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Genealogy of Ethnic Germans in Banat
Monday, July 31
Genealogy of Ethnic Germans in Banat  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
1185 Concord Street N., Suite 218 in South St. Paul, Minnesota ​​
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković​​
​Experienced genealogist from Serbia, Mr. Staša Cvetković, will address some of the important topics related to research of ancestors who came from regions of present-day Romania and Serbia.This seminar discusses how to research ethnic Germans who settled in the area of today Romania, south Hungary including Slavonia, and Serbia (Banat, Batschka).
Civil records repositories and access to the records which are protected by privacy protection laws (usually 100 years);
Use of land survey records in genealogy;
Closing of the remaining gaps related to the parish records in the region;
Private life of Banaters in 18th, 19th and the first half of 20th century with a spotlight on Banat earth architecture, regional cuisine, transportation and other subjects​​
​Advance registration is required. Registration prices include seminar, coffee and rolls, and light lunch and beverages. Each seminar will be held at the premises of Minnesota Genealogical Society​.​​​To register and for more information visit Romanian Genealogy Society​​. Questions? Contact Vicki Albu (651)-402-6805​



Romanian Genealogy Research
Tuesday, August 1
Romanian Genealogy Research  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
1185 Concord Street N., Suite 218 in South St. Paul, Minnesota
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković
This seminar will be geared towards beginner and intermediate researchers who have not done very much research in European records. Mr. Cvetković is most experienced with the regions around western Romania and eastern Serbia, and that is the focus of his talks, but he can also generally address other areas. Information learned could be applied to research of ancestors of many ethnic backgrounds (Serbian, Hungarian, Germanic, etc.), not just Romanians
Basic Romanian genealogy considerations for beginners;
Civil (government) records repositories in Romania and Serbia, and access to the records which are protected by privacy protection laws (usually 100 years);
Church parish records in the region, what information they contain and how to obtain them;
Private life of Banaters in 18th, 19th and the first half of 20th century with a spotlight on Banat earth architecture, regional cuisine, transportation and other subjects.​​
​Advance ​​registration is required. Registration prices include seminar, coffee and rolls, and light lunch and beverages. Each seminar will be held at the premises of Minnesota Genealogical Society​.​​​To register and for more information visit Romanian Genealogy Society​. ​Questions? Contact Vicki Albu (651)-402-6805​​​


Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More
Wednesday, August 2
Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: People sometimes disappear intentionally. Midwestern scofflaw and bigamist Robert Lee Chamberlain stole church funds and abandoned his family, rattling around the Midwest and Pacific Northwest before dying in New Mexico. By following clues in the records it's possible to track down even a 20th-century scofflaw.
 
Presenter: Diane L. Richard is a professional researcher, lecturer, and author since 2004. She focuses on the south, African-American, lineage research, and genealogy tools. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are?; writes for Internet Genealogy, Upfront with NGS, etc., and edits two genealogy journals. She has emigrant landless peasant ancestry!
 
Cost: Free!
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Saturday, August 5
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
MGS Board Room, Ste 416
We can take another look at Find A Grave since their site was acting up last time. We can poll the group and share how we enter and source different items.


Sunday, August 6
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Roseville Library Community Program Room, 2180 N Hamline Ave, Roseville
Evidence Stew: Adding DNA Spice to the Mix, presented by Jay Fonkert



Saturday, September 2
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
MGS Board Room, Ste 416
Discussion topic to be determined


Getting Started in Genealogy- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started
Wednesday, September 6
Getting Started in Genealogy- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: How do you get started in genealogy? How do you organize what you know? Learn tools for success such as pedigree charts and family history software, where to go, and how to avoid common assumptions that can lead you astray.
 
Presenter: Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, and editor. Kelli holds a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli runs three small businesses—Writers Etc., Geo-Centric Learning, and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company.
 
Cost: Free!
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Saturday, September 16
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Library Classroom


Saturday, September 23
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Finding English Places of Origin before 1850, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website, or our Facebook page.



Get Your Story Out There!
Wednesday, October 4
Get Your Story Out There!  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Have you been writing your family’s history and wanted to share it with the world? Or perhaps you just want to give it as a gift to your grandchildren?  This presentation will cover the many options available for self-publishing. We’ll cover the latest online services that can get your work published electronically or in an actual book format. Whether you are publishing for yourself, your family, or ultimately for sale to the general public there are some important steps that you need to be aware of to protect your hard work. We’ll also cover the important topics of copyright, marketing, and selling your book.
 
Presenter: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer by day and a genealogy professional by night. Her business, Jenealogy, creates engaging family history treasures. The highlight of her days is her work as Publisher of The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
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Friday, October 6 through Saturday, October 7
Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
Featuring:
  • Paula Stuart-Warren – one of America's most popular genealogy educators
  • Cyndi Ingle – the creator of the genealogist's best friend: Cyndi's List
Plus: More than 20 breakout sessions on a wide range of cutting edge family history research topics.
 
See the North Star 2017 page. Registration will open in early summer.


Saturday, October 28
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
Depending on the date for the 2017 Hennepin County Library Family History Fair, our meeting may consist of providing a table at the fair—please volunteer to help at the table!



The Holiday Talk: Get to Know Your Family's History
Wednesday, November 1
The Holiday Talk: Get to Know Your Family's History  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Each year as families gather for holiday dinners, the opportunity for discovering our own roots presents itself. Discover methods to learn about your family’s ancestral connections and traditions through family activities. Learn about the top 3 ways to share your family legacy -- pictures, stories, and documents -- with other family members and fellow researchers.
 
Presenter: Michelle Chubenko is a professional genealogist with paternal roots in colonial America and a maternal flair of Eastern European ancestry. In  2016, she joined Legacy Tree Genealogists as a Researcher specializing in Central and Eastern European challenging research problems and projects.
 
Cost: Free!
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Saturday, November 18
Romanian Genealogy Society Annual Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Board Room Ste 416
For updated information, visit our website



The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative
Wednesday, December 6
The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: As family researchers we often encounter problems. There can be conflicting information about identity, dates, and places. We encounter situations where no one document clearly shows a parent-child relationship. We need to use multiple documents that, after thoughtful analysis, lead us to a conclusion. After a reasonably exhaustive research, we must assemble the evidence into a proof argument. We must successfully weave these proof arguments into the family tapestry.
 
Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG(sm), is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. On behalf of the Department of the Army, Jeanne searches for and identifies family members of unaccounted for servicemen from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications. She is a frequent lecturer at  conferences, workshops, and institutes.She is a Trustee and the president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
 
Cost: Free!
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Saturday, December 9
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Reading Old Handwriting, Julia Mosman, location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website, or our Facebook page.