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Did I Get Eveything? -  Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research with Thomas MacEntee
Saturday, December 5
Did I Get Eveything? - Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research with Thomas MacEntee  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Summary: Are you really done with researching that ancestor? Many genealogists think they have a brick wall when, in fact, they just haven’t done a “reasonably exhaustive search.” Learn how to assemble a genealogy research checklist to take your genealogy to the next level.

Description: Participants will learn how to identify gaps in their genealogy research and then move to the next level of research. These levels include using genealogy networks, going beyond online research with the help of Family Search Centers and other “offline” resources, and crafting a genealogy research checklist.

Thomas MacEntee, genealogy educator and author, has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties. He has spoken at numerous state and national genealogy conferences and society meetings. For more information, please see his website Abundant Genealogy.
This meeting will be for HGF 2020 Members only. Please register for the webinar at 
December Webinar.  Within a day of registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please note: although HGF members are not charged for the webinar, HGF members must still register to attend the seminar. Please register before 8:30 am, Saturday, December 5th.  The seminar staff gets very busy preparing for the webinar and may not be able to process your registration in a timely manner if you register after that.   

Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse with Patti Gillespie
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse with Patti Gillespie  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse: Discovering the Miscellaneous Books  
Are you looking for context and documentation? Do you have an ancestor that seems to have slipped between the cracks? Then these Texas gems hidden away in our county courthouses may hold an answer for you. This presentation not only presents 2 fun Texan stories that have come to life with information found within Miscellaneous Books, but also abundant examples of assorted documents.
Patti Gillespie has over 30 years researching, preparing,and documenting genalogical records from Texas to the rest of the U.S. and western Europe.  She's held leadership positions in the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Texas State Genealogical Society, and the Wise County Genealogy Society.  Her speaking engagements for 2018-2019 included RootsTech, BYU Family Hisotry & Genealogy Conference, TsSGS Family History Conference, Dallas Genealogy Society.  She holds a B.A. and M.A. degrees from University of North Texas.  More more information, please see familylinesandstories.com .
This meeting will be for HGF 2020 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted later in December.

Timelines, Finding Women, and a Bit of Insanity with Jill Morelli
Saturday, February 6, 2021
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
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 January.