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15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly with Caroline Pointer
Saturday, March 6
15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly with Caroline Pointer  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
15 Ways You May Not be Using Census Records Correctly
 
Unless you’re an absolute beginner to genealogy, you’ve heard of and have used census records to help you with your family history research. But are you using them correctly? Are you getting all the clues and leads out of them? Learn these 15 strategies to help you “wring out” as much information as possible from census records and to put you on the road to genealogy research success!
 
Caroline Pointer is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Lone Star Chapter of the APG, Georgia Genealogical Society, Southern California Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, Texas State Genealogical Society, and the Houston Genealogical Forum (Texas). Former board positions include Vice-President of Membership and Director (Marketing Chair) for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Director of Communications and District 6 Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society.
 
Registration:  The seminar is only open to HGF 2021 members.  Please note: although HGF members are not charged for the webinar, HGF members must still register to attend the seminar at March Webinar Registration.

Please register no later than 8:00 am on the day of the webinar and preferably by the day before the seminar.  The seminar staff gets very busy preparing for the webinar and will not be able to process your registration before the beginning of the seminar if you register after 8:00 am Saturday. 
 


Roots Magic Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 9
Roots Magic Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Roots Magic is one of the most widely-used family history software packages.  HGF offers the Roots Magic Special Interest Group for all of you who would with like to learn a bit more about it and as well as eveyone who has been using it for years and would be willing to share their knowledge of the software with their fellow HGF members.  For more information, please contact Ginny Douglas or Keith Boone
 


DNA Interest Group (DIG)
Saturday, March 13
DNA Interest Group (DIG)  (DNA Interest Group (DIG))
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Virtual meeting. Please see Learn More for online meeting information
 
DNA Gedcom and the Shared cM Project
 
Whether it's help with new DNA tools or assistance with puzzling matches, we all have questions about genetic genealogy.  In this session we'll follow-up on a couple of items of interest from the February session. We saw that the DNAGedcom DNA Match matrix for Ancestry data helped a great deal in sorting out Matches and Shared Matches but installing the DNAGedcom software and downloading Ancestry data can be a bit tricky. We'll review these steps as well the use of the matrix for grouping Matches by family.  Of course, even using the DNAGedcom matrix, you'll still want to determine your relationship to a Match, e.g. is the Match more likely to be your second cousin or your third cousin once removed. The data and charts from Blaine Bettinger's shared cM project can be a big help here as can the Ancestry probability tables.  We'll review both in this DIG session. 

We'll meet online at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 13th.
  More information next week.



Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers with Terri Flack
Saturday, April 10
Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers with Terri Flack  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar. Please see below for registration information
Dead Men Talking: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers
Probate is a process in which every step creates potentially useful records. From wills to scraps of papers in probate packets to probate minutes to court proceedings to newspaper announcements, these records can provide a wealth of information that can help you solve your thorniest problems. Identifying heirs and establishing relationships are just the beginning. Teri will provide an overview of the steps in the probate process, both testate and intestate proceedings, including an examination of the various documents that may be found. Case studies will demonstrate how genealogists can use probate and estate records to find answers.
 
Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A., a 6th generation Texan, has been researching her family history for over 40 years. Her current volunteer efforts focus on preserving records and ensuring their accessibility to researchers. She is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society, chairing the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serving as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She is a volunteer archivist for the Texas State Archives currently processing Galveston County records. Teri also serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Travis County Historical Commission. She served FGS as interim President, Vice President of Administration, and Director.
 
Registration: This meeting will be for HGF 2021 Members only.  More information about registration will be posted in March.


Roots Magic Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 13
Roots Magic Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Roots Magic is one of the most widely-used family history software packages.  HGF offers the Roots Magic Special Interest Group for all of you who would with like to learn a bit more about it and as well as eveyone who has been using it for years and would be willing to share their knowledge of the software with their fellow HGF members.  For more information, please contact Ginny Douglas or Keith Boone