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To our ancestors. To who we are. To each other.
Genealogy is fun.
It's the thrill of the hunt. The joy of discovery.
Join us. All experience levels welcome.
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MEMBERS: The May Update was emailed on 3 May. Please check your spam file. If you didn't receive it, let us know at ContactUs@Kinseekers.org.
If you would like one-on-one assitance with Zoom, email us! We want to help!
Tracing Your Doughboy Online: WWI Muster Rolls, Rosters, & Morning Reports
Saturday, 13 May via Zoom
10:15 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time). Meet-n-greet at 10:00 am.
The recording of this program is now available in the Webinar Recordings.
It will be available thru August.
During WWI, the US Army depended on Muster Rolls, Rosters, & Morning Reports to maintain accountability of its soldiers. In most cases, we can use these records to trace a doughboy's service month-by-month, from his first unit to his last.
Learn where to find these digitized records and how to use them to create a timeline of your doughboy's WWI service.
Presented by KB Barcomb, a specialist in WWI & WWII military records, resources, and research methodology. KB has taught for the Applied Genealogy Institute and is co-coordinator of the upcoming (virtual) course Advanced Family History Research: U.S. Ancestors, 1917-1930 for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She is a retired military officer and a member of the Society for Military History.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
In-person, Leesburg Public Library
Society volunteers, in partnership with the Leesburg Public Library, are offering free genealogy assistance every week in the library's genealogy area.
No registration or appointment needed. Simply walk-in.
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by Roger Goddard
Do you use Family Tree Maker software? This group is for you!
Bring your questions. Share tips & techniques. All levels welcome.
Open to members and non-members.
Email FTM@Kinseekers.org for link.
Military Records & Research Special Interest Group
2nd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:45 (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by KB Barcomb
This is an informal discussion group focusing on military records and research methodology.
Want to learn more about a U.S. military ancestor? Got questions? This group is here to help. Love military records and research? Let's talk analysis, resources, and methods.
Next session: Monday 12 Jun. (Link coming soon)
Topic: Follow-up discussion to our May webinar on WWI Muster Rolls, Rosters, and Morning Reports. Bring your questions and your discoveries.
Family Tree Maker Course
1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time)
Via Zoom. Attend some or all.
(Course started 21 Oct.)
This popular program is back!
This free 16-class course provides a deep dive into Family Tree Maker, the world’s most popular genealogy software. We’ll go over the basics of installation and establishing a tree, then cover each workspace (module) in detail. Classes include live demos, questions are encouraged, and troubleshooting tips shared. Attend all or some classes.
There is not a set schedule of topics, as the class pace is dependent on the input and feedback of participants. Led by Roger Goddard.
Members: Access via link in the Members Only section.
Non-Members: Register by emailing FTM@Kinseekers.org.
This course is separate from the FTM Special Interest Group (SIG).
AncestryDNA® Study Group - Registration Closed
Bonus Program for Members!
Participants: Session 2 handout was emailed 4/18.
27 March - 24 July, 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (ET) via Zoom
Includes optional mid-month support sessions via Zoom: 2nd Monday of the month.
This program is for members of Kinseekers and Pastfinders Genealogical Societies. It is offered as a thank you
for your amazing support.
This five part program is designed to provide attendees the confidence and working knowledge to successfully leverage AncestryDNA® tools for family history reseach. Classes are 1.5-2 hours and include lectures, task work, and discussion.
Optional mid-month support sessions will be offered by society volunteers and fellow study group members.
Study Group leader, Kelli Bergheimer, is a professional genetic genealogist and educator. She holds a Bachelor's in Biology, a Master's in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master's in Business Management. We are excited to have her leading this program. She is dynamic, engaging, and exceptionally skilled in explaining and demonstrating the practical application of genetic genealogy concepts and tools.
WikiTree Special Interest Group
3rd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
WikiTree.com is a free worldwide collaborative family tree. Our discussion group is led by Debi Hoag, a WikiTree ambassador and project leader with over 20 years of research experience.
Next Session: On Temporary Hiatus