Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society

February 4th Meeting

Genealogy through Google Earth: Part Two
Have you used Google Earth before?  Well come check out this course where I share with you tips and tricks to adding your family history to this interactive program.  In this Part II class I will talk and demonstrate some techniques to overlaying plat maps; mapping out a cemetery; and even some html coding.  Come prepared to take your Genealogy Through Google Earth to the next level.
Eric Stitt is 34 and married with two little girls.  He has traveled the world growing up in the military, and in the military himself for the last 16 years.  His favorite way to present all his findings to family, friends, and anyone wanting to know has been through Google Earth and all it has to offer.  He has been using Google Earth for over 8 years both in family research and in the military.

Dues for 2017

Dues for 2017 are due.  You may send them to our mailing address:  Northland Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 14121, Parkville, MO 64152 or bring them to the January meeting.  Individuals: $20; Families, $30.

March 4th Meeting

                                                            Beginning Mistakes - Tips & Tricks to Keep from Tripping Up

While mistakes are an expected part of any learning process, it's nice to have some wisdom born of experience to make the journey a bit easier.  This class packed with ways to avoid costly mistakes - both in time and money - when researching your ancestors, reviewing the records you found, and recording the results.  Take away a bag of good ideas to use in your next genealogy adventure.
Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance.
"As a professional genealogy speaker, I come to each speaking engagement  knowing I have the opportunity to share information and experiences about a subject I truly love. All of my classes are based on original research and filled with personal examples and anecdotes. I enjoy learning from the attendees when the circumstances permit."

April 1st Meeting

Missouri State Archives: Where History Begins
As the official repository for state government records, the Missouri State Archives holds an abundance of genealogical resources.  This session will provide you with an overview of the records available for research at the archives (over 65,000 reels of county records on microfilm in addition to the multitude of state records),  as well as provide information on how to do distance research at the archives by using  online databases or submitting research requests.
Christina Miller is the Senior Reference Archivist at the Missouri State Archives.  Christina graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and also holds a Masters of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. She previously worked as an Electronic Records Archivist with the Records Management Division of the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.

May 6th Meeting

Our Ancestors’ Migratory Paths
Have you ever wondered where your ancestor moved to and why? Learn your immigrant ancestor’s path across America by understanding the social, political and religious influences that impacted their choices. We will look at immigrant movement across America and helpful tips and tools to tracing your ancestors. This can be the key to finding that elusive ancestor. This one-hour presentation is taught through quick case studies using actual documents.
You can see Kathleen's work on TLC and NBC: Who Do You Think You Are? with Tim McGraw (appears on episode), Reba McEntire, Ashley Judd, and Chris O'Donnell,  2014 on the Cynthia Nixon episode; and 2015 episode Ginnifer Goodwin. She is also a researcher with PBS: Finding Your Roots; a guest interviewer for CCTV Biz Asia; and a freelance writer for AARP and Jet Magazine. She's a celebrated Keynote Speaker and is referenced in Genealogy Online for Dummies, 7th Edition, 2014. She compiled and authored Colored Marriages of Saline County, MO. 1865-1870, published April 2014.  Military Research Tips is scheduled to be published Dec. 2016.

June 3rd Meeting

       "To DNA or Not to DNA: That Is the Question?"
Is your head spinning with questions and confusion over DNA?  This program will focus in on the three primary tests that are done, the results you can expect from each, who is the best candidate to be tested, and which of the major DNA companies are your best choice to give you results which will help you solve your genealogical mysteries.
Sharlene Miller, a certified genealogist for 15 years, has been doing genealogical research since 1976.  She has been doing genealogy for clients for 20 years.  She graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. and an M.S. both in scientific fields which provided educational experience in using DNA testing for various scientific studies.  This background has been very helpful for her understanding in using DNA testing to solve genealogical problems and to confirm traditional research.  She is very interested in using the latest technology in her genealogical research.

Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar

Click here to take you to the Midwest Genealogy Calendar of Events.  In the middle drop down box "View by Subject", select "Genealogy".  That will give you all of the workshops for the current month.  At the top, you can click on "next" by the name of the month to see what is happening next month.  Most events require registration even though they are free.  Registration information is located in the upper left corner.


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