Our President Bob Frey will present an adapted version of his Genetic Genealogy lecture during the Beginners Course earlier this year, using the Zoom videoconferencing program. Bob will discuss the basics of DNA in easy to understand terms; review the types of DNA tested for genetic genealogy purposes; and review the primary DNA testing companies.The virtual meeting will be held on Aug 18, 2020 at 7:00 PMIn order to join, go to:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4809251709?pwd=SlBPZHNhZ1RPTGtEQ280N1gzRTBFQT09Meeting ID: 480 925 1709Passcode: 3VcgQk Bob Frey is retired from CSX and Florida Blue where he held various positions in marketing, accounting and finance, corporate planning, and project management. While working he was a Certified Project Manager. He holds an AB degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Chicago.With his wife Judy’s encouragement, Bob has been involved in genealogy as a hobby for over 25 years. With his keen interest in science and mathematics, Bob was drawn to the emerging field of genetic genealogy as an extension of his personal genealogy research. He has tested with Ancestry DNA, 23 and Me, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), and LivingDNA. He also manages the DNA accounts for several of his relatives. Bob’s YDNA (paternal) haplogroup is R-BY3592 and his mtDNA (maternal) haplogroup is J1c.
Please join us for our monthly (virtual) meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm.The program will feature an archived webinar by Jill Morelli, entitled Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence. The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6239218723798048270After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. Webinar Abstract: Every 10 years the US Federal Government gathers data to apportion the House of Representatives. You may not know that in the 1800s, they also gathered statistical information related to business and industries, communities, agriculture, mortality and assessment of the insane, physically handicapped and those individuals in prison. Some of these schedules will provide you with evidence, while others provide context interpretation of other pieces of evidence is bolstered and your family history enlivened. Using examples of each, learn how these schedules can help, why they were established and where they can be found.Presenter: Jill Morelli lectures and writes on genealogical topics that often transcend the more narrowly defined family history. She provides general genealogy services and house histories in the Puget Sound and national venues. She has spoken before large (300+) and small groups and is an engaging and entertaining speaker who conveys genealogical concepts suitable to the level of the audience. She has been previously published in local, regional and national publications. Jill writes frequently at her blog ‘Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey’ about her educational efforts to become a certified genealogist.
The internet is a wonderful tool for genealogy. But, it should not replace some of the tried-and-true methods for discovering our ancestors. Please join us for our monthly (virtual) meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm, featuring an archived webinar by Peggy C Lauritzen, AG, entitled But, It’s All on the Internet!The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register to attend at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4559709215502153741After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience serving as a Family History Director, she frequently speaks at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, and is a well-known webinar presenter. She is also an instructor at Ancestry Academy.
The AIGS will kick off the new year with a virtual meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm. With the help of the Webinar Team of the Florida State Genealogical Society, we will present an archived webinar by Annette Burke Lyttle, titled Find Your Family Stories in Free Online Newspapers.The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register to attend at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4559709215502153741After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation. Webinar Abstract: Beyond birth, death and marriage notices, historic newspapers can provide information that brings your ancestors and their world to life. Many of these newspapers are available on line at no cost. Learn how to find and use these valuable resources in your family history research. Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a number of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.
Learn how our ancestors were naturalized; when, where, and what records were created; and the information that might be found in these records. Presenter Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Certified Genealogist, is a full-time professional researcher specializing in problem solving and compiling multi-generational family histories. As a former trained and certified Confidential Intermediary for the State of Illinois, Ms. Bloom was court appointed to locate sought-after relatives for adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and other birth relatives. She is a published author and lectures frequently. A case manager, she works for the Repatriation and Family Affairs Division of the Army Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operation on identifying family members to aid in the possible identification of unaccounted for soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Please join us for our next AIGS Virtual Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021, at 7:00 PM. “The best thing about making mistakes is the opportunity to learn from them. I’ve made my share of genealogical mistakes over the years, but I’ve learned that most of them have resulted from faulty assumptions. In this talk, we’ll examine eight commonly-held but incorrect assumptions and consider some strategies and resources to help head off errors before they happen.”
Come join us on Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 – 8:00pm, to listen to a professional recording of a lecture by Professor John Philip Colletta, titled How to Build Historical Context. The program will be introduced by Dennis Partridge, and this month we will be using a different technology, called Google Meet. Please use the following link to login. No pre-registration is needed.Video call link: https://meet.google.com/eea-ywfj-htnOr dial: (US) +1 413-758-2715 PIN: 804 988 470# Professor John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; and Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program. Professor Colletta also has been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research, the Genealogical Institute of Texas, and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America. How to Build Historical ContextThe lives of your ancestors provide all of the elements of engaging true stories. The challenge is to narrate the facts you’ve discovered within the larger physical and temporal world in which they were once lived events. If you want to get to know your ancestors, you must see them as real people living in a particular place at a particular time. In other words, the biographical facts you gather must be situated in their proper historical context. As we build historical context in this lecture, you’ll see how all the sources we’ve …
You’ve explored a broad array of sources for discovering the facts of your ancestors’ lives, and you’ve depicted those facts schematically on pedigree charts and family group sheets. In last month's meeting you saw how those bare-bone facts may be fleshed out into real-life events, which is what many of us are seeking in genealogy. A narrative genealogy or family history is a collection of biographies of people related by blood—in other words, an anthology of the life stories of kinfolk. In this lecture, we’ll see the process of constructing and narrating the biography of an ancestor. Come join us on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00 – 8:00pm, to listen to a professional recording of a lecture by Professor John Philip Colletta, titled How to Write Biography.