PAST MEETINGS


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
Webinar Lisa Alzo Genealogy Clutter Buster Bootcamp part 1
Webinar Lisa Alzo Genealogy Clutter Buster Bootcamp part 2
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Speaker Lisa Schumacher 1890 Census Substitites
Speaker Shirley Siems Terry A Half Century of Changing Research Methods
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
Speaker Claudine Burnett Died in Long Beach—Cemetery Tales
Workshop Cynthia Day-Elliott Spreadsheets
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA America: Land of the Farm, Home of the Plow
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA Who Is That? Why your Ancestor Associated with Apparent Strangers
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
~ Questing Heirs Ice Cream Social ~
Questing Heirs Ice Cream
Members Sharing: My Special Male Ancestor
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2017
Speaker Carol Rolnick Navigating the Basics of Ancestry DNA
Speaker Carol Rolnick Using DNA to Identify Bio-Family
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017
Easter Sunday ~ no meeting ~
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
Speaker Linda Serna A Visual Journey Beyond the Censuses
Speaker Linda Serna Using Online Sources to Expand the Family Story
SUNDAY, FEBUARY 19, 2017
Speaker John McCoy Using GEDMatch
Speaker Christina McKillip Finding the Genes in Genealogy
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
Speaker Connie Moretti Sharing Your Family History With Family Members Who Couldn’t Care Less...
Group Discussion QHGS Members Members' experiences with sharing results
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016
~Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party~
Potluck
Member Sharing
Installation of Officers
Genealogy Bingo
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Speaker Ted Gostin Emigration Records: Tracking Immigrants from the Other Side
Business Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016
Speaker Barbara Randall Níl sé Blarney / It’s Not Blarney: Research in Irish Records
Speaker Barbara Randall Decoding the National Archives Online
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
DNA Double Header
Intermediate Class Linda Serna What Do You Do When Your DNA Result Doesn't Match Your Paper Trail?
Featured Speaker Linda Serna DNA: The Basics Simplified
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
Speaker Christine Johns Cohen Discovering Your Family's Military Past on Fold3.com
Featured Speaker Nancy Huebotter Adding Timelines to Your Genealogy Toolkit
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
Intermediate Class Penny Nugent Grandfather's Story: Was It True or False?
Featured Speaker Francie Kennedy Using County Histories and Mugbooks
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
~ Questing Heirs Ice Cream Social ~
Questing Heirs Ice Cream
Members Member Sharing
Open Discussion
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
Speaker Denise Levenick, MA Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing for Family Historians
Member Activity Members' Genealogy Binders
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben Fun With... Citing Sources
Member Discussion Member Survey
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
Speaker Marion Werle Beyond the Family Tree—Bringing Your Family Stories to Life [interactive]
Member Discussion Writing Family History
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Intermediate Class Linda Serna The War between Brothers: Families Torn Asunder
Speaker Connie Moretti Using Land Records for Genealogical Research
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
Intermediate Class John McCoy Family Secrets: How to Handle Sensitive Material in Your Genealogy
Speaker Francie Kennedy Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015
~Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party~
Potluck
Member Sharing
Installation of Officers
Genealogy Bingo
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Speaker Christine Elias "Adventures at the National Archives"
Business Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015
Speaker Dick Humphrey "Using Find A Grave for Genealogy"
Intermediate Class Christina McKillip "Family Ties & DNA"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Speaker Pam Wiedenbeck "French-Canadian Genealogy for Beginners"
Award Sue Roe CSGA Publications Award
Presentation Penny Nugent "Getting QHGS Ready for 2016"
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
EARLY RECORDS
Intermediate Class Lisa Schumacher “Pre-1850 U.S. Census Records”
Speaker Mary Van Orsdol “Genealogical Research in New Netherlands and Colonial New York”
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott Learning How to Use U. S. Federal Census Records
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
A MIGRATION STORY/AN UNUSUAL SOURCE
Intermediate Class Susan Roberge “French Canadian Settlers in Dakota Territory”
Speaker Jane Neff Rollins “Stickin’ to the Union—Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogical Research”
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
QUESTING HEIRS' ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Questing Heirs Pizza & Ice Cream
Members Member Presentations
Member Survey
Open Discussion
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
Intermediate Class Randy Seaver Using Ancestry.com Effectively
Speaker Randy Seaver Discovering Your Pennsylvania Ancestors
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
Intermediate Class Gordon Seyffert German Research and the Immigrant Genealogical Society Library
Speaker Eric Siess Swedes and Some Other Scandinavians Coming to and through the United States
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
Intermediate Class Gena Philibert-Ortega Women in WWI
Speaker Gena Philibert-Ortega Finding Female Ancestors in Newspapers
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Intermediate Class Connie Moretti War Between the States in California
Speaker Mary Ann Vincent Find Ancestors in Civil War Prison Camps
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
Intermediate Class Dave Werts What your Speech Reveals about your Ancestors
Speaker Ted Gostin Brick Walls: 3 Case Studies
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
~Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party~
Installation of Officers
Potluck
Member Sharing: Milestones and Millstones of 2014
Genealogy Bingo
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Speaker Hal Horrocks Colonial Records: Where to Find Them
Business Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
Intermediate Class Yvette Porter-Moore Genealogy and Adoption
Speaker Yvette Porter-Moore Blogging your Family History
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott Genealogical Tools
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
Intermediate Class Judith Brooks Researching Scottish Ancestors
Speaker Judith Brooks Ancestral Religious Migratory Patterns
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014
Intermediate Class Elyse Doerflinger Collaborative Genealogy
Speaker Letty Rodella Spanish Patriots in the American Revolution
Beginning Class Cynthia Day-Elliott
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
Speaker Barb Randall Are your NY, CT, RI, MA & VT Ancestors Playing Hide and Seek?
Speaker Barb Randall What's your Line? Lineage Societies
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
Sharing Terry Hamilton Scandalous Dads and Desperados
~Questing Heirs Annual Ice Cream Social~
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Member Sharing Genealogy Triumphs and Troubles
Speaker Alice Colby Volkert Through Their Eyes
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
Intermediate Class Penny Nugent Using City Directories for Genealogical Research
Speaker John McCoy Searching for Solomon: Closing in on a Very Elusive Ancestor
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
Questing Heirs 45th Anniversary Celebration, including:
Catered luncheon of sandwiches and salads
Lecture by Chris Elia: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future
Discussion of the future of Questing Heirs
Remarks from past presidents
Genealogy Bingo
Anniversary Cake
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Speaker Steven Demory Thaddeus Lowe and the U. S. Balloon Corps
Speaker Your Civil War Research Eric Siess, PhD, CG
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
Speaker Barbara Renick New Tools at FamilySearch: The FamilySearch Catalog
Speaker Barbara Renick New Tools at FamilySearch: Record Search
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013
~Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party~
Potluck
Installation of Officers
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Speaker Linda Serna Hispanic Research
Speaker Linda Serna Spanish Land Grants of the Southwest
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
Intermediate Class CeCe Moore Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy
Speaker CeCe Moore “I Have My Results—What Do I Do Now?”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Panel Discussion
followed by
Q & A
Session
Jean Wilcox Hibben
Norma Storrs Keating
Linda Serna
Eric Siess
Denise Spurlock
Alice Colby Volkert
What Is a Professional Genealogist
and When Do You Hire One?
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013
Member Sharing Surnames and Localities
Brainstorming Session Brick Walls
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
Speaker Dawn Thurston How to Transfer Pedigree Data into a Story
Speaker Dawn Thurston How to Turn a Ho-Hum Story into a Humdinger
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
~ Questing Heirs' 44th Anniversary Party~
Member Sharing
Ice Cream Social
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
Speaker Patrick Burke Newspaper Research [Part 1]
Speaker Patrick Burke Newspaper Research [Part 2]
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
Intermediate Class Denise Spurlock Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker? Researching Your Ancestors’ Occupations
Speaker Alice Colby Volkert Yours, Mine and Ours
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Sharing Questing Heirs Members Show & Tell
Speaker Cheri Mello Overcoming Brick Walls with DNA
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Speaker Mike Farrer The Veterans History Project Sponsored by the Red Cross
Intermediate Class John McCoy Genealogical Adventures in Latin
Beginning Class Linda Ivers
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
Intermediate Class Penny Nugent Searching Hamburg Lists
Speaker Elyse Doerflinger Organizing Digital Genealogy Information
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Looking for Military Records
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
Theme: 1940 Census
Potluck
Sharing
Installation of Officers
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Speaker Barbara Renick Finding More in the FamilySearch Catalog
Speaker Barbara Renick Hidden Treasures in the FamilySearch Wiki
Beginning Class Linda Ivers
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
Intermediate Class Megan Smolenyak CD Presentation: Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living
Speaker Joan Rambo Post & Search Online Queries
Beginning Class Linda Ivers
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Intermediate Class Dr. David Karber Germans from Russia Ancestors: How I Found Them
Speaker Hal Horrocks British Research - Beyond the Census
Beginning Class Linda Ivers
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
Speaker Kerry Bartels Military Service Records at the National Archives
Speaker Kerry Bartels Military Service Records at the National Archives
(continued)
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
Intermediate Class Gena Philibert-Ortega Finding Images to Tell the Story of Your Ancestor
Speaker Gena Philibert-Ortega Using Google for your Genealogy
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
Intermediate Class Linda Ivers Methodology of Genealogy Research
Speaker Elyse Doerflinger Conquering the Paper Monster
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
Intermediate Class Connie Moretti Open to the Public—DAR Resources
Speaker Connie Moretti Understanding Land Records
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
Speaker Denise Spurlock Digging for Clues in the Census
Intermediate Class Loran Bures Cemetery Research download presentation
(PDF 1.1MB)
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Next Steps, Part 1
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
Intermediate Class Jean Wilcox Hibben Researching German Records When You Live in America and Don't Speak German
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Military Records
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
Speaker Joel Weintraub 1940 Census: Content and Controversy
Speaker Joel Weintraub 1940 Census: Locational Search Tools
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
Intermediate Class Penny Nugent Using Circumstantial Evidence to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
Speaker The RD Players Ho to California!
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
Theme: Explore Your Ethnicity
Potluck
Installation of Officers
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Intermediate Class John McCoy The Swiss Settlement of Vevay,
Switzerland County, Indiana
Speaker Hal Horrocks British Census Research—
Parish Registers and Census
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Military Records
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011
Intermediate Class Panel of QHGS Members Brick Wall Breakthroughs
Speaker Nancy Huebotter Research Documentation: Source Citations (What, When, How, Why, Where)
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Research - Traveling in Time
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Intermediate Class Suzanne Boyles My English Research—Primarily in London
Speaker Rachael Rifkin Your Story Matters Too—From Family History to Personal History
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—First Steps
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
Intermediate Class Terry Hamilton My Puzzling Journey to There and Back
Speaker Chris Hansen Military Uniforms
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011
Intermediate Class Penny Nugent Research in Protestant Canada
Speaker Joan Rambo Land and Tax Records
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
Intermediate Class Dave Werts Genealogy Research Online
Speaker Alice Volkert Where to Go In and For Southern California
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Next Steps, Part 2
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
Intermediate Class Gary Shelton Cowboy, Indian or Mayflower?
Speaker Kathleen Trevena Migration Patterns in the U. S.
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Next Steps
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Intermediate Class Christine Elia Leaving Genealogy Data to Your Heirs
Speaker Tom Underhill Facebook for Genealogists
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
Intermediate Class Liz Myers Using Google to Search for your Ancestor
Speaker Joan Phillips Research in French Canada
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Data Mining in Military Records
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
Intermediate Class Linda Serna Hints for More Effective Research
Speaker Linda Serna Researching Through Maternal and Sibling Lines
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—Research: Traveling in Time
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
Intermediate Class Tom Underhill Scanning and Photo Retouching Basics
Speaker Tom Underhill Digital Photography for the Family Historian
Beginning Class Linda Ivers Genealogy Adventures—First Steps
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
Potluck
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
QUESTING HEIRS' ANNUAL MEETING
Program Liz Myers Icebreaker
Speaker Rich Archbold History of the Press-Telegram
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
Intermediate Class Liz Myers Brickwall Discussion
Speaker Maureen Neeley Researching House Histories
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
Intermediate Class Loran Bures Pitfalls of Cemetery Research
Speaker Loran Bures Researching your Civil War Ancestor
Beginning Class Carole Owens Getting Organized
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
Intermediate Class Carole Owens Researching New York State
Speaker John McCoy Going Medieval: Genealogies in the Mist
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
~ Questing Heirs' 41st Anniversary ~
Intermediate Class Sue Watkins Greek Research
Speaker Sue Watkins Native American Research
Beginning Class Mike Powers On the Web
SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
Intermediate Class Barbara Renick How You Get There Does Make a Difference
Speaker Barbara Renick Ask and Ye Shall Receive Help Online
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
Intermediate Class Beth McCarty Reference Tools and Indexes for English Research
Speaker Beth McCarty Effective Use of L.D.S. Family History Centers
Beginning Class Mike Powers Records & Repositories
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
Intermediate Class Nancy Huebotter Keeping a Timeline...and Why
Speaker Nancy Huebotter Researching Cemetery and Mortuary Records
SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
Intermediate Class Linda Serna Putting it All Together
Speaker Linda Serna What Does It Really Say?
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
Intermediate Class Paul Lipinski Location, Location, Location
Speaker Paul Lipinski History of Poland with Maps
Beginning Class Mike Powers The Quest Begins: Getting Started
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010
Intermediate Class George Lunderville His Civil War Ancestor
Business
Speaker Diane Wright The 1930 U. S. Census
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
Program Jeanette Jones A Journey Back to the 1940s
Refreshments Hors d'oeuvres & Desserts
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
QUESTING HEIRS' ANNUAL MEETING
Discussion Members' research and speaker interests
Speaker Elaine Alexander Ports of our Past:
A Guide to US Ports and Records
Beginning Class Mike Powers Sharing your Successes
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
Intermediate Class Nancy Carlberg Overcoming Dead Ends
Speaker Nancy Carlberg Beginning Scandinavian Research
Beginning Class Mike Powers Puzzling Evidence: What to Do with Conflicting, Unexpected, or Disturbing Evidence
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
Intermediate Class Alice Volkert Digital Photography for Genealogists
Speaker Alice Volkert Naming Children in Colonial New England
Beginning Class Carole Owens Back to Basics
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
Intermediate Class Linda Ivers More Ways to Use Ancestry
Speaker Caroline Rober Analyze—
Key to Further Research
Beginning Class Mike Powers Organizing Your Work
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
~ Questing Heirs' 40th Anniversary ~
Anniversary Party
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben This Is Not Your Grandma's Genealogy
Beginning Class Mike Powers On the Web
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
Intermediate Class Jeanette Jones When Are You Going to Start Writing?
Speaker Connie Moretti Immigrant Ancestors Before 1776
Beginning Class Mike Powers Records & Repositories
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009
Meeting canceled
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009
Mixer Liz Myers Getting to Know You
Speaker Gerrie Schipske Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach
    [postponed to a later date]
Beginning Class Mike Powers The Quest Begins: Getting Started
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009
Class John McCoy Getting Started in French Genealogy
Speaker Wendy B. Elliott, FUGA Researching Your Quaker Ancestors
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
Class Linda Ivers Getting More Out of Ancestry.com
Speaker Carlos N. Olvera Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2009
Class Gena Philibert Ortega Using Google for Your Genealogy
Speaker Gena Philibert Ortega Remember the Ladies: Finding Female Ancestors
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
Luncheon - Installation of Officers - Sharing
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
QUESTING HEIRS' ANNUAL MEETING
Class Liz Myers Newspaper Research
Business Amendment to Bylaws
and Election of Officers
Speaker Colleen Fitzpatrick Forensic Photo Analysis
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
Class Loran Bures Publishing Your Family Genealogy Electronically
Lineage Society Presentation Harry Holgate, Registrar, Harbor Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Speaker Connie Moretti Diving into Census Research
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
Class David Werts Publishing Your Family Genealogy Hardcopy
Heritage Society Presentation Carol Bachand,
Regent,
Susan B. Anthony Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Speaker Hal Horrocks One-Name Studies
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008
Class Loran Bures Why Publish Your Family Genealogy?
Heritage Society Presentation Thomas Chumley,
Commander,
Gen. W. S. Rosecrans
Camp No. 2
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)
Speaker Pam Wiedenbeck Researching Your Catholic Ancestors
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2008
Sharing Questing Heirs members Questing for our Heritage:
Personal Milestones
Speaker Daniel Bartosz American Indian Research and the Internet
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008
Class Loran Bures Planning Tips for a Successful Research Trip
Speaker Connie Moretti Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
SPECIAL EVENT
Resources for the Family Historian at the Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008
Help Tables Liz Myers Using Maps
Rellen Owen Determine and Select Records to Answer Your Questions
Class
Speaker Beth McCarty
John McCoy
& Liz Myers
Professional Genealogists—Who Needs Them?
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2008
SPECIAL EVENT
Resources for the Family Historian at the Iacoboni Library
4900 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, near Lakewood Mall.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008
Help Table Rellen Owen Recording and Documenting Your Research
Help Table John McCoy "Jumping the Pond" — Connecting with Your European Ancestry
Class Rick Kagawa, CFP, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF How to Help & Wishes Carried Out
Speaker Tom Underhill Researching the Forgotten Generation
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2008
SPECIAL EVENT
Resources for the Family Historian at the Long Beach Public Library flyer
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2008
Help Table Rellen Owen Genealogy Research Circle
Class Loran Bures Some Tools for Urban Research
Speaker Nancy Carlberg Scandinavian Research
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2008
Help Tables Rellen Owen Forms Used in Genealogy
Liz Myers Ohio Research
Class Loran Bures Working with Land Surveys in the Public Land States
Speaker Alan Jones Premium Genealogy Websites via Family History Centers
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2008
SPECIAL EVENT
Resources for the Family Historian at the Long Beach Family History Center flyer
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class Joan Lowrey Finding Living People
Speaker Joan Lowrey Emigration from Germany
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2007
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Luncheon
2:30pm Installation of Officers - Sharing
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007
QUESTING HEIRS' ANNUAL MEETING
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Discussion Liz Myers, moderator What I Did This Summer
Business Amendments to the Bylaws text (PDF 208K)
Elections slate
Speaker Colleen Fitzpatrick The Database Detective
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research meeting minutes
(PDF 53K)
Intermediate Class John McCoy Discussion of Genealogy News
Speaker Lisa Schumacher Comparing Genealogy Database Programs
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class Michael S. Reagan Family Atlas and Personal Historian
Speaker Michael S. Reagan Michael’s Live Internet Show
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class Loran Bures Genealogy in Rural Nebraska
Speaker Alice M. Fairhurst Discoveries in Genealogical DNA
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class John McCoy Name That Town!
Speaker Connie Moretti Digital Scrapbooking
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Sharing Session Questing Heirs Members Share Your Latest Discoveries
Speaker John McCoy Bad Handwriting Day:
Why Every Genealogist Needs to Be a Paleographer
(rescheduled from April meeting)
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
SPECIAL EVENT
An Evening with the Genealogy Guys: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Let's Get Acquainted Randy Seaver, Chula Vista Genealogical Society
Speaker Randy Seaver Finding Your Elusive Ancestors in the Census Haystack
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class Liz Myers Ohio, Gateway to the Nation
Speaker Wendy Elliott Buried Treasure: Lost in Print handout
(PDF 1.2MB)
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2007
Beginning Class Rellen Owen Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class John McCoy Why My Ancestors Left Town
(rescheduled from February meeting)
Speaker Paul Lipinski Poland, A Brief History, with Implications for Genealogical Research
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2007
Speaker Nancy Carlberg Where Do I Go Now?
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2007
Speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben, MA, CG Nathan Wilcox: The Story of a Union Soldier and his Family meeting recap
(PDF 50K)
"...Excavating for a Mine": Songs & Stories of the California Gold Rush
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Luncheon
2:30pm Installation of Officers - Awards - Sharing
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Internet: RootsWeb, Ancestry.com, etc. flyer
(PDF 124K)
Speaker Dr. Geoff Gatley
Long Beach Historical Society
~ to be announced ~
Speaker Ann Larkin Button Down Your Ancestors
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Census Records
Intermediate Class John McCoy Coping with Uncertainty in Genealogy
Speaker Debbie Horton Canadian Censuses & Vital Records
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Getting Started
Intermediate Class panel of QHGS members What I Did on my Summer Vacation
Speaker Caroline Rober Midwest Research
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2006
Intermediate Class John McCoy What Is a Genealogy?
Speaker Joan Rambo Secrets of the Huntington Beach Collection
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2006
~ Questing Heirs' 37th Anniversary ~
Special Presentation panel of QHGS members Finding Your Ancestors in American Military Records
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2006
Intermediate Class John McCoy Working with Land Surveys
Speaker Kathleen Roe Trevena Crossing a Continent: Migration Between the Revolution and the Civil War
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006
~ Betty Marie Marr Memorial Lecture ~
Speaker Henry Z. "Hank" Jones, Jr. Tracing the Origins of 18th Century German and Other Immigrants flyer
(PDF 172K)
Genealogy in the New Millennium
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research meeting recap
(PDF 52K)
Intermediate Class John McCoy Recent Finds!
Speaker Sharon Deveaux Preserving All Those Photographs,
From the Very Old to the Very New
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research meeting recap
(PDF 56K)
Intermediate Class Terry Argyros Let's Get Acquainted: Long Beach East Stake Family History Center
Speaker Alan Jones Evaluating Your Family History Evidence
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class John McCoy Genealogical Fraud!
Speaker Charlotte Smith Tracing our Medieval and Noble Families
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2006
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research meeting recap
(PDF 52K)
Intermediate Class John McCoy GLO & Federal Land Records
Speaker Greg Campbell Rancho San Pedro: The Archives at Cal State Dominguez Hills
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2005
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Luncheon
2:30pm Installation of Officers
Sharing
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2005
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class John McCoy Evaluating Evidence
QHGS Elections
Speaker Beth McCarty Hidden Sources for British Research: Using Smith's Inventories
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005
Beginning Class Liz Myers Beginning Family Research
Intermediate Class Liz Myers Giggles from Genealogy
Speaker John McCoy California Bound: How We Got to California
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2005
Beginning Class Liz Myers Getting Started
Intermediate Class John McCoy Questing Heirs Committee Day
Speaker Alan Jones Genealogy Resources on the Internet
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2005
Beginning Class Liz Myers & Chuck Mitchell How to Get Started
Intermediate Class John McCoy & Linda Artuso Now in Long Beach: Digital Microfilm Scanners!
Speaker Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick Forensic Genealogy
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2005
~ Questing Heirs' 36th Anniversary ~
Class John McCoy How Old Is that Photograph?
Speaker Nancy Carlberg Genealogy Travel on a Shoestring
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2005
Class John McCoy Use Your Genealogy Software to Write a Book!
Speaker Connie Moretti Genealogy: What to Do When You Are Stuck, or Where to Look When You Don't Know Where to Look, i. e., They Just Showed Up
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2005
Class Warren Weimer Let's Get Acquainted: South Bay Cities Genealogical Society
Speaker Warren Weimer Molecular Genealogy: A DNA Approach
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2005
Class Jacqueline Volin Let's Get Acquainted: Long Beach Stake Family History Center
Speaker Lisa Schumacher Finding Your Family in the 1930 Census
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2005
Class Liz Myers Finding Directions via Maps handout
(PDF 40K)
Speaker Ann Browning The Orphan Trains
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2005
Class John McCoy The Questing Heirs Toolkit
Speaker Ann Winchell American Indian Genealogy
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2005
Class John McCoy The Myth of the Nuclear Family
Speaker Annie Lloyd Are You Looking for an Ancestor But You Can't Find Him?
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Pot Luck
2:30pm Installation of Officers
Open Microphone
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2004
Class Chuck Mitchell Virginia Genealogy
QHGS Elections
Speaker Wanda Ballard The Spurgeon Story ~and~ The Role of Indentured Servants in Establishing Our Nation
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2004
Class John McCoy Ulster Scots and Real Scots in the American Colonies: "Scotch-Irish" Research
Speaker Nancy Bier Tell The Story: How To Liven Up Your Genealogy
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2004
Class John McCoy The 100 Most-Used Books
Speaker Tom Underhill Photography for the Family Historian
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2004
Class John McCoy Genealogical Resources in New York State: Nearly Inexhaustible handout
(PDF 87K)
Speaker Ted Gostin What To Do When There Aren't Any Vital Records
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2004
~ Questing Heirs' 35th Anniversary ~
1:15pm Stand-Up Genealogy
Speaker Nancy Carlberg What I Learned from Alex Haley
SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2004
Class John McCoy What It Takes to Do Research in a Foreign Country
Speaker Connie Moretti What You Can Learn from the Estates They Left Behind
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2004
Class John McCoy Have You Documented the Twentieth Century?
Speaker Elaine Alexander Naturalization Records 2
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2004
Class John McCoy What's New in Genealogy?
Speaker Stephanie Spika Saving Family Treasures
SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2004
Class Family History Research in Iowa
Speaker Pat Rydman Adding Sources and Notes to the Individual in Personal Ancestral File
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004
Class How Questing Heirs Works
Speaker Beth McCarty Reference Tools and Indexes for Research in England and Wales
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2004
Class John McCoy Am I Organized Yet?
Speaker Rancho Los Cerritos: The Roots of Long Beach
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2003
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Potluck
2:30pm Installation of Officers
Show & Tell
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2003
Class Jeanette Jones & Aaron Day A Brief Overview of DNA As It Applies to Genealogy
QHGS Elections
Speaker
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2003
Class John McCoy Witches in Our Pedigree handout
(PDF 79K)
Speaker Tom Underhill Scanning and Photo Retouching Basics
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2003
Class John McCoy What Are the Basic Skills of American Genealogy?
Speaker Annie Lloyd How to Find your Ancestor When the Records Don't Exist
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2003
Class John McCoy Pennsylvania Resources handout
(PDF 96K)
Speaker Nancy Carlberg Protecting Your Genealogy
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2003
~ Questing Heirs' 34th Anniversary ~
1:15pm Questing Heirs' Anniversary Celebration
Speaker Connie Moretti So, You Are Stuck Climbing Your Family Tree?
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2003
Class Aaron Day Useful Web Sites
Speaker Bill Principe Unlocking the Mysteries in Vital Records
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2003
Discussion Genealogical News, moderated by John McCoy
Speaker Charlotte Bocage I Thought I Was Organized—So Don't Do What I Did!
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2003
Class John McCoy Choose the Right Report
Speaker Joe Reynolds Identifying Old Photographs
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2003
Basic Genealogy Sources at Long Beach Public Library and on the Web handout
(PDF 122K)
Intermediate John McCoy What's in a One-Name Study?
Speaker Wanda Ballard The Process of Writing a Family History
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2003
Basic Locating your Families in the Census Records of 1870 through 1790 handout
(PDF 77K)
Intermediate John McCoy Using Federal Land Records
Speaker Charles G. Meigs, Jr. The African American and Cherokee Connection
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2003
Basic Locating your Families in the Census Records of 1930 back through 1880
Intermediate Richard Hoover Grandmother Was a Viking
Speaker Elaine Alexander How to Locate United States Passenger Lists
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2002
~ Questing Heirs' Annual Holiday Party ~
1:15pm Potluck
2:30pm Installation of Officers
Group Discussion: Genealogists and Family Secrets
Show & Tell
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2002
Basic Family History Centers, Public Libraries, and Specialized Libraries
Intermediate Jeanette Jones Her Recent Research Trip
QHGS Elections
Speaker Nancy Carlberg How To Make the Most of Your Research Trip
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2002
Basic BettyBelle (Bryant) Feldman County Courthouse Records - Where They Lived
Intermediate John McCoy What You Should Know about Archives
Speaker Neil Coombs Searching for Ancestors in New England: A Brief Overview
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2002
Speaker William J. Toeppe Availability of Vital Records for Genealogical Research
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