Freeborn County Genealogy Society
1033 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007


A GENEALOGIST'S DREAM TRIP
This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from October 29th through November 4th, 2017
These are a few pictures from a recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.
(This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from October 29th through November 6th, 2017.)

 


January - March meetings at 10:00 A.M. at the Freeborn Co. Historical Museum
April - December meetings held at 7:00 P.M. ay the Freeborn Co. Historical Museum

FCGS Programs
Jan. 9 - The Most Forgettable Person I remember
Feb. 13 -
Mar. 13 -
Apr. 10 -

FCGS PROGRAM SERVERS FOR 2017   
Jan. 9 – Lois Ahern
Feb. 13 – Kaye Klukow
Mar. 13 – Ed & Virginia Plantage
Apr. 10 – Roger Lonning
May 8 – Jean Pelikan
Jun. 12 – Picnic
Jul. 10 – Open
Aug. 14 – Pat Mulso
Sep. 11 – Open
Oct. 9 – Pat Goldman & Jane Maiden
Nov. 13 – Vickie Storlie
Dec. 11 – Christmas Supper

Thank you to all the Officers and Board Members that served this past year.
Thanks to those that are serving this year.

Salt Lake City Research Trip
A research trip to the World’s Largest Genealogical Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah is planned for Sunday, October 29 Monday, November 6, 2017. Whether you are a beginner genealogist or have been researching for 50 years, this is a trip of a lifetime.

Membership Dues
Membership expires 12/31/17
Dues are $20.00 for the year
Checks can be made out to FCGS
Mailed to: FCGS, 1033 Bridge Ave.
               Albert Lea, MN 56007-2005

2017 Legacy Webinars

Strategies to Find the Most Challenging
Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data by James
M. Baker, PhD, CG. 1/4
Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your
Research by Cyndi Ingle. 2/15

Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy
by Shannon Combs-Bennett . 1/11
Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof
Argument by Karen Stanbary, CG. 2/21 (BCG)
Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners by
Geoff Rasmussen. 1/13
Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing by
Diahan Southard. 2/22
Writing Up Your Research by Michael J.
Leclerc, CG. 1/17 (BCG)

March 2017
Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and
Redemptioners – White Slavery in America by
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 3/1
Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map
Collection for Your Research by Lisa Louise
Cooke. 1/18
50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know
by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 3/8

Playing Nice In The Genealogy Sandbox by
Thomas MacEntee. 1/25
February 2017
Photography for Genealogy by Nicka Smith. 2/1
Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips by
Cari Taplin, CG. 3/10

The “WHO” of Genetic Genealogy by Blaine
Bettinger. 2/8
Why are Irish records so weird? by John
Grenham. 3/15
The “WHO” of Genetic Genealogy by Blaine
Bettinger. 2/8
Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name
by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG. 3/21 (BCG)
Deciphering German Script by Gail Blankenau.
2/10
Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use by
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL . 3/22
April 2017
Preserve, Share, and Search Your Digital
Pictures with Google Photos by Geoff
Rasmussen. 4/5
Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by
Craig Scott. 3/29

Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for
Genealogists by Lisa Alzo. 4/12

MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with
the GPS by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL.
5/16 (BCG)
Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps
by Eric Basir. 4/14
Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern
Genealogist by Thomas MacEntee. 5/17
The Genealogy in Government Documents by
Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 4/18 (BCG)

WikiTree: Free for All without a Free-for-All by
Eowyn Langholf. 5/24
The Great War: Researching Your World War I
Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG. 5/31
Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of
Land Records by Mary Hill, AG . 4/19

June 2017
Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors by
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 6/7
Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of
Land Records by Mary Hill, AG . 4/19
The Increasing Need for Foreign Language
Indexing by Devin Ashby. 6/9
Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps by
Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 4/26
How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA
by Blaine Bettinger. 6/14
Researching Criminal Records by Ron Arons. 4/28
May 2017
Take Me Back to Where I Belong:
Transportation Records of the Freedmen’s
Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. 5/3
Our Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing by
Diahan Southard. 6/16

Introduction to Danish Genealogy by Fritz
Juengling. 5/10

Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find
Jacob Bush’s Father by Elissa Scalise Powell,
CG, CGL. 6/20 (BCG)
New York City and State Governmental Vital
Records by Jane Wilcox. 5/12
Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super
Fun by Pat Richley. 6/21
July 2017
Censational Census Strategies by Mary
Roddy. 7/5
Canada’s Top 10 by Kathryn Lake Hogan. 6/28

Google Books: the tool you should use every
day! by Lisa Louise Cooke. 7/12
Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG. 8/15 (BCG)

Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect
Family Photographs by Jared Hodges. 7/14   
Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories
by Ursula Krause. 8/16
Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further
Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. 7/18 (BCG)
How to do Mexican Research and Be
Successful by Jonathan Walker. 8/23
The Firelands, The Connecticut Western
Reserve, and the Ohio Territory by Peggy
Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 7/19

Getting Started with Evidentia by Ed
Thompson. 8/30
September 2017
Top Tech Tips by Geoff Rasmussen. 9/6
Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why
History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of
How to Do It by Janet Hovorka. 7/26
Finding Isaac Rogers by Nicka Smith. 9/13

August 2017
Tracing Your West Country Ancestors by Kirsty
Gray. 8/2
The ABCs and 123s of Researching Your
Ancestor’s School Records by Melissa Barker.
9/15
A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy
by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. 8/9
When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a
Proved Conclusion? by Tom Jones. 9/19 (BCG)
Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by
Geoff Rasmussen. 8/11
Wolfram Alpha for Genealogists by Thomas
MacEntee. 9/20
Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to
Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda
Quick Guide to Texas Research by Deena
Coutant. 9/27
Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary
Hill, AG. 10/11

October 2017
No Easy Button: Using “Immersion Genealogy”
to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo.
10/4
Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be
your saving grace by Pat Richley. 10/13
BCG
Databases, Search Engines, and the
Genealogical Proof Standard by David
Ouimette, CG. 10/17 (BCG)
Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart.
11/29

The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by
Gena Philibert-Ortega. 10/18

December 2017
Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa
Salinas. 12/6
Midwestern & Plains States Level Census
Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS,
FUGA. 10/25
I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the
Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M.
Baker, PhD, CG. 12/13
Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick
Walls Down Piece by Piece by Ursula Krause
and Luana Darby. 11/1
Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill
Morelli. 12/15

New York City Genealogical Research:
Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by
Michael L. Strauss, AG. 11/8
The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive
(Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.
12/19 (BCG)
Using Non-Population Schedules for Context
and Evidence by Jill Morelli. 11/10
Palmetto Pride – South Carolina for
Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. 12/20
British and Irish research: the differences by
Brian Donovan. 11/15
  
Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably
Shallow Search” by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG,
CGL. 12/27
Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly


Arizona Territorial Records are now online through
Ancestry and they are free to Arizona residents.
They include the Territorial Census records from
1864-1882
Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. 11/21

MyHeritage Adds New York City Marriages,
1950 - 1995, Online

Web Sites
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Ship Logs and Journal of the Honorable
East India Company Service
http://www.heicshipslogs.co.uk/

St Louis Genealogical Society
(For Members Only)
http://stlgs.org/research-2/lifedeath/cemeteries-
2/st-louis-area-cemeteries-list


2017 International Germanic Genealogy
Conference, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.ggsmn.org/upload/files/Flyer_2017Inter
nationalGermanicGenealogyConference v2.pdf