Lecture – Tina Beaird & John Callahan

June 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
on Zoom

Presenter: Tina Beaird

“Old McDonald Had a Farm: Using farming Records in Your Genealogy”


Farm records can be an insightful tool for understanding your ancestor’s
place in the world. Were they wealthy, prosperous farmers or scratch farming to survive? Agricultural census, land records and mortgage books, court records, farm directories, newspapers, and personal ledgers and diaries can each provide an additional layer of insight into your family tree.

Tina Beaird is the owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is the Genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, IL. She lectures nationally on military research, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is First Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and a Director for the Northern Illinois Historical League and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tina volunteers her time with several local historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records. Occasionally, Tina finds time to research her own family tree, which she has been pursuing for over 25 years. She is a baseball fanatic and she and her family have visited 22 out of 30 Major League ballparks.

Second presentation:


John Callahan

“What’s New With Snagit?”

John Callahan will fill us in on new features for SnagIt, the screen capture and graphic editing tool for which VCGS has a site license.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here.

The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.