The Pierre-Fort Pierre Genealogical Society meets each month on the third Tuesday, 7pm at the LDS Church (506 N. Jefferson, Pierre), unless otherwise listed. Visitors are welcome.
September Meeting will be held on September 16th. The program will be "What is the Cloud and how to use it" by Linda Lowe.
October Meeting will be held on October 21st. The program will be "What Subscription web sites are free at the Family History Center & how to get around in them" by Linda Lowe.
November Meeting will be held on November 18th. The program will be a presentation by Chris Nelson and Ken Stewart from the SD State Archives. They show historic photos of buildings in Pierre and then show current photos. They talk about the characters that lived in the houses or owned the buildings and some of the good political gossip over the years.
A special seminar is upcoming on Nov 1, 2014 in Pierre at the Cultural Heritage Center George Morgan, a genealogist and president of ahaseminars, will be giving a presentation in Pierre SD on the subject of church records, history, where to find records, etc.
This will be a free all day seminar on church records. The program is mainly sponsored by SHRAB, the State Historic Records Advisory Board, Pierre/Ft Pierre Genie Soc and other local donations.
He will be talking about several denominations and their quirks and differences regarding research. Example: The records repositories both east and west (and in-between=us)for the Episcopal churches/Catholic churches/Methodist and all other denominations. How to find records for defunct churches, and protecting the records from loss.
There will be more detail on the specific programs to follow.
George G. Morgan is an internationally-recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer. He is the prolific author of eight books and literally hundreds of magazine, journal, and online articles in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and Singapore. His most recent book is How to Do Everything: Genealogy (3rd edition, McGraw-Hill). He is the Vice President of Membership Services of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is the former Publicity Director for the Florida State Genealogical Society and the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa). He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and more than a dozen societies in the U.S. and UK.