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TxSGS 2020 Virtual Conference
Friday, August 7 through Saturday, August 8
TxSGS 2020 Virtual Conference  (Affliated Genealogy Societies)
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
Online Conference. Please see below for the registration information
Texas State Genealogical Society
2020 Summer Virtual Conference
 
The TxSGS state genealogy summer conference for 2020 is virtual.  Online sessions will include presentations by Patti Lee Hobbs, J. Mark Lowe, Diane Richard, Michael Strauss, Ari Wilkins, and others covering DNA, mapping your ancestors paths, overlooked online genealogy resources, World War II ancestors, studying your ancestors community with maps, and other topics. 
 
For more information and to register, please see TxSGS 2020 Conference.



Federation of Genealogy Societies 2020 Conference
Wednesday, September 2
Federation of Genealogy Societies 2020 Conference  (Affliated Genealogy Societies)
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Online Conference. Please see below for the registration information
2020 Family History Conference
Blazing Trails in the Heart of America
 
This year you'll be able to attend the Federation of Genealogy Societies' 2020 Conference without leaving Houston.  On Wednesday, September 2, the conference will present live sessions by CeCe Moore, Thomas Jones, Ari Wilkins, Judy Russell, Lisa Louise Cooke, and others.  This will be followed starting September 15th by up to 80 on-demand videos covering Midwest and Millitary genealogy, DNA, genealogy technology, and other topics. 
 
For more information and to register, please see FGS 2020 Conference.
 


Saturday, September 12
World War I Genealogy - Where do I Start? with Debra Dudek  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for the registration information
 
World War I Genealogy–Where Do I Start?
 
You suspect that a at least a few of your ancestors were in World War I but you're concerned that their official military records were destroyed in the National Personnel Records Center fire in St. Louis and you're not sure how to begin your research.  After Debra has introduced you to thousands of resources available online, in traditional archives, and in specialized museums, you'll be well on your way to tracing your ancestor's Great War experience quickly and confidently.
 
Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy, World War I research, and emerging technology topics and is the author of the World War I Genealogy Research Guide as well as articles in national and state genelogy journals. An alumna of Olivet College (Olivet, Michigan) and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). Ms. Dudek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Masters in Information and Library Studies, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies. 
 
This meeting will be for HGF 2020 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted in August.



Saturday, October 3
US South with Diane Richard  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
 
Researching the US South with Ledgers, Manuscripts and Post Office Records
 
So many manuscript collections, so little time!  Let’s take a visual journey through the many different types of ledgers awaiting discovery and what makes them genealogical gems. Store, organization, business (e.g., hotels, livery, stable, distillery, blacksmith), and health-related (e.g., Physician, Insane Asylum.) ledgers can provide many interesting details invaluable to your family history. And, until the turn of the 20th century, most ancestors had to retrieve their mail at a post office. Because of that, postmasters kept ledgers about their customers. These ledgers contain information about stamp purchases and publications received. We’ll also explore some record types often found in private collections at repositories and frequently overlooked by researchers; often assuming these records will be found elsewhere.
 
Diane L Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com, has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. She regularly contributes to Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. In 2019 she published, Tracing Your Ancestors -- African American Research: A Practical Guide, via Moorshead Publications.  Since 2016 she has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) journal.
 
As a speaker she has delivered webinars and in-person talks about the availability and richness of records documenting Southerners, pursuing formerly enslaved ancestors and their descendants, genealogical research tips, techniques, tools and strategies, under-utilized resource collections [online and on-the-ground], and much more. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode) and The Dead Files (Detox episode).
 
This meeting will be for HGF 2020 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted in August.



Three Sessions on Genealogy Research Methodology with Nancy Loe
Saturday, November 7
Three Sessions on Genealogy Research Methodology with Nancy Loe  (All-day Seminars)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
 
Three Sessions on Genealogical Research Methods, and Organization
 
At our April webinar, Nancy Loe educated us about research portals which could be helpful to genealogists and left us with a great list of portal websites. You told us in your survey responses that you really enjoyed her presentation so we've asked her to return for our Fall all-day webinar.  She'll be speaking on methods and organization for genealogy research.  More details will be provided later.
 
Nancy Loe, professional archivist and librarian, is a genealogy lecturer, educator and writer. She provides expert guidance on U.S. and European research and records, as well as organizing digital and paper family records and photographs. In addition to appearing on PBS’s American Experience and California Gold, she has presented in a fun and engaging way for all levels at RootsTech, Jamboree, and numerous state, regional, and local genealogy conferences. Read more about Nancy on her website SassyJaneGenealogy.com .
 
This seminar will have a small registeration fee and be open to all genealogists.  HGF 2020 members will receive a discount.  More information about registration will be posted in August.
 


TxSGS 2020 Family History Conference
Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15
TxSGS 2020 Family History Conference  (Affliated Genealogy Societies)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Irving, Texas
 
Texas State Genealogical Society
2020 Family History Conference
Remembering Your Heritage
 
The TxSGS state 2020 Family History conference is planned for the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas for this November.  For more information and to reserve rooms, please see 2020 Family History Conference.