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The GU272: A Report on St. Inigoes and Newtown Manor Research presented by Malissa Ruffner, CG ®
Monday, April 23
The GU272: A Report on St. Inigoes and Newtown Manor Research presented by Malissa Ruffner, CG ®  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Southern Maryland Higher Education Learning Center, California, MD

Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS, CG, holds degrees in law and library science from the University of Maryland. After working in a variety of fields, she heeded the call of genealogy in 2009, becoming a board-certified genealogist® in 2014. She is the editor of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal and serves as the director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed), held every summer at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

 

In 1838, the Jesuits of Maryland agreed to sell 272 enslaved people to plantation owners in Louisiana. About 200 were sent to Louisiana and eventually placed on three different plantations; the rest apparently remained in Maryland or escaped. St. Mary’s County was home to two Jesuit plantations involved in the sale—St. Inigoes and Newtown Manor. 

The Georgetown Memory Project, a nonprofit organization, was formed in 2015 by Richard Cellini, a Georgetown alumnus, to identify and locate GU272 descendants. Malissa Ruffner CG® has been researching Maryland lines since June of 2016

Refreshments provided

Public Welcome

 




Thursday, May 3
Annual Dinner and Elections - Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society  (Local Area Genealogy Societies)
6:30 pm
760 Richie Hwy, Serverna Park, MD 21146
David Hildebrand presents "Musical Maryland- a book, talk, and mini-concert on music in MD"
 
Details and registration on our website
 


Monday, May 21
"Timelines" with Sharon Hodges  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
A professional genealogist, teacher and lecturer, Sharon has been involved in genealogical research for over 25 years. She is the author of several articles for the NGS Magazine and has presented tracts for the Virginia Genealogy Society Annual Spring Conference, National Genealogical Society, Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Conference, Genealogical Society of New Jersey Annual Conference, the Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Conference, and the 31st Annual Jewish Genealogy Conference as well as being a speaker at monthly meetings for various genealogical societies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
 
 In 1997, Sharon completed the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course for which she was a grader for almost ten years, is a 2000 graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research, where she presented a lecture in 2010, and a frequent guest on Tracing Your Family Roots. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Genealogical Society and Past President of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. In addition, Sharon is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Society, Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia, Genealogical Society of New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and numerous New Jersey genealogical organizations. Sharon specializes in Northern New Jersey, District of Columbia, Southern Maryland, and Northern Virginia research. 
 
Join us tonight for our monthly meeting. 
Refreshments: Berries
 
Public Welcome



Monday, June 25
Annual Dinner and Election Meeting  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Golden Corral Restaurant, Lexington Park, MD
Annal Summer Dinner / Election of Officers
Featuring great food, fun reflection, and election of officers. No need for reservations, pay when you arrive; meet in the banquet room.
 
 


Saturday, June 30
Southern Maryland Genealogy and History Fair Day  (Other Events )
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus
Plan on joining us at this Free Fair event in June. 
 
The day will be filled with: Speakers, Workshop sessions, Presentations, Expo/Table Displays, Tours, etc
 
As the planning is firmed up we will add more details. Currently we have invited five counties to participate and hope to add more. Stay Tuned!



Saturday, September 15
Workshop with J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA  (Local Day of Genealogy)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Southern Maryland Higher Education Learning Center, California, MD
Join us for our 4th "Day of Genealogy" with J. Mark Lowe. 
 
J. Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.

Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Georgia Genealogical Society) and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including Finding Your Past, African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists. 
 
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