Minnesota Genealogical Society

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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Events sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Upcoming events

    • 7 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

    Presented by Karen A. Fortin, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – Intermediate to Advanced

    Description:
    Historical literature, both fiction and non-fiction, can help us to better understand the world in which our ancestors lived and the events that shaped their lives. This webinar looks at how to use historical literature to flesh out the stories of our ancestors and explore the circumstances behind their genealogical facts.

    About the Speaker:
    Karen A. Fortin has degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, and has a passion for research. She worked at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, Florida, for 30 years before starting her genealogical business in 2016. Karen served as President of the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, Florida, from 2014–2017 and currently serves as Projects Director. She has presented more than 150 lectures on a wide range of genealogical and historical topics. She is a member of various local, state, and national genealogical societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Karen loves to help people explore their family history so that they can better understand their ancestors and the world in which they lived.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5252535691391401231/a>

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoTo Meeting

    Presented by Melissa Barker, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Description:
    Most genealogists have made discoveries, found surprises, and documented some family information that was outright lies. Whether we are doing the happy dance or shocked by what we have found, it is important that we document this information for future generations. Good or bad, it all tells the story of our ancestors. Learn from a seasoned genealogist and archivist the best way to handle the genealogy surprises, discoveries and outright lies that come our way.

    About the Speaker:
    Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives & Museum. She is affectionally known as The Archive Ladyto the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 19 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 33 years.

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

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/genealogy-surprises-discoveries-and-outright-lies-sorting-out-the-facts

    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • GoTo Webinar

    Presented by Terri O'Connell, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – All

    Important Note: This webinar was originally scheduled for August 3, 2022 and was postponed. If you registered for the August 2022 date, you will need to re-register for this new date. Thank you.

    Description:
    Family historians spend countless hours researching their family tree. For many, the records and pictures they obtain from research are the only things they will see because the cost of travel can be prohibitive, especially when it comes to international travel. Virtual Reality has changed that. This webinar discusses the different applications that are available in the virtual world that will help you look at your family history in a new way.

    About the Speaker:
    Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research since the Irish in her started the hobby in 1999. She is the volunteer genealogist for the Irish American Heritage Center. Terri is the webmaster for the Phillis Wheatley Chapter, NSDAR. In November 2008, Terri started her blog Finding Our Ancestors to make it easier for her family to follow her research. She completed ProGen 15 Study Program and classes with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. Terri is the co-host on the Virtual Historians podcast. Terri also is a cruise planner for genealogy and heritage travel trips.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6137611772212041999

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