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Tuesday, February 21
Websites and Apps for Finding Local History Video and Hands-On Workshop  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
This workshop is an opportunity for you to bring in your Family History and receive help where you need it.  We will have scanners available for those who would like to scan photos or documents and add them to your family tree and there will be a few computers available for you to use if needed.  If you have a laptop we would appreciate you bringing it with you. 
 
There will also be a feature video for those who would like to view it.  This video will take an hour to view.  It will begin at 8:00 p.m.
 
Video:  Websites and Apps for Finding Local History:  - Presenter:  Amy Crow.  This is a video that was recorded at the 2016 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In this video, Amy shows ways that you can use several Apps for locating the area that your ancestor may have lived and the information that is available for that area.  A fun “must see” video!  



Saturday, March 4
Helping You Along Your Family History Journey - Family History Fair  (Fair)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
Family History Fair – “Helping You Along Your Family History Journey”.  Join us for an afternoon of discovery.  From 4:00 – 5:00 after the Family History Fair, we will have a Soup Pot Luck Dinner.  Bring a Crock Pot dish to share.


Tuesday, March 21
FamilySearch Apps Presentation and Hands-On Workshop  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
This workshop is an opportunity for you to bring in your Family History and receive help where you need it.  We will have scanners available for those who would like to scan photos or documents and add them to your family tree and there will be a few computers available for you to use if needed.  If you have a laptop we would appreciate you bringing it with you. 
 
There will also be a feature presentation for those who would like to view it.  This presentation will take an hour.  It will begin at 8:00 p.m.
 
Video:  FamilySearch Apps:  - Presenter:  Aloma Custer.  In this live presentation, Aloma will present you with some of the Apps that have been developed to work with FamilySearch. 



Saturday, April 15
BCGS 2017 Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
3653 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI (LDS Church Building)
Our Guest Speaker will be Katherine R. Willson. 
 
Katherine is a highly-acclaimed and professionally-trained national public speaker and professional genealogist. She gives keynote addresses, conference presentations & facilitates genealogical workshops.

Her genealogy interests began at the age of 10 while earning the Junior Girl Scout “My Heritage” badge. Her passion for genealogy was fueled during college when relatives gave her binders full of generations of information.

Katherine has been teaching all levels of genealogy research for the past twelve years. Her passion for genealogy combined with practical and creative strategies keeps Katherine’s audience actively participating in her engaging presentations. Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research, and the inspiration to do it!
 
The Subjects that she will present are:
  • "Solving Mysteries With Facebook's 5,000+ Genealogy Groups and Pages"
  •  “Little-Known and Rarely-Used Google Search Tips
  • When You Hit a Brick Wall, Hit the Genealogical Research Checklist
  • Which Way Did She Go???  Finding Those Elusive Maiden Names