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Monday, February 26
Adventures with Lost Postcards: Using eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and CardCow to Break Down Genealogical  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM
Online auction and resale sites don’t make finding genealogical treasures easy, but with a little persistence, you can discover lost family heirlooms for yourself or share item details with others online.  In this lecture, you will learn strategic search strategies and browsing methodologies to maximize your time online, as well as how to identify old postcard clues to further your genealogical research.
 



Monday, March 25
The Packet Ships That Brought Them To America  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Nancy Lee Waters will present "The Packet Ships That Brought Them To America". In the 1800s, hundreds of thousands of immigrants left Europe for America seeking economic opportunities, religious, and political freedom. Many hoped to reconnect with family who had previously immigrated.
 
The primary mode of transportation to and from the old county was aboard packet ships. These sailing vessels carried cargo and passengers and sailed between American and European ports. The name “packet” originated in the 16th century when "the packette" was transported on vessels that sailed between Ireland and England. Packet Ships controlled the seas of the Western Ocean until the dawn of steam and clipper ships.
 



Monday, April 22
Bounty Land Records  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Annette Burke Lyttle, Heritage Detective, will present on Bounty Land Records.  Bounty Lands were given to participants of wars such as the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. 
 



Monday, May 27
The Women of Jamestown  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Author Connie Lapollo will be telling of her search for her ancestors, Joan Pierce and her daughter Cecily who were among the very earliest settlers in Jamestown, Virginia.  She will explain her research, her serendipitous moments and unusual stirrings which resulted in three historical fiction novels, Dark Enough To See The Stars, When the Moon Has No More Silver and The Sun Is But A Morning Star.