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We will be taking our usual summer break during June, July and August. We look forward to returning to the library in September with a full program if conditions permit. Beginning Sept 10, 2021, meetings will be held in-person at the Ormond Beach Library auditorium on the second Thursday, September-May at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Additional information will be forthcoming in late summer if any special prodocols will be required. All of our meetings are open to the public. HGS members receive an invitation to each meeting and we hope all of you will take advantage of this membership benefit.

Disaster Proofing Your Genealogy

By Miles Meyer

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Ormond Beach Public Library Auditorium
30 S. Beach Street

Disasters, both natural and manmade, can have a significant impact on our genealogy research. Many of the items in our personal genelaogy collections are one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. How would you handle a disaster? This presentation will discuss preventative measures as well as restorative measures that you can take to reduce the potential for damage to your precious heirlooms. We will discuss ways todisaster-proof your records, planning ahead for the event, protecting your records from everyday disasters at home, and salvaging the items that might be impacted by a disaster.

Miles Meyeris a scientist by training and has been active in genealogy for about 20 years. His exercise resolves about new technologies, interest research, and FamilySearch. He is a Family History Consultant and current director of the Vero Beach, Florida, Family History Center. He has been speaking at genealogy conferences and other events for about 10 years and assists others in researching their family histories. Miles has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies including AncestralQuest, Family Search, MyHeritage, BillionGraves and BYU Tech Labs, to name a few. He is also a regional trainer for The Family History Guide (www.thefhguide.com). Miles has produced several training manuals and maintains several websites and blogs on genealogy related activies.

Director/Programs: Greta Daigle Contact Usfor more information.



September:Disaster Proofing Your GenealogyOR Thinking Outside The Boxby Miles Meyers
Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright(webinar) byThomas MacEntee
Cemetery Research: Off-Line, Online, and In-Personby Kathy Stickney
December: To Be Announced

January:DNA Painter by Jeff Haines*
February: Bounty Land Records by Annette BurkeLittle
March: The Joy of One-Name Studiesby Paul Howes
April: Getting More of the Story by Bill Meister
May: To Be Announced

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation


Webinar Programs(unless otherwise noted)

September:Researching Your War of 1812 Soldiersby Kathy Stickney
October: Hometown Newspapersby Miles Meyer

November:British Genealogy from your Armchair-pre 1837 Recordsby Paul Howes
December:Conquering the Chaos: Archiving Genealogical Materialsby Linda Vivian
DNA & Other Tools To Find Missing Relativesby Bob Inhoff
Saving A Life—Your Family’s Health Historyby Donna Moughty
There's Always Something!Genealogy and the Spanish Fluby Bill Vivian
Don’t Cut Off That Branch: A Genealogy Arborist’s Handbookby ThomasMacEntee
Granny, What Did You Do In The War?by Annette BurkeLittle


September:Dating and Identifying Family Photosby Elaine Powell
October: Webinar-The First Five Things to Do with Your New DNA Test Results by Blaine Bettinger,
November: Twenty Tools I Used to Break Down a Brick Wall I Never Knew I Hadby Bob Inhoff
December:Nathan Dowd: Determining Kinship Using Indirect Evidenceby Linda Vivian
Chasing Uncle William Through The Wilds of Cyberspace by Annette BurkeLittle*
Introduction to Using DNA Data as Genealogical Evidence by Jeff Haines
British Genealogy from YourArmchair-pre-1837 Recordsby Paul Howes—To Be Rescheduled
April:Researching Your War of 1912 Soldierby Kathy Stickney—To be rescheduled
Hometown Newspapers by Miles Meyer

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September: How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game by Annette BurkeLittle
Pass It On: Sharing Your Genealogical Research by Kathy Stickney
The Real Truth: Exposing Common Misconceptions inGenealogy by Linda Vivian
Finding Cousins and Ancestors Using Ancestry DNA by Drew Smith
Introduction to WikiTree: A Tool for Collaboration and Sharing by Jeff Haines
Finding The Women In Your Family Tree and Immigrationby Donna Moughty*
March: Research in Europe-A Journey: Some Do’s, Don’ts, Surprises and Lessons Learned by Bill Meister
April: The Future of Memories by Denise Olson
May: Mapping Your Roots by Miles Meyer

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Canceled due to Hurricane Irma

October:Digging for Genealogical Gold in Land RecordsbyClyde and Kathy Stickney
Creating a Strong Foundation for Your Family Historyby Donna Moughty
December:What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?by Annette BurkeLyttle
January:Principles of Effective Evidence Analysisby George Morgan
February: 1)
A Flush with Two Pair; 2)Burned Courthouses and Flooded Churchesby Jeff Haynes*
An Elementary Guide to Choosing and Using DNA Testing in Genealogyby Linda Vivian
April:Who’s Your Daddy? Non-Paternal Events in Genealogyby Bill Vivian and Pat Peoples
Annie Moore of Ellis Island: A Case of Historical Identity TheftbyMegan Smolenyak

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Proving Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Censusby Clyde and Kathy Stickney
October:Meeting canceled due to hurricane, see Dec.
Gleaning Information from Wills and Estate Papersby Linda Vivian
December:5 Ways to Put Your DNA to Work for YoubyDiahan Southard and HGS Holiday Party
January: Y
our Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick WallsandUsingFamilySearch.orgto Find Genealogical Recordsby Drew Smith* (two presentations)
February:Backing Up to the Boat: Immigration and Naturalizationby Ann
March:Ten Favorite Genealogy Websites: Beyond the Normalby Bill Meister
April:Practical DNA for Genealogyby Jim Lannin
Neglected Histories(webinar) by Megan Smolenyak

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Genealogy Timelines, A Valuable, Underused Research Toolby Bill Meister
October:Cemetery Research: Off-Line, Online, and In-Person byKathy Stickney
HeritageQuest Online – The Ins and Outsby Ann Staley
December: HGS Holiday Party and Installation of 2016-17 BoardJanuary:
Locating Anglican Parish Records in England and Locating and Ordering English BMDs(Birth-Marriage-Death) by George Morgan*
Legends, Lies & Lineage – Family Fiction vs Genealogical FactsbyAnnOsisek
A Dozen Resources You Should Be Using But Are Notby Jack Butler
Using Google Earth for Genealogy (live webinar)by Lisa Louise Cooke
Exploring the Orange County Library System’s New Genealogy Centerby Allison Ryall

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Google and Beyondby Paul Enchelmeyer
October:All Rise! Researching at the County Courthouseby Clyde Stickney
November:Upstate or Downstate: Focusing Your New York Research Strategiesby Amy
December: HGS Holiday Party and DOC YOU MEMORIES™ by Tony Politis and Jay Robbins
January: Wills & Estates - Genealogy's Gold Minesby Jack Butler
February:Documenting Lineages Before the 1850 CensusbyDebbie Duay
March:Basics and Benefits of DNA Testing(two presentations) by Diahan Southard*
April:Not Just A Pretty Picture: Using Postcards For Genealogy Researchby Bill Vivian
May:Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestorsby Thomas MacEntee

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Little House On The Sod Prairie: Homestead Recordsby Linda Vivian
October:Finding Out More About Your Ancestors in Newspapersby Kathy Stickney
The History of the French Huguenots: From Documents to DNAby Ellin Iselin*
December: HGS Holiday Party
January:Raising the Deadby Patricia Charpentier
February:Unpuzzling Ireland's Church Recordsby Donna Moughty*
March:Door to Time in Floridaby Bill Ryan
April:Crossing the Pond: Tips and Techniques That Can Help You Be Successful,Too!by Bill Meister
Before They Were States: FInding and Using Territorial Recordsby Jack Butler

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

September:Pathfinders, Guides, Finding Aids and Cataloguesby Pam Cooper
October:A Look at Special Federal Census Schedulesby Kathy Stickney
Welcome Aboard! Passenger Lists & These Annotationsby Larry Fermi
December: HGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Holiday Party
Marching Through the Files-Importance of Military Recordsby Ann Mohr Osisek
Claws or Clues-Searching for the Elusive Ancestorby Ann Staley
March:Latest Trends in Publishing for Genealogistsby Marlis Humphrey
Getting More Of The Storyby Bill Meister
Social Networking for Genealogical Researchersby Drew Smith


HGS 2013