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2021

July issue

  • Friday, July 30 – Record As YOu Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You Go – a LIVE Virtual presentation by Cyndi Ingle, owner of the website Cyndi’s List
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Upcoming BAGS Annual Show & Tell August meeting – IN PERSON
  • THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR!
  • Members Sharing….
  • 2021 Summer edition of the BAGS Journal is available online
  • Membership Renewal Reminder
  • BAGS 20th Anniversary Celebration coming….

June issue

  • Friday, June 25 – Reconstructing Communities Using Census Records, Sanborn Maps, and City Directories – a pre-recorded presentation by Ari Wilkins
  • Welcome New Members!
  • BAGS Calendar and upcoming July and August meetings
  • THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR!
  • Members Sharing research tips
  • Preview of a blank 1950 U.S. Census form
  • Members Helping Members
  • Membership Renewal Reminder
  • Updates for Local libraries

May issue

  • Friday, May 28 – Lisa Smith, President, Bay Area Genealogical Society, presents Genealogy from a Private Investigator’s Perspective
  • Welcome New Members!
  • BAGS Biennial Board Elections
  • BAGS Leadership spotlights
  • Members Helping Members updates
  • NEW! Friendswood FHC BAGS Private Research Dates
  • Family Reunion Ideas
  • WWI Memorial Opens in Washington, D. C.

April issue

  • Friday, April 30 – Michael L. Strauss, AG, presents The Road to Independence: Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
  • Welcome New Members!
  • NEW! Brick Wall Busters Special Interest Group
  • 2021 BAGS program calendar for programs and Board meetings
  • Members Helping Members virtually and in-person, and German SIG
  • Journal Needs You!
  • MANY virtual learning opportunities
  • Genealogy Word Search Puzzle

March issue

  • Friday, March 26 – Katherine Schober presents Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips & Tricks of Deciphering Foreign Language Records
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Meet new 2nd Vice President and Journal Editor
  • 2021 BAGS program calendar for programs and Board meetings
  • Members Helping Members virtually and in-person, and German SIG
  • Journal Needs You!
  • MANY virtual learning opportunities
  • Genealogy Word Search Puzzle

February issue

  • Friday, February 19 – Thomas MacEntee presents Brick Wall Breakthroughs
  • RootsTech Connect – free virtual three day conference in February 2021
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Meet new President and Vice President
  • 2021 BAGS program calendar for programs and Board meetings
  • BAGS in-person and virtual research assistance
  • Monthly BAGS German SIG
  • Society news and January program recap – The FamilySearch Catalog
  • Virtual learning opportunities
  • FamilySearch and Clayton Library assistance and events
  • Genealogy Word Search Puzzle

January issue

  • Friday, January 29 – Diana Elder, AG presents The FamilySearch Catalog: A Researcher’s Best Friend
  • RootsTech Connect – free virtual three day conference in February 2021
  • Welcome New Members!
  • BAGS officer changes
  • 2021 BAGS program calendar for programs and Board meetings
  • BAGS in-person and virtual research assistance
  • Monthly BAGS German SIG
  • Society news and past program recaps
  • Virtual learning opportunities
  • FamilySearch and Clayton Library assistance and events
  • Genealogy Word Search Puzzle

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