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German SIG: The Impact of World War I on German Ancestors
Monday, November 20
German SIG: The Impact of World War I on German Ancestors  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Our November meeting will meet on 20 November and is a dual presentation. With the 100th anniversary of WWI, I will discuss how the War brought an end for a time being of German -Americans of being proud to be German. This will include actions Germany took against the States, as well as orchestrated propaganda programs to discourage support for Germany’s War effort. 
 
For the second part of our meeting, our own GSIG Member, Mark Lazaroff will show you how he used German records to discovery his wife’s Grandfather German WW I war records, to include German War memorial commission.
 
Mark’s German roots are from his mother’s side of the family, who immigrated in the mid to late 19th century to Ohio and Illinois. Mark’s professional career spans 30+ years as Principal Investigator on R&D efforts in regard to DoD research organizations and the Intelligence Community. He has been a guest lecturer on intelligence issues at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Mark’s work has taken him to Germany on multiple occasions, working in Frankfurt, Augsburg and Stuttgart.
 
Mark’s motives in researching the Great War (1914-1918) history of German ancestors are family related. He combines his interests in German genealogy research and his career in information technology research and development for military and national intelligence applications in preforming this investigation. His wife’s grandfather, Alfred Weber, and her great grandfather, Edmund Weber, both served in the War, and they are the focus of Mark’s Great War study and to understand the epic events that shaped his wife’ family history. This should be of great interest to all who appreciate their ancestors’ place in history how to search Great War records.
 
The GSIG Meeting time is from 1-3 PM at the Fairfax County Regional Pohick Library located at 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group
Monday, November 20
MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group  (Other Events)
2:00 pm
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.
Instructor: Paul Phelps. Participants will learn that writing family history is a different and equally challenging proposition, but one with satisfactions and discoveries of its own.  The idea is to get something on paper, even if it's just a paragraph or a page, and then have other beginning writers suggest ways to make it clearer and more interesting.  The emphasis will be on storytelling rather than scholarship, but we’ll also include questions of evidence and documentation.
 
More information about this class may be obtained from the instructor, by clicking HERE.
 



Beginner's SIG
Monday, December 4
Beginner's SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
10:30 am
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Room 214, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
Want to learn the basics of genealogy? New to researching your ancestors? Come to the Beginner's Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Chuck Mason at Mason at cgrs791@verizon.net for more information.


Family History Writing SIG
Monday, December 4
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
 
Please be sure to note the change of meeting location.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would love to read and review 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.
 


Research in Washington, DC Using the DAR Library, the BLM, and DC Area Lesser Known Facilities
Wednesday, December 6
Research in Washington, DC Using the DAR Library, the BLM, and DC Area Lesser Known Facilities  (Other Events)
1:30 pm
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.
Instructor: Chuck Mason. The DAR Library is not just for researching your Revolutionary War Ancestors. The collection contains a wealth of information about families from the Revolution to the 21st Century. The Bureau of Land Management has custody of millions of federal land records that can be searched online.
 
Many small libraries like Collinwood, Mt. Vernon, Family History Centers, public libraries in the area house collections for genealogical research. What collections might assist you in your research?


Genetic Genealogy SIG
Wednesday, December 6
Genetic Genealogy SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, H108, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
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.
 
The topic for this meeting will be Third Party Tools for Genetic Genealogy. For more information, contact SIG leader Jim Logan at jjlnv@comcast.net .
 


Thursday, December 7
Looking After the Poor; Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records  (Other Events)
7:00 pm
​McLean Family History Center, 2034 Great Falls St., Falls Church VA
Webinar moderator Linda MacLachlan. Discover how your not-so-wealthy New England ancestors may have left behind a wealth of information found in town poverty records. Come find out about "strangers taken in" records, "warning out" records and settlement law. Discover who cared for the town poor before state or national welfare benefits. You will be surprised at the level of detail you can find about your ancestors. Marian Pierre-Louis will take you into the depths of New England town records to reveal the hard to find information about your elusive ancestors.


Irish SIG:
Tuesday, December 12
Irish SIG:  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Standing meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Paul McFarland at p7a2u4@verizon.net for more information.


Thursday, December 14
Genealogy 101: Getting Started  (Other Events)
11:00 am
Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA
RELIC Librarian Tish Como will demonstrate the essential first steps to take, and resources to use – most of which are available for free through the library – to ensure that your research is accurate, complete and well-documented. To register for the free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.


Saturday, December 16
Genealogy 101 – The Real Widows of the Pension Office  (Other Events)
10:00 am
DAR Headquarters - 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC
Presented by Pamela Loos-Noji, NSDAR Staff Genealogist, at DAR Headquarters - 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC. Come learn about using Civil War pension records in your genealogy research.


German SIG: The Inner Working of Emmigration: Transporation and Economics in Germanic Europe
Monday, December 18
German SIG: The Inner Working of Emmigration: Transporation and Economics in Germanic Europe  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Bob Dunfield will discuss how our ancestors got to port in regards to transportation changes in Germanic Europe; Why these ports; and Economic Drivers to Leave.

This is a standing meeting of the German Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group
Monday, December 18
MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group  (Other Events)
2:00 pm
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.
Instructor: Paul Phelps. Participants will learn that writing family history is a different and equally challenging proposition, but one with satisfactions and discoveries of its own.  The idea is to get something on paper, even if it's just a paragraph or a page, and then have other beginning writers suggest ways to make it clearer and more interesting.  The emphasis will be on storytelling rather than scholarship, but we’ll also include questions of evidence and documentation. More information about this class may be obtained from the instructor, by clicking HERE.



Family History Writing SIG
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would love to read and review 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.
 


German SIG: Recap of the First Annual Germanic Genealogy Conference
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
German SIG: Recap of the First Annual Germanic Genealogy Conference  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Mid-Atlantic German Society Member at Large John Frank will recap the 1st Germanic Genealogy Conference. This is a standing meeting of the German Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


Spotlight on Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections Branch with Leslie Anderson
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Spotlight on Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections Branch with Leslie Anderson  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Kilmer Middle School Lecture Room G-107 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA
 
Snow Date: February 1
 
Lecture Description: Alexandria was established as a seaport town in 1749 when Virginia’s early purpose was tobacco cultivation. It was the seat of Fairfax County and later a part of the District of Columbia. The Alexandria Library provides the highest quality of professional library services to researchers whose interests range from casual inquiries into their family history to professional writers and doctoral candidates researching specialized topics in local history.
 
Though the collection is deep and rich with material related to Alexandria, the Commonwealth’s cities and counties, and the District of Columbia, the library holdings include items about selected Southern states and some things that might surprise you. So, before you make that “trip across the river” to the National Archives or the Library of Congress come see the Alexandria Library!
 
Presenter: Leslie Anderson, a native Virginian, is a Reference Librarian at Alexandria Library, Special Collections Branch. Her article, "Tabitha (Bugg) George Smith of Mecklenburg County, Virginia" won the National Genealogical Society's 2013 Family History Writing Contest. Ms. Anderson is the co-author of Alexandria and the editor of Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865. She is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society and several Pennsylvania societies. Ms. Anderson received her MS in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University and her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.


Private Lives, Public Records & The 'Free Negro' Dilemma in Virginia with Leslie Anderson
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Private Lives, Public Records & The 'Free Negro' Dilemma in Virginia with Leslie Anderson  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
 
Snow Date: February 3
 
Lecture Descriptions:
1) Private Lives, Public Records: Reconstructing A Civil War-Era Community – The research began with an Excel spreadsheet and evolved into a blog that will be launched later this year. The 1st US Colored Cavalry was formed at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. The 1,000-man regiment consisted of free men, freedmen, and contrabands from the US and Canada. This presentation demonstrates the use of pension records, lesser-known documents (available in print and online), maps, photographs, and GoogleEarth.
 
2) The 'Free Negro' Dilemma in Virginia: Under-utilized Records for Blacks and Whites – Description of the origins of the free black population in Virginia and its impact on Virginia law. Attendees will learn how to locate city and county documents created in response to legislation passed by state government, for example, Free Negro registers, petitions to be re-enslaved, special tax lists, and requisitions for military and public use.
 
Presenter: Leslie Anderson, a native Virginian, is a Reference Librarian at Alexandria Library, Special Collections Branch. Her article, "Tabitha (Bugg) George Smith of Mecklenburg County, Virginia" won the National Genealogical Society's 2013 Family History Writing Contest. Ms. Anderson is the co-author of Alexandria and the editor of Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865. She is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society and several Pennsylvania societies. Ms. Anderson received her MS in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University and her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.



German SIG: My Trip To Germany with Diana Schnurrpusch
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
German SIG: My Trip To Germany with Diana Schnurrpusch  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Diana Schnurrpusch, GSIG Member, will recount her experiences from her Summer 2017 trip to Germany. This is a standing meeting of the German Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy with Lara Diamond
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy with Lara Diamond  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:45 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
 
Please note the change of location and starting time.
 
Snow Date: There is no Snow Date for this presentation
 
Lecture Description: Those whose ancestors married within the same community get many more DNA matches than the general population which are predicted to be much closer than they are, making utilizing DNA testing challenging. See why endogamy makes genetic genealogy more difficult with real-world examples of why false positives happen, plus learn methods to find cousins, even with endogamy. 
 
Presenter: Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years and has traced all branches of her family multiple generations back in Europe using Russian and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, plus some Belarus and Poland. She recently assumed leadership of JewishGen’s Subcarpathian SIG and also runs several town-focused projects. She blogs at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com 


Photography for Genealogy with Gary Petranek
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Photography for Genealogy with Gary Petranek  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Snow Date: March 3
 
Lecture Description: This presentation will focus on using photography in conjunction with your genealogy research. Topics covered will include photo quality, photo apps for phones and tablets, and tips on taking good tombstone photos. We will discuss how to upload photos to FamilySearch Family Tree and Ancestry Family Tree. We will take a look at tips for photo organization on a computer and how to share digital files with family members and other researchers. The class is aimed at genealogists of all skill levels.
 
Presenter: Gary Petranek serves as a co-director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center. He retired from IBM after 41 years as a technical specialist, and has an extensive background in computers and information technology. Gary provides technical support for the FamilySearch/Maryland Archive digitization project of Probate and Estate Records. He hosts the DC Metro RootsMagic Users Group in Montgomery County and is an avid photographer.



German SIG: MAGS Database Overview
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
German SIG: MAGS Database Overview  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
SIG leader Bob Dunfield will discuss the new MAGS database, which could be an important tool in your German research. This is a standing meeting of the German Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


The Good, the bad, and the ugly truth about published family histories with Shannon Combs-Bennett
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Good, the bad, and the ugly truth about published family histories with Shannon Combs-Bennett  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Please be sure to note the change of meeting date and meeting location.
 
Lecture Description: Just because it is published does not make it correct.  Many researchers cling to family histories as the honest truth on their family line. The discerning research will learn how to take those clues and then find the records they refer to. Learn how to vet the information contained in published family history books to make your research that much better.
 
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award-winning author and lecturer based out of Northern Virginia. She loves sharing her knowledge with other researchers on a variety of subjects from methodology to genetics. Shannon earned her PLCGS in December 2016 and is working towards her MSc in Genealogical, Heraldic and Paleographic Studies.


Create Genealogy Videos and Images with Adobe Spark & 10 Databases you need to know
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Create Genealogy Videos and Images with Adobe Spark & 10 Databases you need to know  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Descriptions:
1) Create Genealogy Videos and Images for free with Adobe Spark – Do you have images you would like to share and annotate for your own use or maybe to share? If so you should know about this wonderful free web-based program that allows you to create high quality graphics and videos to share for free.
 
2) 10 Databases you need to know about – With the ease of access to a variety of Institutions researchers depend on computer research more and more. However, we sometimes get into a rut looking at the same places over and over again. Shannon will introduce you to 10 databases that are not frequently visited, but could really change the way you research.
 
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award-winning author and lecturer based out of Northern Virginia. She loves sharing her knowledge with other researchers on a variety of subjects from methodology to genetics. Shannon earned her PLCGS in December 2016 and is working towards her MSc in Genealogical, Heraldic and Paleographic Studies.
 



Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018
2018 FxGS Spring Conference  (FxGS Spring Conference)
SAVE THE DATE!


German SIG: How to use NARA Record Group 85 for Genealogy Research
Monday, April 16, 2018
German SIG: How to use NARA Record Group 85 for Genealogy Research  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
Dr. Krystyn Moon, Professor, Martha Washington University, will present "How to use NARA Record Group 85 for Genealogy Research." This is a standing meeting of the German Special Interest Group. Contact SIG Leader Robert Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


Hitting Pay Dirt: Gold in the NARA Homestead and Land Case Files with Sharon MacInnes
Friday, April 27, 2018
Hitting Pay Dirt: Gold in the NARA Homestead and Land Case Files with Sharon MacInnes  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description: The Bureau of Land Management distributed the land of the 30 Federal Land States and has posted online the patents, or certificates of final title, for most of them. The patents finalize the first transfer of public domain land from the federal government to private individuals, including women and former slaves. These patents, however, are only the final document in an often years long process, and a Case File should exist in the National Archives for each of them. Case Files often contain incredible information about your ancestors: military service, specifics about “improvements” they made to the land before receiving final title, and often family information or immigration proof. Even the thinnest Case File at least locates a person in time and place and may include signatures on receipts. Two million abandoned claims that were filed but never completed also have Case Files. We’ll discuss how to access both the indexed and unindexed Case Files at the National Archives. They have never been microfilmed. These records precede the deeds in county courthouses.
 
Presenter: Sharon MacInnes is the CEO of Ancestor Tracks (http://ancestortracks.com), a business which is dedicated to publishing online free, downloadable 19th-century maps of every county of Pennsylvania to be used with census records and published county histories.


Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical and Archival Research
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical and Archival Research  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description:
     Are you tired of being told by archives, libraries, and government agencies that the genealogical records you want are "unavailable" to the public, are only available behind a paywall, or are only available to view if you can visit them onsite or during limited hours? We were too, so we figured out how to do something about it.
     We're Reclaim The Records, a new not-for-profit activist group of more than 3200 genealogists, researchers, historians, and journalists. We use state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws to obtain copies of previously inaccessible archival record sets. We use these laws to force the government to hand over copies of genealogical records to the public, often for the first time ever. Then we then freely publish all the records we win online, as open data without any copyrights, paywalls, or usage restrictions.
     Our work has enabled the first-ever public access to more than ten million archival records (and counting!), ranging from marriage records to voter lists to civil service lists to state licensing files. We started with a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in the Supreme Court of New York in 2015, followed it up with a second successful case against the New York City Clerk’s Office in 2016, filed a third case in Missouri against their Department of Health and Senior Services, and are now spreading our legal work to other cities and states. We crowdsource ideas for new projects, publish a free e-mail newsletter, and make snarky comments about government agencies’ intransigence on social media.
     This presentation will walk through the history and legal basics of FOI laws, and will teach researchers how to file their own requests for any genealogical or archival records they may want to see returned to the public domain.
 
Presenter:
Brooke Schreier Ganz is the founder and president of Reclaim The Records, and the first genealogist to successfully sue a government archive for the return of records to the public. A computer programmer, she is also the creator of LeafSeek, a free open source records management platform and multi-lingual search engine that won second place in the 2012 RootsTech Developer Challenge.
 
Her work has helped non-profit organizations like the Israel Genealogical Research Association (IGRA) and Gesher Galicia publish over 1.2 million unique genealogical records online for free use. She is also a volunteer for ArchiveTeam, an online preservationist group that pre-emptively crawls at-risk websites to save copies of the data for the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.



Myths, Fairy Tales, and Stories Grandma Told with Chuck Mason
Friday, May 18, 2018
Myths, Fairy Tales, and Stories Grandma Told with Chuck Mason  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description: Family stories usually contain at least some true facts. But what do you do when almost nothing is true? This program demonstrates how a 25-year brick wall was broken down.
 
Presenter: Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., is a Certified Genealogist SM, specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He is a graduate of NGS’s American Genealogy: Home Study Course, (1994), a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives (1996 & 2001), the Institute of Genealogy and History at Samford University (2010).
 
Chuck teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Adult and Community Education (ACE) program and is an instructor for the NGS course Beyond the Basics. He lectures at many of the genealogical societies in the Washington DC area, NIGR, and in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; has published genealogy articles in journals, magazines and newsletters; and is co-host of a public television genealogy program in Fairfax County.


Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors with Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors with Angela Packer McGhie, CG  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description:
Sometimes you need to be able to identify an ancestor without his “name tag.” Characteristics such as occupation, birthplace, signature, age and family members can be helpful in locating individuals in records, as well as in distinguish individuals of the same name.
Comparing information found in one record to that of another record can help determine if they refer to the same individual. Many different characteristics of an individual can be used in this comparison. This technique can be especially useful to overcome indexing issues where you ancestor’s name may not be identifiable, or in situations where a name has been changed.
 
Presenter: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, is a professional genealogist, lecturer and instructor. She is a course coordinator and instructor at genealogy institutes, and speaker at national conferences. Angela enjoys serving as a facilitator for the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists Education Fund, and on the board of the ProGen Study Program.