Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society
Daylight savings is returning and brings with it longer days for us to enjoy doing genealogy. Join us for our first Virtual Conference – a way for you to renew your genealogy research skills without having to leave home. The conference will be presented via GoToWebinar. Attendees will be able to attend the “live” presentation or listen to the recorded video which will be available to registered attendees only, for a period of 2 weeks after the conference.
What you will get:
  • 5 hours of lectures by noted genealogy presenters.
  • Viewing “live” or attend via recording up to 2 weeks after the conference.
  • Door Prizes throughout the day.
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Members:  $35.00    Non-Members:  $40.00   - Select below to register using PayPal
Spring Virtual Conference
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8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Lisa Louise Cooke – Update: Google! Everything New That You Need to Know for Genealogy – Google continues to evolve and change every day. In this session, Google Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will give you an update on the most recent Google changes. Then she will unleash advanced search strategies for genealogy that you probably aren’t using, but are ‘must-haves’ in order to get the best results possible. You'll learn what you need to know about: Search Operators, Google Chrome, Google Books, Google Translate, Google News Archive, and Google Earth Pro.
Speaker Bio: Lisa Louise Cooke is CEO of Genealogy Gems, a multi-media genealogy company, and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast (downloaded over 2 million times!) at www.genealogygems.com. She has authored several books including he Genealogist's Google Toolbox Second Edition, and Mobile Genealogy. Her website features a free newsletter, a Premium website membership featuring her video classes, and genealogy society programming. She also writes for Family Tree Magazine and produces of The Family Tree Magazine Podcast.
Twitter account: @LisaCooke
Instagram: @genealogygems
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Donna Moughty – Finding the Women in Your Family Tree – Prior to the 20th century, many women didn’t have an identity of their own. They were tangled with their father or husband and in some places, were not allowed to own real estate in their own names or to sign legal documents.  When they married their name changed, sometimes multiple times making them harder to find and so they frequently get listed in genealogies by their given name and an approximate date of birth and death.  They have been referred to as our “invisible ancestors.”  This lecture looks at strategies to identify and write about our female ancestors.
Speaker Bio: Donna Moughty, a Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, has been conducting family research for over 25 years. She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics locally and at national conferences and institutes. In addition, she provides consultations, research assistance and training. Donna attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, and the Third and Fourth Irish Genealogical Congress in Ireland, the Salt Lake Institute – Irish Research and the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University where she was an instructor for the Irish course in 2011. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and served as chair of the Professional Management Conference from 2005 - 2008, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Donna researches in Ireland each year and takes a group to Ireland in October to research.
Website: www.moughty.com
Blog address: www.moughty.com
Twitter: @DMoughty
Facebook: DonnaMoughtyGenealogy
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. – Ginger R Smith, MLS – How to Use Gedmatch.com to Optimize Your DNA Testing Experience – In this lecture, attendees will learn how to download their raw DNA data, upload to Gedmatch.com, and learn how to use the tools available on the website. We will discuss each tool and its usefulness in detail. Attendees should have some exposure to autosomal testing and should have tested with at least one company. All 3 testing companies will be represented in this lecture.
Speaker Bio: Ginger Smith, owner of Your DNA Diva, is a Senior Scientist at North Carolina Central University with a BS in Biology and an MLS in Library Sciences. She currently holds board positions in the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (DOGS), she is an active member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), and a project manager of two DNA Surname projects on FamilyTreeDNA.com.
Instagram: yourdnadiva
Twitter: smitty327
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Victor S Dunn, CG – Deed Books: More Than Just Land Records – Genealogical information found in real estate deeds discussed as well as the different types of deeds and their implications for genealogists. Other miscellaneous items recorded in deed books such as powers of attorney, deeds of trust, surveys, slave manumissions, slave sales and distributions, and heir releases are examined.
Speaker Bio: Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG, is a board-certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher. The coordinator for the Virginia track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, he is a frequent contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Genealogist, BCG OnBoard, and Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. In 2014 he received the Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research and was named as the official genealogist of the Order of First Families of Virginia. He is a past trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, past treasurer of the National Genealogical Society and past governor of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
Website: www.virginiaancestry.com
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mary Kircher Roddy - FamilyBrowse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch - FamilySearch.org has millions of images on its website, many of which are unindexed and not searchable.  But if you know how to get into the catalog and browse around, you can find images of birth and death certificates, naturalization papers, deeds, wills, estate inventories and more.  And FamilySearch is adding more and more such images every month.  To take advantage of this ever-increasing bounty, it’s important to know how to find these types of records. The presentation will cover finding a Los Angeles, California death certificate, a New Jersey probate record, a Pennsylvania naturalization record, a New York deed and a Saskatchewan homestead record.  The examples are specific, but provide general search techniques for FamilySearch.  These techniques can be used by researchers to locate any number of different types of records.
Speaker Bio: Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington.  She speaks frequently in the Seattle area and at conferences around the country.  Mary is a regular contributor to YourGenealogyToday and Internet Genealogy magazines and a webinar presenter with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.  Her background in accounting has influenced the way she uses spreadsheets and forensic research in her genealogy.  
Register Now
Members:  $35.00    Non-Members:  $40.00   - Select below to register using PayPal
Spring Virtual Conference
(Upon completion of your PayPal transaction, you will receive registration instructions)