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Using Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for Genealogy Research
Tuesday, July 26
Using Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for Genealogy Research  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
 
Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest are fun, free, and great places to gain family history knowledge, find useful and timely information, and connect with researchers and possible relatives through posts and live chats. Practical tips for how to lurk and learn or participate by asking questions, requesting assistance, and adding comments. Once you see how to decode #Genealogy, #FamilyHistory, #GenChat, #AncestryHour, and other hashtags, you can join the conversation!
 
Marian Burk Wood is the author of the best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. An experienced speaker and a long-time blogger about family history issues and methodology at https://ClimbingMyFamilyTree.blogspot.com, she earned an MBA from Long Island University and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian has been researching her family tree for 24 years, with a special interest in researching and preserving family history for future generations.
 
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Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics
Tuesday, August 23
Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
Our own Annie Brenneis will be doing the presentation!  It is titled "Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics." Did you know Annie is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair?
 
Annie Brenneis was born and raised in Southern California and now lives north of San Francisco with her husband and two cats. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts (with concentrations in History, Music, and Mathematics) from Excelsior College in New York, and then went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Topographical Archaeology from the American Academy in Rome.  Annie is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and taught in a private school for over two decades. She has recently published articles in genealogical journals and weblogs and is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair.
 
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German Research at FamilySearch
Tuesday, September 27
German Research at FamilySearch  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
Charlotte will be sharing the new changes and updates to the Family History Library in Salt Lake,  the various websites where you can often find German records (Matricula-Online, Archion, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Ancestry) and using the FamilySearch Wiki.
 
Charlotte Noelle Champenois, a native of Allerød, Denmark, and a long-time resident of Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Family History–Genealogy (with an emphasis on German and Danish research). She has previously lived in Germany for two years and recently spent three months in Austria, researching families in various repositories in and near Vienna as well as online to document family trees back to the 1600s. She is a full-time German and Nordic Research Specialist at the Family History Library, where she has given multiple webinars, including a five-hour beginning German paleography seminar in October 2019. She helps patrons research and decipher records (currently via online means). Charlotte is also an Associate Records Analyst for the German Immigrants in American Church Records project, extracting information from church records written in the old German script and determining the standard spellings of listed German birth towns; she has collaborated on four published volumes and on three additional volumes that are soon to be printed.
 
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