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Events sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Upcoming events

    • 1 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Online GoTo Webinar
    Presented by J. H. “Jay” Fonkert, CG, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. A virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – Intermediate to Advance

    Description:
    Unless you are sure you know the locale of your ancestor’s origin outside North America, it is best to thoroughly research your ancestor’s American or Canadian life before jumping across the ocean (or border). It is not enough to know your ancestor came from Norway or Italy – you will almost certainly need to know at least a province or county, if not a specific locality in which to search. This webinar focuses on European origins, but the same principles apply for immigrants from other parts of the world.

    About the Presenter:
    J.
    H. “Jay” Fonkert, CG® researches Norwegian Morstads, Swedish Falks, German Rombkes, English Tidballs, Dutch Zorgdragers, and Kentucky Fawkners from his home in Roseville, Minnesota. He has presented at major national and regional conferences, lectured in a dozen states, taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and published more than 80 research and teaching articles, including four in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is co-managing editor Minnesota Genealogist and a past-president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4138168562009918990

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Minnesota Genealogy Center

    Presented by J.H. (Jay) Fonkert, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

    Description:
    You've done the research. Now it's time to write. Writing it up is the first step in sharing your findings and passing them forward. Explore your options for preparing a quality evidence-based research report. You'll be given tips for starting to write, making your writing better, and getting it into print.

    Students who register by June 13 will receive a short pre-class writing exercise. Students will receive instructive feedback during or after the class.

    About the Speaker:
    J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG, researches Norwegian Morstads, Swedish Falks, German Rombkes, English Tidballs, Dutch Zorgdragers, and Kentucky Fawkners from his home in Roseville, Minnesota. He has presented at major national and regional conferences, lectured in a dozen states, taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and published more than 80 research and teaching articles, including four in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is co-managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist and a past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society

    Cost:
    $30 for MGS Members, $40 for non-members

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/write-it-now-get-it-right-later-start-to-finish-tips-for-genealogy-writing

    • 6 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Online GoTo Webinar

    BONUS WEBINAR — 1st time ever for a webinar in July!!!  Celebrating 9 years of the MGS Wednesday Webinar Series!!!

    Presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. A virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – All

    Description:
         Voter registration records are valuable resources for researchers; they may show birth information, residences, and more. You may also use them to discover differences between men-of-the-same-name and find the dates of immigration and courts where your ancestors filed their naturalization papers. Ancestors voted between census years, and registrations may indicate where a person moved from or to.

         The right to vote was hotly debated since Revolutionary times. Women, African-Americans, Native Americans, people of Asian descent, and some religious groups were disenfranchised at one time or another from being allowed to vote. The laws varied from state to state. Types of Voter Records will be discussed.

    About the Presenter:
         Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Conference, Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, RootsTech, and Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. She co-wrote the recently released NGS Series in the States edition on Maryland.

         Rebecca teaches Course 1 annually for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is an alumnus and former administrator of the ProGen Study Group. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and as the Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). Rebecca owns and operates RWK Genealogical Research, LLC.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4350711856240525583

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