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July 2024

Researching African American Ancestry

If you know of any other people interested in African American genealogy, tell them about the group. You do not have to be a GFO member to participate! If you know of any other people interested in African American genealogy, tell them about the group. You do not have to be a GFO member to participate! Questions may be addressed to leader Janice Sellers at african_american@gfo.org. For details and registration, see https://gfo.org/learn/special-interest-groups/african-american.html
20 Jul
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mexican and Spanish Colonial Genealogy Research

Where do you start if you are tracing ancestry to Mexico? Learn the most helpful record types for Mexican and Mexico Spanish colonial genealogy research and where to find them. This class will also address tips for dealing with the language barrier. Presenter Moises Garza’s passion for genealogy started in the cotton fields of west Texas. As a migrant worker, he worked in the fields next to his father, Lauro Garza, who had a sharp memory and told countless stories about his own ancestors. Moises has pursued genealogy since 1998, first with his own family and then helping countless others in their own quest to find their ancestors. He has published 60 books on genealogy ...
20 Jul
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Food & Family History

Let’s come together and share recipes and stories from our families. Many times, these recipes can help illumine our ancestors’ values and history, and they can help us connect with them, too. For details see cooklib.libnet.info/event/10387519
22 Jul
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s Your Damage

All memory workers encounter collections materials that are physically damaged or beset by mold or pests. Knowing how to identify problems and having a plan to respond quickly to them makes for better stewardship so that collections are usable into the future. This webinar will cover the identification of common problems that threaten collections, give some guidance on when to get professional conservators involved, and explain methods to better protect collections by preventing risks. For details see www.backlog-archivists.com/webinars
22 Jul
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Genealogy Series for Seniors: Military Records

Join the Local History Librarian at Thompson Center on Lourdes (2331 E Lourdes Dr.) for a monthly genealogy series geared towards seniors who are 50+. The series occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 1:00 PM (Central) and features a different genealogy topic. Pre-registration is required through the Thompson Center by calling 920-939-3088. If you would prefer to attend virtually via Zoom, you can register for the programs here: bit.ly/3SjJMne. Zoom sessions are open to all, regardless of age! Upon registering via Zoom you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the program(s). NOTE: This is an in person program at the Thompson Center on Lourdes and the ...
23 Jul
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What’s the Tea in Your Family Tree?

Unearth secrets, reveal truths, and explore the colorful stories hidden within your ancestral lineage. This is a HYBRID program, so you can attend in-person at West Boulevard Library or online via Zoom. *Registration Required* Registration begins the first day of the month. For details see cmlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/664e02e3e3e1ee30003fe2c7
23 Jul
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Preserving Family Memories: Audio Recordings

The sound of a loved one’s voice = irreplaceable family memories. Learn how to digitize and preserve your audio recordings stored on cassette tapes, microcassette tapes and LPs. Hear from one of Dallas Public Library’s A/V librarians on how to edit your audio, and share your precious family memories using the Heritage Lab located on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. After the program, in person attendees will get a tour of the Creative Spaces: Heritage Lab, a place to digitize irreplaceable family memories and create new ways to celebrate them. It is generously supported by the Dallas Genealogical Society, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and the General Levi ...
24 Jul
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Preserving Family History

Have you ever wondered how to take care of those old photographs, scrapbooks, and stories passed down from generation to generation? This session has got you covered. Join Jeremy Pekarek, Archivist at Indiana University Northwest, to learn more about best practices involving proper housing techniques, documentation, and digital materials. For details see www.lcplin.org/event/9176704
25 Jul
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Genealogy in Teaching

Learn how to use genealogy databases and other resources to teach language arts, science, and math as well as social studies. This is a hybrid event; the in-person class will take place in Meeting Room B at the Fletcher Library. Virtual attendees will access the class via Zoom. Registration for in-person attendance is optional, but if you register to attend, you will be sent reminders and status updates! If you wish to attend virtually, you must register to receive the Zoom link to join the class. Please email at digital@cals.org or call 1.501.320.5724 if you have any questions. For details see events.cals.org/event/10666775
26 Jul
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tell the Stories

Face it. Our kids and grand kids will likely NEVER look at a pedigree chart or read a well-documented, annotated scholarly genealogical Masterpiece. But they WILL remember the stories you share with them – about YOUR life, the ones you heard from your parents and their parents, etc. So, let’s talk about how to present those stories. It’s one of the most important things we can do. For Zoom access email tvgswebmaster@gmail.com For details see tvgs.net/
26 Jul
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
August 2024

If you use it, cite it. Understanding genealogy source citations with James Tanner

The BYU Family History Library presents virtual classes for anyone interested in family history! Classes are free and everyone is welcome. No registration required. Click the link “Join Live Class” at the URL below, where you’ll also find the upcoming class calendar, as well as their library of previously recorded virtual classes. All free! The Zoom link for Classes at the scheduled time is https://byu.zoom.us/j/97185943513?pwd=IgbedZiLURYMxnPxlkWolxQNK6iEGd.1
01 Aug
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KB Barcomb with WWII Overview Through the Lens of Family History, parts 1 and 2

Speaker – KB Barcomb: 1. WWII Overview Through the Lens of Family History P1 2. WWII Overview Through the Lens of Family History P2 Handouts are available for members. Consider joining! See all the benefits at occgs.com/membership/membership.html Registration details will be on the website closer to the event date. For details see occgs.com/mtg_event/calendar.html
03 Aug
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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