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Saturday, August 15
What's New in Genetic Genealogy?  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Greg Liverman
Dr. Greg Liverman will give updates in ethnicity tests form the major testing companies as well as reviewing the visualization tools available. He will discuss the Shared cM Project that was recently released, attaching your AncestryDNA match to your ancestry tree, the latest in forensic genetic genealogy, Y-DNA and the future of DNA testing.
Greg Liverman has been researching family history since the 1990s working with both online and on-the -ground records in many states and foreign counties. He brings his experience as a TV journalist, scientist and information technology professional to bear on genealogy research problems.  Since the use of DNA testing exploded in the last decade, Greg has focused on understanding and teaching the best practices fo DNA testing and analysis.
Greg launched Pinewood Genealogy with his wife, Wendy Dillenschneider, to help others with their research and genetic genealogy (DNA) analysis. Pinewood Genealogy has developed a library of over twenty different lectures and classes covering a wide variety of genealogical topics.
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday August 14 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 19
Too Many Mary's Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar - Meeting Information will be included in your registration email.
Presented by Jill Morelli
Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the "lens" of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!
Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society QuarterlySwedish American GenealogistIllinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other local genealogical societies.
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday September 18 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 17
Immigration History for Your Genealogy: An Introduction  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Katherine Sturdevant
Family history, by definition, should be narrative genealogy in historical context. Social history opens a world of larger group patterns in which ancestors operated. To illustrate how social history research makes this possible, this session outlines typical patterns of American immigrant ancestors’ lives. Included are the main push-and-pull motivations behind immigration; historical group arrivals with their places and periods; how and why immigrants chose home sites; their means of getting there; their trades and social customs; and how they interacted with natives and other immigrants. With knowledge of these patterns, researchers realize the true group patterns of ancestors, new sources to utilize, and how to place families in the context of their times and lifeways.
Katherine Scott Sturdevant, senior professor of history at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, has won local, state, and national awards for teaching excellence and has spoken for CRGS multiple times. She published two family history books (Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History and Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents) and many articles. She presented for the major national genealogical and historical organizations and has taught courses and workshops about various levels and aspects of family history for over 30 years. As an adoptee, she continuously documents her four parental lines and used DNA to determine her birth father. Kathy brings practical advice and source recommendations; entertaining and useful illustrations; and a sense of humor to her presentations.
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday October 16 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 21
WWII Records  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Sandy Ronayne
The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries - including all the great powers - eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The United States entered WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
On June 6 1944 - 'D-Day' - Allied Forces launched the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. Codenamed 'Overlord', the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate northwest Europe form Nazi occupation.
In this class, we will learn how to research WWII records and to honor those of the "Greatest Generation". If you have a family member who participated in D-Day or a woman who was in the military in WWII, please email Sandy at
To read Sandy's bio, click Learn More.
Registration begins Friday August 21.