Calendar of Programs and Events

Our meetings are held at 2:00pm, on the third Tuesday of each month, from September–May, and we welcome guests and prospective members who would like to attend. In addition, membership in the club is available to all Lancaster County residents for a nominal annual fee. All non-Willow Valley residents that wish to attend must contact George Nettleton for meeting location, directions, and additional information.

2021-2022 Schedule of Meetings and Programs

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00pm

Using City, County, and Other Directories to Their Full Advantage:   — 
Speaker: Deb Oesch

The kick-off speaker for the Willow Valley Genealogy Club 2021-2022 season is Deb Oesch.  It will be our first post-COVID live meeting. We have never done a meeting on City Directories before, so we all look forward to learning something new— like a few of their advantages: they are printed, and many are bi-annual, whereas census records are handwritten and only done every ten years.  City Directories can be invaluable to establish an ancestors residency over time.

BELOW ARE EXAMPLE OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS HELD BY WVGC

THIS PAGE WILL BE REVISED AS THE 2021-2022 SCHEDULE IS CONFIRMED-CHECK BACK LATER

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00pm

Online Genealogy ResearchGenealogists’ Tools
Speaker: George Nettleton

All genealogists need organizing strategies, a program, back up capability, ability to digitize, journaling tools and much more. George Nettleton, a long-time member of the Genealogy Club, will discuss various tools and resources to help you locate ancestors and/or fill in and fill out information about them.

 

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
2:00pm

LDS Records with a Focus on Military Information
Speaker: Rebecca Rinehard
Military Records
Everyone knows that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the “Mormons”, has vast holdings of family data from around the world and operates one of the largest web sites for family research. However, what data can we access at the local Mormon library? This month Rebecca Rinehard, a 3rd year student preparing to be a professional genealogist, will speak on records available at the local center with a focus on military records, her specialty.

 

 

 

Organize your Genealogy ResearchTuesday, December 18, 2018
2:00pm

Chronology and Genealogy
Speaker: George Nettleton

What is a Chronology? What value does it provide? What are some of the different ways to create one to help with my family tree? These questions and more will be addressed by George Nettleton in this month’s Genealogy Club meeting. Come and learn some of the variety of ways to create, and uses for, a chronology to clarify your family tree, and/or gather information to aid in recording your family information.

 

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2:00pm

Hereditary Societies
Speaker: Lois Rilling

Hereditary Societies

Join the WV Genealogy Club this month to hear Lois Rilling, long-time member of the Club and historian of her own family, discuss what she has learned from Hereditary Societies. What is a hereditary society? Who is eligible to join? How do you prove eligibility? What sorts of information can a society such as the Sons of Norway, or the Saint Andrew’s Society, or the Daughters of the Confederacy, or others provide concerning your family line? 

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
2:00pm

How Can Our Club Library Help You?
Speaker: Pat Burkhart

LibraryThe Genealogy Club’s librarian, Pat Burkhart, will present an overview of what printed materials are available in our very own selective Club library. Her discussion will include books we own, how to use these in-house materials for your own genealogy research, German ancestor research, immigration links and accessing both national and state archives as well as use of CDs prepared by Ancestry.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
2:00pm

TBD
Speaker: TBD

Description to be added.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
2:00pm

Scrapbooking as a Way to Preserve Family History
Speaker: Pat Tracz

ScrapbookingPat Tracz, owner of The Photography Center in Malvern, PA, will present “Scrapbooking as a Way to Preserve Family History” as a way to protect, save, and share genealogically vital family memorabilia and documents. Her presentation will include using archival products for preservation as well as use of Photoshop to restore and preserve damaged antique pictures. She will provide information on basic techniques for layout of images as well as incorporation of physical items such as scraps of your Grandmother’s wedding veil or the random political buttons your ancestors held dear.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
2:00pm

TBD
Speaker: TBD

Description to be added.

 

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Willow Valley Genealogy Club
Willow Street, Lancaster County, PA