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Introduction to WikiTree: A Tool for Collaboration and Sharing

Thursday, January 10 at1:30 p.m.

Ormond Beach Library, 30 N. Beach Street

By Jeffrey L. Haines, CG

WikiTree was created by Chris Whitten in 2008 to foster a single family tree worldwide.A single family tree is premised on the idea that, if you go back far enough, we are all related. Hosted by Interesting.com, Inc., the shared tree is open free of charge for people to contribute their family lineage and view the tree in collaboration. Learn more about WikiTree and how to benefit from this genealogical tool.

Jeffrey Haines

Jeffrey L. Haines, CG, is the owner and principal investigator of Haines Research Services. He has worked on his own family history since the late 1970s and has almost twenty years of professional experience. His ancestors lived in U.S. states from Pennsylvania to Florida and various islands in the West Indies. Most ultimately came from England, Scotland, and France. They came from all walks of life, including a few pirates of the Caribbean!Mr. Haines has been a board-certified genealogist since 1996. His educational background includes a degree from Duke University and successful completion of courses offered by the National Genealogical Society and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. He has attended numerous national genealogical conferences and workshops, both in this country and abroad.Jeff wrote the North Carolina volume of the National Genealogical Society's Research in the States series. His articles have been featured in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the NGS Magazine, the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, OnBoard (published by the Board for Certification of Genealogists), and the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal. He has spoken at conferences and workshops hosted by the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a number of state and local societies. He served as editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal from 2006 to 2011.Mr. Haines's leadership positions have included a two-year term as president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the field's international trade association. He currently serves as president of the North Carolina Chapter. He has also worked on many committees for APG, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

Certified Genealogist (CG) is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by associates who meet genealogical competency standards prescribed for its particular programs.

After the program, join us for holiday refreshments.

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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