Bay Area Genealogical Society

Bay Area Genealogical Society 2020 Annual Conference

Saturday April 18, 2019 at Legend’s/Swan Club De Pere Wisconsin

Featured Speaker: Stephen Szabados

Steve Szabados is a genealogy speaker, author, and columnist. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and an MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

He has been researching his ancestors for about nineteen years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia, and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

He is a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America and is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. He is the author of over fifteen print books on genealogy that include Basic Genealogy and beyond, Write Your Family History, Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors, Polish Genealogy, Memories of Dziadka, Finding your Czech and Slovak Ancestors, and his most recent book DNA and Genealogy Research: Simplified. He has also published ten eBooks on genealogy. All are must-have books for the beginning genealogist looking for their European heritage. Steve also is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.

European Immigration to America from 1800 to 1939 When, Where, Why and How.
When did your ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This presentation studies the history of Europe and gives some insights to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors’ immigration. The material will hopefully clear up your confusion of where and why your ancestors left.

Practical Tools to Use with DNA Results in your Genealogy Research DNA testing has become a popular topic among professional genealogists and everyday family researchers. Why should we take a DNA test? How can DNA testing help us with our Genealogical research? If you have brick walls, DNA testing may give you clues to unlock these secrets. Which company offers the best testing results? Can a DNA test help you solve the mysteries hiding in your Genealogy? This program will compare the major companies offering DNA testing and discuss practical tools that are available that should answer some of your questions and make you think about a few more.




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