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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  

2023 National Archives Genealogy Series - at NARA  (Informational Only)
Monday, May 1 through Friday, June 30
Videos and presentation materials remain available after the premiere date.
All programs start at 1 PM eastern time
In recognition of public service, we are offering a special Genealogy Series focused on both military and civilian records. The series will provide family history research tools for all skill levels along with a general overview to specific topics. Broadcasts of the program sessions will take place in May and June.  All are welcome!
  • Attend via YouTube
  • Participate in chat, by first logging into YouTube and then typing your comments into the chat section
  • Follow us on Twitter at @USNatArchives and join the Genealogy Series conversation using #GenieSeries2023

  • Transcripts are available by sending a request to KYR@nara.gov.

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 3
Richmond VA and Virtually
Learn How to Expand Your Family Tree at the NGS 2023 Family History Conference
You can find all the lectures on offer at the conference, more than 100 in total, by going to our online Event Schedule. Or, download a PDF of the conference brochure for a comprehensive look at all the lectures and events, and their costs.
A variety of price schedules and presentation selectison are available.

Meet at the Odenton Library Computer Lab  (Informational Only)
Monday, June 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In Person at the Odenton Library
We will be at the library computer lab for training and help with navigating websites and research.
No meeting at the Annex.

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference  (Informational Only)
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11
Virtually And at Ft Wayne IN
Making connections is a vital benefit of IGGP's 2023 conference. Just ask Eric "Rick" Bender of New Mexico, who made contact with tour guide Wolfgang Grams at the 2019 IGGP conference. Eric's story of working with Wolfgang to achieve his lifetime dream of visiting his ancestral German villages is featured by James Beidler in his "Family Research" column in the new edition of German Life magazine. (Read it here.) You can make your own connections, in person or virtually, at this year's IGGP conference. Where will they take you? Check out the presenters and the schedule and then register today.
This 3 day conference has a large number of in person only presentatons.  Carefully study the scheduling pages.

Strawberry Festival  (Informational Only)
Saturday, June 10
10:00 am
7101 Aviation Blvd at Andover Road. Linthicum Heights, 21090
Benson Hammond House Annual strawberry Festrival

Rain Date: June 11, 2023

33rd Annual Strawberry Festival
Benson-Hammond House
Contact: Becky Morris (443-837-8196)
Interested in being a vendor?  Click here for the application.

Interpreting Your DNA Results Howard County Gen Soc  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, June 14
7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation
Presentation Topic/Description:
Have you DNA tested with AncestryMyHeritage, or 23andMe and do not know what the next steps are? In this presentation, Rebecca will discuss different methodologies and techniques including 3rd party DNA tools for understanding your ethnicity results and DNA matches. Several examples will be shared of how Rebecca reconnected with some of her long-lost relatives and found new relatives confirming her family’s lineages through documented evidence, and interpreting centimorgan count, shared DNA, and triangulated DNA. Rebecca will also discuss the importance of DNA testing with different companies, some of the different features the companies have, and how they can also help with finding connections to your DNA matches.
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.

O'Malley Center and Annex are closed for the Juneteenth Holiday  (Informational Only)
Monday, June 19
No meeting on this day.

Tour of the Benson Hammond House  (Informational Only)
Monday, June 26 through Monday, June 26
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Benson Hammond House
Meet at the Benson Hammond House at 1 PM for the tour.  Above link has details.  Parking available on site.

NO MEETING  (Informational Only)
Monday, July 3
No Meeting -
No meeting today.  County Libraries and Senior Centers are likely closed.

Using Fold3 Library Edition Howard County Gen Soc  (Informational Only)
Wednesday, July 12
7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation
Love it or hate it, Fold3 is cornering the market on American military records online.  Learn how to navigate the site, browse resources effectively, and find the hidden gems on this fantastic database.
Bio: Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. She holds a post graduate certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  Ms. Dudek is the Book Review Editor of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, a board member of the Illinois State Historical Society, and the author of the World War I Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors.
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.

The Archives Memory Bank - Maryland Archives  (Informational Only)
Monday, July 17
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Maryland Archives, Annapolis MD
3 items per person - Limited availability (two time slots, 4 people per time slot...1 every 15 minutes)
Community Preservation Day Signup

Who was in your Ancestors’ FAN Club?  (Informational Only)
Monday, August 28
1:00 pm
at the O'Malley Annex
Rebecca will be presenting and speaking about the FAN Club, its significance in genealogical research, and how it can help find/identify new relatives, in her presentation, “Who was in your Ancestor’s FAN Club? The FAN Club is an acronym for family, associates, and neighbors, a term created by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL. Becca applied this genealogical principle to her own research and will be sharing how finding, analyzing, and correlating multiple sources for her (Jewish) 3rd great-aunt, Anna Lublin has assisted with finding (and confirming) her siblings, and their families. She will also share her analysis of the sources, discuss different research techniques, resources for finding information, and ways to solve conflicting information.