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Pastfinders Board of Directors March Meeting
Tuesday, March 12
Pastfinders Board of Directors March Meeting  (Board Meeting)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Meeting for Board of Directors


Pastfinders March Meeting
Thursday, March 14
Pastfinders March Meeting  (Hybrid Presentation)
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont FL
Topic: Getting Organized: Reducing the Amount of Paper in your Genealogy Workspace.
TIME Change:  Due to Spring Break, the library will close at 6 PM, therefore the Presentation will start at 4:45 and finish at 5:45.
When researching your family history, it’s easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed with paper. The collection of vital records, record printouts, pictures, genealogy articles, just to name a few, can quickly become a storage nightmare. Learn how technology and simple computer programs, like Snagit and OneNote, can help reduce and manage the amount of paper in your genealogy workspace.
 
 
Speaker Bio:  Tamara Hallo, MLS, owner of Hallo Genealogy Services, LLC is an educator, librarian, and professional genealogist. Genealogy is her passion and a perfect complement to her repertoire. She has over 25 years of experience as an educator, holds a Master in Library Science degree, and a certificate of genealogical research from Boston University. Tamara presents on genealogical topics to both in-person and virtual audiences and teaches genealogy classes throughout South Florida. She specializes in Southern United States and Miami, Florida research and is passionate about sharing genealogy with the community.
 
How to Attend:
  • If you are attending this event In-Person, it is held at the Cooper Memorial Library in the 2nd floor Genealogy Room.  Come at 4 PM for snacks / meet and greet.
  • If you are attending this event Virtually, you will need to Register! Once you register you will receive an email with the link to join on the day of the meeting.  Zoom starts at 4:30 PM.
  • Register for Zoom Link
Most speakers allow video recordings, video recording are available for viewing behind the membership wall.  Please see the Membership Benefits section of the website if you would like to join our society.


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, March 18
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
11:00 am to 12:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can register for the season here: Irish SIG 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 19
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week will be Session # 6 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org



Family History Research
Wednesday, April 3
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Room 221 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr Clermont, FL 34711

Family History Research: Reasons for immigration, Basic Ancestry Research Plan, Exploration in Usage of Research Websites, and Description of Research Software

Session 1

Registration for In-person Class Session 1

This session will be located in person at Cooper Memorial Library Room 221

Why did our ancestors venture to America? Their reasons can drive research to find more about them. Understand the research process and learn the steps! This class presents four research websites, real time how-to usage, as well as a look into one helpful research software. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation and emailed after class completion. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.



Pastfinders April Meeting
Thursday, April 11
Pastfinders April Meeting  (Hybrid Presentation)
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont FL
Topic: DNA Discovery
 
Speaker: Allison Ryall (she will present in person)
Allison Ryall is the Genealogy Specialist at the Orange County Library System in Florida, where she effectively manages a wide range of research projects in both traditional and genetic genealogy. In addition to this role, she works as a Forensic Genetic Genealogist at Bode Technology. Allison also contributes her knowledge as a faculty member at Boston University's Genealogy Studies Program, teaching students about research methodology and genetic genealogy techniques.
 Her professional experience includes serving as a consultant for law enforcement agencies, where she applies her expertise in genetic genealogy. Allison has led several detailed training sessions designed for law enforcement personnel, demonstrating her skills and commitment in this area.
 Academically, Allison holds degrees in U.S. History and Russian Studies, along with a master’s degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine.
 
How to Attend:
  • If you are attending this event In-Person, it is held at the Cooper Memorial Library in the 2nd floor Genealogy Room.  Come at 4 PM for snacks / meet and greet.
  • If you are attending this event Virtually, you will need to Register! Once you register you will receive an email with the link to join on the day of the meeting.  Zoom starts at 4:30 PM.
  • Register for Zoom Link
Most speakers allow video recordings, video recording are available for viewing behind the membership wall.  Please see the Membership Benefits section of the website if you would like to join our society.


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, April 15
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
11:00 am to 12:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can register for the season here: Irish SIG 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 16
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week will be Session # 7 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org


Family History Research
Wednesday, April 17
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Room 221 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr Clermont, FL 34711

Family History Research: Digging into Vital Records, Uncovering Census Basics, Avoiding Research Errors, etc.

Session 2

Registration for In-person Class Session 2

This session will be located in person at Cooper Memorial Library Room 221

In this family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation and emailed after class completion. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.




Family History Research
Wednesday, May 1
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Room 221 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr Clermont, FL 34711

Family History Research: Obituary Notes, The Naturalization Process, Government Website Sources

Session 3

Registration for In-person Class Session 3

This session will be located in person at Cooper Memorial Library Room 221

This class will cover the various types of obituary notices and their genealogy value. The phases of the US Naturalization Process will be explored and their connection to the US Census. We will look at Alien Files in the National Archives Database, the history of US Visas needed/used by ancestors, and understand how the US Archives Publication List can uncover sourcing for research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.



Pastfinders May Meeting
Thursday, May 9
Pastfinders May Meeting  (Hybrid Presentation)
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont FL
Topic: Will post Soon
 
Speaker: Will post Soon
 
How to Attend:
  • If you are attending this event In-Person, it is held at the Cooper Memorial Library in the 2nd floor Genealogy Room.  Come at 4 PM for snacks / meet and greet.
  • If you are attending this event Virtually, you will need to Register! Once you register you will receive an email with the link to join on the day of the meeting.  Zoom starts at 4:30 PM.
  • Register for Zoom Link
Most speakers allow video recordings, video recording are available for viewing behind the membership wall.  Please see the Membership Benefits section of the website if you would like to join our society.


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, May 20
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
11:00 am to 12:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can register for the season here: Irish SIG 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, May 21
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week will be Session # 8 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org