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Mark your calendar for our Saturday October 14, 2017 speaker

Coming soon:  Saturday October 14 at the Darien LIbrary.  Join us at 1pm for informal hour, followed by our speaker Toni McKeen at 2pm.  

We are pleased to have Toni speak to us again.  Her topic this time:  Using Ancestry.com like a Pro. 

In this lecture, Toni McKeen shows how to research efficiently and successfully using this powerful site. Toni shares helpful tips on finding those elusive relatives, which parameters to use, and how to prevent looking at thousands of names in search of the one person you are trying to find. Also included are often overlooked options and the newest cool features that have just been added.

Toni has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family, and son in law’s German family for the last 30 years. She is a popular lecturer at many genealogy societies in the New York, New England, and New Jersey areas.

2017-2018 speaker calendar

Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for all MGS speakers this year:

  • October 14, 2017 - Using Ancestry.com Like a Pro with Toni McKeen
  • November 18, 2017 - Understanding DNA in Genealogy with Peter Biggins
  • January 27, 2018 - National Archive Resources at NYC with Sara Davis
  • March 10, 2018 - NYPL Genealogical Resources with Susan Kriete
  • May 19, 2018 - Research Like a Pro: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard with Marian Wood

In case you were wondering ...

MGS has sponsored many excellent genealogical speakers over the years, all free and open to the public. Here's a reminder of the presentations we've enjoyed since 2009, made possible by the financial support of members:
 
  • "Free or Fee Genealogy".  May 2017.
  • "Irish Genealogy." March 2017.
  • "Finding Foreign Records from Home." January 2017.
  • "Planning a Future for your Family's Past." November 2016.
  • "Digitizing and Managing Your Photo Collection." October 2016.
  • "Acquiring Italian Records – Italian Genealogy." May 2016.
  • "Using Facebook for Genealogy." March 2016.
  • "Intermediate Genealogy." January 2016.
  • "Researching Your German Ancestors." November 2015.
  • "Historical Newspapers - Read about Your Ancestors." October 2015.
  • "Civil War Research." May 2015.
  • "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor." March 2015.
  • "Discover Your Polish, Ukrainian, and Eastern European Ancestors."  November 2014.
  • "Googling for Genealogy."  October 2014.
  • A Tour of the Godfrey Memorial Library.  August 2014.
  • "Case Study: Searching for Persons of Color."  May 2014.
  • "Finding Elusive Females."  March 2014.
  • "Fire Up Your Research...The Digital Genealogist Is Here." January 2014.
  • "Difficult Case Studies." November 2013.
  • "Find Your Fabulous Ancestor." October 2013.
  • "Blogging Your Genealogy." May 2013.
  • "Cruising Long Island Sound: Tracing Its Early Families." March 2013.
  • "Military Records Research." January 2013.
  • "Probate Records." November 2012.
  • "Review of the 1940 Census and the Steve Morse Website to Research Difficult Cases."  October 2012.
  • "Family History for the Whole Family."   May 2012.
  • "Exploring the 1940 Census." March 2012.
  • "Letting the City Directories Work for You." January 2012.
  • "Sources for Irish Records." November 2011.
  • "Effectively Using Ancestry.com in Researching Your Family." October 2011.
  • “Genetic Genealogy." May 2011.
  • "Beyond Names and Dates: Uncovering Your Ancestors' Stories."  March 2011.
  • "A Walk Through the New FamilySearch.org " January 2011.
  • "Research That Makes My Eyes Cross." November 2010.
  • "How to Test Your DNA and Why." October 2010.
  • The Story of DARIEN Connecticut. May 2010.
  • "Maximizing the Use of the Census." March 2010.
  • "Uncle Sam Wants You! - 20th Century Military Research." January 2010.
  • "Navigating Ship Manifests: Researching Immigration Records Like a Pro." November 2009.
  • "Getting the Most Out of Heritage Quest and Ancestry." October 2009.
  • "Crossing the Pond: Finding Your Immigrant Origins." May 2009.
  • "Effective Use of the Internet for Genealogy." March 2009.
  • "Getting Started in Genealogy." February 2009.

Why did I get this email?

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  • You presented at one of our meetings in the past. 
  • You came as a guest to one of our Saturday speaker meetings at the library and signed the sign-in sheet. 
  • You may have met with one of our volunteers at a Genealogy One-on-One or other outreach event.  
  • You contacted someone in our organization for genealogy research advice.  
Either way, we're happy to keep you in the loop about new speakers and programs.  If you aren't interested, simply "unsubscribe" and we won't email you again.

If you're a guest, feel free to come again for free to any of our speaker events. We hope you'll find our programs so interesting, and helpful, that you'll become a member someday soon.  A $25 contribution spread over 5 speaker meetings is less than half the price of a movie ticket per speaker.  
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