Meeting Schedule

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the on-going construction at the Geneva History Center,  KCGS announces that meetings through October 2020 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 Guest requests to attend webinars must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

Please note the start time for each meeting date.

May 28, 2020

Maps and Trails: Migration Paths from 17th Through 19th Centuries

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Speaker:  Tina Beaird

Join us as Ms. Beaird shares her deep genealogical knowledge and infectious enthusiasm on a topic that many forget—migration patterns.  Learn the who, how, and why our ancestors resided in the certain parts of the country.

June 25, 2020

The Other Census:  US State Censuses

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Participants will learn how to determine if a specific state or territory conducted their own census and when. In addition, we’ll cover how to access these records both online and in-person at various repositories. Finally, we’ll review how to take state and territorial census data and incorporate it into your current genealogy research.

July 23, 2020

Untangle the Web of German Websites

Speaker:  Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Time: 7:00 p.m.

The internet is offering more and more quality information for German researchers. This talk will focus on collections of free digitized German materials and indexes available on the internet.  Most websites presented are based in Germany, so navigation tips and tricks will be included.

August 27, 2020

What’s the Buzz About Billion Graves

Speaker:  Debra Dudek

Learn the tips and tricks for this ever-growing genealogical resource that can help advance your research.

September 24, 2020

Looking for European Roots

Speaker:  Caron Brennan

If you are ready to “cross the pond” in your research, this presentation will provide ideas of where to find records for European records.  This presentation includes review of the well-known sites like FamilySearch and Find My Past as well as lesser known sites.

October 22, 2020

DNA:  Beginning Genetic Genealogy (Part 1 of 3)

Speaker:  Laura Street Chaplin

Are you using DNA in your genealogical research?  Not sure what to do once your sample is analyzed?  To answer these and many other questions, through a 3 part program, Ms. Chaplin is going to guide through us through the incorporation DNA testing into our genealogy research.

With Part 1, we will review the various types of DNA tests, what their results may produce and which test to select.

Part 2, scheduled for January 2021, will focus on result interpretation.

Part 3, scheduled for February 2021, will focus on finding and connecting with others.

Presentation via webinar.  Registration required

December 3, 2020

Holiday Social / Year in Review

A change from years past, this meeting will be held via Zoom.  Members will be able to share their home holiday decorations as we look back at the unusual year of 2020.