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January 8 - Portland, Oregon

"Beginners' Boot Camp" -

Join Laurel Smith at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon for a day of beginning genealogy. There will be sessions about the census, vital records, immigration and naturalization, discussions about genealogy software and database use, organizing your research and more — all geared toward beginners. Bring a sack lunch so the discussion can continue while we eat. GFO members may attend for free, non-members $20.

Member or not, please let us know if you plan to attend and REGISTER ONLINE by Jan. 3, 2019. A link to the class notes will be emailed on Sat., Jan. 5.
Bring a lunch. Lessons continue through the noon hour at the GFO Library at 2505 SE 11th Ave. at Division in the basement of the historic Ford Building in Portland.

Register here online: https://gfo.org/learn/beginners-boot-camp.html

February 16 - Portland, Oregon

"GenTalk: Computer Lab: Google Searching" with Kristin Parks & Joann Taylor
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon at 2505 SE 11th Ave. at Division in the basement of the historic Ford Building in Portland.

Have you ever watched someone do something amazing on the computer, but when you tried it yourself it somehow just didn’t work? Or maybe you didn’t even try because it seemed like teaching calculus to a panda bear. What we’d like to do at our February GenTalk is practice doing some of those amazing things until you can do it yourself.

The best way to learn to use a computer is to … use a computer. This GenTalk Computer Lab will address beginning and early-intermediate online genealogy research techniques with Google by walking you through the process, click by click. Whether you have a Mac or PC, Kristin (Mac) and Joann (PC) will be there to help you. If you have a laptop of your own, please bring it! If you do not, then sign up to use one at the GFO.

GenTalks are free and open to everyone, but the number of GFO computers is limited, so please register online to use one.

Register online here: https://gfo.org/learn/gen-talks.html

February 24 - Portland, Oregon

"Find the Story, Write the Story" with professional genealogist Pam Vestal
This half-day seminar is sponsored by the Genealogical Forum of Oregon and will occur at the GFO Library at 2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division) in the basement of the historic Ford Building from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.

Lessons include: Teasing Out the Hidden Story Behind the Genealogical Facts - Learn to dig deeply into the genealogical details to breathe life into your ancestors' stories.
How to Write Ancestral Stories Even Your Relatives Will Want to Read - Creating a captivating ancestral tale from genealogical facts is like turning fish eggs into caviar: the facts don't change, but the way you describe them makes all the difference.

Register here online: https://gfo.org/learn/writing-workshop.html

March 16 - Portland, Oregon

"GenTalk: Following American Migrations: The First 100 Years" - with Patricia Obendorf

This free presentation is open to the public at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon at at 2:15 p.m. at 2505 SE 11th Ave. at Division in the basement of the historic Ford Building in Portland.

From the end of the Revolutionary War through the 19th century, Americans and immigrants moved westward from the eastern seaboard to the interior and ultimately to the far west coast. This presentation will discuss who moved westward, the reasons why they moved, the routes they may have taken, and the things you may discover for them along the way.

Learn more here: https://gfo.org/file_download/0ae77251-07d5-4a57-849f-7605cc9bc31f

April 19 - Medford, Oregon

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society in Medford Oregon invites you to join us in April 19th and 20th to learn about DNA testing from Blaine Bettinger. We are sponsoring both a workshop and a day long seminar.

The 2-hr workshop on April 19th is titled "Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries"

The seminar topics are: (1) "Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry" (2) Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA – (3) Advanced Third-Party Tools –including GedMatch and DNA Painter (4) The Danger of Distant Matches

For more information and registration forms go to http://www.example.com http://www.rvgslibrary.org/events/Workshop2019.pdf

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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