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POLISH SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, February 1
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.


Tuesday, February 7
"Avoiding an Ancestor Identity Crisis"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting (in-person and Virtual via Zoom)
 
Our program speaker, Shelley Bishop, will present in person "Avoiding an Ancestor Identity Crisis".
 
How can you tell if a name in a database or record is really your ancestor? Genealogists often deal with the challenges of identifying ancestors despite same names, irregular spellings, inconsistent ages, similar places, unknown maiden names, missing vital records, ancestral migration, and boundary changes.  Knowing how to sort these issues out is crucial to building an accurate family tree.  This lecture will demonstrate the use of seven strategies to help you solve identity problems and keep your research on track.
 
Shelley Bishop is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker with a passion for finding and preserving the stories of our ancestors. She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine, NGS Magazine, and other publications. As the owner of Buckeye Family Trees, Shelley specializes in Ohio and midwestern research, often involving extensive work with military, court, and land records.
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend in-person at the Manatee Central Library, located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd West, Bradenton, Florida 34205. Guests attending via Zoom must register at least one day in advance by emailing: info@mgsfl.org.  The Manatee Central Library Auditorium will open at 9:45 a.m. EST for in-person attendees.  The Zoom meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.


GERMAN  SIG - Virtual
Wednesday, February 8
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.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, February 13
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.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Thursday, February 16
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 Thursday 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.


DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, February 21
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, March 1
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.


Tuesday, March 7
"Preparing for a Research Trip - Here or Abroad"  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting (In-person and Virtual)
Our program speaker, Donna M.Moughty, will present in person "Preparing for a Research Trip – Here or Abroad".
 
Hopefully the time will come when you have enough information to begin planning a trip to your ancestral homeland.  Knowing the exact place is key to your success as borders may have changed since your ancestor’s emigration. This lecture will look at what you should do to prepare for your trip, starting with yourself and working back, finding all of the records left by your ancestor, as well as their extended family, associates and neighbors.
 
Donna Moughty, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, is a researcher, lecturer, and blogger on topics including Methodology, Internet, Irish research, and technology.  She is the author of the Quick Reference Guides for Irish Research. Her genealogy blog can be found at www.irishfamilyroots.com.
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Guests attending via Zoom must register at least one day in advance by emailing: info@mgsfl.org.  Participants attending in person will meet at the Manatee Central Library, which is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd West, Bradenton, Florida 34205.  The Manatee Central Library 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, March 8
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.


TECHNOLOGY  SIG - Virtual
Monday, March 13
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.


Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Thursday, March 16
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 Thursday 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.


DNA SIG - Virtual
Tuesday, March 21
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, April 5
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, April 10
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, April 12
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, April 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
Thursday, April 20
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 Thursday 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.