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Thursday, October 19
If Walls Could Talk  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Christina Yetzer Drain on 19 Oct 2023.

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Ever wondered about the history of your home and the land it stands on? From the city's hustle and bustle to the tranquility of the countryside, every place has its own story. Embark on a journey through time, exploring land patents and deeds, historical maps, tax records, and more to piece together a timeline of ownership, from the earliest settlers to today's residents. Dive into the rich tapestry of the past, using city directories, censuses, newspapers, and other records to weave the fascinating stories of the families who once called your place home.

Christina Yetzer Drain is a ninth-generation Ohioan, professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in land records, genealogical writing and web design. She has provided research support to prove land ownership for a nationally televised restoration show.

Thursday, November 16
Reminiscing, Reunions, and Recipes  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Megan Heyl, M.Ed. on 16 Nov 2023.

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Remember your Family History, one bite and story at a time! We explore less familiar ways to record your family history using recipes passed down through generations, recalling family lore, and attending school, work, career and family reunions.

I am a retired teacher who has been on a genealogy journey for over 20 years. It began with curiosity about my family's history and was nearly derailed by the vast quantity of resources and information. When I realized that trial and error was a tough way to learn, my teaching instincts told me to share these learning experiences, both good and bad, in the hope that others would not repeat my mistakes. This inspired me to form my own business, Hunting Down History to provide professional genealogical research and educational services. A little over 10 years ago a small group in my town of Holland, Michigan wanted more education about genealogical research, so to meet their needs I formed the Genealogy Study Group where we discuss a topic a month. This then lead to a second group Basics and Beyond where we take a deep dive into various topics such as organization, research techniques, and more with tips and tricks to help assist finders of family history. I am a member of several local, national and international genealogical societies and organizations. Beginning in 2020, I am the new Education Director for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership, along with many other certifications in genealogy. I speak locally and internationally at various conferences and events worldwide. My presentations focus broadly on topics of interest to all, in hopes that your genealogical research uncovers your hunting down history successfully

Thursday, January 18, 2024
AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Thomas MacEntee on 18 Jan 2024.

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While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a crossroads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.