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Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, April 21
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!


Thursday, April 22
"Virginia Room Resources: Online & On the Shelf" with Elaine McRey  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
The Virginia Room at the City of Fairfax Regional Library is one of the leading repositories in Northern Virginia for genealogical resources. Elaine McRey, a Virginia Room librarian, will highlight some of the key resources that are available for your use.
 
Speaker Bio: Elaine McRey has been interested in genealogy since she learned that when the Mayflower landed, her ancestors were already here.  But don’t forget the first rule of genealogy—your grandmother’s stories may not be true!  Elaine’s been working in public libraries since 1990 and earned her library degree from the University of Tennessee in 1999. She's been a librarian in the Virginia Room since 2008.


Saturday, April 24
"Searching for Genealogical Materials in Archival Collections" by Chis Barbuschak  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
Do you think you’ve tapped out all of the possible genealogical resources for your family that are out there? Try searching archival collections in special collection libraries and archives! Learn about finding aids, how archivists think when processing collections, what kind of genealogical materials might be found in archives, and where to search for materials.
 
Speaker Bio: Chris Barbuschak, a Fairfax County native, is an archivist/librarian in Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia Room. He gets paid to do what he loves: making Northern Virginia historical records and photographs publicly accessible and assisting researchers on their historical and genealogical quests. Chris received a BA in history from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s in library and information science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He previously worked for the Chicago Tribune as a photo archivist and for the Chicago Public Library system.



Family History Writing SIG
Monday, May 3
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Limited to SIG membership (its free)
 
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night May 3rd  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 
 
We are currently looking for manuscripts for the May 3 meeting. If you have a manuscript you are writing for your family or publication, members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives to 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. 

 

If you wish to be added to the members list to receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email and join the online meetings, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.

 
Join us at the online Zoom 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.

 

 

 


Beginners SIG
Thursday, May 13
Beginners SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
ZOOM Meeting (Registration Required)
Are you new to genealogy? Are you trying to figure out what to do with all the names and dates that you have gathered? Are you running into brick walls before you feel like you've even gotten started? We can help! The Fairfax Genealogical Society is reactivating the Beginner's Special Interest Group (SIG) to be led by Laura Wickstead, the Virginia Room Librarian, and John Turbyfill. It will be a chance for novice genealogists to gather, learn, and share some of the challenges they are facing.
 
If you want to learn more about how to get started in genealogy, please join us! You can ask questions or register can at programs@fxgs.org.


Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, May 19
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!



SCGS 2021 Genealogy Jamboree
Friday, June 4 through Saturday, June 12
SCGS 2021 Genealogy Jamboree  (Other Events)
This event is not hosted by FxGS and is being shared as a public service:
 
For 50 years the Southern California Genealogical Society has held a 3-day Genealogy Jamboree and for the last 8 years a one-day Genetic Genealogy Conference in June. Besides learning a lot from the many, many presentations, programs, and exhibits, we all had fun.
 
This year, thanks to events beyond anyone's control, Jamboree has gone virtual, with nationally known speakers covering the latest developments in genealogy. From across our nation, from neighbors Canada and Mexico, and from the Old World, Jamboree speakers help us discover our ancestors' lives and stories. The Jamboree will feature two great conferences!
  • The Genes in Your Family - June 4-5, 2021
  • The Stars in Your Family - June 11-12, 2021
For more information, visit https://genealogyjamboree.com/.


Family History Writing SIG
Monday, June 7
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Limited to SIG membership (its free)
 
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night May 3rd  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 
 
We are currently looking for manuscripts for the June 7 meeting. If you have a manuscript you are writing for your family or publication, members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives to 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. 

 

If you wish to be added to the members list to receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email and join the online meetings, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.

 
Join us at the online Zoom 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.

 

 

 


Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, June 16
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!