Archived Programs List

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Date Program Presenter
2018 - 2019
Sep 6 2018 "Navigating the Revised VGS Website" VGS AdHoc Group
Oct 4 2018 "DNA Test Result – Next Steps" Jim Jones, ARKLATX GenSoc
Nov 1 2018 "Researching Palatine Ancestors" Mary Adams, VGS
Dec 6 2018 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 3 2019 "The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory” Legacy Webinar: Peggy Lauritzen
Feb 7 2019 "What is the Genealogy Do-Over Project?" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Mar 7 2019 "Conquering a Brick Wall" Susan Read, VGS
Apr 4 2019 "Brick Walls" Russell Baker from the Arkansas Genealogy Society
May 2 2019 "The Unsinkable Edward C. Boehmer" Dan Boehmer, VGS
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Sep 7 2017 "DNA Test Information" Jim Jones, ARKLATX GenSoc
Oct 5 2017 "Women of the Mayflower" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Nov 2 2017 "Resources at the Mid Continent Genealogy Library" Cheryl Lang, Manager, MC Gen Library
Dec 7 2017 VGS Christmas Party
“George Bailey’s Got Nothing On Me”
“Exploring Nearby Genealogical Resource Centers”

Personal Memoir of Cy Holiday, VGS
Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Jan 4 2018 "German Research & A Visit to the Homeland” Jeanne Meek, VGS
Feb 1 2018 "Using Circumstantial Evidence" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mar 1 2018 "Below the Stairs: Researching Indentured, Apprenticed & Redemptioner Ancestors" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Apr 5 2018 "I Thought He Was My Ancestor – Avoiding the 6 Biggest Genealogy Mistakes" Legacy Webinar, James Baker
May 3 2018 "From Martha to Melania: America’s Amazing First Ladies" Kay Cantrell, VGS
2016 - 2017
Sep 1 2016 "Genealogy Scrapbooking Without the Mess" Kay Cantrell, VGS
Oct 6 2016 "Emigrant Trains & Railroads" Nancy Holder, VGS
Nov 3 2016 "New England Leaves On Your Family Tree? You Might Be Surprised" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Dec 1 2016 VGS Christmas Party
Round Tables
“Brick Wall Strategies”
“Family Trees & GEDCOM Files”
“Comparing DNA Testing Options”


Ancestry Webinar Crista Cowen
Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Mitzi Hunter, VGS
Jan 5 2017 "Ancestor Sketches” Beverly Salisbury, VGS
Feb 2 2017 "Against The Tides: The Story of the Acadians" DVD, Louisiana Hist Soc
Mar 2 2017 "Researching Scots-Irish In America" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Apr 6 2017 "Death & Taxes for the Genealogist" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
May 4 2017 "DNA Bits & Pieces" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
2015 - 2016
Sep 3 2015 "The German Who Came to Tea"
Members Sharing Stories
Short Documentary
Ann Workman, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Oct 1 2015 "Researching Baptist Ancestors" Dr. Wendy Richter, Ouachita Baptist Univ.
Nov 5 2015 "Gathering Stories from Our Veterans" Jeff Meek, HSV
Dec 3 2015 VGS Christmas Party
Round Tables
“Virginia Chancery Court Records”
"Heraldry"
"Colonial Trades & How to Find Them"


Joe Gillespie, VGS
Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mary Nell White, VGS
Jan 1 2016 "Chasing The Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors” Legacy Webinar
Feb 4 2016 "Land Records" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mar 3 2016 "Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor" Jeanette Frahm, VGS
Apr 7 2016 "Picture This: Creating a Genealogical Frame of Reference Using Clues From Old Photo" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
May 5 2016 "Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-Between Years" Legacy Webinar
2014 - 2015
Sep 4 2014 "Computer Tips and Other Tricks To Use: (Irfanview, Snipping Tool, How to Do)" Jeanette Frahm, Nancy Holder, Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Oct 2 2014 "Databases & Microfilm Collection of the Genealogy & Local History Department of the Saline County Library" Steve Purdue, Saline County Library
Nov 6 2014 "Here Today – Gone Tomorrow: Writing Your Obituary" Susan Page Veal, Akansas DAR
Dec 4 2014 VGS Christmas Party
Round Table
“Lineage Societies”
“Church Records – Research That You can Use to Track Your Ancestors in Methodist & Other Denominations”
“Writing Your Memories & Family Stories”
“How to Use a Portable Scanner”


Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Joe Gillespie, VGS

Nancy Holder, VGS
Barbara Pinkney, VGS
Jan 8 2015 "Using Military Records to Trace Your Family History” Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Feb 5 2015 "Tracing Family Migration Through the Big 4 US Record Sources" Legacy Webinar, Mary E. Hill
Mar 5 2015 Cancelled Due to Weather
Apr 2 2015 "Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research" Jeanette Frahm, VGS
May 7 2015 "Digging Up Ancestors in Online & Virtual Cemeteries" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
2013 - 2014
Sep 5 2013 "Updates & Program Resources at Arkansas History Commission" Jane Hooker, Arkansas History Commission
Oct 3 2013 "Neglected History" Legacy Webinar, Megan Smolenyah
Nov 7 2013 "Tips for Problem Solving" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Dec 5 2013 "VGS Christmas Party"
“Stopping Point Presentations”

T.J. Pepper, VGS
Jan 2 2014 "Putting Flesh on the Bones” Legacy Webinar, Ron Arons
Feb 6 2014 "Cancelled Due to Weather"
Mar 6 2014 "Sources For Family History Books Online" Jeanette Frahm, VGS
Apr 3 2014 "Research Techniques" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
May 1 2014 "Deciphering Old Handwriting" Barbara Pinkney, VGS
2012 - 2013
Sep 6 2012 "Legacy Stories" Janet Holt, Little Rock
Oct 4 2012 "A Family for Josias: Building a Family From Circumstantial Evidence" Legacy Webinar, Judy Russell
Nov 1 2012 "The New Search System in Family History Library Edition of Ancestry.com" (Emergency Sub Program) Legacy Webinar, Barbara Renick
Dec 6 2012 "Methods for Organizing Genealogical Research" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Jan 3 2013 "Trades of Some of the Mayflower Pilgrims” Mary Nell White, VGS
Feb 7 2013 "Orphan Train Riders" Sheila Beatty, VGS
Mar 7 2013 "World War II in Hot Springs, Arkansas" Elizabeth Robbins, Garland County Historical Society
Apr 4 2013 "Finding Personalities & Answers to Family Mysteries in Old Letters & Journals" Nancy Holder, VGS
May 2 2013 "Identifying Puritan Ancestors in Southeast Virginia & Maryland in the 17th Century" Dr. William Lindsey, Arkansas History Commission
Jun 5 2013 "Annual VGS Picnic"
2011 - 2012
Sep 2011 "Bridging the Atlantic: Finding & Tracing Irish Ancestors in the Old Country" Dr. William Lindsey, Arkansas History Commission
Oct 2011 "Can’t find program title"
Nov 2011 "Colonial Immigration" Legacy Webinar, Beth Foulk
Dec 2011 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 5 2012 "I have a Question About A Cemetery” Marilyn Sickel
Feb 2 2012 "Researching Quaker Records" Marilyn Mertens
Mar 1 2012 "Revolutionary War Veterans: Tracking Descendents & Filling in Family Lines"
Medicine in the 1890s
Bill Russell, Arkansas History Commission
Dr. William Lindsey & Dr. Stephen Schafer, Arkansas History Commission
Apr 5 2012 "Sorting Out Problem Families in Colonial Virginia Records: A Set of Tools & A Case Study" Dr. William Lindsey, Arkansas History Commission
May 3 2012 "Annual VGS Picnic"
Jun 2012 "Stump the Chump" Russell Baker, Arkansas History Commission
2010 - 2011
Sep 2 2010 "Miliary Record Resources Online" Jeanette Frahm, VGS
Oct 7 2010 "Using Family Search Pilot" Dr. William Lindsey, AR History Commission
Nov 4 2010 "American Memory" Karen Russ, AR History Commission
Dec 2 2010 VGS Christmas Party
“Gordon Bard’s Family Video”
Gordon Bard, VGS
Jan 6 2011 "My Favorite Genealogy Websites” Jeanette Frahm, VGS
Feb 3 2011 "Breaking Through Your Genealogical Brick Wall" VGS Panel
Mar 3 2011 "Cemetery Research"
Apr 7 2011 "The Cases of Wilson Bachelor, A Country Doctor of Franklin Co, AR" Dr. William Lindsey, Arkansas History Commission
May 5 2011 "Annual VGS Picnic"
Jun 2 2011 "Chasing the Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors" Legacy Webinar - Cancelled
2009 - 2010
Sep 10 2009 "Can’t find program title"
Oct 1 2009 "Document & Photo Preservation" Robert Edwards
Oct 8 2009 "Annual VGS Picnic" presenter
Nov 5 2009 "Native American Research" Russell Baker, Arkansas History Commission
Dec 3 2009 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 7 2010 "Can’t find program title”
Feb 4 2010 "Tips & Tricks for Research" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mar 4 2010 "US Federal Census 1790 – 1840: Make it Work for You" Susan Boyle
Apr 1 2010 "Transportation Systems in Early America" Marilyn Mertens, VGS
May 6 2010 "Government Documents: Sources Other Than the Census" Karen Russ, Arkansas History Commission
Jun 3 2010 "Using Local Genealogy Library Databases" Marcie Guise, VGS
2008 - 2009
Sep 4 2008 "Documentation & Citation" Marilyn Mertens, VGS
Oct 2008 "Did They Come in Ships? Finding & Using Immigration Records" Susan Boyle
Nov 6 2008 "Preserving & Restoring Genealogical Records & Photos: How to Avoid Having Your Douments Destroyed & What to Do If It Happens" Bob Edwards
Dec 4 2008 "The Origins & Meanings of Christmas Traditions" Beverly Vlassek
Jan 8 2009 "Can’t find program title”
Feb 5 2009 "Joining a Lineage Society" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mar 5 2009 "Preserving & Sharing Genealogical Facts & Family History" Beverly Vlassek
Apr 2 2009 "Was Grandpa Really Grandpa? Using DNA Identification in Genealogy" Buford Suffridge
May 7 2009 "Genealogy Question & Answer Panel" VGS Members
Jun 4 2009 "The Surprises & Rewards of Writing a Family History" Lynda Suffridge, VGS
2007 - 2008
Sep 6 2007 "Strangers to the Land: The German Presence in Nineteenth Century Arkansas" Shirley Schuette
Oct 4 2007 "Annual VGS Picnic"
Nov 1 2007 "A Salute to World War II Veterans" Jeff Meek, HSV
Dec 6 2007 VGS Christmas Party
Show & Tell
Jan 3 2008 "How to Use the Family History Library” Jeanette Frahm, VGS
Feb 7 2008 "Remember the Ladies" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Mar 6 2008 "The Blue & the Gray" Russell Baker, AR History Commission
Apr 3 2008 "Footnotes Mini Workshop" Beau Sharbrough
May 1 2008 "Guided Tour of Arkansas History Commission" Dr. Wendy Richter, AR History Commission
Jun 5 2008 "Homesteading 101" Russell Baker, AR Hist Commission
2006 - 2007
Sep 7 2006 "Historical Events Contributing to Immigration" Dr. Van Davis
Oct 5 2006 "Small Town Boy" Don Van Scotter
Nov 2 2006 "Remember Me as You Pass By: Cemetery Art & Symbolism" Susan Young
Dec 1 2006 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 4 2007 "Courthouse Research” Peggy Lloyd, AR History Commission
Feb 1 2007 "Cancelled Due to Weather"
Mar 1 2007 "Dinah Dunbar: Plantation Mistress" Pam Beasley, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Apr 5 2007 "Mission: Organization" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
May 3 2007 "Let’s Talk Census Records" Russell Baker, Arkansas Hist Commission
Jun 7 2007 "Religion in Early America" Marilyn Mertens
2005 - 2006
Sep 1 2005 "Tracing My Lineage to Patrick Henry" Jean Henry Gade
Oct 6 2005 "History Project Led to Family Genealogy" Janis Kent Purceful
Nov 3 2005 "Did They Come in Ships? Finding & Using Immigration Records" Susan Boyle
Dec 1 2005 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 5 2006 "The Territorial South” Lynda Suffridge
Feb 2 2006 "Was Grandpa Really Grandpa? Using DNA Identification in Genealogy" Dr. Buford Suffridge - Rescheduled
Mar 2 2006 "Evaluating Evidence" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Apr 6 2006 "Remember Me as You Pass By – Cemetery Art & Symbolism" Susan Young - Rescheduled
May 4 2006 "William Penn & the Quakers" Mike Milwood
Jun 1 2006 "Land Records Research" Marilyn Mertens, VGS
2004 - 2005
Sep 2004 "Origin of English Names" Mike Millwood, VGS
Oct 2004 "Genealogy of the Boone Family" Rochelle Cochrane
Nov 2004 "Genealogy at the Butler Center, Little Public Library" Linda McDowell
Dec 2004 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 2005 "Tracing Ancestors Across the Atlantic” Legacy Webinar, Dr. George Schweitzer
Feb 2005 "Preservation of Pictures, Books, Maps, Records & Other Important Documents" Robert Devan
Mar 2005 "County Courthouse Records" Marilyn Mertens
Apr 2005 "Paleography – Deciphering Old Handwriting" Russell Baker, AR History Commission
May 2005 "DNA Genealogy: The Use of DNA Assisted Genealogy" Edward Holt
Jun 2005 "Grandma Lacey – A Study of Ancestors Finding You" Jane R. Powers
2003 - 2004
Sep 2003 "Unearthing Hidden Stories: Female Ancestors in Pre-20th Century Records" Dr. William Lindsey, AR History Commission
Oct 2003 "Field Trip to Saline County Library" Steve Purdue, Saline County Library
Nov 2003 "Using Maps to Break Through Brick Walls" Marvin Langston
Dec 2003 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 2004 No Meeting - New Year's Day
Feb 2004 "Finding Your Ancestor’s Parents" Legacy Webinar, Dr. George Schweitzer
Mar 2004 "Where Did Grandpa Get His Land?" Lynda Suffridge
Apr 2004 "Death & Taxes for the Genealogist" Mary Reid Warner, VGS
May 2004 "Holdings of Oachita Baptist University" Dr. Wendy Richter, OBU
Jun 2004 "Obscure Sources" Legacy Webinar, Dr. George Schweitzer
2002 - 2003
Sep 5 2002 "Preservation & Identification of Photos" Lynn Eubank
Oct 2 2002 "Interpreting Death Records to Create A Family Health History" Lynda Suffridge
Nov 7 2002 "Online Genealogical Databases" Dave Burdick
Dec 5 2002 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 2 2003 "Scots-Irish in Southern Appalachia” Mary Reid Warner, VGS
Feb 5 2003 "Cancelled to Due Weather"
Mar 6 2003 "Maximizing & Learning the Use of the Family History Center" Susan Boyle
Apr 3 2003 "Crafty Genealogy" Gloria Reid
May 1 2003 "Stump the Expert" Russell Baker, AR History Commission
Jun 5 2003 "Genealogy of the American Flag" Dennis Zymboly
2001 - 2002
Sep 6 2001 "Research in the 20th Century" Lynda Suffridge
Oct 4 2001 "Courthouse Records" Rhonda Norris, Russellville, AR
Nov 1 2001 "Unusual & Little Known Genealogy Sources"
Dec 6 2001 "VGS Christmas Party"
Jan 3 2002 "Military Genealogy” Don Buchwald, HSV
Feb 7 2002 "Part 2: Research in German Records" Steve Schafer
Mar 7 2002 "Pennsylvania & Virginia Colonial Records" Dr. William Lindsey, AR History Commission
Apr 4 2002 "Stump the Chump" Russell Baker, AR History Commission
May 2 2002 "Freedmen’s Bureau Records" Carolyn Owens Hervey, AR History Commission
Jun 6 2002 "Home Children" Sheila Beatty, VGS
2000 - 2001
Sep 7 2000 "Cemetery Indexing – What You Should Be Aware Of" Irma Gremillion, VGS
Oct 5 2000 "The Priors Indexing Project: The Arkansas Delayed Birth Certificates that Include People Born in the 1850s" Susan Boyle
Nov 2 2000 "Newspapers, a Forgotten Resource" Lynda Suffridge
Dec 7 2000 "Humanize Your Ancestors" Tom Dillard, Butler Center
Jan 4 2001 "The ABCs of Publication” Bill Avery, VGS
Feb 1 2001 "German Research" Steve Schafer, Little Rock
Mar 1 2001 "Tombstone Preservation" Tammie Dillon, Jacksonville, AR
Apr 5 2001 "Those Who Left Scotland and Why" Mike Millwood, VGS
May 3 2001 "Our Family History – Part 2" Bill Avery, VGS
Jun 7 2001 "Neglected, Overlooked & Underutilized Genealogical Records" Russell Baker, AR History Commission