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Tuesday, December 6
"All About Your Name"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, Florida & via Zoom (Meeting Time is EST)
We are back to in-person meetings at Manatee Central Library, 
in addition to Zoom
 
Our program speaker, Peggy Jude, will present in person the topic "All About Your Name”.  This program is a broad look at surnames.  Topics covered include: the history of surnames, ways to learn more about yours, and those who share your name.  Get tips on places to research your name, DNA options, and groups you can join.
 
Peggy Jude has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years and specializes and teaches in five areas of genealogical interest: DNA, Preserving Family History and Heirlooms, Genealogical Methods and Records, Genealogical Technology and Swedish Genealogy.
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend in person.  Guests via Zoom must register at least one day in advance by emailing: info@mgsfl.org.
 
Annual Holiday Social
The Manatee Central Library Auditorium will open at 9:30 am. for in-person attendees.  The Manatee Genealogical Society will provide refreshments for this meeting to celebrate the Holidays and our ability to re-unite in person.
 
The Manatee County Central Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd West, Bradenton, Florida 34205.
 
The Zoom meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST. 
 


POLISH SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, December 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.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Thursday, December 8
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. 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.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, December 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.


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, December 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, December 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, January 4, 2023
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, January 9, 2023
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, January 10, 2023
"Effective Use of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
In-person and Zoom (Meeting time is EST)
 
Our program speaker, Allison DePrey Singleton, will present "Effective Use of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center via Zoom.  This program will provide detailed information on the use of the Allen County (Indiana) Public Library Genealogy Center, the second largest genealogical library in the United States. This center houses over 72,000 family histories, 1.2 million physical items and access to the largest and best databases.  Allison will also explain what is available through online access.
 
Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, is the Genealogy Services Manager, providing professional research consultations, and leading its family history digital programs initiative.  She has presented at the last three RootsTech Connect Conferences, the 2018 Indiana Genealogy Society Conference and numerous other speaking engagements around the country.   
 
The Manatee Central Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd West, Bradenton, Florida 34205.  The Main Auditorium will open at 9:45 a.m. for in-person attendees.
 
The Zoom meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST
 
 


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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, January 17, 2023
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.


2023 Annual Seminar - Finding Your Elusive Ancestors
Saturday, January 28, 2023
2023 Annual Seminar - Finding Your Elusive Ancestors  (Workshops/Seminars)
10:00 am to 4:15 pm
Good news! 
 
The Manatee Genealogical Society is hosting a Virtual Seminar on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST.  Instead of just one speaker, we will have FOUR nationally known speakers. The theme of the seminar is “Finding Your Elusive Ancestors,” and don’t we all have one or two or three? You will be able to submit your questions to the speakers for expert guidance, and you will also have the chance to win prizes from major genealogical companies. 
 
Program speakers:
 
Blaine Bettinger, PH.D., J.D. - Blaine is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence and is the author of the long-running blog (founded 2007) The Genetic Genealogist (https:// the geneticgenealogist.com/).  Blaine has a PH.D. in biochemistry with a concentration of genetics.
 
Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M. - Dr. Lacopo is a professional genealogist researching since 1980.  His research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in Mennonite, German, Swiss, Mid-Atlantic American, genetic genealogy, social history and advanced problem solving.                                                     
 
J. Mark Lowe, a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) - author and lecturer. Mark is a lifelong genealogist who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.  Mark does webinars for Legacy Family Tree and worked on several genealogical television series.                    
 
Cyndi Ingle, creator of CyndisList.com, a free categorized list of more than 337,000 links for genealogical research. Cyndi’s list has consistently remained in the top tiers for online research for 26 years. She is a 42-year genealogist, with a specialty for research on U.S. homesteaders, the Civil War, the Plains States, the Midwest, the Old Northwest, and beyond.
 
COST:  Members - $40; Non-members: S50.  Learn more about our speakers and register for the seminar on our Homepage at our website: https://mgsfl.org/
 
Hope to see you there!
The Manatee Genealogical Society