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Working with Probate Records
Wednesday, June 1
Working with Probate Records  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Probate records are a great way to trace property, reconstruct families, and link generations. Learn about the principal kinds of probate records, the information you can find in them, where to locate them, and how to work with them. The webinar will show how you can use the online probate collections at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to solve genealogical problems.
 
Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, and has studied at major genealogical institutes. She writes for Minnesota Genealogist and The Septs and teaches about genealogical records and methods.
 
Cost: Free!
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The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America
Wednesday, August 3
The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: This session will examine the rich history of the Great Lakes region, particularly its role in U.S. expansion through transportation, economic growth and defense. We will look at the geography of the Great Lakes and regional influences such as Native Americans in the area, commerce, and shipping routes. The program will examine routes into and out of the Great Lakes such as the Erie Canal and railroad lines, and the major ethnic groups that traveled through the region including immigrants from the British Isles, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe. The roles that the lakes played in war and defense during the “Sixty Years’ War” will be discussed. The session concludes with a survey of records useful for tracing Great Lakes ancestors including census, naturalization, homestead, passenger lists, and border crossings records.
 
Instructor: Cari Taplin, CG, is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio now living near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
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Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 6
Celtic Roots Across America  (Conferences)
Double Tree by Hilton in Saint Louis Park, MN
You can find more information on their dedicated website: www.celtic-connections.org



7 Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Genealogy Research
Wednesday, September 7
7 Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Genealogy Research  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: This presentation will include explanations of what the cloud can do for you and ways to protect your privacy.  I will share the 7 ways that you can use the cloud to make your personal research more effective and easier to share with other generations of your family. We will discuss what the cloud is, and cloud tools to share photos, files, notes, trees, audio, video, and stories.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer and genealogy professional. Her business, Jenealogy, provides education and publishing for a variety of societies. She is editor of the Indiana Genealogical Society newsletter and associate editor of the Federation of Genealogical Society’s FORUM. Her pride and joy is The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
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Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1
2016 North Star Conference  (Conferences)
Colonial Church, Edina, MN
Blaine Bettinger and Mike Lacopo are the primary speakers. Get all the info



Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
Wednesday, October 5
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Organizing information we collect into a chronological, biographical profile can help us more carefully analyze details and demolish brick walls. This timeline of evidence places our ancestor into geographical, historical, and social logical context. It also creates an outline for a written biography. This session presents a structured methodology for organizing and analyzing evidence and producing timelines for research and writing family history.
 
Instructor: George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at all levels. He is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, and an online sites in the US, Canada, the UK, Singapore, and elsewhere. The fourth edition of his book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, published by McGraw-Hill, was released in January 2015. He is cohost of The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
 
Cost: Free!
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Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
Wednesday, November 2
Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: We know about the federal population schedules -- the decennial censuses are a mainstay for genealogists researching in the United States.  But, did you know, that concurrent with the federal population schedules, the government also collected other types of data that are useful for today's genealogist to provide context of our ancestor's lives and for evidence?  Five different non-population schedules -- agriculture, mortality, industry/manufacturing, community information and dependent, delinquent and deficient schedules -- will be reviewed illustrating how the information they contain can be used to answer genealogical questions. We will explore why these records were generated and why the extant records are so limited. And, finally, because it can be challenging, we will review the step-by-step methodology for accessing these records. Irrespective of its genealogical importance, some of the information found in these records is just fun! How many pounds of butter did your ancestor make in 1879?
 
Instructor: Jill Morelli is a "Roots Generation" genealogist who pursues her passion for genealogy through lecturing, writing and research on topics inspired by her family. She blends scholarship, with skill building and story-telling to convey information that can be used immediately to answer the genealogical questions of attendees whatever their skill level.
 
Cost: Free!
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