Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society
 
 
17 – 18 Nov 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Join us for our Fall Virtual Conference – a way for you to renew your genealogy research skills without having to leave home. The conference will be presented via GoToWebinar. Attendees will be able to attend the “live” presentation or listen to the recorded video which will be available to registered attendees only, for a period of 3 weeks after the conference.
 
What you will get:
  • 8 hours of lectures by noted genealogy presenters – over 2 days.
  • Viewing “live” or attend via recording up to 3 weeks after the conference.
  • Door Prizes throughout both days.
  • Handouts will be available for each session.
Sign up now!
FSGS Member - $54.95
Non-FSGS Member - $59.95
 
ATTENTION NON-FSGS MEMBERS!
Join now and attend the conference for only $79.95
(includes annual membership for 2018 and 3 months of 2017 for free)
 
Select option from drop-down menu below and click "Buy Now"
When payment is confirmed you will be directed to a link to register.  Please be sure to complete the registration process.
 
Fall Virtual Conference
 
Friday – 17 Nov 2017
 
Time
Presenter
Title
Presentation
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Diahan Southard
Three Powerful Ways to Find Your Best DNA Matches
 
A long match list could mean you are too overwhelmed to get started. But there are three things anyone can do to make the most of their genetic genealogy test results. Come learn how!
 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
 
Although most researchers are aware of tax records, they are seldom utilized and dismissed as boring and insignificant. Tax records can solve MANY genealogical dilemmas and should be a primary records source to utilize, especially in states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, but nationwide. This lecture will show you how they can help you!
 
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Daniel A Earl
Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying to Meet You
 
Almost all of us have knowledge on how to use a death certificate, but have you taken time to research the funeral home listed? This presentation will show you how to access the fascinating world of funeral home records.
 
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Jill Morelli, CG
Too Many Marys: Solving Identity and Same Name Conundrums
 
Tweezing out which individual is our ancestor can be difficult, especially when there are multiple individuals with the same name or where there are immigrant “fragments.” We will explore the types of identity issues we face in genealogy and strategies for success. Mary Coyne, an Irish immigrant, and two other case studies illustrate the points.
 
 
 
Saturday – 18 Nov 2017
 
Time
Presenter
Title
Presentation
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
 
Locating school records can be an amazing way of putting our families into place, especially when there may be no vital records available in an area. We may even be somewhat astounded to learn that our ancestors even attended school.
 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Mary Kircher Roddy
A Nose for News: Sniffing Out Stories in Newspapers
 
Newspaper research can break down brick walls. See 18 strategies to get the most from them, including one name you’re probably not looking for in obituaries.
 
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Diahan Southard
An Outsider’s Look Inside AncestryDNA
 
AncestryDNA is taking growing exponentially every week. But can their super computers and large database really help you in your genealogical efforts? Come find out.
 
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Jennifer Morning Alford
Genealogy and GIS: A Beginner’s How-To
 
When you dig into genealogy a repeated lesson is to know your location. We’ll uncover how using GIS can connect geospatial history with your family history research. Learn about the exciting historical geospatial information that is now available for use in Google Earth and other tools available online. Learn to add land plats to maps, identify travel routes of family, and visually represent family lines and residences, nearby cemeteries, churches, and industries in the area. Take your genealogical research to the next level! 
 
 
Sign up now!
FSGS Member - $54.95
Non-FSGS Member - $59.95
 
ATTENTION NON-FSGS MEMBERS!
Join now and attend the conference for only $79.95
(includes annual membership for 2018 and 3 months of 2017 for free)
 
Select option from drop-down menu below and click "Buy Now"
When payment is confirmed you will be directed to a link to register.  Please be sure to complete the registration process.
 
Fall Virtual Conference