Events of Interest to
Genealogist & Historians

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January 2009 24 January 9am - 4pm Genetic Genealogy Conference to be held at the City Municipal complex, Homerville, Georgia featuring Mr. Bennett Greenspan, Founder and President of Family Tree DNA.  HGS Members: $20 Nonmembers: $25.00 for more information see and or call 912-487-2310
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February 2009 20 February - Research Day @ the Florida Archives from 9:00am -4:00 pm R.A. Gray Building, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL  Begin with an archives tour @ 9:30am. Afterwards help will be on hand for beginning researchers throughout the day. Lunch on your own. Additional event: Dinner ($30) @ 6 pm at the Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club with Keynote speaker, Dick Eastman.  See for more information.

21 February Tallahassee Genealogical Society Annual Spring Seminar Dick Eastman, Keynote Speaker To be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Alfriend Hall, 211 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL See for more information. Topics: Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photography; Genealogy searches on Google;  Tombstone Photography; Where is Genealogy Software Headed?

28 February Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Spring Seminar Crown Point Baptist Church in Mandarin, 10153 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Fl. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The Seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $30.00 for members of JGS and $35.00 for non-members. Lunch is included in the price; however, the paid application fee must be received by 18 Feb 2009 in order to secure a lunch. Speaker: Amy Larner Giroux, CG, CGL, from Orlando, FL  Download the Seminar Registration Flyer today! The application form can be downloaded, printed, and mailed to the Society.  See 

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March 2008 7 March Sources and Methods for Irish Genealogical Research by David Rencher Sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society to be held at the Bull Street Auditorium, Live Oak Library,  2002 Bull Street, Savannah, GA. Registration: 9-9:30 am Program 9:30am - 5 pm $25 members, $35 non-members Registration must be post marked by 27 February For more information contact Ronda Sanders @ 770-531-9277 (evenings) or

"Overcoming Brick Walls" with Craig Roberts Scott, CG, 14 March sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society & Craven County Genealogical Society will be held at the Broad Street Christian Church, 802 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560 for more information see: or email: Walk-ins welcome, however, the lunch and workshop packet may not be available.

12 March Bonita Springs Genealogy Club will meet from 10am - noon at The Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs, FL Featured speaker will be Bryan Mulcahy This program is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend but wish to have the handouts that are associated with the presentation, the attachments above cover all the material.  If you have any questions about the content of the discussion or coming to the Bonita Springs Library,  see  This session is part of the monthly meeting of the Bonita Springs Genealogy Club. 

17 March Moultrie-Colquitt County Library Free Genealogy Study Group 6:15pm Join us for refreshments and visiting At 6:30,  Patti Suggs will share "Back and into the Future with WeRelate"  This is a  a free, online, WIKI, genealogy, encyclopedia, search engine that can help make genealogy easier, more fun  and rewarding. Call 229 985-6540 or email for more information.

20-22 March, St. Andrews Presbyterian College Scottish Heritage Center
Presents the Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium, formerly "Our Scottish Heritage" and the Nineteenth Annual Scottish Heritage Awards Banquet, for more information email or call (910)227-5258

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April 2009 3 April Ancestor Swap Meet 2009 6 pm - 8pm and 4 April 8:30-3:30 pm Sponsored by N E Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc - Family researchers from around Alabama and other states gather to enjoy a day filled with information and fun. A special workshops will feature J Mark Lowe, Certified Genealogist, FUGA, from Springfield, TN. Friday's event is limited to 40 people.  A hot catered lunch is included in the registration fee for Saturday. All queries and a check for the registration fee ($10.00) may be sent to: NEAGS, Ancestor Swap Meet, PO Box 8268, Gadsden, AL 35902. For more details contact: Rosemary @ 256-490-4683, Julia @ 256-547-8477, or Gail 256-546-2249

18 April Southwest Georgia Genealogy Society Seminar - Genealogist & Author Marie Delama will discuss "Census Records" and Author Divine Campbell will share the right and wrong ways to hunt ancestors by "Surveying Cemeteries."  Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2126 W. Edgewater Dr., Albany Georgia Pre-Registration: $15 (members $10) At the door: $20 Registration includes a Finger Food Lunch. For more information: Gerry Hill - 229.435.8508, Addie Denby - 229.889.9274, Lally Benkowski - 229.432.2614

21 April Moultrie-Colquitt County Library Free Genealogy Study Group At 6:15pm, join us for refreshments and visiting At 6:30pm, Judge Wes Lewis will share information about  the Probate Court for Genealogist. Call 229 985-6540 or email for more information.

26 April 3:00pm Join the Moultrie-McNeill #661 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in celebrating  the 100th anniversary of dedication of the Confederate Monument on Moultrie's Courthouse Square. After the observance program, refreshments will be served.

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May 2009 2 May "Where Did They Go? Featuring Sharon Tate Moody, CG Sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society - Topics included: Airing the Family Laundry: What You Can Find in Court Records; No Ring, No License. Are They Married?;  Child of No One: The Law and Your Illegitimate Ancestor;  If Living Were a Crime: Evidence Your Ancestor Left at the Scene Location: National Archives, Southeast Region, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia Time: 9:00 4:00 pm (registration 8:30am-9:00am) GGS members $25.00 Non-members $35.00 (Registration needs to be postmarked by 24 April 2009 - There is a late registration of $5.00 and a handout may not be available.) For more information:

13-16 May 2009 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference 2009 "The Building of a Nation: From Roanoke to the West to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina For more information visit See the Conference blog at for news, updates, and information relating to the conference

May 16 A centennial observance will be held at The Wriz Monument in the center of the The Village of Andersonville at 11am Saturday, May 16, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy , who had the monument erected in May 1909. After the program, the Andersonville Guild will sponsor a dinner-on-the-grounds pork barbeque at 12 noon, prepared by Thomas Harrell.

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June 2009 June 19th (7pm-9pm) and June 20 (9am-5pm) The 2009 Big Rose Family Reunion at the First Methodist Church of Campton, Wolf County, KY for more information contact
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July 2009  

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August 2009 August 14-15 "The Frugal Genealogist" Augusta's Genealogical Society's 2009Homecoming/Seminar Homecoming 2009 provides an opportunity for out-of-town members and visitors to join local members in a one-day seminar that offers eight speakers presenting a choice of topics relating to genealogy and technology. The weekend also allows time to browse or engage in serious research in the Adamson Library which will be the headquarters on Friday, Aug 14 and Sunday. Saturday August 15 will be at University Hall of Augusta State University. Keynote Speaker: Robert Scott Davis Additional Speakers: Ken Thomas, Carrie Eldridge, Virginia Strickland, Don Rhodes, Bettis Rainsford, Scott Brown, and Brian Wilson. More information and brochure may be found at:
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September 2009 September 17 - 19 The Hull Family Association Meeting will be held in  Independence, Missouri; home of the Mid-County Public Library's (New) Midwest  Genealogy Center. It is the largest public genealogy library in the  US. The HFA is an organization of over 400 members, we include anyone  with surname: Hull, Hohl, Holl; and lines from England, Ireland and Germany. A  special tour of the Genealogy Center is on the agenda.  Visit us at   _ ( registration information.

19 September 2009 A Day of Learning with the R J Taylor, Jr. Foundation Book Publishing Workshop There is no cost to participants. Reservations are required. Please make your reservations before 15 July so that food can be ordered for all participants. Sponsored by the Huxford Genealogical Society and the R J Taylor Foundation Trustees at the Homerville Exchange Club, 100 Virginia Ave., Homerville, Georgia. Registration begins at 8:00am with coffee and donuts. For more information see: or call 912-487-2310

19 September 2009 Muscogee Genealogical Society presents "An All-Day Workshop with Susan Sloan" 9am-3pm  at the Columbus State University Center for International Education corner of University Ave and Clearview Circle, CSU Campus, Columbus, GA Cost - $20 2hich includes coffee/donuts at registration and a light lunch of sandwiches, chips, desserts & drinks. Topics include: Census Taker's Tracks: Ten-year Snapshots for Family Historians; Using Pre-1850 Censuses in Research: A Case Study; Genealogical Proof Standard: Harnessing the Poser of Indirect Evidence. For more information, contact mcginnis_callie@colstate.eduor Muscogee GEnealogical Society, PO Box 761, Columbus, GA 31902

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October 2009 October 24 Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society presents "Perfecting Your Genealogy Skills" Comfort Inn Conference Center, Bowie Maryland Speakers: Tom Jones, CG, CGL, FASG and Gary Ruppert, MD For more information, see

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November 2009 November 7 Fourth Annual Speakers Forum & NCGS Annual Meeting presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society & The Olivia Raney Local & Family History Library Saturday

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December 2009  

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