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Genealogy Interest Group

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Past Meetings:
May 18, 2021
February 16, 2021
September 30, 2020 – “Wars, Plagues, Catastrophes, and Genealogy” (James Tanner)
June 30, 2020 – Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist
October 23rd, 2019 – The Beserock Family (Jami Beserock)
August 7th, 2019 – Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places (Annette Burke Lyttle)
June 12th, 2019 – Write Your Family History (Patricia Charpentier)
March 13th, 2019

Interest Group Facilitator:  Mischa Johns

Mischa has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and an MA in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England.  She specializes in death and burial practices, and in public archaeology and history, and is currently the Putnam County Archivist working out of the headquarters library in Palatka, Florida.  Her areas of expertise are in archaeology, history, living history/reenactment, archives, genealogy, and any outreach or programming that has to do with bringing those subjects to the public of any age.  She also makes a mean PowerPoint presentation, and can teach you to make them as well so that your audience is entertained and engaged. She has a particular interest in pechakucha sessions – the speed dating of lectures, where you learn about a range of subjects from presenters in non-stop, three minute PowerPoint mini-presentations.

Update:  After some really awesome sessions and workshops at conferences I realized that my nerdy love for games is actually useful in the library! I’m also happy to give assistance when it comes to child, teen, adult, and family board game and Dungeons and Dragons game programs. I’m not sure how best to word it, but I do Ancient Board Game Nights (mostly adult/teen), Family Board Game Nights, D&D (ages 13+), and D&D Kids (ages 8-12) at our library and would be happy to add that to my listing if people would like help getting started with any of that.