Suggestions for July and August Webinars?

For the July and August society meetings, the SGS is tentatively planning to show webinars. The SGS board would like to hear from you! Take a few minutes and look over the list of archived webinars from familytreewebinars.com and let us know which one is of interest to you. Email us at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com.

Webinars are shown only after the society obtains permission from both the speakers and Legacy.com.

May 26 Webinar: Italian Research websites

Here are a few of Ruth Merriman’s top websites for researching your Italian ancestors:

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/

http://www.sersale.org/comunes.htm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/italygenrecords

http://sicilianfamilytree.com/wp/?page_id=228

http://www.familysearch.org/  : Records and Help

http://www.ancestry.com/ : Card Catalog and keyword Italy

http://italiangen.org/

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~itappcnc/pipcntown.htm

http://www.comuni-italiani.it/

Next meeting, May 26, 2015 , Webinar: “Researching your Italian Ancestors”, Ruth Lapioli Merriman

Discover your Italian ancestors. Find the necessary records, learn what to look for, and acquire some interesting history in the process.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with a prerecorded webinar, Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Ruth Lapioli Merriman. The webinar was originally presented on August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Ruth Lapioli Merriman is the former manager of the International Research Consultation Unit in the Family History Library. She currently works preparing digital images from Italy for publication on the websites of both FamilySearch and the National Archives of Italy. Ruth has performed Italian genealogical research for 30 years. She has lectured and published numerous magazine articles on Italian genealogy.

Ruth is a graduate of BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Library Science. Previously, she worked in Cataloging for FamilySearch. She has been an accredited Italian researcher with ICAPGen for 10 years.

Legacy Family Tree is a maker and distributor of genealogy software for Windows. In addition to their family history program, they offer other products, support and services of interest to people tracing their roots on their website: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.

Next meeting: April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm: Lecture by Dr. Brian Jones on Ground Penetrating Radar

Merriman Burying Ground November 2013

Merriman Burying Ground November 2013

Technology has allowed for the rediscovery of what time and nature have eroded. At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery. He was assisted by Debbie Surabian and Scott Brady from the U.S.D.A. Dr. Jones will explain the process and present his findings. The last time the Cemetery was diagramed was circa 1934 as a WPA project.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Dr. Brian Jones has been working in the archaeology field for over 24 years. . He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Oberlin College in 1986. After living and traveling in Southeast Asia, he studied European prehistory at the University of Cologne, Germany. He returned to the U.S. in 1992 to complete his Ph.D. at UConn, Storrs. Brian was the Supervisor of Field Archaeology at the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation between 1998 and 2004, after which he worked at Archaeological and Historical Services. In 2008, he took the position of Associate Director of UMass Archaeological Services in Amherst. Brian has also taught as an adjunct in the Anthropology Department at UConn since 2004. His primary research focus is the archaeology of northeastern Native American cultures. He is also experienced in geoarchaeology (the relationship of archaeology to landscape and soil formation processes) and stone tool analysis.

Next Meeting, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM: Brick Wall Workshop

-_Brickwall_01_-Are you stuck? Have you run into stumbling blocks? Or have you hit a brick wall? Bring your problems to us. This month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society (SGS) is a “Bick Wall Workshop” by Richard Eppler Ph. D. Advice and assistance will be offered to attendees who have encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle in their genealogical research.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary.

Next meeting, February 24, 2015 , Webinar: “My Genealogy DO-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes”, Thomas MacEntee

My Genealogy DO-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes” Thomas MacEntee On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society will offer a  prerecorded webinar, My Genealogy DO-Over by Thomas MacEntee with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Thomas MacEntee. The webinar was originally presented on January 21, 2015. It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research. (http://www.familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=276) The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Thomas MacEntee What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.”
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

Legacy Family Tree is a maker and distributor of genealogy software for Windows. In addition to their family history program, they offer other products, support and services of interest to people tracing their roots on their website: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com. The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.

References:

Research Log Spreadsheet:
http://www.geneabloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Genealogy-Research-Log.xls

Facebook Group: Genealogy Do-Over: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogydoover/

Facebook Group: Organized Genealogist
https://www.facebook.com/groups/organizedgenealogist/

Evidence Explained:
https://www.evidenceexplained.com/

Google Sheets Version
Genealogy Research Log