Northland Genealogical Society
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Valor Awards for WWI Veterans
Saturday, December 4
Valor Awards for WWI Veterans  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am
Will Be Held Virtually
Valor Awards for WWI Veterans
Presented by Dr. Timothy Westcott
 
 A Valor Medals Review Project and Task Force made up of researchers and historians is performing a systematic investigation of World War I American soldiers, who may have been overlooked for high-valor awards at the time based on race or religion. Dr. Westcott will discuss the project, collecting digitizing Great War artifacts, and facilitating educational programming in partnership with Park University. An online servicemember database can be accessed at https://gsr.park.edu
 
Dr. Timothy Wescott is an Associate Professor of History at Park University and Chair of the Department of History, Political Science and Inter-disciplinary Studies.
He is Director for the George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War.



Research and Writing the Stories of WWII Fallen
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Research and Writing the Stories of WWII Fallen  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Will Be Held Virtually (subject to change)
Research and Writing the Stories of WWII Fallen
Presented by Don  Milne

 

More than 400,000 Americans lost their lives in World War II. All of them had stories worth saving and sharing. The STAR Corps (Story-Telling And Research volunteers) is researching and writing their stories, which will be digitally linked to all war memorial and cemeteries by a smartphone app so visitors can read the stories of the fallen.
 
Don Milne resides in Louisville, Kentucky and is a financial planner who was inspired to start this project in 2016. He is the founder and National Director of the non-profit, Stories Behind The Stars. Their goal is to complete stories for all 7,700 buried at Arlington National Cemetery by Memorial Day 2022, and stories for every WWI Fallen by the end of 2025.



Ethics for Genealogists: DNA and Social Media
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Ethics for Genealogists: DNA and Social Media  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Will Be Held Virtually (subject to change)
Ethics for Genealogists:DNA and Social Media
by Kathleen Brandt
 
Asking relatives to take a DNA test or contacting someone with your DNA results can be touchy. Kathleen Brandt will explore how to use DNA research ethically and the appropriate way to share your research on social media.



The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence From Bad
Saturday, March 5, 2022
The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence From Bad  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Will Be Held Virtually (subject to change)

he Discriminating Genealogist:

Telling Good Evidence From Bad

 Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD

 

The “best evidence” rule in law prefers that documents presented to a court be the original rather than a copy. A copy won’t even be admitted if the original is available. In genealogy, our rules require us to do the same: to discriminate, to choose the preferred proof, and to favor certain types of evidence and sources of information to others. What is considered “good” and “bad” evidence? wards owing to their racial or religious backgrounds.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL is The Legal Genealogist. She provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. An internationallyknown lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a lawyer, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer. Her blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com