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Weaving the Research Quilt: Writing the Story of Your Ancestor
Wednesday, September 4
Weaving the Research Quilt: Writing the Story of Your Ancestor  (Webinars)
Presenter: Barbara Randall
Description:
Barbara Randall will demonstrate a technique that can be used to write a story of your ancestor or to identify research gaps, to intertwine all of your research to weave the story of your ancestor’s life. Your ancestors’ lives are not in the isolated, separate documents you’ve collected, but are in the whole of your research and of the times they lived in. Researching your ancestors, and their “FAN” (friends, associates, neighbors) network can create the patchwork to complete the quilt of your ancestor. Learn how to collect and use your information to piece the quilt together.
 
About the Presenter:
Barbara Randall is a lecturer, writer, co-chair of the Southern CA Genealogical Society (SCGS) Extension Series Webinars and speaker chair of the Genealogy Jamboree conference. Barbara is on the boards of the Southern CA Chapter-Association of Professional Genealogists, SCGS and BIFHS-USA. She is a DAR volunteer genealogist and chapter registrar.
 


Saturday, September 7
Legacy Users Group Meeting  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road
What do you want to learn this month?


Saturday, September 7
Southern Poland DVD Video & Overview  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Join John Rys as he introduces us to the former Austrian partition of Poland, Galicia. He will provide an overview to the important “Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavonic Countries” [Słownik Geograficzny Królestowa Polskiego 1880-1902]. Finally, John will let us view his search for church records in Southern Polish villages.


Sunday, September 8
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
The program will be "Ancestors for Grandmother Pearl: A Story of Two Plus Generations unearthed with DNA (and research)" It will be presented by Linda Therkelsen.  All are welcome.
 


I Have My DNA Results, Now What?
Saturday, September 21
I Have My DNA Results, Now What?  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Class Description: Your DNA results finally arrived, but your ethnicity isn't what you expected? On top of that, you have hundreds of cousin matches, but you have no idea who they are or how you are related. This introductory class will not cover the science of DNA, but it will discuss ethnicity results and provide practical approaches to determining your relationship to matches from the big four companies: Ancestry, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, and MyHeritage, but the same techniques will apply to other testing companies.
 
About the Presenter: Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG®, began researching her Swedish and German ancestors more than forty years ago. She is president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter, co-editor of Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal, and has published numerous genealogy articles. She is a director for the Minnesota Genealogical Society and a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association for Professional Genealogists, and several ethnic societies. Her book, With Love to All, was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society and is available at Amazon. Liz researches professionally for clients from across the U.S. and overseas as Red Bird Genealogy Services.
 


Saturday, September 28
Germanic Genealogy Society 2019 Fall Meeting  (Classes)
8:30 am
Northwest Hall auditorium, St Paul Luther Seminary, 1501 Fulham Street, St Paul, MN

Who:   Antje Petty, Associate Director of Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies @ UWM

Topics: 

  • All I know is they were from Germany
  • Overview of German Language in America
  • Finding Documents in Germany/Europe, Online and Offline
  • Working with historic (German) documents

See details for registration. Early Bird Registration: September 4, 2019 Pre-Registration: September 18, 2019. Registration at the door.




Waterways to the Midwest
Wednesday, October 2
Waterways to the Midwest  (Webinars)
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle
Description:
Before the advent of the railroads, travel by water was the easiest and fastest way to the newly-opened territories of the Midwestern United States. Learn about these trails and how our ancestors traveled them.
 
About the Presenter:
Annette Burke Lyttle speaks on genealogical topics at the local, state, and national levels. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and she studies regularly at genealogical institutes and in study groups.


Thursday, October 3
North Star Pre-Conference  (Conferences)
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Find your family’s history and take your research to the next level!  Attend a morning pre-conference session with David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer of Family Search.  Register for this session using the North Star conference registration.  Visit the North Star 2019 page for more pre-conference information.


12th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference
Friday, October 4 through Saturday, October 5
12th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota
Energize your family history research at Minnesota’s premier genealogy event!   This conference offers plenary sessions by John Philip Colletta, one of America’s favorite genealogy storytellers, 20 breakout sessions featuring a wide variety of topics, vendors and exhibitors and much more. 

MGS will also celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special Celebration and Awards banquet Friday evening, October 4th at the conference.  Registration for all conference events opens June 15th.  For more information, visit the North Star 2019 page.



Saturday, October 5
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
This may be cancelled because of the North Star Conference. I will ask for a vote like previous years.


Saturday, October 5
Genealogy Successes & Brick Walls  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Bring your genealogy successes and brick walls to share with other PGS-MN members! We’ll discuss successes in finding your genealogy family, share websites and other useful sources in Polish genealogy, and brick walls we may be encountering.
 
Join us for this workshop and insightful discussion!


Sunday, October 6
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100



Saturday, November 2
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100


Saturday, November 2
Genealogy Software  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Where do you store all your genealogy research? In addition to online websites, there are some robust software programs specifically for genealogy. Phil, from Family Tree Maker group at the Minnesota Genealogical Society, will present an overview of Family Tree Maker software, followed by a presentation from PGS-MN member Heather with an overview of Roots Magic.


Using Homestead Records to Tell Your Ancestor’s Story
Wednesday, November 6
Using Homestead Records to Tell Your Ancestor’s Story  (Webinars)
Presenter: Michelle Roos Goodrum
Description:
Homestead files contain a goldmine of information, adding depth to your relatives’ stories. Learn to identify potential homesteaders, the clues their files contain, and how to access those files.
 
About the Presenter:
Michelle Roos Goodrum is a member of the teaching team for Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program and Genealogy Principles courses. Involved in genealogy since 1994, she is the caretaker of 140 years of her family's papers. Michelle loves land records, genetic genealogy, photography, and attending genealogy institutes and conferences.
 



Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogical Repertoire
Wednesday, December 4
Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogical Repertoire  (Webinars)
Presenter: Tina Beaird
Description:
Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. When it comes to genealogy, lots of social media sites are seeing the advantages of making searching for ancestors fun. Join Tina Beaird for a fun session on how to use sites like Pinterest, Flickr, LinkedIn, What Was There, and more to find, identify, and share ancestors.
 
About the Presenter:
Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, lectures nationally on military research, genealogical methodology, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is a governing board director of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tina volunteers for several local Illinois societies scanning and indexing historic records.


Saturday, December 7
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100