Saturday, May 15, 2021

VGS News & Events: May 16 through May 22, 2021



Monday, May 17

Italian SIG

Zoom Meeting – 1:00pm

Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace

Monday, May 17

Best Practices SIG

Zoom Meeting – 1:00pm

Topic:  Research Planning

Coordinators:  Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams


12 Tips on Finding and Using Templates for Family Stories

Whether you’re working on adding stories to your scrapbooking layouts or wanting to dress up your narratives, finding templates for family stories or family histories can be a chore. This came to mind as a … continue reading


Marriage Banns: A Closer Look at Marriage Records

Marriage banns were the way marriages were legalized for centuries in most of the western world. There are records of the Roman Catholic church requiring them as early as eight hundred years ago in England. This is what marriage banns are, why they were used, and what information you might find there. Continue reading …

11 tips for finding out someone’s military history

Almost every family has a military connection. Here’s how to find yours. Did your grandfather or great-grandfather serve in the military? Would you like to find out more about a family hero? If their military records survive, you can use them to find out so much detail about their lives. Continue reading . . .


Six Things You Should Never Share on Facebook and Social Media

Social media can be a force for good, but only if you use it responsibly. Sharing too much information or the wrong things can leave you exposed to harassment, real-world attacks, and … continue reading


The Paternal Ten: Searching for Missing Heirs

Tuesday, May 18 @ 8:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Claire Ammon, CD

After 12 years in the missing heir field, Claire’s seen it all, experiencing both the high highs and the very low lows. This webinar will introduce you to the roller-coaster world of missing heir research; detailing a contentious case, the problems with making assumptions and how to get to the truth. This is a free webinar – advance registration is required – click HERE.

Notion for Genealogists

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Lisa A. Alzo

Part database, part note-taking/writing space, part Kanban board, Notion is a FREE all-in-one workspace perfect for managing genealogy research and writing projects. Whether you work on your own or collaborate with a team, learn how Notion can help you customize your workflow to write, plan, and get organized. This is a free webinar – advance registration is required – click HERE.

Researching Canadian Nurses, Pilots and Sailors in the First World War

Friday, May 21 @ 2:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Kathryn Lake Hogan

Presentations about Canadians in the First World War usually focus on the Canadian Expeditionary Force, but what about the nurses, pilots, and sailors who served? Discover what was involved in serving with the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Canadian Navy or the Nursing Sisters in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This is a free webinar – advance registration is required – click HERE.

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