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The Family History Guide  (Informational Only)
Sunday, January 1 through Sunday, December 31
Always available and chock full of help.  Don't overlook this one.

The Family History Library Webinars  (Informational Only)
Monday, January 2 through Sunday, December 31
At the Family History Library
Now that RootsTech has closed, the library is resuming classes.
Some April and May classes are listed.
Find the schedule HERE and be sure to register ahead.

NEW POSTING !!!! Legacy Family Tree Webinars - Many are FREE  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, December 22
Legacy Family Tree Webinars has posted a long list of webinars on a wide variety of topics, and the
Registration for almost all of them is FREE!
Jump on over to their site and check out the list of webinars, through Dec of 2023
I'm not going to post them individually on the Events page, but I will keep a posting up
all year with a link to their site.
And the times vary as well.
Check them out and come back here regularly to get the registration links for those that interest you.
Register HERE  

Who Were “Felix Richards’ Slaves”?: Identifying Enslaved People Photographed During the Civil War  (Informational Only)
Friday, December 1 through Friday, December 8
Virtually - and FREE through 8 Dec- FamilyTreeWebinars
Nine African Americans — two women and seven children — were posed amid a laundry day setting in a rare Civil War-era photograph. The handwritten caption identified them only as “Felix Richards Slaves” and the location as Volusia, near Alexandria, Va. Could their true identities be established? In this case study, historian and genealogist Amy Bertsch discusses a variety of sources, including probate records, a chancery suit, Civil War pension applications, and the former enslaver’s federal compensation claim, she used to identify the individuals in the photo, which is now at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She explores how these records can yield new discoveries for family historians and she also demonstrates the importance of researching the enslaver’s family when conducting African American family research.
Find it HERE

The Good News About Historical Newspapers  (Informational Only)
Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Virtually - and FREE - FamilyTreeWebinars
Historical newspapers are treasure troves of valuable information, not just about major historical figures and events, but also about ordinary people who lived in the past. Join Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, for a deep dive into the vast collection of newspapers on MyHeritage and learn what you can find in them about your ancestors.

OGG Christmas Luncheon  (Informational Only)
Monday, December 11
12:00 pm
Olive Tree Restaurant 7005 Ritchie Hiway Glen Burnie MD 21061
Our Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Olive Tree Restaurant
Noon is the start time.
The cost will be $15 per member and per spouse.  Please get your money and head count to Judy as soon as you can.
We will be ordering from the '15 under $15' lunch menu, as well as some items from the regular lunch menu.  More details on that to come.
Gift exchange - Each attendee please bring one wrapped, gender-neutral gift valued at $10.  We will do our usual gift exchange.
The club will cover some of the cost, and will provide dessert as well.  Any alcohol you are on your own.
Let me know if you have any questions.  I will be presenting more about the lunch offerings as soon as I can get them posted on the website.

The Latest Developments in Searching Historical Records on MyHeritage  (Informational Only)
Tuesday, December 12
2:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE - FamilyTreeWebinars
MyHeritage is home to billions of historical records containing countless discoveries for family historians everywhere; but what good is all that information if it’s hard to find? In this session, Maya Geier, Product Manager at MyHeritage, responsible for publication of historical records at MyHeritage, will show you all the latest cutting-edge developments in the search experience at MyHeritage that make it easier than ever to find what you’re looking for.

Family History Roundtable: Getting Family Involved in Your Research  (Informational Only)
Tuesday, December 12
3:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE by American Ancestors
As genealogists, we all understand how fascinating family history research can be, especially when you break down a brick wall or make an exciting discovery. So, naturally, our family members must be eager to get involved in our research and hear all about our discoveries…right? Unfortunately, for most of us, finding ways to get our relatives interested in family history is almost as much of a challenge as the research itself! Join us for this engaging panel discussion with our genealogists as they discuss their tips for getting family involved in your research—including strategies for sharing research findings, interviewing family members, asking relatives to take DNA tests, and more. This is the first episode in our new panel discussion series, Family History Roundtable.

Where Did Your U.S. Ancestors Go to Church? 5 Ways to Find Out  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, December 13
8:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE - FamilyTreeWebinars
Finding a U.S. ancestor’s church affiliation is the first key step to discovering their stories in related records, but it isn’t usually easy. Learn 5 essential strategies, illustrated by inspiring examples. Viewers will come away with sensible, actionable steps they can apply to their own research.

MSA December Lunch & Learn - The Patuxent Watershed: Maryland's Natural Wonder  (Informational Only)
Thursday, December 14
1:00 pm
Virtually - Presented by Ralph Eshelman
This illustrated talk by resource expert Ralph Eshelman highlights some of the lesser-known facts about Maryland's longest intrastate river, the Patuxent, an underappreciated Maryland natural and cultural resource. Explore this true treasure of Maryland on a virtual field trip.

Thursday, December 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtually - $5 Fee for non Main Line members
Learn tips for beginning research in an unfamiliar geographic area through the example of the Scroggins and Dimick families in Southern Illinois.
  1. Conducting a Geographic Survey
    • How to get familiar with the counties, towns, and other geographic features
    • Discussion on maps and geographic resources
  2. Conducting a Records-Availability Survey
    • Demonstration on ways to determine the records that are available, both online and off using FamilySearch, Ancestry, County government websites, local libraries and universities, and ArchiveGrid.
  3. Creation of a research guide including tools, websites, and styles
CLICK HERE to register and pay

What's New at American Ancestors  (Informational Only)
Thursday, December 14
3:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE by American Ancestors
American Ancestors is a national center for family history, heritage, and culture actively engaged in the creation of new searchable databases, digitized collections, scholarship, educational programming, and more. We are always working on new projects that share the stories of families and individuals from across the country and around the world. Stay up to date with what’s new at American Ancestors with this webinar series!

MSA Lunch & Learn The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Senator Daniel B. Brewster  (Informational Only)
Thursday, January 11, 2024
1:00 pm
Virtually - Presented by John W. Frece
Author John W. Frece will talk about his new biography, Self-Destruction: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of U.S. Senator Daniel B. Brewster, highlighting the story of the one-time “Golden Boy of Maryland Politics.” The program will feature discussion of the events of Brewster's life, and detail how the author conducted and organized his research, including interviews and records from the Brewster family. 

The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the Catholic Church  (Informational Only)
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE by American Ancestors

Rachel L. Swarns

“An absolutely essential addition to the history of the Catholic Church, whose involvement in New World slavery sustained the Church and, thereby, helped to entrench enslavement in American society.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth.