2023-01-09 – Pam LaFond – Cemeteries, Graveyards, and Headstones

Cemeteries, Graveyards, and Headstones Speaker: Pam LaFond Topic Description: The “Cemeteries, Graveyard’s, and Headstones” presentation will cover many interesting facts about numerous everyday items located in these old and new resting grounds. Join us for an in-depth look into why so many symbols are on display in our final sleeping places. Pam LaFond is the …

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2023-02-13 – Bonnie Bossert – Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Investigative Genetic Genealogy You’ve seen the headlines and heard the stories of criminals captured and unidentified human remains named but do you know how genealogy and DNA are used to make these discoveries? Learn about the new field of Investigative Genetic Genealogy and what it means for your DNA.. Speaker: Bonnie Bossert Bonnie Bossert, MBA/MHA, …

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2022-12-12 Emily Garber – When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques

When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques Speaker: Emily Garber Topic Description: Sometimes tracking ancestors tests all our research acumen. Identifying a subject ancestor, their origins and parentage; tracking that subject through time and space; and constructing a biography to place that person in their social context is best approached by broadening research …

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2022-11-14 – Kim Harrison – Genealogical Research Using Railroad Records

Genealogical Research Using Railroad Records The Hand Out will not be available at the meeting but you may download it from here. Kim will provide an overview of the different types of records or sources that were created by the railroad or the people who worked on them and provide a look at the value …

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2022-10-10 – WVGS Past Presidents – 50th Anniversary Past Presidents Panel

50th Anniversary Past Presidents Panel Speakers: WVGS Past Presidents In recognition of WVGS’s 50th Anniversary, past presidents, including Peggy Morphew, Irma Hardin, Lou McLean, Cathy Gallagher, Stephanie Sparks and Jean White will discuss a variety of topics, including the growth of the organization, the importance of volunteers, and the changes they have seen. Jean White …

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