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Tuesday, June 5
June BCGS Board Meeting  (Board)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3871 Meadow Lane, St. Joseph, MI
Meeting of the BCGS Board of Directors to review past events and plan new events.  Update on ongoing and future projects.  All members welcome.


Tuesday, June 12
Get Started with Ancestry Video  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Get Started with Ancestry”.  Learn how to set-up an Ancestry account and customize settings for your profile, account, and home page.


Wednesday, June 13
Register of Deeds Lock-In  (Lock-In)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
701 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI (Berrien County Administration Building)
We will be hosting a Lock-In at the Register of Deeds office on Wednesday June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is required.  E-mail info@bcgensoc.com or call Patsy at (269) 357-1611.  There will be staff available to help you locate records in their office.


Tuesday, June 19
FindMyPast's British and Irish Hidden Gems Video  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
"FindMyPast’s British and Irish Hidden Gems”.  Presenter:  Myko Clelland.  Explore some of the wonderful collections that can help you to break down those British brick walls and go back further to add untold color and detail to your family story. This one hour video starts at 7:00 p.m.
 
 


Tuesday, June 26
Uploading your DNA to other DNA Sites  (DNA)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Uploading your DNA to other DNA Sites”.  Presenter:  Patsy Miller.  Learn how to upload your Ancestry or 23andMe DNA Results to other databases.



Saturday, July 7
Genealogy Software Class  (Training)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
620 East Main, Niles, MI (Niles District Library)
We will discuss the options for saving your work via Genealogy software and online Family Trees.  We will also cover some of the online databases available for genealogy research.  There is no charge for this class, but you must register through the libary (269) 683-8545.


Tuesday, July 10
Get Started with MyHeritage Video  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Get Started with MyHeritage”.  Learn how to set-up a MyHeritage account and customize settings for your profile, account, and home page.


Tuesday, July 17
Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve, and Share Video  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Google Photos:  Collect, Organize, Preserve, and Share”.  Presenter:  Michelle Goodrum.  Google Photos is a powerful, free app for storing, organizing, and sharing.  Users can also edit and create photo projects and automatically add their photos to the app from their digital devices.  This one hour video will start at 7:00 p.m.
 
 


Tuesday, July 24
MyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results Video  (DNA)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“MyHeritage DNA 101:  From Test to Results”.  Presenter:  Yariv Erlich.  Learn about taking a MyHeritage DNA test and how the process works; from taking the test to the lab analysis.  Learn about MyHeritage DNA’s over 40 ethnicities and how to optimize your DNA matches.



Tuesday, August 7
August BCGS Board Meeting  (Board)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3871 Meadow Lane, St. Joseph, MI
Meeting of the BCGS Board of Directors to review past events and plan new events.  Update on ongoing and future projects.  All members welcome.


Tuesday, August 14
Get Started with FindMyPast Video  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Get Started with FindMyPast”.  Learn how to set-up a FindMyPast account and customize settings for your profile and account.


Tuesday, August 21
How NOT to Leave Your Genealogy Behind Video  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“How NOT to Leave Your Genealogy Behind”.  Presenters:  Amy Johnson Crow and Curt Witcher.  Nobody wants their genealogy research to end up in a landfill.  Hear a few horror stories of genealogy material destroyed and how you can avoid those mistakes!  This one hour video will start at 7:00 p.m.
 
 


Tuesday, August 28
DNA - One Family, One World Video  (DNA)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“DNA – One Family, One World”.  Presenter:  David Nicholson.  Explore a new project by LivingDNA that is mapping the worlds DNA and building one world family tree through our genetics.  Gain insight into how this will impact your family history.



Tuesday, September 4
September BCGS Board Meeting  (Board)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3871 Meadow Lane, St. Joseph, MI
Meeting of the BCGS Board of Directors to review past events and plan new events.  Update on ongoing and future projects.  All members welcome.


Tuesday, September 11
Immigrant Ancestors Video  (Training)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Immigrant Ancestors”.  Explore Immigration Records, Naturalization Records, Passenger Lists, and other Immigration Resources.


Saturday, September 15
BCGS 2018 Fall Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI D-Wing Brown Lecture Hall
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 and 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 she will present are:
 
  • Online and Offline Sources for Locating Photos of Your Ancestors
  • Locating Living Relatives (Reverse Genealogy):  Where, Why, and How
  • Military Records Research
  • Getting the Most from Cemetery Research Online and In Person
 
 


Tuesday, September 18
Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Video  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Source Citations:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.  Presenter:  Diana Elder.  Use a source citation to help others trace your research steps and to give your genealogy finding credibility.  Learn the method of creating source citations and to make research reliable.  This one hour video starts at 7:00 p.m.
 
 


Tuesday, September 25
Advancing Your Genealogy with DNA Video  (DNA)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Advancing Your Genealogy with DNA”.  Presenter:  Anne Swayne.  Learn what new tools Ancestry DNA has to advance your research and get more out of your DNA results.



Tuesday, October 2
October BCGS Board Meeting  (Board)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3871 Meadow Lane, St. Joseph, MI
Meeting of the BCGS Board of Directors to review past events and plan new events.  Update on ongoing and future projects.  All members welcome.


Tuesday, October 16
Pain in the Access: More Web for Your Genealogy Video  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
“Pain in the Access:  More Web for Your Genealogy”.  Presenter:  Curt Witcher.  Library, Archive, Government, and specialized websites have much to offer.  Review sites and strategies for getting more online data while using the internet.  This one hour video starts at 7:00 p.m.
 
 


Tuesday, October 23
To Be Announced Video  (DNA)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
To Be Announced.