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|Jan. 20, 2018||D. Joshua Taylor,
Untapped Resources: Your Ancestors’ Political affiliations
10:00 AM Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathleen McGee
10:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:45 AM Ask the Experts
11:15 AM Featured Speaker
|Feb. 17, 2018||Show and Tell
|March 17, 2018||Jim Hawkins, Irish storyteller
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with storyteller and Forum member Jim Hawkins, as he presents songs and stories from the Irish and American traditions and plays the bodhran, the Irish drum. In the spirit of the holiday, he will also lead the audience in singing some old favorites.
|April 21, 2018||Fred Tweed, Ellis Island Stories
Professional genealogist Voss, who leads tours at Ellis Island, will give an illustrated talk about the past, present, and future of this iconic American landmark. He’ll also tell some of his favorite immigration stories.
|May 19, 2018||Rhoda Miller, CG
Evidence Analysis: Finding the Right Record
Using the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), Miller will demonstrate methods of looking at your research to find gaps as well as evaluate findings, especially those with conflicting or indirect evidence. Irish examples will be given.
|June 16, 2018||Melissa Johnson
CG, Internet Resources for Genealogists
Learn how to use top genealogical websites most effectively, including Ancestry, Fold3, GenealogyBank, FamilySearch, and Google, as well as websites of federal, state, and local archives and libraries and other important genealogical sites.