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JANUARY 25, 2018

WHATS BEEN DONE:  USING SOMEONE ELSES GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee, via webinar

Meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Whether you are new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Thomas MacEntee will share how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

WORKSHOP:  

WHATS BEEN DONE:  USING SOMEONE ELSES GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Facilitated by KCGS Member

Using materials and concepts presented during the January 2018 meeting, attendees will utilize this session to work “hand on” with their own research.  Attendees are requested to bring necessary research materials and computers to facilitate their work.  A KCGS member will lead this workshop.

 

MARCH 22, 2018

DISCOVERING YOUR UK / IRISH ROOTS ONLINE

Speaker:  Debra Dudek

This program will lead you through the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Learn what's new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.

 

APRIL 26, 2018

WORKSHOP

DISCOVERING YOUR UK / IRISH ROOTS ONLINE

Facilitated by KCGS Member

Using materials and concepts presented during the March 2018 meeting, attendees will utilize this session to work “hand on” with their own research.  Attendees are requested to bring necessary research materials and computers to facilitate their work.  A KCGS member will lead this workshop.

 

 

MAY 24, 2018

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Speaker:  Tina Beaird

 A presentation on strategies useful in finding elusive ancestors, locations or eras impact the advancement of your genealogical research.

 

JUNE 28, 2018

DID I GET EVERYTHING?  CREATING A GENEALOGY RESEARCH CHECKLIST

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee, in person

Co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library; meeting will be 7:00 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library

 Are you really done with researching that ancestor? Many genealogists think they have a brick wall when, in fact, they just haven’t done a “reasonably exhaustive search.” Learn how to assemble a genealogy research checklist to take your genealogy to the next level.

 

JULY 19, 2018

WORKSHOP

DID I GET EVERYTHING?  CREATING A GENEALOGY RESEARCH CHECKLIST

Facilitated by KCGS Member

Meeting will be 7:00 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library

Using materials and concepts presented during the June 2018 presentation, attendees will utilize this session to work “hand on” with their own research.  Attendees are requested to bring necessary research materials and computers to facilitate their work.  A KCGS member will lead this workshop.

 

AUGUST 23, 2018

DPO FLOW– A BEGINNERS LOOK AT ORGANIZING DIGITAL PHOTOS

Speaker:  Caroline Guntur

Join Certified Photo Organizer Caroline Guntur of OrganizingPhotos.net for a closer look at how to best organize your digital photos! You will learn how to designate a digital photo hub (DPH), how to create a consistent file naming convention, and get help on figuring out your workflow. Additionally, you will understand the differences between referenced and managed files, and the learn the importance of backing up.

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

ITALIAN ANCESTRY

Speaker:  Linda Davenport

 

 

OCTOBER 25, 2018

FORENSIC GENEALOGY TECHNIQUE:  DOCUMENT EXAMINATION

Speaker:  Marsha Peterson-Maass

The term “forensic” refers to the use of science and technology to investigate evidence and establish facts. This seminar introduces researchers to the history of document creation, and discusses the advanced forensic skills of document examination, signature comparison, and historical document deciphering. You will even learn some hands-on tips that could help you evaluate your current and future documents more precisely.

DECEMBER 6, 2018

HOLIDAY SOCIAL / YEAR IN REVIEW

 

 

 

Meeting Information:

Meeting Location:

 

Geneva History Museum

113 S. Third Street

Geneva, IL

 

Meeting Time: 7:30 PM