Program of Speakers

September 28, 3 pm — A Case Study:  Connecting the Dots – Bill Amos
A step by step progression using several genealogical tools to come up with an interesting story. By connecting the dots — FACTS — an interesting picture emerges.

Bill Amos retired after 40 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Because of his geographic and analytical background he became enamored with genealogy about 30 years ago. The principles of collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence are very similar to collecting and analyzing genealogical data. Mr Amos has 30 years experience in genealogy and finds that there is an almost universal interest in knowing where you came from and a natural curiosity about your background.

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WHEN:
Fourth SUNDAY of the month. (September thru November and February thru May)
Guest speaker presentations are held in our are held in our LIBRARY on the day of our GENERAL MEETING (the fourth Sunday of the months of September through June – except December).

The following takes place on meeting dates:
The Library is open from 12 – 2 pm.
The General Meeting followed by refreshments takes place from 2 – 3 pm.
The GUEST SPEAKER presents from 3 – 4 pm.

The following Interest groups meet in the corridor outside of the library:
The Eastern European Interest Group meets from 11:45 am – 1 pm.
The Computer Interest Group meets from 1 – 2 pm.

WHERE:
The Parkville Senior Center
Room 308, 3rd Floor (Elevator Available)
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

For detailed directions, select: PLANNING A VISIT.

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September 28 — A Case Study:  Connecting the Dots – Bill Amos
A step by step progression using several genealogical tools to come up with an interesting story. By connecting the dots — FACTS — an interesting picture emerges.

Bill Amos retired after 40 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Because of his geographic and analytical background he became enamored with genealogy about 30 years ago. The principles of collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence are very similar to collecting and analyzing genealogical data. Mr Amos has 30 years experience in genealogy and finds that there is an almost universal interest in knowing where you came from and a natural curiosity about your background.

October 26 — Google For Genealogists – Margaret McMahon
Join Dr. Margaret M. McMahon to learn how to search for ancestors using Google and its tools. You will learn how to construct searches to look for your ancestors on the web and be  introduced to the use of selected search techniques.

Margaret is the hockey-playing genealogist. She has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, and with the advent of parenthood, she turned her technical talents to researching her family’s genealogy. She has over twenty-five years of engineering experience, including being a college and graduate school professor. She is an experienced presenter at national and international technical conferences.

November 23 — Baltimore German Catholic Churches – John Foertschbeck
John is a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society, Maryland Historical Society, Carroll County Genealogical Society, Carroll County Community Media Center, Historical Society of Carroll County, Mt. Airy Historical Society.  John is a member, and was the Baltimore chapter president, region president and a national director of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) (formerly DPMA).

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BCGS_Reseach_ImageJanuary 25 — Research Day
Everyone is invited to use all of the research assets of our Library from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM.The Eastern European Interest Group meets 11:45 am and the Computer Genealogy Interest Group meets at 1 pm.

February 22 — Baltimore’s First Century – Wayne Schaumberg

April 26 — Eileen Souza – Topic TBD

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