January 15, 2014 - 8 pm: George G. Morgan
'Using the HeritageQuest Databases'
HeritageQuest Online is one of the premiere ProQuest databases for genealogical researchers. It contains 6 excellent databases of interest to genealogists: U.S. Federal Census 1790 - 1930; the Periodical Source Index (PERSI); more than 28,000 digitized, indexed, and full-text searchable local and family histories; the Freedman's Bureau Bank records; Revolutionary War records; and the American Serial Set. HeritageQuest Online is available in all public libraries in Georgia and from the homes of Georgians through GALILEO. This lecture is unique in that it not only addresses the contents of HeritageQuest Online but it also introduces embedded online tools that can help your research.
George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at conferences and on genealogical cruises around the world. George is the author or hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. He is the past Vice-President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and has been an officer for many other genealogical and professional organizations. He is a member of the APG, ISBGFH, and other societies in the U.S. and the U.K.
Register at: http://www.gagensociety.org/webinar_schedule.htm
'Looking in All the Right Places - An Overview of Geography & Genealogy' - To gain an understanding between geography and genealogy, the genealogist needs to know not only the longitude and latitude of the place but also the nature of the location; that is, its relationship to the broader territory and the physical / biological / cultural qualities of the region where our ancestors lived.
Karen Molohon has been involved in genealogy research for more than 30 years having gained the interest from her great-uncle. One of her current interests is teaching family history courses in her local society – specializing in getting started with researching, organizing your genealogical research, census records, and migration mapping as well as photography. She is also an avid photographer interested in taking wildlife, landscape, and outdoor photographs. She is active in the genealogical community currently serving as: Webmaster of the Genealogical Society of Cobb County, Georgia, Coordinator of the Genealogical Society of Cobb County, Georgia Photography Special Interest Group, and Publications Director for the Georgia Genealogical Society. She previously served as President and other positions with the Genealogical Society of Cobb County, Georgia. In addition, she has attended several NGS and FGS conferences to enhance her research techniques. Karen has a Master of Science in Education degree and Master of Science in Technical Communication degree and works as a Lead Information Designer for an international airline telecommunications company in Atlanta, GA.
'Finding the Neighborhood' - Jumpstart your thinking about 'the neighborhood' with some basic sources for your ancestor's location. Learn about some of the powerhouse sources for online maps. See demos of how to map different types of neighborhoods in Google Earth.
'Mapping the Neighborhood in Google Earth' - Learn the most basic uses of Google Earth with an emphasis on using maps from other sources.
'Neighborhood Watch' - Watch out for pitfalls in geographical research and learn about more geographical sources to watch for.
Jennifer Dondero is an avid genealogist for over twenty years. Jennifer has been a professional genealogist since 2005. First hired by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in 2008 she left to start her own company, J.P. Dondero Genealogy. Jennifer’s professional specialties include lineage applications, southern research, and National Archives Records. She also specializes in the use of technology in genealogy. Jennifer enjoys teaching and writing as well as researching and lecturing. You can learn more about her at her website, www.jpgenealogy.com, on her blog, jpgenealogy.blogspot.com, or get a few tech tips on her YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/JPDonderoGenealogy.
Date: March 1, 2014
Location: Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall at Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (registration 9:30 - 10:00 am)
Fees: GGS Member: $25; Non-member: $35
Pre-registration Deadlines: Mail in registration deadline: on or before Wednesday, February 19, 2014; and Pre-Online registration deadline: Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Pre-registration for members is $25.00; for non- members is $35.00. If you register after the deadline there is an additional charge of $5.00 per registrant. All persons who pre-register are guaranteed a handout. Although we make extra handouts to accommodate walk-ins, we may not make enough. Walk-ins are welcome and if you discover at the last minute that you will be able to attend contact Laura W. Carter, Program Director and she can add you to the list to insure you get a handout.