Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
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Wednesday, October 14
City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Most genealogists aren’t taking full advantage of all the clues available in city directories. Learn how go beyond a mere “lookup” of your ancestor and their family. Understand how city directories were created, the secrets of various abbreviations, and how to use the F.A.N. Club approach to getting the most information possible.
 
You will learn the history of city directories, how important they were to even the smallest town, and how to extract every possible clue for your genealogy research. We’ll cover digital/online directories, how to deal with numbering grid and street name changes, what those “weird codes” mean and more.
 
Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas has over 42 years of experience researching family history and a  founder of the genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy.
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it.  Not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID



Wednesday, November 11
When Merging Goes Wrong, A Cautionary Tale
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Based on case studies, learn how to fix problems in FamilySearch.  How to know things are wrong and how to fix them, like having twelve entries in the same census, and like when patrons merge and then unmerged multiple times because two men have the same name and similar birth years.  Plus a quick review of my favorite new features in FamilySearch.
 
Presented by Davis Gardner.  Davis is a past President of the Howard County Genealogical Society, has been a genealogy course instructor at Howard Community College, and is currently a Co-Director of the Columbia Maryland Family History Center. 



Wednesday, December 9
Roundtable Discussions - Topics TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
TBD



Wednesday, January 13, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
TBD
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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