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Jamestown 2007 Calendar

America’s 400th Anniversary – Jamestown Virginia 1607 – 2007

You can search for and view all events from 1/7/2007 through 12/31/2007 or by area of Virginia or by Cultural & Ethnic Category (which will display a number of African-American designated activities).

Tavis Talks

Tavis Talks

Covenant with Black America

Covenant with Black America

Tavis Smiley State of the Black Union 2007

Tavis Smiley in Hampton, Virginia

Free Unlimited Online File Storage



Maryland Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

Sunday, 9/23 – Monday, 9/24
Location: Columbia, Maryland

The Maryland Genealogical Society announces their Fall Seminar for 2006 to be held on Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24 at the Hilton in Columbia, Maryland. Subject: British Isles – Finding Your Overseas Roots.

Speakers: Paul Blake & Maggie Loughran, British genealogists will present lectures and hands-on workshops covering all levels of researcher skills.

For fees, program schedule, speaker bios and all the other details, please visit our website at www.mdgensoc.org

from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

2007 Erie Society for Genealogical Research Conference

Saturday, 6/9
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research, to celebrate our 35th Anniversary, serving Erie County. Co-sponsored by the Erie County Public Library.

Our speakers will be:

Session Topics:
Beginning Search for Pennsylvania Roots
My List of Top Tens
Secondary Uses for Primary Sources

Session Topics:
Grandpa in Your Pocket
Internet: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Session Topics:
Playing Hide and Seek in the 1910-1930 Censuses
One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools.

More Info: www.pa-roots.com/~erie/2007GeneConf.html

from Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter

Genealogy Conference – Virginia

Saturday, 3/24
Location: Virginia suburbs of Washington DC

“Guess Who’s Coming to Virginia for Genealogy! Speakers, Vendors and You!” Celebrate 400 years of genealogy in Virginia at the Fairfax Genealogical and Mount Vernon Genealogical Societies’ Joint Conference and Genealogy Expo in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Speakers Jana BroglinCG, Linda Jonas, Charles Mason, Jr.CG, George Morgan, and Laura G. Prescott will present twenty lectures on Colonial Research, the National Archives, Lives and Times, Mapping the Land, and the Civil War. Visit the Genealogy Expo’s 5000 sq ft exhibit hall with 28 exhibitors and over a dozen door prizes.

More Info:


from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Downloadable Genealogy Charts and Forms

Looking for some blank forms that you can fill in during your genealogy research? You can download free, high-quality blank forms online from several web sites and print them on your own printer.

Family Tree Magazine has a huge collection of downloadable forms on the company’s web site. The forms include pedigree charts, research calendars, note-taking forms, deed indexes, research journal, correspondence logs, family group sheets and census extraction forms. You can see this impressive collection of forms at http://www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/download.html

Ancestry.com has downloadable forms that are as nice looking as the commercially available forms. You can obtain a pedigree chart (called an Ancestral Chart), Research Calendar, Research Extract, Correspondence Chart, Source Summary and Family Group Sheet. You can do all of this at: http://www.ancestry.com/save/charts/ancchart.htm

FamilySearch.org has a collection of online forms, including U.S., British, Irish and Canadian census extraction forms, family group sheets, blank timelines and more. The forms are available at http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp?Page=./research/type/Form.asp&ActiveTab=Type

About.com offers a number of downloadable genealogy forms, including family tree fan charts, pedigree charts, family group sheets and relationship charts. Take a look at http://genealogy.about.com/od/free_charts/

Misbach Enterprises houses one of the largest collections of downloadable genealogy charts in Adobe PDF format. You can print directly from the web site or store the forms on your local hard drive and then print them later as often as you wish. All the charts are formatted to fit on 8.5" x 11" paper. Go to http://misbach.org/pdfcharts/

All of the above are available free of charge.

from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter


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