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Timelines, Finding Women, and a Bit of Insanity with Jill Morelli
Saturday, February 6
Timelines, Finding Women, and a Bit of Insanity with Jill Morelli  (All-day Seminars)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
 
HGF Spring Seminar: Three Sessions
 
Finding our Women: 25+ Ways to Find Her Surname

No surname for your female ancestors? In early America the law often hid our women from us. We will review 25+ locations where the elusive birth name possibly was recorded. Maybe one will solve your mystery women! 
 

Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century

Using public and court-obtained records, follow Dirk’s journey in three asylums between 1872-1905. Learn about the history of asylums, where to find the records, and what you might discover in publicly available and court-obtained records. 
 

Making Timelines Work for You

I love timelines and tables! They arrange the information in a way that makes gaps and overlaps obvious. It is the only way to efficiently analyze censuses prior to 1880 due to a lack of identification of the relationship to the head of household or only the name of a head of household. Timelines of all kinds will be illustrated and how to make them.
 
Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society QuarterlySwedish American GenealogistIllinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to  build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a program chair of her local Association for Professional Genealogists chapter and belongs to many local genealogical societies.  For more information, please see her website genealogycertification.wordpress.com
 
Webinar Information:
  • There will be no meeting at Bayland.  You may watch the webinar from your home on your PC, tablet, or phone.
  • The format of this webinar will be very much like others you've attended.  You will see slides, listen to the presenter, and ask questions by typing them into the questions box on your screen.
  • The handouts will be available on the day of the webinar.
Registration: This meeting will be for HGF 2021 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted later in January.
 



15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly with Caroline Pointer
Saturday, March 6
15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly with Caroline Pointer  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
15 Ways You May Not be Using Census Records Correctly
 
Unless you’re an absolute beginner to genealogy, you’ve heard of and have used census records to help you with your family history research. But are you using them correctly? Are you getting all the clues and leads out of them? Learn these 15 strategies to help you “wring out” as much information as possible from census records and to put you on the road to genealogy research success!
 
Caroline Pointer is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Lone Star Chapter of the APG, Georgia Genealogical Society, Southern California Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, Texas State Genealogical Society, and the Houston Genealogical Forum (Texas). Former board positions include Vice-President of Membership and Director (Marketing Chair) for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Director of Communications and District 6 Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society.
 
Registration: This meeting will be for HGF 2021 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted in February.



Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers with Terri Flack
Saturday, April 10
Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers with Terri Flack  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
Dead Men Talking: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers
Probate is a process in which every step creates potentially useful records. From wills to scraps of papers in probate packets to probate minutes to court proceedings to newspaper announcements, these records can provide a wealth of information that can help you solve your thorniest problems. Identifying heirs and establishing relationships are just the beginning. Teri will provide an overview of the steps in the probate process, both testate and intestate proceedings, including an examination of the various documents that may be found. Case studies will demonstrate how genealogists can use probate and estate records to find answers.
 
Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A., a 6th generation Texan, has been researching her family history for over 40 years. Her current volunteer efforts focus on preserving records and ensuring their accessibility to researchers. She is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society, chairing the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serving as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She is a volunteer archivist for the Texas State Archives currently processing Galveston County records. Teri also serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Travis County Historical Commission. She served FGS as interim President, Vice President of Administration, and Director.
 
Registration: This meeting will be for HGF 2021 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted in March.