AFGS Calendar of Events
Presentations by guest speakers are open to the public free of charge through a grant from The LeFoyer Endowment Fund
Seating is limited to 50 for all workshops listed below. Pre-registration is required. Tickets may be printed online and must be presented for seating.
Saturday, September 7, 1:30 pm: Photo Identification 101 by the Maureen Taylor.
Maureen, known at the Photo Detective, will offer clues in old photos that may reveal family history and will put ancestors in historical context. Photo formats, photographer’s work dates, clothing, and props can reveal a missing piece of your family history.
Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photo-identification-101-by-maureen-taylor-tickets-70227657815
Saturday, September 14, 1:30 pm: Introduction to Polish Genealogy Research with Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz. Julie will walk you through the steps to top sources for identifying places of origin in Europe for Polish immigrants, phonetic gazetteers for Eastern European research, period gazetteers, and translation resources.
Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-polish-ancestry-by-julie-roberts-szczepankiewicz-tickets-70332389069
Saturday, September 21, 1:30 pm: DNA with Thomas Allaire. Tom will cover the genealogical uses of DNA testing that can help build and confirm your family tree. He also will discuss the three major types of DNA tests and what each test can tell you, what lines in your tree they will study and how they could help you break through a brick wall in your research.
Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dna-with-thomas-allaire-tickets-70332976827
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1:30 pm: Finding the Pieces of Your Acadian Puzzle by Rob Gumlaw. Rob will cover the unique challenges of Acadian genealogy research. What are the holes to fill? What is available? Parish registers, census records, and a variety of sources including DNA will be discussed.
Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-the-pieces-of-your-acadian-puzzle-by-rob-gumlaw-tickets-70334278721
Sunday, October 6, 1:30 pm: The Mill Villages of the Blackstone River Valley by U.S. Park Ranger Mark Mello. Mark will detail the various mill villages, their production, and which immigrants worked in the mills.
Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mill-villages-of-the-blackstone-river-valley-by-park-ranger-mark-mello-tickets-70335205493
AFGS welcomes suggested topics for future presentations. Email your ideas to email@example.com.