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

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 -

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.
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.
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.
Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be
your saving grace by Pat Richley. 10/13
Databases, Search Engines, and the
Genealogical Proof Standard by David
Ouimette, CG. 10/17 (BCG)
Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart.

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
Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. 11/21

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

Web Sites

Ship Logs and Journal of the Honorable
East India Company Service

St Louis Genealogical Society
(For Members Only)

2017 International Germanic Genealogy
Conference, Minneapolis, MN
nationalGermanicGenealogyConference v2.pdf