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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!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html


Saturday, September 10
Using DNA  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul MN
Learn more about DNA and how to use test results in your research.
Taught by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D, a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research.
For more information and tickets please vist the event on the MNHS website. There is a code needed to get the discounted price for MGS members. You may email education@mngs.org requesting the code.


Saturday, September 10
Scanning for Genealogists Workshop  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom Ste 218

Learn the right way to create digital images of records, photographs, negatives, newspaper articles and even artifacts using your scanner. Learn what file type, resolution setting, and color adjustments to use. See demo of different scanning software and learn about books and websites that offer good scanning information. Class delivered via lecture and demonstrations. The principles of good scanning are the same for all computer operating systems. Bring your own computer and scanner if you wish. If you choose to do so, you will need to provide your own extension cord(s).

Instructor: Tom Rice, CG, is a full time professional genealogy researcher, lecturer and writer. He is a director and past officer of the Irish Genealogy Society International and editor of their quarterly journal, The Septs. He is a past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society. He serves as a genealogy help desk volunteer at the Minnesota Historical Society library. He has attended 11 week-long genealogy workshops. www.heritagehunters.com
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Saturday, September 17
DNA Side of Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Have you taken a DNA test yet?  DNA, the new tool in genealogical research, has the potential for unlocking family mysteries and understanding both the broad reach of our ancestry and who our closest relatives were.   This is particularly true for breaking down some brick walls when written records are sparse. This session focuses on the three major types of genetic testing, what they can tell us about our ancestors and, most importantly, how to use them to solve genealogical problems.
 
Instructor:  Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG is full-time core faculty at Walden University, mentoring doctoral students in Education. She is editor of, among others, Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources (Provo, UT:  Ancestry, 1989/2004), and has several decades of research experience and teaching in family history. 
 


Friday, September 30 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!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html


Saturday, October 15
Introduction To Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Introduction to Genealogy – Answers the question, I’m new at this, how do I get started? Beginner – Two-hour presentation explaining the basic elements and steps to begin research.  Includes demonstrations of Family Search and MHS People Finder websites.
 
Instructor: Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker and consultant specializing in Minnesota and the 19th Century. A MGS and Germanic Genealogical Society member and speaker.  Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal.   Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter Liaison.  She loves teaching and studying pioneer medicine.


Saturday, October 29
Beyond Names, Dates, & Photos: Inspiration to Create a Family Legacy  (Classes)
St John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

2016 CGSI 9th Biennial Symposium

The program will help attendees learn more about the possibilities and process of taking data and turning it into shareable items. A full agenda and registration will be available the first week of August. Check back later or visit the CGSI website




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!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html


Saturday, November 19
Church and Cemetery Records: Problem Solving  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Before civil governments kept records of births, marriages, and deaths, churches recorded these and other life events. Learn about the records kept by various denominations, how to locate them, and how they can help you find the solutions to your family history problems.
Learn how to find your ancestor’s cemetery, how to locate records, and how you can use cemetery research 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, teaches about genealogical records and methods, and serves as President of the Northland chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Instructor: Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker and consultant specializing in Minnesota and the 19th Century. A MGS and Germanic Genealogical Society member and speaker.  Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal.   Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter Liaison.  She loves teaching and studying pioneer medicine.



Wisconsin Research in a Nutshell
Wednesday, December 7
Wisconsin Research in a Nutshell  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: The webinar will explore both the standard -- and some not so standard -- resources for Wisconsin genealogical research, including:
• Vital records & their restrictions
• Local records—land, probate, courts
• The Wisconsin Historical Society & its collections
• The Area Research Center Network
• Digital Collections -- Wisconsin Digital Collections, the Recollection Wisconsin Project and the Found in Wisconsin Collection
• The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
• Other repositories of local or ethnic information: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, and The Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library
• Church record availability
 
Instructor: Anne Kasuboski, MLIS,  is an APG member with 35 years of experience in academic libraries and a Genealogical Research Certificate from Boston University. She has conducted genealogical research for others for over fifteen years, specializing in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley area, but also researches Polish, German, and Irish genealogy. 
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html



Saturday, January 21, 2017
Using Census Records  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Census Records From 1790-1940 the U. S. Census records hold lots of genealogical clues.  Find out where to access census records, what is in each census and how to use that information to find other records.
 
Instructor: Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 35 years and started her business, NorthStar Genealogy to help others with their research and to teach classes. She is President of the Anoka County Genealogical Society, is on the board of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the chair of the MGS Education Committee.  In her genealogy quest she has traveled to Libraries, Archives and Cemeteries in 10 states as she has researched and compiled a number of charts and books for family, friends and clients. 



Saturday, February 18, 2017
Learning by Example - Case Studies Using Indirect Evidence  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Often the answers to our genealogical questions are not presented to us in a straight forward way. Then we have to search further afield and analyze the information we find to ferret out the answer. This presentation will look at several examples of using indirect evidence to find an answer and in two cases to disprove a direct incorrect answer.
 
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG, is a full time professional genealogy researcher, lecturer and writer. He is a director and past officer of the Irish Genealogy Society International and editor of their quarterly journal, The Septs. He is a past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society. He serves as a genealogy help desk volunteer at the Minnesota Historical Society library. He has attended 11 week long genealogy workshops. www.heritagehunters.com