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Finding Overseas Origins of Your English Ancestors  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, June 1
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Are you having trouble finding the overseas origins of your English ancestors? This presentation will provide you with clues to overseas origins that can be found in American sources, clues to American origins in overseas sources, and a variety of helpful websites to aid your research.
Bob Barnes is a retired educator with Baltimore City Public Schools.  He has been doing research for over 60 years, and has written numerous books, articles, and book reviews. He is active in the Maryland Genealogical Society, the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. He has a number of projects in the works, and has no plans to retire.

MGS Basics+ Workshop - Reward and Remembrance: Post-Military Service Records  (Events - Other Organizations)
Saturday, June 3
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park, MD
It's often after military service that the most genealogically valuable records are created -- those that award benefits to a soldier and family or honor his or her memory and sacrifice. Hear our expert panel discuss records that offer family gold and human interest to your family tree. Featuring:
Angela McGhie, CGSM – Bounty Land Records
Jonathan Webb Deiss, owner/researcher at – Pension Records and How to Find Them
Constance Potter, retired NARA reference archivist – WWI Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages
In addition, as part of our continuing observation of the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into WWI, Connie will give a brief overview on WWI service records. 
Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM. The first session begins at 9:00 AM.
Cost: $25  - MGS Members    $30 - non-members
(Walk-in registration is an additional $5.)
Register online at or download the registration form below and register by mail.

Cemetery Inscription Day - Glen Haven Memorial Park  (Cemetery Inscription Days)
Saturday, June 17
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD

Shipleys of Maryland - Annual Picnic  (Events - Other Organizations)
Saturday, June 24
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dan & Eleanor Shipley Farm, Westminster, MD
See attached flyer for details.

Digging Up Your Ancestors Online  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, July 6
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Are you missing ancestors in your family history? Have you hit a brick wall? Some of these search tips and tricks may help you! and Google are two of the most popular sites accessed by folks searching for information about their ancestors, but these sites vary significantly in how their search engines operate. Understanding the differences will greatly improve the chances of obtaining the desired results.
This presentation will cover search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective, providing results that are more accurate. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your and Google searches.
Eileen Souza, PLCGS, owner of Old Bones Genealogy, is a professional genealogist who specializes in Maryland research.  She is president of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the Maryland Genealogical Society and other local business and genealogical societies.  Eileen is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, earning a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research and a graduate of the ProGen Study Group.  Eileen is the author of Research in Carroll County, published in the August 2012 issue of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal.

37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  (National Conferences)
Sunday, July 23 through Friday, July 28
Walt Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, Florida

Y-DNA and Genetic Genealogy: A Personal Experience  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, August 3
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Presented by Bob Lumsden

FGS 2017 Conference
FGS 2017 Conference  (National Conferences)
Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Pittsburgh, PA

Getting Started in Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond
Getting Started in Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, September 7
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Presented by the members of AAGS and invited experts.
Visit different tables to learn about various ways to research, chart, and document your genealogical research.

Four Presentations by Judy G. Russell "The Legal Genealogist"  (Events - Other Organizations)
Saturday, September 16
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 Campbell Blvd, White Marsh, MD 21236
The Legal Genealogist is coming to town! Prepare for a full day of learning about critical sources and important strategies for tackling your most challenging ancestors. Judy is a nationally known presenter, blogger (, and coordinator of the Advanced Genealogical Methods and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at the University of Georgia. If you have already heard her, you know you want to be here. And if you haven't heard her, you need to be here. 
These four excellent presentations will be delivered in Judy's straightforward and humorous style:
Finding the Law
We’re told as genealogists to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how we do find the laws we need? Examples from Maryland law will be featured.
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data… but it’s sometimes easier said than done. What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods—and tips and tricks—we can use to resolve them?
“Don’t Forget the Ladies”-A Genealogists’ Guide to Women and the Law
In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence  
When there’s no birth, marriage or death record, what’s a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.
The day includes continental breakfast and buffet luncheon in a beautiful conference wing of the hotel. Registration opens and breakfast is served at 8:30 AM. The first lecture begins at 9:30 AM.
Cost:    $70 – MGS Members  $80 – Non-members
Traveling from a distance? Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn at a rate of $129 per night (code MDGE 366101). There is a Hampton Inn at the same location.
Also joining us that day is vendor Jigsaw Genealogy. Visit the website to see its selection of wall-sized pedigree charts, forms, worksheets, research kits, archival-safe photo storage materials, and other research necessities.
Register online at or download the registration form below and register by mail.