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Monday, March 24, 2014

Upcoming Fudamentals of Genealogy® Lectures and Availability

Currently available in 2017:  March 1 thru December 15, 2017  
      (EXCEPT February 25; March 2, 7, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29;
       May 6; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 24, 26, 29; July 8, 22 and holidays)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 ---"Understanding and Using Commercial DNA Test Results- Parts 1 & 2" (free) talk at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL. 
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.---"Understanding Commercial DNA Test Results" (part one) (free) talk at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 7:00p.m.-8:30 p.m.---"Forensic Genealogy Techniques for the Everyday Researcher" (free) talk at the St. Charles Public Library, One South 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.---"What To Do with Your DNA Test Results" (part two) (free) talk at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course" (paid) in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Saturday, March 18, 2017---"Astonishing Genealogy Results Using Today's Social Media Networking" (free) talk at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.---"The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You've Never Used" (free) talk at the St. Charles Public Library, One South 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.---"Reuniting Families with their Purple Heart Heroes" (free) talk at the Wheeling Historical Society & Museum, 251 N. Wolf Road, Wheeling, IL.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Beyond Ancestry.com's Shaky Leaf Hints" (paid) in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Building Your Ancestor's Business Biography" (paid) in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Understanding Commercial DNA Test Results" (paid) in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"DNA for Kinship: Analysis" (paid) in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon---"Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course" (paid) seminar at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.---"Organizing Your Genealogical Project, Paper and Digital Files" (paid) seminar at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.---"Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor's Business Biography" (free) talk at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond, Oak Lawn, IL.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon---"Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used - Part 5 " (paid) seminar at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon---"Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used - Part 6" (paid) seminar at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017---The Chicago Genealogical Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration!
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course" (paid) class in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ---"Beyond Ancestry.com's Shaky Leaf Hints" (paid) class in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Compiling Your Medical Family Tree" (paid) class in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"Understanding Commercial DNA Test Results" (paid) class in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Saturday, June 24, 2017---"60 Minutes To Better Genealogy" (paid) seminars at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL. 
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ---"Compiling Your Medical Family Tree" (free) talk at the Town and Country Library, Elburn, IL.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.---"The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You've Never Used" (paid) class in Oakton's Alliance for Lifelong Learning non-credit program.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Saturday, July 8, 2017---"60 Minutes To Better Genealogy" (paid) seminars at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL.
  • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED---Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.---"Beyond Ancestry.com's Shaky Leaf Hints" (free) talk at the Naperville Public Library, 200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fundamentals Lecture Topics

To book a lecture, complete the Contact Form in the right sidebar to send your desired lecture topic + date + group size + email address.

Fundamentals Lecture Topics FOR HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
  • “Returning Lost Purple Heart Medals to Families thru Purple Hearts Reunited" Hear and see how a forensic genealogist researches from nothing more than the name engraved on the back of a lost Purple Heart medal to build the veteran's biography and return it to the family in a beautiful reuniting ceremony thru the charitable foundation Purple Hearts Reunited www.PurpleHeartsReunited.org.  What's the inspiration for this work?  Click on the link in the right sidebar to see my family's story how the U.S. Military repatriated our WWII cousin's remains back to Rock Island, Illinois 68 years later!

Fundamentals Lecture Topics FOR LIBRARIES & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
  • NEW!  “Beyond Ancestry.com's Shaky Leaf Hints: Part 1-What To Do Next”
  • NEW!  “Beyond Ancestry.com's Shaky Leaf Hints: Part 2-Where To Go Next”
  • NEW!  “Understanding Commercial DNA Test Results (part 1)”
  • NEW!  “What To Do with Commercial DNA Test Results (part 2)
  • NEW!  “The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used-Part One"
  • NEW!  “The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used-Part Two"
  • NEW!  “The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used-Part Three"
  • NEW!  “The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used-Part Four"
  • NEW!  “Make The *Genealogy Organizational Challenge* Work For You" 
  • “Forensic Genealogy Techniques for the Everyday Researcher”
  • “No, the Census Taker Didn’t Miss Them: Finding Online U.S. Census Records”
  • "The Gift of Health: Compiling Your Medical Family Tree"
  • “A 60-Minute Crash Course: Beginning Genealogy Using Accredited Methods”
  • “Which Evidence Is Best?: Genealogical Evidence Analysis and Weighing Instruction"
  • “Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls”
  • “From Research to News to Help: The Latest Internet Techniques for the Genealogist”
  • “Astonishing Genealogy Results Using Today’s Social Media Networking”
  • "Amazing Research Suggestions from 'Hidden Sources' a book by Laura Szucs Pfeiffer"
  • “Little-Known Essentials: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Genealogy”
  • “Turn Your Nemesis Into A Friend: Analyzing, Recording & Organizing Your Research”
  • "Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor's Business Biography"
 A custom genealogy topic that you know your group would enjoy!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Welcome to the Fundamentals of Genealogy® Blog!

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