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MGS Spring 2021 All Star Conference
Saturday, April 17
MGS Spring 2021 All Star Conference  (Conferences)
Virtual Conference
Fee:
Full Day of Four Lectures: Members $50, Non-Members $65 (Discount code can be found in the Members Logon page.)
Single Lectures: $20 per
 
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O Canada: Census and Beyond Research Resources
Saturday, April 24
O Canada: Census and Beyond Research Resources  (Webinars)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
GotoMeeting link: https://www.gotomeet.me/MGSBranches/cig_24apr_census
Discover how to locate your Canadian ancestors through online research. Learn about early census records in 1666 to the latest released in 1921, 1906, and 1916 for the Western regions. Religious records served as vital records as late as 1929 in some areas; land records and many web resources are all crucial to one’s research. Each is covered extensively.
 
Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS AG®. A Rhode Island native, 2010 graduate of San Jose State University, Accredited in England and US Mountain States Research, lecturer, and writer. Author of The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research: Using Web 2.0 Strategies. Currently a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.
 



Using atDNA to Identify an Immigrant’s Place of Origin
Wednesday, May 5
Using atDNA to Identify an Immigrant’s Place of Origin  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
 
Audience Level – Intermediate to Advance
 
Description:  While Ute will always be a researcher of old records and handwritings, DNA has in recent years become a powerful addition to her research toolbox. Genetic genealogy can seem intimidating. However, it is not necessary to be an expert in the scientific and sometimes very technical aspects of genetic genealogy, to successfully use DNA in your research. Understanding basic principles of DNA research, in conjunction with a firm knowledge of traditional research methods and sources for your country or region of interest, can help you answer previously unsolvable questions!
Paul Schulze, Peter Bright, and Frederic William Steinfield – these are the names of three men whose place of origin was a mystery until we added DNA to the mix. This webinar will show how autosomal DNA matching provided the breakthrough moment in each of these cases, opening the door to discovering rich family history in their homeland. Although all of these cases relate to German migration, the methodology can be applied to migration from other countries or regions in similar ways. To get the most out of this webinar, the speaker suggests familiarity with the basics of the AncestryDNA site.
 
About the Presenter:  Professional genealogist Ute Brandenburg was raised in Germany and has lived and worked in the United States for over 25 years. Ute specializes in researching German-speaking immigrants to the United States. She enjoys the challenge of tracing settlers to their places of origin. Ute regularly travels to Germany and Poland for archival research. Recently, she has had notable success in using DNA matches to break down difficult cases of unknown hometown origin. Ute has extensive experience translating old German handwriting from four centuries. She is the owner of German Script Experts.
 


Why Were They There? Merging Evidence Explains Why Ancestors Settled Where They Did
Saturday, May 15
Why Were They There? Merging Evidence Explains Why Ancestors Settled Where They Did  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online class
Finding where your ancestors came from is one thing. Figuring out why they settled where they did is another. Your ancestors might have traveled in a group, followed friends, or set out for a hot job location. This Geo-Geography class will give you ideas about how to use a variety of sources to better understand why your ancestors stopped and settled where they did.

Instructor: J. H. Fonkert is a board-certified genealogist. He has published more than 80 research and teaching articles, has lectured at conferences and workshops in a dozen states, and has been an instructor at at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
 
Cost: Members $15 and Non-members $20



Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists
Saturday, June 19
Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online class
Late 19th and early 20th-century alien passenger manifests often contain cryptic number and letter codes. Most genealogists simply look past them. Learn how to interpret these codes and what significant details they can reveal about your ancestor’s immigration and naturalization experience. The presentation is heavily illustrated with examples from actual alien passenger lists and the handout provides a fairly complete glossary of the terms, codes, and abbreviations used on them.
 
Instructor: Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal. Liz is immediate past president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter and has served several terms on the Minnesota Genealogical Society Board of Directors. She currently chairs two MGS committees and is a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies. Liz recently published two books: a collection of WWI letters and photographs called With Love to All, a co-authored guide called Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records. She researches and lectures professionally as Red Bird Genealogy Services (www.RedBirdGen.com). In addition, Liz plays flute and piccolo professionally and holds a private pilot’s license.
 
Cost: Members $15 and Non-members $20



Who Hid the Body? Finding Place of Burial
Saturday, August 21
Who Hid the Body? Finding Place of Burial  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
NOTE: This class is tentatively planned to be in person, although it may change to online depending on state of affairs.
 
Why is it important to find a person’s place of burial? Because it’s the end – the final event in a life and an essential part of that person’s story. While the place of burial may offer insight to a person’s life or unexpected information, it’s not always easy to find. Learn how to track down an ancestor that seems to have vanished after death.

Instructor: Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal. Liz is immediate past president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter and has served several terms on the Minnesota Genealogical Society Board of Directors. She currently chairs two MGS committees and is a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies. Liz recently published two books: a collection of WWI letters and photographs called With Love to All, a co-authored guide called Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records. She researches and lectures professionally as Red Bird Genealogy Services (www.RedBirdGen.com). In addition, Liz plays flute and piccolo professionally and holds a private pilot’s license.
 
Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40



Hidden Research Gems: Back Issues of U. S. Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
Saturday, September 18
Hidden Research Gems: Back Issues of U. S. Genealogical and Historical Periodicals  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
NOTE: This class is tentatively planned to be in person, although it may change to online depending on the state of affairs.
 
Genealogical, historical, and ethnic periodicals of the past hold gems on our ancestral families and localities including details on repositories, locality history, church records, cemeteries, military service, surnames, bibles, and migration. What is waiting for your discovery? These are only a few of the reasons to use these dusty publications and the array of those free online. The footnotes in some articles lead to more details and records you may not have encountered. Learn more about various finding aids to help locate the content of periodicals online and near you.  The session highlights examples of these and other types of articles. An extensive handout is included with the class.

Instructor: Paula Stuart-Warren conducts genealogical and historical research, lecturing, and coaching in U.S. research. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American. She has experience as an instructor for SLIG and GRIP, and is a former board member APG, MGS, FGS.
 
Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40



Planning a Research Trip
Saturday, November 20
Planning a Research Trip  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
NOTE: This class is tentatively planned to be in person, although it may change to online depending on state of affairs.
 
Are you ready to take a trip to your ancestral homeland? What should you know before you go?

Instructor: Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 40 years and now is a professional genealogist, teaching classes and helping others find their ancestors’ stories.
 
Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40



Organizing Your Family History Research
Saturday, December 11
Organizing Your Family History Research  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
NOTE: This class is tentatively planned to be in person, although it may change to online depending on state of affairs.
 
Learn tips for safely organizing your research findings so you or others can find the records.

About the Presenter: Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 40 years and now is a professional genealogist, teaching classes and helping others find their ancestors’ stories.
 
Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40