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The Good News About Historical Newspapers  (Informational Only)
Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 31
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.r

The Mayflower Society Webinars - 2021-2023  (Informational Only)
Monday, January 1 through Tuesday, December 31
Virtually - On Demand
Mayflower Society Virtual Program Schedule for 2021, 2022, and 2023

Legacy Family Tree Webinars FREE for 2024  (Informational Only)
Monday, January 8 through Tuesday, December 31
Virtually - and FREE - FamilyTreeWebinars - Various Times - see the list or site
See attached file for the FREE webinars throughout 2024.
The attached file here lists all of the free webinars, or you can look through the web site.

Frederick MD FamilySearch Center Monthly ZOOM Presentation  (Informational Only)
Thursday, January 25 through Thursday, October 24
7:00 pm
Virtually - 7 PM on Thursdays
ZOOM link
For more information/questions, please call  240-818-1937 or md_frederick@familyhistorymail.org
See attached file for the entire schedule.
The handout link for Jan will be in our minutes.

American Ancestors' Open House  (Informational Only)
Monday, June 17
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE by American Ancestors
Free Webinar

American Ancestors Virtual Open House

Monday, June 17

3:00–4:00 p.m. (ET)

Presented by Kathleen MacKenzie & David Allen Lambert

Cost: Free


During the open house you will learn how the databases, genealogists, and millions of unique collections at American Ancestors can help! This discussion will highlight the many benefits and services available to members, including:
  • BILLIONS of searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • One-on-one opportunities to work with our genealogists
  • Award-winning magazine and scholarly journals
  • Special discounts on services, events, travel, and more!
  • Access to MILLIONS of collections at our research center
We look forward to virtually seeing you on June 17! 

Legacy Family Tree Webinars - Editing Your Own Writing  (Informational Only)
Tuesday, June 18
8:00 pm
Virtually - and FREE - FamilyTreeWebinars
Thomas Jones continues with his training from Part !
Go to Legacy FamilyTree Webinars for this free webinar.
Part 2 will focus on “nitty-gritty” editing, including capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word choice, and reducing word count.

German Names 101: All You Need to Know!  (Informational Only)
Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 27
Virtually - and FREE by Germanology Unlocked
Unlock the hidden secrets of German names! In this free genealogy training, you'll learn how to recognize your German surname variations, master naming symbols, nickname practices, and phrases, and discover the top naming websites to help you in your research. Don't miss out on this captivating journey through German genealogy!

Finding Your Maryland Roots Online  (Informational Only)
Saturday, June 29
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Virtually Only
We hope that you can join us for our virtual Basics+ Workshop Finding Your Maryland Roots Online. This event supplements this spring's MGS-MPT webinar series, Finding Your Roots Online, by focusing specifically on Maryland internet resources and collections. Speakers are Rachel Frazier, Director of Reference Services at the Maryland State Archives, and MGS Board Members David Powell and Druscilla Null.
Presentations will include: 
*Introduction to Online Genealogical Records at the Maryland State Archives 
*Online Colonial Records at the Maryland State Archives 
*Finding Maryland Records on Ancestry, FamilySearch, and Newspapers.com 
*"The Maryland Motherlode": Using Online Maryland Birth and Death Certificates 
*Finding Maryland Roman Catholic Records Online on Findmypast 
Recordings of the presentations will be available to registrants for later viewing for 60 days.
Registration Info  
$40 for MGS members, $50 for non-members. Online registration deadline: June 28, 2024. Mail-in registration deadline: June 21, 2024.

Census Records (1870-1940) and City Directories  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, July 10
7:00 pm
virtually - Howard County Genealogical Society
Description: Census Records are invaluable documents that are commonly utilized by family historians and genealogists in recreating the identities of their ancestors! In this presentation, Rebecca will discuss information that was recorded on each of the U.S. Federal Census Records from 1870-1940 and how these details can provide insight into an ancestor’s migration, socio-economic status, occupation, and familial relationships among other aspects. Like Census Records, City Directories can also provide key information regarding your ancestor’s locations, especially in between Census years. Rebecca will share research techniques and methodologies correlating (but not limited to) Census Records, City Directories, Vital Records, and Orphan Asylum Records, tracing and recreating the identities of her 2nd great-grandparents, John and Mary Rainey and their family.
Speaker Biography
Rebecca Dobbs is a novice genealogist with a specialty in Jewish research. Her methodology includes utilizing individuals’ DNA results to connect them with their ancestral pasts. She became interested in genealogy at the early age of 16 and since then, she has extensively researched her own family history. In addition to helping others with their research, Rebecca has successfully completed the GenProof Study Group in 2021, and recently finished the American Genealogy Studies program through the National Genealogical Society in 2022. She has future goals of obtaining her Certified Genealogist credential someday.
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.

Utah Genealogical Association 2024 Virtual Conference - Summit of Excellence  (Informational Only)
Thursday, September 5 through Saturday, September 7
online and in-person

Utah Genealogical Association 2024 Virtual Conference - Summit of Excellence 
(Online/Hybrid Events)                      Online - Registration Required
The Utah Genealogical Association 2024 Virtual Conference -  Summit of Excellence - will be held Thursday, September 5th through Saturday, September 7th, 2024. The first day is free, but the second and third days are not. All three days require registration. 
HCGS member, Rebecca Dobbs, will present a new version of her FAN Club and Timelines presentation at the conference on Thursday, September 5, at 3pm Mountain Time (5pm ET).
You can register for the free day (Thurs. 9/5) and the (paid) remainder of the weekend together, or for the free day separately. Check here for conference and registration information.

MAKING THE PRESIDENCY  (Informational Only)
Thursday, September 26
7:00 pm
Virtually and FREE - Mayflower Society
As 2024 is an election year, Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky, an historian of the Presidency, political culture, and the government—looks at how our second President set the stage for many later traditions and trends.  

MARCO POLO  (Informational Only)
Thursday, October 10
7:00 pm
Virtually and FREE - Mayflower Society
Marco Polo opened Asia to European trade, so we’re told, but we generally don’t know much else. Historian Laurence Bergreen remedies that by bolstering Polo’s reputation and arguing for his historical importance.  Bergreen has written biographies of Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin and Ferdinand Magellan, and here he retraces Polo’s steps to Mongolia and China. 

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE  (Informational Only)
Thursday, November 7
7:00 pm
Virtually and FREE - Mayflower Society
Despite the opinion of Alexander Hamilton that the Electoral College was the only part of the Constitution to escape criticism, few clauses in the Constitution have been subjected to more consistent and withering disapproval than the Electoral College. Thomas Weaver will explore the people and events that shaped America’s unique form in choosing a chief executive, telling the story through the eyes of people who lived it—including stories that involve murders, duels, shootouts, corruption, greed, teenage elopement, and a secret midnight ride in the back of a mail carriage to save the Constitution.

Thursday, November 14
7:00 pm
Virtually and FREE - Mayflower Society
The sailing of the Mayflower was not just a foundational American event—it was also the culmination of a radical English religious movement. This is the story of that underground church, one of prison and killings, spies and subterfuge, theological controversy and sexual scandal, and the invention of religious freedom.