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Monday, October 28
Cemetery Discovery at Serenity Farms  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 154
Franklin Robinson, Jr, one of the owners of Serenity Farm near Benedict, Maryland, will narrate how a skull found in 1982 on Serenity Farm led to the discovery of a previously unknown slave burial ground. In 2012 the State Highway Administration started investigating the site and identified 23 African American burials dating from 1780 to 1810. Franklin will relate how archeologists, physical anthropologists, historical research, and interaction with the African American community helped to understand more about the individuals (9 adults, 6 children and 8 infants) buried here. Mr. Robinson is an archivist at the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Charles County Historic Preservation Commission.



Monday, November 18
American Military Records  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Room 154
American Military Records: Who, When, What, Why, Where  Learn to determine whether or not your ancestor served, the types of records available, what you can find in them, and where you can find them, both online and in print.  For beginners and advanced researchers.  Presented by Caprice DiLiello of the Enoch Pratt Library.



Monday, December 16
Christmas Potluck  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 135
Bring a dish to share and either a vintage or ethnic family related ornament to show.    There is an optional cut throat Chinese gift exchange - bring a gift valued at $15 or less.  A fun, relaxing evening!



Monday, January 27, 2020
Six Degrees of Separation: Sotterley Residents and Their Connections  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 154
Jeanne Pirtle, Education Director at Historic Sotterley, will describe her research into the families who resided at Sotterley and how they connected to families on Maryland's Eastern Shore and Virginia.



Monday, February 24, 2020
"Are You My Grandpa?"  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California MD Bldg2 Room 154
A webinar presented by Rebecca Koford.  Researching people who have the same name.



Monday, March 23, 2020
Research Road Trip to Baltimore  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 154
Malissa Ruffner will present Research Gateway to Baltimore.  Baltimore offers several "don't miss" repositories that offer resources that will further your research.  If you have never made the trek or its just been a few years, come get the latest information to plan your trip for maximum results.


Saturday, March 28, 2020
A Day of Genealogy  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 1
A program of four sessions with excellent speakers, vendors, and door prizes.
 
DNA Inheritance Principles Explained - Genetic genealogy makes more sense if you understand the building blocks.  This lecture will revisit basic genetic principles you need to understand your results.  Presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett.
 
Road Blocks and Detours - Eva Slezak of the Enoch Pratt Library will present tips to find that missing branch or leaf on the family tree and how to avoid potential road blocks and/or detours in your research.
 
DNA Test Comparison and What You Can Do With Your Test Results - Most people don't know exactly what they could get from DNA testing.  Shannon Combs-Bennett will discuss various DNA tests on the market, who sells them, and how you can use your results in your genealogy research.
 
21st Century Resources vs 20th Century Resources - Chuck Mason will discuss computers, the internet, search engines, data bases and websites, books, CDs, microfilm, microfiche and original records.  He will present how to develop a plan to use sources from both centuries - and  then what to do if neither source works out.
 
Registration information will be posted soon.



Monday, April 27, 2020
Internet Security  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 154
Bruce Grazia will assist us in protecting our information as we use the internet.



Monday, May 18, 2020
NARA College Park Facility Resources for Genealogists  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University System of Md at So MD, 44219 Airport Rd, California MD Bldg 2, Rm 154

Billy Wade, Supervisory Archivist at National Archives and Records Administration, Special Media Records Division,  

Still Picture Branch will give a presentation on records that are accessible in the Still Picture Branch at the College Park Md branch of NARA.