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What’s New At FamilySearch by Carol Kostakos Petranek
Wednesday, April 24
What’s New At FamilySearch by Carol Kostakos Petranek  (Monthly Educational Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Washington DC FamilySearch Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Dr, Kensington MD 20895 and via Zoom
FamilySearch is the world’s largest free website for genealogy records and hosts the FamilySearch Family Tree—the world’s largest collaborative tree. FamilySearch works with partners such as NARA, Ancestry, Fold3 to access the world’s records and make them available at no charge. This class will explore the newest features added to unindexed records, photos, books, research wiki, webinars, and the family tree. Learn how to find the information you need to expand your family history!
Carol Kostakos Petranek serves as an Assistant Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center where she coordinates classes, conferences and community outreach projects. She served as a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for over 10 years.  Carol is an active member of the Greek genealogy community and shares her knowledge by contributing to Greek online associations  and teaching at local and national conferences. She writes, edits, and publishes personal and family histories and is a frequent speaker at genealogy organizations.
Register HERE for the Zoom link or join us at the FamilySearch Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 for our first in-person meeting!

The Many Maps of Google by Susan VH Fabian
Wednesday, May 22
The Many Maps of Google by Susan VH Fabian  (Monthly Educational Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
In this presentation, we will explore several of the features of Google Maps, take an overview of Google Earth, and learn how to use Google My Maps to create your own, personalized maps.
SUSAN VH FABIAN is a research and genetic genealogist with Your Genealogy Journey in Smithsburg, Maryland specializing in tackling brick-wall problems and adoption cases using DNA. Her regional expertise is in Maryland State records. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a graduate of several genealogy study groups. She has taken additional coursework in Genetic Genealogy, Forensic Genealogy, Land Records, Writing, Advanced Search Methods, Mid-Atlantic Regional Research, and Teaching.

Susan sits on the executive board of the Maryland Genealogical Society. She is the cohost of the Pima County Genealogical Society DNA SIG. She has taught numerous classes in genealogical research methods and genetic genealogy. She volunteers her time helping those of unknown parentage find their biological families.
Register HERE