Research Study Group
The FVGS Research Study Group is a casual group that has no pre-determined agenda, other than learning new ways to improve genealogy searches, organization, skills, etc.
Each meeting topic of study has been determined the month before the next meeting. The group of people in attendance decides on the focal point of the upcoming meeting, depending on their preferences and needs. For example, in 2010 at the November meeting, Jane Haldeman gave a demonstration on using the latest version of Family Tree Maker. In December of last year, Oriene Springstroh showed a method of organizing family files and other genealogy paperwork. At the January 2011 meeting, Janice Fritsch demonstrated a variety of ways to do searches on Ancestry.com and ways to save findings. The group continues to inquire into hands-on ways to improve the study of genealogy on a monthly basis.
Meetings are at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of some months. It is perfectly acceptable to attend only meetings that focus on topics that appeal to you. If you are interested in joining the group, please check the calendar for meeting times and the person to contact.
More recent meetings have involved webinars and online resources.