August 25, 2020 – Dave Robison – Much More Than Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org
In a rut? So are most of us. Research habits are tough to break so let’s break them now!
Is your “go-to” website Ancestry.com? FamilySearch.org? There are dozens upon dozens of alternative on-line sources, many no cost or low cost. Specialty websites for specific types of searches such specific countries or locations, military records, etc. Websites that are compendiums of genealogical resources, social media, federal government sites, many that are little used but are powerful research tools.
Dave Robison is a Professional Genealogist with more than 20 years experience. Currently engaging in lectures, instructional classes from introductory to advanced level research and contract client research. President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. A Mayflower descendant and the State Registrar/Genealogist for the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution with more than 18 direct Revolutionary War Patriot
September 22, 2020 – Kathleen Kaldis – Land Ho! Calling All Mayflower Descendants
If you have early New England or Nova Scotia colonial roots, chances are high that you might descend from a passenger who was on the Mayflower. Kathleen will speak about how to identify your Mayflower Ancestors and the membership application requirements and process for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Kathleen Kaldis fell in love with genealogy at a young age, she is a professional genealogist known as The Ancestor Finder. Her interest in genealogy started when she heard stories about how her great-great-grandfather, who was born on Cape Breton Island, came to Boston to build Fenway Park. She was a Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston and enjoyed working with the patrons. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and has successfully completed many genealogical institute courses though the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH). Kathleen is very active within the genealogical community serving in many leadership positions within many organizations. She is a member of the Lexington DAR and personally brought in 125 new members in two years. As a lecturer her enthusiasm will show through as she shares her passion of genealogy with the audience.
October 27, 2020 – TBD