Spring Seminar 2020
Itís that time of year for RVGS to announce their Spring Seminar 2020. We are pleased to have John P. Colletta, PhD, from Washington D.C. as our guest speaker. He will take us through the many steps to learn about immigration research.
Dr. Colletta is a popular genealogy speaker around the country and known for his delightful presentations, combining humor and factual information. Early registration for members begins Nov. 1, 2019. Open registration begins Jan. 15, 2020. Join us for a day and one half, April 17th & 18th, 2020 at JCGL. Seating is limited.
View the registration form for the the classes and details -- Read Dr. Colletta’s biography
Special Interest Groups
Free for members; $5 for non-members;
Register in advance.
Tuesday, October 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
facilitator: Dave Hodson
Tuesday, October 8, 3:15-4:45 PM
German Interest Group
facilitator: Mary Robsman
Thursday, October 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group
facilitator: Bruce McGarvey
Monday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group
facilitator: Lorita Cushman
Wednesday, October 16, 10:30-12:00 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group
Facilitators: Donna Rae Hays,
Sherri Zucker, and Wendy Purslow
Thursday, October 17, 10:30-12:00 Noon
Getting Started: Questions and Answers About Your Genealogy
and How RVGS Can Help You,”
Facilitators: Andrea Patterson and Barbara Northrop
Monday, October 14, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome.
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 1:30-3:00 PM
“Brainstorming our Future”
Topics of discussion are Membership, Services,
Communication, and Facilities.
Saturday, October 12, 10:30-12:30
“Brick Wall,” facilitator:
Ruth Wade and Sherri Zucker
Join us as we brainstorm your and others’
genealogy brick walls. Free to all.
$10 for members, $20 for non-members.
Friday, October 18, 1:00-3:00 PM
“Writing and Publishing Memoirs”
by Catherine Greenspan
This class will demonstrate how to write
and publish your memoirs.
Wednesday, October 23, 10:30-12:30 PM
“Using American Ancestors.org Part I”
by Dave Horton
Part 1 of this two-part class on searching the digital
collections of NEHGS for New England roots
Monday, October 28, 1:00-3:00 PM
“Sneak Peak: 23 and Me, Ancestry,
Family Tree DNA, My Heritage”
by Lorita Cushman.
Learn a little bit about the four major DNA testing sites
Wednesday, October 30, 10:30-12:30 PM
Using American Ancestors.org Part II”
by Dave Horton
Part 2 of this two-part presentation on searching
the digitized collection of NEHGS
Wednesday, November 6, 1:30-3:00 PM
“Researching German Immigration: Why, How, and Where are the Records?”
by Mary Robsman
What were the reasons people from the
Germanic countries decided to emigrate
For more details, read this class schedule
Free for members, $5 for non-members, 5-6 PM.
Register in Advance.
Tuesday, October 1
“How to Research Your Polish Ancestors”
Tuesday, October 8
“Genealogical Research Stories”
Tuesday, October 15
“Genealogy-Is There a Friend in Your Tree?
Early Quaker Research”
Tuesday, October 22
“Coming to America: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors”
Tuesday, October 29
“Your Civil War Ancestors:
Beginning Your Research – A Preview”