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Research in Europe
A Journey:
Some Do’s, Don’ts, Surprises and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, March 19 at1:30 p.m.
(Change from our regular Thursday meeting day due to library scheduling conflict)

Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach Street

By Bill Meister

An interactive presentation covering doing research while in Europe
and its applicability to doing research at any location.

WAM photo

Bill Meister was born and grew up in Hudson County, New Jersey. He started working on his genealogy with a very simple question. My name is William, my father’s name is William, and his father’s name is William, what was his father’s name? (my paternal great grandfather). No one in the family knew his name or they weren't willing to talk about it. That non-answer kindled his quest to learn much more about his German, Irish, and Italian ancestors. Since 1995 he has seriously pursued his family’s genealogy and has enjoyed helping others do the same.Bill is currently the president of the Genealogy Society of Flagler County. He is also a member of the Florida State Genealogical Society serving as a member of the Florida Pioneer Descendant Certification Review Committee and a member of the National Genealogical Society.

Refreshment Break followed by DNA Special Interest Group

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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