visit an archive and seek out those records that are not online.
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend and must register at least one day in advance by emailing: info@mgsfl.org.  The Zoom meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.


IRISH SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, July 9
IRISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
It’s estimated that about 10% of the US Population has Irish ancestry…that’s about 31 million people!  Ireland is not the easiest place to research due to political strife as well as the destruction of the Public Records Office in 1922.  However, research is possible if you know the place where your ancestors lived and the timeframe of their emigration.  In the Irish SIG we'll answer basic questions about how to do Irish research and what records are available to search both online and off. Join us for the first monthly Irish SIG meeting led by Donna Moughty. Donna has worked as a professional genealogist and has been conducting Irish research for over 30 years. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request IRISH SIG Link.
 


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, July 10
GERMAN SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have German ancestors or you are interested in this part of Europe, or were your ancestors located in some of the popular German settlements in the USA? Maybe you should join our German Special Interest Group (SIG) and converse with other researchers with the same interests.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request German SIG Link.


DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, July 16
DNA SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and is a professional genealogist with a specialty in genetic genealogy. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Put in the Subject line: Request DNA SIG Link.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Wednesday, July 17
Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have ancestors who arrived in the US before the Civil War? Did they begin their US experience in the Mid-Atlantic states and then move westward? Then this SIG is for you! Sometimes the key to finding your ancestor’s home across the ocean is researching the places they lived before they migrated west. This was often in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, or the surrounding states. This SIG is designed to help people with just that experience.
 
The focus will be on those who arrived in the US before the Civil War and back to Colonial times. Migration routes, record sources, and more will be discussed.
 
All sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Nancy Ryburn will lead the discussion with members sharing research suggestions and support.
 
Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line:  Request Mid-Atlantic SIG Link.



Tuesday, August 6
"Self-Publishing Your Genealogy For Under $10"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting (Meeting Time is EST)
Our program speaker, Karen Dwyer, will present virtually “Self- Publishing Your Genealogy For Under $10”
 
Have you worked on your family’s genealogy for years and have no one to carry on your work?  Karen Dwyer has worked on her Genealogy since 1997.  She decided that with all the work she has put into her Genealogy, she would self-publish her work and distribute it out to various libraries and historical societies.  Learn how to format your genealogy through your family tree software and create your own book.  This lecture will be a step by step talk on how to create your own book. 
 
Karen is a member and President of the Manatee Genealogical Society.  She is also a member of the Sarasota Genealogical Society, the German Genealogy Group, the Sacramento  German Genealogy Society, and the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society.  She is also the facilitator of our German Special Interest Group.


POLISH SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, August 7
POLISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Researching in a foreign country can be a little intimidating, especially if you are researching alone.  If your ancestors are from Poland or Eastern Europe, this group may be for you.  Join us for a monthly discussion and research session designed to encourage and inspire everyone.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are usually held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request POLISH SIG Link.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, August 12
TECHNOLOGY SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
The TECHNOLOGY SIG helps users of all abilities to effectively use technology in support of Family History research. We will also have breakout groups for the users of Family History software.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org Please put in your email Subject line: Request Technology SIG Link.


IRISH SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, August 13
IRISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
It’s estimated that about 10% of the US Population has Irish ancestry…that’s about 31 million people!  Ireland is not the easiest place to research due to political strife as well as the destruction of the Public Records Office in 1922.  However, research is possible if you know the place where your ancestors lived and the timeframe of their emigration.  In the Irish SIG we'll answer basic questions about how to do Irish research and what records are available to search both online and off. Join us for the first monthly Irish SIG meeting led by Donna Moughty. Donna has worked as a professional genealogist and has been conducting Irish research for over 30 years. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request IRISH SIG Link.
 


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, August 14
GERMAN SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have German ancestors or you are interested in this part of Europe, or were your ancestors located in some of the popular German settlements in the USA? Maybe you should join our German Special Interest Group (SIG) and converse with other researchers with the same interests.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request German SIG Link.


DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, August 20
DNA SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and is a professional genealogist with a specialty in genetic genealogy. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Put in the Subject line: Request DNA SIG Link.



POLISH SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, September 4
POLISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Researching in a foreign country can be a little intimidating, especially if you are researching alone.  If your ancestors are from Poland or Eastern Europe, this group may be for you.  Join us for a monthly discussion and research session designed to encourage and inspire everyone.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are usually held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request POLISH SIG Link.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, September 9
TECHNOLOGY SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
The TECHNOLOGY SIG helps users of all abilities to effectively use technology in support of Family History research. We will also have breakout groups for the users of Family History software.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org Please put in your email Subject line: Request Technology SIG Link.


Tuesday, September 10
"Getting Started in Family History Education"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting (Meeting Time is EST)
Our program speaker, Dustin Axe, will present virtually “Getting Started in Family History Education”.
 
It can be extremely rewarding for young students to learn about themselves and their family history, yet genealogy is a challenging subject to teach and learn. Hear Youth Genealogy Curriculum Coordinator Dustin Axe discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that genealogy presents educators of all kinds. Discover key teaching strategies from American Ancestor’s family history curriculum, and walk away with tools and resources to inspire the next generation of family historians.
 
Dustin Axe is the Youth Genealogy Curriculum Coordinator at American Ancestors in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a seasoned educator with over twenty years of experience teaching multiple subjects and developing curricula for students across numerous educational settings. He is a licensed teacher and holds a bachelor's degree in social studies education from Purdue University, with endorsements in U.S. history, world history, and government. His previous work experience includes the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend and must register at least one day in advance by emailing: info@mgsfl.org.  The Zoom meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.


IRISH SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, September 10
IRISH SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
It’s estimated that about 10% of the US Population has Irish ancestry…that’s about 31 million people!  Ireland is not the easiest place to research due to political strife as well as the destruction of the Public Records Office in 1922.  However, research is possible if you know the place where your ancestors lived and the timeframe of their emigration.  In the Irish SIG we'll answer basic questions about how to do Irish research and what records are available to search both online and off. Join us for the first monthly Irish SIG meeting led by Donna Moughty. Donna has worked as a professional genealogist and has been conducting Irish research for over 30 years. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request IRISH SIG Link.
 


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, September 11
GERMAN SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have German ancestors or you are interested in this part of Europe, or were your ancestors located in some of the popular German settlements in the USA? Maybe you should join our German Special Interest Group (SIG) and converse with other researchers with the same interests.  The meeting format is very flexible and the discussions go where the group takes it. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.  Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line: Request German SIG Link.


DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, September 17
DNA SIG - Virtual  (SIGs)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and is a professional genealogist with a specialty in genetic genealogy. Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Put in the Subject line: Request DNA SIG Link.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Wednesday, September 18
Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL MEETING (Meeting Time is EST)
Do you have ancestors who arrived in the US before the Civil War? Did they begin their US experience in the Mid-Atlantic states and then move westward? Then this SIG is for you! Sometimes the key to finding your ancestor’s home across the ocean is researching the places they lived before they migrated west. This was often in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, or the surrounding states. This SIG is designed to help people with just that experience.
 
The focus will be on those who arrived in the US before the Civil War and back to Colonial times. Migration routes, record sources, and more will be discussed.
 
All sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Nancy Ryburn will lead the discussion with members sharing research suggestions and support.
 
Details for joining the Virtual Meeting will be provided prior to the meeting to MGS members via email. Non-members can request attendance information by emailing us at info@mgsfl.org . Please put in your email Subject line:  Request Mid-Atlantic SIG Link.