May 5th Meeting
It’s Your Turn
Please join us for our May NGS Meeting as we focus on YOU and the direction of NGS meetings for the coming year. Led by President John Kuhns, we will meet in small groups to learn about your expertise and successes in building your family tree and what areas you would like to learn more about. Through a group discussion we will determine topics for our future meetings. We promise a fun morning of sharing and responding to your suggestions as we plan for 2018 and beyond.
June 2nd Monthly Meeting
Social Media & A Search Engine: Genealogy Tools for the 21st Century
This presentation focuses on the way social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn etc can aid in genealogy research and finding descendants of common ancestors, who may hold solutions to breaking down brick walls. Guests will also learn how to use their search engine to find lesser known websites, records, books, databases and personal memoirs unavailable through sites like Ancestry and FamilySearch.
Tracy Keeney's creative methods for researching her family tree (which had been deemed "practically impossible") and locating previously unknown records spawned the creation of the Armenian Genealogy Group on Facebook which now has over 8000 members worldwide. The demand from group members around the world resulted in the creation of the first ever Armenian Genealogy Conference, which she co-founded and directed. The initial conference was held in Boston in 2016, followed by Detroit in 2017 and the 3rd annual conference will be held in NYC this coming fall. Tracy is also in the process of formalizing the Armenian Genealogy Society.
Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar
to take you to the Midwest Genealogy Calendar of Events. In the right sidebar select "View by Subject", then in the drop box, 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.
Universal Class is an on-line learning class that has many subjects. There is one on genealogy called Genealogy 101. It has 13 lessons and 28 exams. You will need your library card and to register for a free acoount. Click here.
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