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Family History Basics
Wednesday, April 21 through Wednesday, May 26
Family History Basics  (All)
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
(Eastern Time) Fundraiser: Virtual Interactive Classes - Members $120 / Non-Members $150

This comprehensive 12-hour course over 6 weeks is for those new to family history. It will include basic resources and methodology such census, vital records and using search engines. But for those with a few years experience, it will cover significantly more. Record collections not often used by beginners will be explored, including military, tax and voter records, city directories, and newspapers. Methodology will include research plans/log, collateral research, and introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standards.

  • Student level: For the beginning hobbyist who has little or no genealogy experience to those with several years of experience.
  • Schedule: Weekly – Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST; 6 sessions; starting April 21, 2021, ending May 26
  • Tuition: $120 – GSBC member; $150 non-GSBC member.

Presented by Mark Fearer is a member the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society and several area Societies.

He has researched, taught, lectured and written about genealogy since 2007.

Details, Questions and Registration go to: https://ancestraldiscovery.com/classes-2 

or contact GSBC Program Chair Carnell Gadson, cgadson8@bellsouth.net



Beyond Basics - Genealogy Courses
Thursday, April 22 through Thursday, May 27
Beyond Basics - Genealogy Courses  (Fundraiser)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Eastern Time) Fundraiser: Virtual Interactive Classes - Members $120 / Non-Members $150

This in-depth 6 week course over 12-hours is designed for those who have grasped the fundamentals of solid genealogical research and are ready to move beyond. Topics will include citing sources, court records/laws, land records, genealogy education, probate/wills, FamilySearch Wikis, using DNA to find ancestors, Genealogical Proof Standards, finding unindexed records, naming patterns, FAN/cluster research – and much more.

  1. Prerequisite: Family History Basics or at least a year of genealogy experience.
  2. Schedule: Weekly – Thursdays, 2 PM – 4 PM EST; 6 sessions; starting April 22, 2021, ending May 27
  3. Tuition: Tuition: $120 – GSBC member ; $150 non-GSBC member.

Presented by Mark Fearer is a member the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society and several area Societies.

He has researched, taught, lectured and written about genealogy since 2007.

Details, Questions and Registration go to: https://ancestraldiscovery.com/classes-2 

or contact GSBC Program Chair Carnell Gadson, cgadson8@bellsouth.net




Sunday, May 2
"Stepping Up Your Game"  (Event)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada) GSBC Live Webinar
Stepping up your game: Genealogical educational opportunities that you never heard about-mostly free.There are countless print, online, audio and video resources to improve your genealogical knowledge, many at no cost. Which are the ones worth pursuing? How do you access them? This presentation will delve into The Who, What, How, and Where of increasing your family history skills.
Presented by Mark Fearer is a professional genealogist with Ancestral Discovery (ancestraldiscovery.com), specializing in Jewish genealogy, and has pursued family history since 1984. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and several genealogy societies. He has attended the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and is a graduate of the ProGen Study Course. He was also a former President 2018, Vice-President 2015, 16, 17 and former Director 2019 of GSBC.
Registration Required:

   Step 1: Click this link to register https://nova.libcal.com/event/7627267

   Step 2: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing your link to join the meeting. 

 

(Support please email Nora Quinlan, nora@nova.edu or Carnell Gadson, cgadson8@bellsouth.net)




Sunday, June 13
"Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada) GSBC Live Webinar
Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member for taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)?

Especially as personal DNA testing increases in popularity, and with increased media attention about cold cases solved using DNA data and the use of genealogy databases, today’s genealogist needs to stay on top of the latest information concerning privacy. We’ll review the current status of privacy practices by the five major DNA test kit vendors, current laws and regulations, the role of law enforcement, and what we might expect to see related to privacy in the future.

Presented by Thomas MacEntee. He is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect withthe family history community.

Registration Required:

   Step 1: Click this link to registerhttps: https://nova.libcal.com/event/7627344

   Step 2:  After you register a link to the Zoom session run by the presenter will be sent to you.

 

(Support please email Nora Quinlan, nora@nova.edu or Carnell Gadson, cgadson8@bellsouth.net)




Sunday, July 11
"Genealogical┬áPits I Have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them!"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada) GSBC Live Webinar
Genealogy is a great treasure hunt, but sometimes the clues are easy to misunderstand, or to miss altogether.  Learn to dodge eight obstacles that can get in your way. Here's your chance to learn from my mistakes without making them yourself! Presented by Pam Vestal professional genealogist and speaker from Oregon
 
This is the second Sunday of the month due to a holiday.



Sunday, August 1
NO Meeting Summer Break  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NO MEETING - SUMMER BREAK!!!



Sunday, September 12
"Documenting the Troops: United States Military and Militia Records"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada) GSBC Live Webinar
Presented by Dr. Josh Goodman, Ph.D., Archives Historian, State
Archives of Florida . 
More information will be available, please check back!



Sunday, October 3
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Sunday, November 7
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Sunday, December 5
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada)