Meeting Schedule

Due to the impact of COVID-19 KCGS announces that, until further notice, meetings will be available via webinar.  Current KCGS members will receive notification and access to meetings.  Guests interested in attending any webinar are encouraged to supply their name and email address to kcgsinfo@gmail.com. Guest requests to attend webinars must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

The start time for all events listed is 7:00 p.m. Central Time

27 Jan 2022

Library / Repository Resources

Members are asked to share a library they have found useful in their research. Details to include during discussion are as follows: Repository Name, Location, Collection Description or details how the resource has proven to be valuable. A summary of the shared the information will be shared in an upcoming newsletter. .

Presentation method:  Via Zoom.  Registration request, for non-members, via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

24 Feb 2022

Is Anything Better Than Free?  FamilySearch.org Tips and Tricks

Members will discuss / share how they use the site and what strategies work best for them. Share / demonstration will be live in FamilySearch. Members or meeting moderator will demonstrate within FamilySearch.org 

Presentation method:  Via Zoom. Registration request, for non-members, via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

24 Mar 2022

Banging Your Head Against a Wall?  Brick Wall Analysis

Members will have the opportunity share their brick walls and seek feedback / suggestions for next steps. To accommodate as many participants as possible, members are asked to register in advance. Each person would have 10-15 minutes to present the problem, what they have done, and solicit feedback.

Presentation method:  To be determined

28 April 2022

Shaky Leaves, Anyone?  Ancestry Tips and Tricks

Members will discuss / share how they use the site and what strategies work best for them. Where possible, demonstration will be live within Ancestry.com 

Presentation method:  To be determined

26 May 2022

What Do You Use as Research Helps?  Tools for Data Analysis

Genealogists collect mounds of information and, sometimes, it is difficult to wade through the data. Have you found a tip or trick useful in your data management or analysis? Members will share tools they use to analyze / organize their data.

Presentation method:  To be determined

23 June 2022

Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames

Presented by Lisa Louise Cooke

Discover tips and tricks to find your ancestors with common surnames and surnames that double as common words in the English language with Google.  Learn how to weed out irrelevant search results to save time and get to what you want faster.   Program is co-sponsored with the Batavia Public Library. 

Presentation method:  Via Zoom only.  Registration is required at https://batavia.libnet.info/events?v=grid

28 July 2022

Questions and Answers:  Through the Golden Door–Immigration After the Civil War.

Presented by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

America’s doors were open to all before the Civil War, with few restrictions. Afterwards, the laws began tightening, with exclusions, quotas, even required visas. How did the immigration laws affect your ancestors who immigrated after the Civil War? What hoops did they have to jump through to enter America’s “golden door”?  Program is co-sponsored with the Batavia Public Library. 

Presentation method:  Via Zoom only.  Registration is required at https://batavia.libnet.info/events?v=grid

25 August 2022

Archives Research and How to Use Basic Resources Found There

Presented by Laura Street Chaplin, KCGS Member and Owner of WillowTree Research

Laura will explore the colorful history of archives, types of archives & the roles they play, how they’re organized, how to find and access their holdings using catalogs, databases, finding aids and digital collections. She will even talk about planning your own archival research trip!

Presentation method:  Via Zoom only. 

22 Sep 2022

Program to be announced