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The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
P.O. Box 1403
Erie, PA  16512-1403
The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
Researching and Preserving Family History in Erie County, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, November 7
Family History Fanatics Genealogy Conference ($)  (Area Events of Interest)
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
Online Web Conference
Family History Fanatics is conducting its Fall Genealogy Conference Online, on November 7, from 9:45 a.m. (Eastern) to 4 p.m.
Registration is $19.99 until October 30, then $24.99. Highlights:
 
"Speakers will be talking about the following:
Lisa Lisson - Oh No! The Courthouse Burned! Finding Your Ancestors When Courthouse Records Were Lost
Devon Noel Lee - Yikes! How am I Going Keep My Genealogy Research  Organized for Difficult Questions?
Jen Baldwin - British Bonanza! Exploring England's Records from Home
Michael W. McCormick - Forensic Genealogy, Unclaimed Inheritances, and Missing Persons
The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on Saturday, 7th November 2020. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. 

3. No, you don't have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the door prizes.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the virtual conference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don't want to.

As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to genealogy and research."
Full info here
 
 


Tuesday, November 24
Immigration Records for Genealogy  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom application
Immigration Records for Genealogy: ESGR Computer SIG Leader Sue Mueller discusses how to figure out who came when; finding your immigrant ancestor's origin; searching passenger lists; destinations—why and where; naturalization records. Register at the Lincoln Community Center Library site (lin@eriecountypa.gov); they will email you a link to the Zoom session.   **Please note: There is no meeting in December.
 
 



Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Military Records for Genealogy  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom application
ESGR Computer SIG Leader Sue Mueller discusses using Military Records in your genealogy research. Why, what and where to find Service Records, Pension and Land Grant and other records; Extended strategies; what you need to know about records that were lost or destroyed. Register at the Lincoln Community Center Library site (lin@eriecountypa.gov); they will email you a link to the Zoom session.
 



Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Finding Your Female Ancestors  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom application
ESGR Computer SIG Leader Sue Mueller discusses special challenges in finding your female ancestors; how and where to search; using indirect proof; women and the law; military; immigration and naturalization. Register at the Lincoln Community Center Library site (lin@eriecountypa.gov); they will email you a link to the Zoom session.