by Crista Cowan
Have you always wanted to know where your ancestors came from before they embarked on a life in America? Are you convinced your grandmother‘s name was changed at Ellis Island? We‘ll share with you our top tips for finding your immigrant ancestor and tracing them back to the Old Country, no matter which country that is. We‘ll also share with you the TOP FIVE assumptions you shouldn‘t make when doing immigration research.
by Gordon Atkinson
Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. At Fold3, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. The presentation will be an overview for using Fold3.com.
by Melinda Kashuba
Turn up the heat on your urban research by exploring the use of fire insurance maps as a source of information on neighborhoods and cities of the past. When combined with other sources such as city directories, these maps can provide you with deeper understanding of your ancestor's life and suggest additional record sources.
by Ron Arons
Learn about the numerous websites one can use to track down and learn more about living people - not only those living in the United States, but also around the world.
Learn how to identify your Civil War ancestors, create a research plan, collect and interpret the records and tell the story.
by Cath Madden Trindle
Every Repository that holds primary materials is a major repository for genealogical research.
by Aimee Leverette
Attend this session with one of ProQuest‘s Customer Education & Training Specialists to get an introductory overview or refresh your skills. This course covers content, functions, and features, as well as tips for using Ancestry Library Edition (ALE). We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support resources, including help pages and documentation.
Problem ancestors may look like brick walls, but they're really opportunities to work harder, dig deeper, and bring our ancestors to life – once we learn these few helpful techniques, of course.
by Jeanie Croasmun
by Michelle Pfister
by Craig Manson
Want to make more discoveries? Want to find out how to search more efficiently on Ancestry.com? In this class we will talk about and demonstrate how to create better searches and use what you find to discover more about your ancestors. We will focus on using search forms and filters, how to use place pages, how to find and recreate your recent searches, find help on specific record types, use wildcards, and much more.
by Crista Cowan
When we try to share our family history discoveries with our families we are often met with eye rolls or glassy-eyed stares. How can you share your genealogy with your siblings, children, and grandchildren when it seems like they don‘t care? We‘ll share some of our favorite tips to overcome this (all too common) challenge.
by Lisa B. Lee
Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In and Google Plus all provide excellent ways to find and connect with family members, share photos and stories, and discover new information about your family – we'll show you how to make the most of them and why you NEED to be using them in your genealogical research.
by Janice Sellers
Find information about births, deaths, marriages, naturalizations, moves, business, court cases, and more in the newspaper. Learn what is available and how to find it.
5th November 2011