Researching and Preserving Family History in Erie County, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, May 22
Tracking Immigration Information for Your Ancestors (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Fairview, corner of West Lake and Manchester Road
SIG instructor Sue Mueller describes how to find immigration (and migration) information on your ancestors in various kinds of records. Who came, and when did they come? How to find your immigrant ancestors' places of origin; how to search passenger lists for information about your ancestors; destinations to which they traveled - -where, and why did they go there? Digging into naturalization records. Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.
Wednesday, May 23
DNA SIG (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
The next meeting of the ESGR Special Interest Group on DNA and Genealogy will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, on the second floor of the Blasco Memorial Library. Please note that this is a room change.
Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, June 3
Gravestone Preservation Class in Corry (Area Events of Interest)
The Corry Area Historical Society, Inc. will host Mark Morton from Gravestone Guardians to teach a two-day, 16-hour gravestone preservation workshop Saturday and Sunday June 2nd & 3rd, 2018, rain or shine.
Class limited to 25.
Requirements: Everyone needs to supply a cleaning kit, or purchase one from the Corry Area Historical Society.
Cost:$20.00 Cleaning Kits includes the special D/2 Biological Solution and beginner tools to take home.
U.S. Migration History, Special Censuses, Church Records and Urban Genealogy (Area Events of Interest)
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
80 Main Street, Lockport, New York
The Genealogical Society of Niagara County, New York, is hosting a one-day conference on June 9 featuring Speaker Sunny Morton, a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine and the host of the Genealogy Gems podcast.
Cost: $35 for members of the Niagara County Genealogical Society; $45 for non-members, and a $50 rate for non-members that includes a one-year membership to the NCGS. Coffee and lunch included.
Please pre-register by May 26 at niagaragenealogy.org, or call Dawn at (716) 439-4107.
As a lifelong resident of North East, Pennsylvania, whose family has lived there for several generations, ESGR member Dick Tefft has written many articles about his hometown for the North East Historical Society over the years. He collected his favorite stories recently into a book, “Historic Vignettes of North East Pennsylvania.” They include tales of a mad ox, major train wrecks, a generous local philanthropist, local residents who “made it big” and the terrible fire that gutted the downtown business district in 1884. Come hear him tell some of his favorite tales about his hometown.
Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies August Conference (Key Gen. Society Events)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Called "On the Three Rivers: Past, Present and Future," the FGS August Conference will feature such leading speakers as Blaine Bettinger, Michael Lacopo, Angie Bush and Judy G. Russell. The first day (August 22) is geared for managers of societies and professional genealogists. Grand Opening August 23. Sessions on everything from expert tips on Scandinavian genealogy, to technology advice and guidance on reconstructing Slave Era families, through August 25. A "sneak peak preview" of the schedule is attached.