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The Mysterious Death of Anna T. Phillips
Saturday, April 24
The Mysterious Death of Anna T. Phillips  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org by April 22 to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presenter:  Thomas MacEntee
 
 Can a mysterious family photo with a cryptic message on the back lead you to an amazing story of love and loss? Starting with a family photo, learn how you can plan your genealogy research to find out more information about the photo’s subject including vital record information, newspaper articles, and even circumstances that you might not expect! You’ll also learn how to track your research and use solid research methodology to evaluate records.
 
About Thomas: What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get me, Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional 
About Thowho’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High-Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com! “I’m a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.



NGS 2021 Family History Conference
Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21
NGS 2021 Family History Conference  (Regional Events)
Virtual Event
Learn new strategies, resources, records and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference in 2021.  Plans for NGS's forthy-third annual conference inclue a full week of virtual events for individuals, societies, and organizations from May 17-21, 2021.  The Conference will feature great speakers, novel topics, live chat, Q&A time, a virtual expo hall, NGS Awards announcements, drawings for genealogy-related prizes, and more! 
 
Registration is open.  Registration prices $175 and up.
 
See the conference website for more detail and to register. 


Indexes Are the Key to Unlocking the Records
Saturday, May 22
Indexes Are the Key to Unlocking the Records  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presented by:  Christine Johns Cohen
 
Indexes make your searches so much easier, but what if you are lost on how to use the index? Indexing systems are so complex that they require guides, keys, or tables to decipher. We will review and master these indexes: Burr Record, Campbell, Cott System, Liber Index, Page Margin Key Tables, Paul Company Key Table, Russell Key Index, Split Column Indexes, Soundex and Vowel Index. They are often the essential to locating ancestors in Probate or Land records online or at a courthouse.
 
About Christine:  Christine Johns Cohen is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and have served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, she is also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of my Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s. Christine is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and have worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993. 



Genetic Genealogy 2021 Conference
Friday, June 4 through Saturday, June 5
Genetic Genealogy 2021 Conference  (Regional Events)
Virtual Event
GENETIC GENEALOGY 2021 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 4 & 5 
 
DNA testing is an increasingly popular tool for genealogists. Learn the difference between autosomal DNA, mtDNA and Y-DNA and which tool is useful for what type of investigation. There will be presentations from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA. The keynoter will be blogger Roberta Estes, MBA. Other notables presenting include Maurice J. Gleeson, MD of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, Leah La Perle Larkin, PhD, creator of WATO, and DNA authors Emily Aulicino, MEd, and Richard Hill, MBA. 
 
  • World-class DNA Conference 
  • Get in on the Latest Discoveries 
  • Learn from up to 20 renowned Genetic Genealogy experts 
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures on June 4 & 5 and 10 recorded lectures of your choice 
 
STANDARD Registration - Select 10 recorded lectures from 20 choices. Members: $150 Non-members $170
PLUS Registration - All 20 lectures are yours to view. Members: $200 Non-members $230 
All Registration packages include the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.
Prices increase $20  April 27, 2021.
 
Complete descriptions of the conferences are at the Jamboree website: https://genealogyjamboree.com
 
Event is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society 


Genealogy Jamboree 2021
Friday, June 11 through Saturday, June 12
Genealogy Jamboree 2021  (Regional Events)
Virtual Event
GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 11 & 12 
 
The 51st Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico - and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree. 
 
  • World-class Genealogy Conference 
  • Learn from 51 speakers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel and the UK 
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures June 11 & 12 and 20 recorded lectures of your choice Add PLUS Registration to access all 50 recorded lectures 
 
STANDARD Registration - Select 20 recorded lectures from 50 choices. Members: $135 Non-members $155
PLUS Registration - All 50 lectures are yours to view. Members: $215 Non-members $245
All Registration packages receive the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures. 
Prices increase $20  April 27, 2021.
 
Complete descriptions of the conferences are at the Jamboree website: https://genealogyjamboree.com
 
Event is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society 


Unraveling the Mysteries of Your Female Ancestors
Thursday, June 24
Unraveling the Mysteries of Your Female Ancestors  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presented: Mary Risseeuw
 
Summary: Women throughout U.S. history have ‘lost their identity’ by taking their husband’s name when they married. Prior to the 20th century, most historical records were written about and for men. This discussion will help you identify the varieties of source material that can help you break through that brick wall. You will also learn the many reasons why women are harder to trace and how legal and social status affected this. In examining lesser used sources – including ephemera such as letters and diaries – you can unlock your female ancestor’s identity.
 
About Mary: Mary Risseeuw is a genealogist, historian, writer and lecturer. She has researched 19th & 20th century Dutch immigration to Wisconsin for over 30 years and has published and lectured throughout the Midwest and the Netherlands. She serves on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies.


Trains West: Crossing the Continent 1840 - 1869
Saturday, June 26
Trains West: Crossing the Continent 1840 - 1869  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presenter:  Mary Kircher Roddy
 
Summary: Before the transcontinental railroad was completed Easterners and MidWesterners began to settle the West. How did they get there and what was the journey like? Presentation covers overland and water routes with descriptions of the journey and using clues to discover how and when your ancestor traveled.
 
About Mary: Mary is a Certified Genealogist and also a Certified Public Accountant. She lectures in Washington State and across the US, and is a regular presenter for LegacyFamilyTree Webinars. She has written for Internet Genealogy, NGS Magazine, FGS Forum, Family Chronicle and The National Genealogical Society Quarterly and numerous society publications. Mary currently serves as Treasurer for the Association of Professional Genealogists. You can read more about her at MKR Genealogy – www.mkrgenealogy.com.



Overlooked and Underused Subscription Sites
Saturday, August 28
Overlooked and Underused Subscription Sites  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presenter: Luana Darby
 
Summary: Ancestry.com may be genealogy's biggest subscription web site, but it's not the only one in town. Quite a few smaller and newer sites offer some of the same collections as Ancestry.com, as well as their own unique and valuable resources for research. From Fold3.com to Accessible Archives, we’ll explore several lesser-known subscription sites in detail.
 
About Luana: Genealogy and the recording of family history has always been a passion for Luana. She began organizing photos, documents, and information on her grandmother's family in 1977 and has researched for others since 1985, working as a professional genealogist since 1995 and as a forensic genealogist since 2014. She frequently travels to Europe for genealogical research on site in archives in Germany, Poland France, and Italy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speaker's Guild, the National Genealogical Society and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (IFSHWE). She has served as director (2009-2011), vice president (2009), president (2010-2011), and treasurer (2012) of the Utah Genealogical Association and served on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as an indexer for the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly. In January 2015, she joined the faculty of BYUIdaho as an online family history instructor teaching analysis and genealogy as a business course. She worked as an in-house genealogist for BYU-TV’s series Relative Race in seasons 3 & 4 and was the chair of the NGS 2020 virtual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 



Researching Ancestors of Color
Saturday, September 25
Researching Ancestors of Color  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presenter: Renate Yarborough Sanders
 
Summary: This session is specific to researching ancestors of color, to include formerly enslaved and free people of color. Participants learn which record types and web sites are most helpful in this type of research and how to extract data about people of color from various document types.
 
About Renate:  Renate Yarborough Sanders, genealogist, is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, as well as enslavers and free people of color. She is the author of two blogs: “Into the LIGHT”, which focuses on her own family history; and, “Genea-Related”, a platform for presenting a variety of information of genealogical interest. Renate also produces a “(Mostly) African-American Funeral Programs” online database, in which she publishes vital data extracted from funeral programs. Renate is a member of several national and community genealogical and historical societies. She is a panelist on BlackProGen LIVE, an online live show presenting topics of interest for people researching ancestors of color and co-hosts a YouTube series, “Let’s Talk North Carolina Genealogy,” which focuses on topics specific to North Carolina research.  



Saturday, October 9
Wichita Genealogical Society 2021 Annual Conference  (Regional Events)
Wichita, KS - To be announced
Save the Date! -   Wichita Genealogical Society Annual Conference, with Lisa Louise Cooke as featured speaker


Writing Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read
Saturday, October 23
Writing Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read  (Regional Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
Special Program Hosted by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, supported by funding from the Johnson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.   Email info@jcgsks.org at least 2 days in advance to get the Zoom link for joining the program. 
 
Presenter:  Pam Vestal
 
Summary: Part of the thrill of genealogy is sharing our discoveries with those we love, so it can be disappointing when our family members and friends have no interest in the subject. However, with good research, thoughtful planning, and a dash of ingenuity, we can create engaging stories designed to entice even the most reluctant readers. This session is specific to researching ancestors of color, to include formerly enslaved and free people of color. Participants learn which record types and web sites are most helpful in this type of research and how to extract data about people of color from various document types.
 
About Pam: Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and lecturer from Oregon whose research extends far beyond the Pacific Northwest, with clients all over the U.S. and research that reaches beyond our borders. After 20 years as a professional writer, Pam turned her full attention to her longtime love of genealogy. Since then, her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and FGS’s Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.