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Wednesday, February 8
Eastern European Research
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Joey L. Caccarozzo, is a federal trial attorney by day, and a speaker and researcher on nights and weekends, with a focus in DNA, Italian, Louisiana, Slovak, and Ukrainian studies. She completed the Advanced Italian Genealogy course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in 2019 and her basic Italian and Eastern European genealogy certificates through the National Institute of Genealogy Studies in 2020. 
 
Eastern European Research
This lecture will focus on mid-19th century through 20th century immigration from present day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, and more.  Learn how to find your Eastern European ancestors through traditional and online sources, including how to identify your ancestral village.  We will also cover various challenges with researching Eastern European ancestors and how to overcome them.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, March 8
Don't Build Your Own Brick Walls....It's Hard Enough!
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
Description:
Who doesn't have genealogical brickwalls--those intractable problems that we cannot seem to get beyond? What is even more frustrating is that the brick wall is probably of our own making. We will explore the various ways we make our own brick walls and strategies for successfully breaking through them. This will take some hard work, but you can demolish that wall!
 
Speaker Bio:
Jill Morelli, CG, CGL is a writer, lecturer and co-founder of the online Applied Genealogy Institute, providing practicum-based educational opportunities for intermediate and advanced genealogists. In 2017, she founded the Certification Discussion Group, an online series discussing her certification journey to demystify the process for others.  She specializes in Scandinavian research and is constantly honing her methodological skills. She lectures nationally and has written articles for National Genealogical Society QuarterlySwedish American GenealogistNCGS Journal and many others. Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, co-chair of SGS Centennial 2023, Puget Sound-APG program chair, and a member of many local and national genealogical societies.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, April 12
Abstracts, Extracts and Transcriptions, Oh My!
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Program

An introduction to the purpose of Abstracts, Extracts, and Transcriptions, learn the difference between the three, why it is important to create one for your documents, and discover industry standards so others can read and understand your document. 

Speaker Bio:  Linda Debe is a lecturer, writer, and lifelong student with over 40 years of genealogy research experience. She holds an AAS degree in Electronics Technology from the United States Air Force where she served for 11 years.  She graduated from the ProGen 54 Study Group in May 2022.  She is currently enrolled at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has attended several national genealogical conferences and institutions to further her education and is a member of several genealogy societies. 
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, May 10
Newspaper Research - More Than Just Obituaries
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Description: Learn how to find and use online newspapers to uncover long lost details of your ancestors' lives.
 
Presenter: Roslyn Torella.   She is a native of the Mahoning Valley in NE Ohio and has two great passions, family history and local history. Her writing and research reflects both of them. Her first book “Lowellville Ohio: Murders, Mayhem & More” is a unique collection of newspaper articles dating between the 1850s and the early 1920s about her hometown.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, June 14
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, July 12
Using Fold3 Library Edition
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Love it or hate it, Fold3 is cornering the market on American military records online.  Learn how to navigate the site, browse resources effectively, and find the hidden gems on this fantastic database.
 
Bio: Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. She holds a post graduate certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  Ms. Dudek is the Book Review Editor of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, a board member of the Illinois State Historical Society, and the author of the World War I Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.