ACGS Spring Conference 2022
April 23, 2022 11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET
A Day of How To Presentations
As the ACGS resources expand and change, both in our library and on our website, we thought it would be helpful for our members and those that would like to use our resources, to have a day long conference with speakers that will go into great detail of how to use some of our available resources.
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Registration closes on April 15, 2022
Speaker Biographies and Presentation Summary
C. Ann Staley, CG(R), CGLSM – FamilySearch website – Demystified
C. Ann Staley, CG®, CGL(SM), is an educator, consultant, and lecturer. She is the Education Chair for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Membership Chair for the Genealogical Speakers Guild; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and a volunteer of the Florida State Genealogical Society. She is the compiler of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. Quarterly Full Name Index, Volumes 1 through 4, 1973 through 1976, the author of several articles for the NGS Magazine, and the co-author of the NGS Research in the States Series-Florida. Her specialties are methodology, vital records and their sources, computer research resources, conference planning, and assisted genealogy research trips.
FamilySearch website – Demystified
The FamilySearch website is made up of many parts; each one essential to the research of a genealogist. However, many have never heard of the site or have not used it to its’ greatest potential. Join us as we explore the wonderful possibilities!
We will look briefly at the history of FamilySearch and then delve into what you can do and find on the website, including:
A. The Library Catalog – an underused and misunderstood piece of greatness!
B. Historical Books – tap into the Family History Archives digital collections
C. Records – billions of records (indexes and digital images) online for free
D. Searching the Research Wiki – free research advice for the community
Daniel Horowitz, of MyHeritage, Ltd,
Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. He was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for 10 years, now is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects, and holds a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 Daniel has been working at MyHeritage liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world.
MyHeritage Search Engine Library Edition
With billions of records at your disposal, where do you even begin? The MyHeritage Search Engine is a state-of-the-art tool that can help you search for information about your relatives online. In a matter of seconds, it can search across billions of historical records to pinpoint the ones most relevant to your research. Its advanced algorithms can identify spelling and phonetic variations, understand nicknames, and handle synonyms and ethnic variations. Daniel will show you how to use the MyHeritage Search Engine to find information about your relatives quickly and efficiently.
Gary Schroder, President of Quebec Family History Society
Gary has been the President of the Quebec Family History Society since 1995. He was the Chair of the Roots International Conferences on Family History held at McGill University in Montreal in 1997, 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He has taught family history courses at McGill University and Champlain College. During the past two decades he has given numerous lectures across North America from New Hampshire to Victoria, British Columbia to various genealogical and historical societies. He was a Speaker at the 2001 international Conference on Irish Family History held at Trinity College, Dublin. Gary has been a Member of the Special Advisory Board of Library and Archives Canada. He is the editor of numerous published works including Christ Church, Montreal Marriages 1766-1850. He has been a frequent guest on Canadian Radio and Television answering a wide variety of genealogical questions. His primary research interests are Canada, England, Ireland, and British Military resources for genealogists. His first known ancestor to set foot in Canada was his 3x great grandfather, Cornelius Flynn, who arrived in the Port of Quebec City in 1805. Cornelius Flynn 1787-1861, a native of the city of Cork in Ireland, served in the Royal Navy for over twenty years and was wounded aboard the HMS Agamemnon during the Battle of Trafalgar. He has been a research consultant on the American, British, and Canadian versions of the Who Do You Think You Are? television series.
Genealogy Quebec: how to use the most important website for Quebec genealogical research
The purpose of this presentation will be to give a brief overview of the modern genealogical world in Quebec followed by an in-depth live view of the best genealogical website for family history research for those of you who had ancestors and relatives who lived in the province of Quebec both Catholic and Non-Catholic. Genealogy Quebec has a great variety of Databases and other Information on their website. Come to the presentation and learn how to discover your Ancestors in Quebec.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ann Staley, CG, CGL®– FamilySearch website – Demystified
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Daniel Horowitz, of MyHeritage, Ltd, MyHeritage Search Engine Library Edition
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Gary Schroder, President of Quebec Family History Society– Genealogy Quebec: how to use the most important website for Quebec genealogical research
Click Here to Register for the Spring Conference Today!