MTGS 33rd Annual Genealogical Seminar
Saturday, November 20, 2021
9:00am - 2:30pm Central Time

with Tina Beaird, Author, Historian, Lecturer

Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, is a genealogy & local history librarian at a mid-sized Chicagoland public library. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Tina has won multiple research and digitization grants over the years to preserve and digitize historic documents and photographs.

She lectures nationally on topics including genealogical methodology, military records, Scottish research and photo and archival preservation. Tina has assisted researchers for over 15 years, and occasionally still finds time to conduct her own family research, which she has been pursuing for over twenty-five years.

CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation

In this session we’ll learn about the types of cemeteries, how historic events affected them, and the types of records you can find at cemeteries.  We’ll also learn about records relating to the deceased, and a about a variety of sources in which you can find cemetery-related information.
Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors

What kind of records did your ancestors create as they moved from place to place? Learn about the variety of records you’ll find in a courthouse and elsewhere, including homestead records. This session shows many kinds of maps that can help you visualize your ancestor’s migrations or learn more about where they lived.
Researching Family History at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a great, often-untapped resource for family history research. Learn about its history, its collections, and how to make the most of your time there in person, or virtually using its great catalog.
Scotland’s Resources: There's More to Scottish Research Than Scotland'sPeople!

This session shows you how to conduct thorough Scottish research, covering topics such as naming conventions, geography, helpful websites, court systems, emigration/immigration records, military records, maps and more!

Online Event This Year:

We will use Zoom to conduct this year’s Seminar (the same tool that we’ve been using for our regular MTGS meetings). You can participate using a web browser with no advance preparation, or else you can download the Zoom Client for Meetings to your device by going to

Door prizes will be given out at the end of each Session!

This Seminar is free to current MTGS members, and only $10.00 for non-members.

Non-members who register will additionally receive a 6-month MTGS membership (December 2021 through May 2022), as well as the Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 issues of the MTGS Journal.
Registration (non-MTGS Members):

Registration is not required for current (2021-2022) MTGS members. Current MTGS members will receive, by email, a link to the Zoom meeting about a week prior to the event.

Option #1: Pay/register using this PayPal button:
Option #2: Print the form below and mail it with a check. Please make a $10.00 check payable to MTGS.


Email Seminar Registrar Jim Long at, or call 615-609-0030