DGS Calendar of Events – 2024

Here is a full listing of our 2024 Programs. Save the dates…and register!

The Program Committee has taken extra care to align topics with feedback from the recent member survey. The remaining 2024 Programs are listed below as a snapshot with more information as you scroll down. Take note of the new start time- 1:00 pm EST– to accommodate members from several different time zones.

May 18, 2024 starting at 1pm Eastern time- Tax & Vital Records before State Registration presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.
To register: https://bit.ly/46huK4K

Keep scrolling down for more information on the speakers and their programs.

If you’re not a member, consider joining us. At less than 5 cents a day, you’ll enjoy all of the benefits of DGS membership, including handouts and recorded videos from past meetings. Member benefits are described here.

A calendar of local events from the Bucks County Genealogical Society is available here. Click on “Comprehensive Calendar of area genealogical events.”

Programs are supported by a gift from

Margaret Gause Bramble and Edward L. Bramble.

May 18, 2024

Tax and Vital Records before State Registration, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGSIn a special presentation for DGS, Peggy Lauritzen creatively combines tax records and alternative vital records to give insight into ancestors’ lives and possessions.  Tax records provide a historical blueprint of our ancestors’ lives due to their wide availability and usage. Vital records before state registration do not exist.  Peggy will show how to find some new ways to find primary evidence—creatively showing how tax records can lead us to alternative sources of other vital records.  This presentation will examine ways tax and vital records can help us find important new information about our ancestors. 

To Register: https://bit.ly/46huK4K

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, has an amazing ability to bring laughter into the lives of her audience members.  
For forty years, Peggy has been a frequent lecturer at Family History seminars, presented at Brigham Young University and ICAPGen, and taught Continuing Education classes at community colleges and Ohio State University. She was tested through ICAPGen to become an Accredited Genealogist, a credential she has maintained for twenty-five years, working hard to polish her research skills.
Recently retired as a featured columnist in Reminisce magazine, she has written several Legacy QuickGuides and has filmed as an instructor for Ancestry Academy. In 2018, she was honored to be awarded Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and received the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists. Peggy and her husband Kerry serve as FamilySearch Center Directors in northcentral Ohio.

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