Saturday, January 9, 2021

VGS News & Events: January 10, 2021 through January 16, 2021

Scheduled Upcoming Events:
Monday, January 11
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm
No meeting information
Mary Frances Gerace, coordinator

Tuesday, January 12
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Nancy Schultz and Sharol Lewin, Coordinators
Topic: "Engaging Family Interest in Genealogy"
After years of receiving family history ‘gifts’, Sharol Lewin’s family can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Join us on Zoom on January 12 to learn how you can build excitement and create lasting heirlooms for your family.

Wednesday, January 13
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Tom Voyles, coordinator
No meeting information...

Wednesday, January 13
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
No meeting information...

Thursday, January 14
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
Zoom meeting.

Friday, January 15
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ken Bowgren, Per Andersson and Kris Petersen-Gauthier Co-coordinators
No meeting information...

General News & Announcements:

Amy is our seminar guest speaker... Learn more about the seminar here... 

National Archives Foundation:  American Experience – Archives on the Rocks
Our country has a checkered past when it comes to alcohol and the government. Early on, beer and whiskey were the beverages of choice in times when safe drinking water was scarce. But one can look at our founding and the Whiskey Rebellion to learn how citizens and elected officials had opposing opinions on how involved the government should be with personal libations. Some religious organizations have long opposed drinking, and temperance organizations that aggressively campaigned to end or limit alcohol consumption were active in the U.S. as early as 1808. The temperance movement had its greatest breakthrough when Prohibition passed in 1919. The constitutional amendment, known as the Volstead Act, was in force until 1933, when it was finally repealed. What happened in the intervening years ... Continue reading . . .

How to Uninstall or Disable Extensions in Google Chrome
How-to Geek

Extensions can add a wide range of new features and functionality to Google Chrome, but sometimes you need to remove or disable one or more of them. Here’s how to do it.    Continue reading . . .

Tax Records: Substitutes for the 1890 Census
Ancestral Findings
The 1890 US federal census is not available for genealogists to use, thanks to it being destroyed in a fire in the 1930s. This does not mean that all family history information from that era is lost. There are a lot of different genealogical sources you can use to bridge the genealogical gap. Tax records are one of them.    Read More

10 Must-Do Genealogy Projects for January
Ancestral Findings
The long, cold month of January is here, and with it, an excellent opportunity to do some new and interesting genealogy projects that are just perfect for this time of year.
Read more . . .

MyHeritage Mobile App: All New Features From 2020
Legacy Family Tree

"The MyHeritage Mobile App makes building your family tree easier and more portable than ever. Learn about the new features MyHeritage added to the app that enhance your genealogy research on the go."
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00pm Eastern
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz

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