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Tuesday, July 18
Journaling Principles that Work 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:  Journaling Principles that Work:  - Presenter:  Steve Reed, JRNL, Inc.  This is a video that was recorded at the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This class will cover effective principles for starting, maintaining and preserving your journaling efforts.  Discover how to find deep and meaningful  motivation and explore the pros, cons and risk factors associated with a wide variety of journaling mediums.  Whether you've been journaling for years, or are just getting started, this class will provide valuable information and shouldn't be missed.



Tuesday, August 1
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 15
Don't Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher 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:  Don't Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher:  - Presenter:  Crista Cowan, Ancestry.  This is a video that was recorded at the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In this age of easy internet access to billions of genealogical records, internet search engines, and SIRI it is easy to think all we have to do is ask a computer for the identity of our great-great-grandparents.  Searching is a great first step.  But then we must research.  And re-search.  And re-search again.  In this presentation we will cover the basics of good search strategies and some tips about how to be an even better researcher.



Tuesday, September 5
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.


Saturday, September 16
BCGS 2017 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 Daniel Earl
Daniel got his start in family history at age 10 when his father took him to the grave of his great-grandfather, that sparked a lifetime of interes in family history.  He has spent the last 25 years researching his family history and helping others make history a part of their story.  Daniel is a college professor and loves to teach groups of all sizes and skill levels with his trademark humor and expertise.
 
The subjects he will present include:
  • "A New Look at Brick Walls:  The Genealogy N.I.N.J.A."
  • "Funeral Homes and Family History:  They are Dying to Meet You"
  • "Join or Die:  Why You NEED to Join a Genealogical Society"
  • "The Wolfram Cometh:  The Computational Knowledge Engine"
 
 
 


Tuesday, September 19
You Found it Where? Unusual Records 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:  You Found it Where?  Unusual Records:  - Presenter:  Rorey Cathcart; D. Joshua Taylor; Rich Venezia. This is a video that was recorded at the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah   Professional genealogists from diverse specialties share the most unusual records they've ever used to break a case.  Learn their secrets on how to find, access and utilize uncommon record groups to uncover your lost ancestors.



Tuesday, October 3
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 17
Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage 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: Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage:  - Presenter:  Sunny Morton.  This is a video that was recorded at the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, FamilySearch.org and MyHeritage.com all provide international audiences with tools and records for researching family trees online.  But which one -- or ones -- should you use?  This lecture introduces and compares important features for beginning and intermediate users.  You'll learn why you should be familiar with all four sites; subscription and free access options; and how they compare for overall historical, tree and DNA record content.  You'll learn general geographic strengths and how to find specific geographic content on each, as well as the presenter's favorite features and cautions/challenges of working with each.  Finally, you'll get a suggestion for building your "master family tree" securely -- and from more than one website.



Tuesday, November 7
November 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, December 5
Annual Pot Luck Dinner  (Workshop)
6:00 pm
3871 Meadow Lane, St. Joseph, MI
Bring a dish to share and enjoy an evening of fellowship with our members.