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Friday, April 26
Newspapers–More than Just Notices and How to Find Them  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description:
Newspapers provide researchers more than birth, marriages and death notices. The social side columns are insights into the life and times of our ancestors by showing reports family visits, anniversary parties, galas, local elections and of course the tragedies like murders, accidents, etc. Locating the local paper is the next step whether the newspaper is in hardcopy, microfilm or online and here are tips on how to locate that elusive paper.
 
Presenter: Trish Little-Taylor is a librarian and has been doing genealogy since 1978. She started learning about doing on her families while working at the Library of Virginia. In Ireland she began to do in-depth research on her Grandfather William Little who emigrated in 1901. As a result, she obtained Irish citizenship and an Irish passport.
 
She has taught Irish genealogy classes at Brookdale Community College and did presentations at two Virginia Library Association Conferences. While at Portsmouth Public Library I spoke at workshops on various topics including African American genealogy.


House Histories: why are they important and Research Strategies for Early Colonial America Ancestors
Saturday, April 27
House Histories: why are they important and Research Strategies for Early Colonial America Ancestors  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description:
House Histories: What are they and why are they important
Genealogy is made up of a variety of fields. One of the lesser known research avenues are building histories. The history of home, business, or simple building can tell a researcher and amazing amount of information.  In this presentation learn how to research the history of a building and how to use it in your genealogy.
 
Research Strategies for Early Colonial America Ancestors
Research into Colonial North America can be extremely difficult, and at times highly specialized. This presentation will discuss the importance of history in your research, tips and tricks for finding early records, what records are available and where to find them, how to evaluate research materials for accuracy, and the use of social history to put ancestors in context.
 
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award winning author and lecturer based in Northern Virginia. She presents on a variety of topics from methodology to DNA. Currently Shannon is earning her Master of Science in Genealogical, Heraldic, and Paleographic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. In addition to her free-lance work, Shannon is a staff genealogist at the National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century in Washington, D.C.



Genetic Genealogy SIG: The Search for Daniel McCormick
Wednesday, May 1
Genetic Genealogy SIG: The Search for Daniel McCormick  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, Room H-108, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA
Topic: The Search for Daniel McCormick, Born in 1825 Somewhere in Ireland, Using Autosomal DNA, by Janet Hall Werner. Are you interested in DNA as a tool to help trace and identify your ancestors? Come to the Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group to discuss and see presentations on this exciting part of genealogy. Contact SIG leader Janet Hall Werner at janetfamhist@gmail.com for more information.
 


Family History Writing SIG
Monday, May 6
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Meeting Room 1, Tysons-Pimmet Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.
At this meeting we will be reviewing a manuscript prepared by Greg Bayens. 
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives and help you to make them even better. We are all at different levels of writing skills and experience, and we enjoy helping each other. Whether questions of grammar, comma usage, spelling variations or those fiendish footnotes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues.
 
Come to the meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated in family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward. If you wish to be added to the members list and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.
 


Mid-Atlantic SIG: DAR Resources
Wednesday, May 15
Mid-Atlantic SIG: DAR Resources  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Conf. Rm. A/B, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
Join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group! For the May meeting, DAR librarians will present on their available resources. If you would like additional information on the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group, contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information.


Friday, May 17
Using a Chronological Timeline for Historical Context and to Identify Gaps in Your Research  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description: 
Creating and using a chronology will help you to organize and use the facts you have collected in your research. This chronology, or timeline, will show you any gaps you have in your research. By adding historical context to your chronology, you will create an outline for your narrative family history. This historical context will add texture to your narrative.
 
Presenter: Sue Mortensen studied history and genealogy at Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Connecticut State University. She has over 30 years genealogical research experience, primarily researching her father’s line in Virginia and Missouri. She is currently working on a biography of her great-­‐grandfather, William James Hinchey, a somewhat famous Irish-­‐American artist.


Saturday, May 18
Wills and Probate Records: A Treasure Trove of Information  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description:
Wills are a treasure trove of information about our families. They identify immediate and extended family members and give us insight into the economic and social life of our ancestors. In other words, they tell a story. Probate packets can give us information about a family for decades after an ancestor has died, whether or not he left a will.
 
Presenter: Sue Mortensen studied history and genealogy at Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Connecticut State University. She has over 30 years genealogical research experience, primarily researching her father’s line in Virginia and Missouri. She is currently working on a biography of her great-­‐grandfather, William James Hinchey, a somewhat famous Irish-­‐American artist.


German SIG: Germanna 101
Monday, May 20
German SIG: Germanna 101  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Ashley Abruzzo will give a presentation called Germanna 101, which is an overview of the Germanna Foundation and the early German immigrants to Virginia. Contact SIG Leader Mark Lazaroff at mark.b.lazaroff@gmail.com  for more information.


Wednesday, May 22
German Genealogy with Jim Beidler  (Other Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA

A full-day seminar on "German Genealogy" at the Balch Library in Leesburg, VA given by James Beidler. The pre-registration rate is $20 for members of Friends of the Thomas Balch Library and $25 non-members; $35 at the door. Lunch is on your own and handouts will be provided. For additional information, visit https://www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/28324/5632.




Family History Writing SIG
Monday, June 3
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Meeting Room, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA.
 
Please be sure to note the change in meeting location to the Thomas Jefferson Library.
 
At this meeting we will be reviewing a manuscript prepared by Jeff Hume-Pratuch.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives and help you to make them even better. We are all at different levels of writing skills and experience, and we enjoy helping each other. Whether questions of grammar, comma usage, spelling variations or those fiendish footnotes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues.
 
Come to the meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated in family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward. If you wish to be added to the members list and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.
 


Genetic Genealogy SIG: Ancestry's DNA Circles: When They Work and When They Don't
Wednesday, June 5
Genetic Genealogy SIG: Ancestry's DNA Circles: When They Work and When They Don't  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, Room H-108, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA
Topic: Ancestry’s DNA Circles: When They Work, and When They Don’t – With Examples from Colonial Virginia, by Janet Hall Werner. Are you interested in DNA as a tool to help trace and identify your ancestors? Come to the Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group to discuss and see presentations on this exciting part of genealogy. Contact SIG leader Janet Hall Werner at janetfamhist@gmail.com for more information.



Monday, July 1
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Meeting Room, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA.
 
At this meeting we will be reviewing a manuscript prepared by Deane Dierksen.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives and help you to make them even better. We are all at different levels of writing skills and experience, and we enjoy helping each other. Whether questions of grammar, comma usage, spelling variations or those fiendish footnotes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues.
 
Come to the meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated in family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward. If you wish to be added to the members list and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.