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On The Road: Tour 2018

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It's that time of the year when I leave the family at home and take a road trip! It's my annual speaking tour of Northern California! I'm excited this year to be on the road for 2 weeks offering 8 presentations and 1 workshop for 6 societies and 1 library. 

Will I see you there?

Schedule


July 15. Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento. Topic: Female Ancestors.

July 15. Sacramento Public  Library. Topic: Getting the Most from Internet Archive.

July 16 Lincoln Hills Genealogy Club. Topic: Read All About It

July 17 San Joaquin Genealogy Society. Topics: That's New To Me: Unfamiliar Websites for your Genealogy and Fabric, Cigars, and Murder: Reconstructing a Community of Women


July 20.  Mt Diablo Genealogy Society. Topics: 10 Databases You Didn't Know Were On Ancestry.com and 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know

July 22. California Genealogical Society and Library. (Please note that this is a workshop and requires prior registration and a fee. Space is limited) Topic: Reliving Their Lives: Experiencing, Researching, and Writing World War I to the Jazz Age

July 26 Marin County Genealogy Society. Topic: Her Name Was Not Unknown: Researching Female Ancestors


Interested in the schedule for Tour 2019? Are you part of a library or society in California? I am already scheduling that July tour and would love to provide a presentation or workshop to your group. Contact me for more details!

Did You #genchat #LadiesFirst?


Last Friday (April 13th), I had the honor of being a guest on #genchat. Have you participated in #genchat? GenChat is a Twitter chat that happens every other Friday night. Co-hosted by  @geneapleau & @leprchaunrabbit, a topic is discussed with questions being asked by the hosts and answers supplied by all in attendance. Because it is all text/images, and the information comes at a quick speed, it can take some getting use to. But the beauty of the chat is that you can use the GenChat hashtag (#genchat) to go back and read the chat at your convenience.

What can you expect to learn during #genchat? Everything from repository holdings, to helpful websites/collections, and tips from other researchers. It's an important service that is provided absolutely free.





If you want to participate in #genchat, you must have a Twitter account. Once you have an account (which is free), I recommend following the Twitter account @_genchat and the account of the two hosts listed above. And you can follow me (@genaortega).

Twitter is "cataloged" by hashtags (a pound sign and a word or words) so make sure to search on #genchat and #genealogy to find those tweets that can be beneficial to your research.



Courtesy of  @leprchaunrabbit.



Just to give you a flavor of what we discussed, here are some of my questions and tips. This is not everything I shared but it provides you an idea.





Thanks to everyone who participated in #genchat. I had a great time and hope you found it beneficial. Special thanks to the #genchat hosts (@geneapleau & @leprchaunrabbit)  who invited me to participate. 

Set Sail in August 2019 at a Savings


You may have already heard about my Founders, Fishermen, and Family History Cruise for 2019. The itinerary for the cruise has been updated to include new ports. We are now leaving from Montreal on a 7 day cruise to Boston. We will be stopping in Quebec, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Sydney, Halifax (Nova Scotia), Bar Harbor (Maine) and Boston.




Normally the deposit is $350 but until Sunday, April 15th you pay only $100 to reserve your space! You don't have to worry about any other payment until 2019! Hurry to get in on this discount! Contact our travel agent Terri O'Connell at www.oconnelltravel.com/group/familyhistory .


Join us for genealogy, tours, travel, and fun.




*Please note that this discount refers to what you pay for the deposit. The price of the cruise is the same. 

Do you #genchat?

I'm excited  to announce that I will be on #genchat next Friday, April 13th. 



Join me for a discussion on researching female ancestors. We'll chat about our experiences, I'll give tips, and more!

To join, you'll need to have a Twitter account and you'll want to follow me (@genaortega) and genchat (@_genchat). If you miss the live chat, you can read the tweets later by searching on the hashtag #genchat.

See you at #genchat!

Women's History Month 2018: Finale


31 days. 31 record types. 31 places to search for a female ancestor.

March 2018 is over and I didn't get to all the record types I wanted to write about but there's always Women's History Month 2019 ;).

Just a reminder that you can read all of the 2018 posts by clicking the 2018 logo on the right side of my blog. Below that is the logo for the 2017 posts which explore researching female ancestors during World War I.

Good luck with your research and enjoy your discoveries!--Gena

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October 2018 Virtual Genealogy Meetings

Have any questions about your family history research? Virtual Meetings are a way for you to communicate with an instructor from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Everyone is invited and the webinars are FREE. Below are our scheduled…
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September 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Have any questions about your family history research? Virtual Meetings hosted by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies  are one  way for you to communicate with a genealogy instructor. Below are the  scheduled sessions for the month of…
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is offering discounts on courses to coincide with the FGS conference happening this week in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With over 200 courses covering a variety of genealogical topics, you are sure to find…
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August 2018 Virtual Genealogy Meetings

Have any questions about your genealogy research? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Virtual Meetings are a way for you to listen in on educational presentations and ask research questions. These meetings are FREE and open to everyone…
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July 2018 Virtual Genealogy Meetings

Join The National Institute for Genealogical Studies for online genealogy meetings on a range of topics designed to help you learn more about how to research your family history. These meetings are FREE and everyone is welcome to…
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June 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Have any questions about  your genealogy research? Attend a virtual meeting hosted by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to get answers. These meetings are FREE. Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of…
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"This looks like it will be very useful for connecting online, but especially for those who do not have a genealogy society nearby. Great idea!"
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May 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Join The National Institute for Genealogical Studies for their instructor-led virtual meetings. These genealogy meetings are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Times given are Eastern Daylight Time.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday, May 15th at 8:00…
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ANNOUNCING THE VIRTUAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNOUNCING THE VIRTUAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Virtual Genealogical Society is a global organization serving family history enthusiasts of all levels, geared towards those: whose circumstances make it difficult to attend local genealogical society meetingswho prefer online presentations, special interest groups…See More
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April 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Want to talk genealogy? Join instructors from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to learn more about family history research. These meetings are FREE. Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of April. Please note that times…
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NEWEST IDG ACADEMY CLASS: BEGINNING GENEALOGY- STARTING OFF RIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 24, 2018 | Utica, OHEmail Terri O’Connell for contact details, photos, and an author bio. IDG INTRODUCES THEIR NEWEST IDG ACADEMY CLASS:BEGINNING GENEALOGY- STARTING OFF RIGHTThe In-Depth Genealogist is pleased to announce the launch of the IDG Academy (http://www.idgacademy.com) class “Beginning Genealogy – Starting off Right” in April 2017. The IDG Academy is an online learning experience to expand skills in Genealogy.…See More
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March 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Here is the list of scheduled Genealogy Virtual Meetings for the month of March hosted by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Mark your calendars for sessions applicable to your area of  research! Sessions are FREE and led by a National…
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Announces a New Eastern European Records Certificate

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Announces a New Eastern European Records Certificate Features Courses Written by Lisa Alzo, MFA                                                                   For Immediate Release 27 February…
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February 2018 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

With all the snow we have been getting in parts of Canada, United States and Europe, it is a good time to hunker down and work on some  family history research! Do you have questions about your research? Join instructors from The National Institute…
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AN IN-BRIEF GUIDE TO NEW YORK GENEALOGY BY LARRY NAUKAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2018 | Utica, OH IDG INTRODUCES THEIR NEWEST IN-BRIEF RESEARCH GUIDE:“AN IN-BRIEF GUIDE TO NEW YORK GENEALOGY” BY LARRY NAUKAMThe In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in…See More
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has their final genealogy virtual meetings for January scheduled for Thursday and Friday. These are free, genealogy meetings led by an instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.…
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
McNeil, Smith, Nikolaus, Hibbert, Philibert, Harsbarger, Montgomery, Randall, Earlywine, Chatham, Lewis, Ortega, Ochoa, Marquez, Aquino
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA, Mexico, England
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Professional Genealogist
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
American Records
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I love family history and learning more about my ancestors.
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http://www.yourfamilyhistoryresearch.com

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ANNOUNCING THE VIRTUAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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NEWEST IDG ACADEMY CLASS: BEGINNING GENEALOGY- STARTING OFF RIGHT

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BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern “Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors”

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern



“Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors” by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG



This webinar will provide an overview of the probate process, the genealogical information that can be found in a slaveholding estate, and related records that a probate proceeding may point to.



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At 6:41pm on May 4, 2016, Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico said…

Yup the correct word is NOT CONNECTED????  SusiCP@cox.net

At 6:40pm on May 4, 2016, Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico said…

Gena Philibert Ortega,  for some reason the system says my chat is shut off? I keep clicking to go into chat room and it says not available?

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At 10:36am on March 6, 2016, Joe said…

Hello Gena, Thanks for trying to address my email issue. When I click settings...Profile...change email, it gives me a link to click on in my new email. when I do click on it, it takes me to my page. when I re-enter my profile the old address is still there

At 6:49pm on September 15, 2011, Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) said…
Hi!  I tried emailing you about the possibility of starting a new chat, but it bounced and said your box was full.  When you have some space in your email, could you email me freeaainnc@ncalhn.org?  Thanks!
At 2:49pm on August 29, 2011, Hal Horrocks said…

Gena,

Is there nothing your not involved in?

LOL

Hal Horrocks

At 7:55am on July 14, 2011, James P. LaLone said…

Gena,

Check out Monica Diesma posting the same message to many people, I think it is spam to get in contact with people. Jim.

At 10:29pm on May 12, 2011, Lawrence Wright said…
Thanks for the comment and encouragement Gena.  This is a wonderful site.  I have to confess that I feel a bit overwhelmed.  Trying to find the right pedagogy to learn this has left me feeling like a deer looking at an oncoming car at night with bright headlights on.   Larry
At 11:16am on February 9, 2011, Ellen Healy said…
Gena, So glad to see you here again. I didn't know you had been gone until it was mentioned one night on the chat. Good news!!!
At 8:26pm on November 10, 2010, Ellen Healy said…
Hi, Gena, I really love the lists of sites you have been posting in the newsletter. They are very helpful, and I just copied the ones from todays' newsletter on military records. One question I have is do you know of any good sites where records of the Spanish-American War are listed?
At 5:31pm on October 27, 2010, Sharon Rollins Pustejovsky said…
Gena,
Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to using GenealogyWise and getting to know other users, and helping each other as much as possible.

Sincerely,
Sharon Pustejovsky
 
 
 

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