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Reward and Remembrance: Post-Military Service Records
Saturday, June 3
Reward and Remembrance: Post-Military Service Records  (Basics+ Workshop)
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146
It's often after military service that the most genealogically valuable records are created -- those that award benefits to a soldier and family or honor his or her memory and sacrifice. Hear our expert panel discuss records that offer family gold and human interest to your family tree. Featuring:
 
Angela McGhie, CGSMBounty Land Records
 
Jonathan Webb Deiss, owner/researcher at soldiersource.com – Pension Records and How to Find Them

Constance Potter, retired NARA reference archivist – WWI Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages

 
In addition, as part of our continuing observation of the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into WWI, Connie will give a brief overview on WWI service records. 

Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM. The first session begins at 9:00 AM.

Cost: $25  - MGS Members    $30 - non-members
(Walk-in registration is an additional $5.)
Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, May 30.

Click the button below to register online or download the registration form below and register by mail.
 
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Four Presentations by Judy G. Russell,
Saturday, September 16
Four Presentations by Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"  (Fall Seminar)
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 Campbell Blvd, White Marsh, MD 21236
The Legal Genealogist is coming to town! Prepare for a full day of learning about critical sources and important strategies for tackling your most challenging ancestors. Judy is a nationally known presenter, blogger (www.legalgenealogist.com), and coordinator of the Advanced Genealogical Methods and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at the University of Georgia. If you have already heard her, you know you want to be here. And if you haven't heard her, you need to be here. 
 
These four excellent presentations will be delivered in Judy's straightforward and humorous style:
 
Finding the Law
We’re told as genealogists to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how we do find the laws we need? Examples from Maryland law will be featured.
           
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data… but it’s sometimes easier said than done. What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods—and tips and tricks—we can use to resolve them?

“Don’t Forget the Ladies”-A Genealogists’ Guide to Women and the Law
In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.  

No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence  
When there’s no birth, marriage or death record, what’s a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.
 
The day includes continental breakfast and buffet luncheon in a beautiful conference wing of the hotel. Registration opens and breakfast is served at 8:30 AM. The first lecture begins at 9:30 AM.
 
Cost:    $70 – MGS Members  $80 – Non-members
Pre-registration closes on Tuesday, September 12 or when capacity is reached. Walk-in space will depend on pre-registration. 

Traveling from a distance? Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn at a rate of $129 per night (code MDGE 366101). There is a Hampton Inn at the same location.
 
Also joining us that day is vendor Jigsaw Genealogy. Visit the website to see its selection of wall-sized pedigree charts, forms, worksheets, research kits, archival-safe photo storage materials, and other research necessities.
 
Click the button below to register online or download the registration form and register by mail. 
 
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