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Researching Family History Records in Quebec
Wednesday, March 7
Researching Family History Records in Quebec
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Quebec has had a unique history, which left unique records including birth, marriage, and death; census, land, and estate files. Understanding these collections is the path to finding your ancestors in Quebec.
This presentation will also address linguistics and dit names, which are a must to navigating through the Quebec records back to the 1500-1600s. It's a rewarding journey worth taking!
 
Presenter: Tammy Priolo, The Ancestor Investigator, is a professional genealogist, BASc, PLCGS 17+yrs. She consults, researches, writes, and lectures nationally and internationally on various genealogical topics. She's a member of APG, GSG, OGS and the Advisory Board of Ancestry.ca. She specializes in Native, French Canadian, and British areas.
 
Cost: Free!
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Signs of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
Wednesday, April 4
Signs of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Timelines are very visual. Creating a timeline helps you focus on gaps, contradictory information, invisible relationships, and more.
Timelines are multi-column matrices that can summarize complex information in an easy-to-see format. They are “living” summaries too. As you acquire new data, add it in! Timelines can help you meet the Genealogical Proof Standard, and they can save you from constantly referring to your files. They are an invaluable tool.
 
Presenter: Diane L. Richard, is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. She focuses on research in Southern states, and on tools, tips, and techniques for effective research anywhere. She has researched for Who Do You Think You Are? (and appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode).
 
Cost: Free!
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What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research
Wednesday, May 2
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. What's the best way to incorporate the research of others into your own research without leading to dead ends, road blocks and unnecessary detours?
Here’s a road map on the best way to handle "outside research" and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.
 
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional based in the U.S. He specializes in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research, and as a way to connect with others in the family history community.
 
Cost: Free!
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We're Here in America, Now What?
Wednesday, June 6
We're Here in America, Now What?
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. While some families arrived to relatives or friends who had already settled in the area, many were facing a world that was quite foreign to them.
Focusing on the largest European immigration period of 1880 to 1920, we'll discuss procedures at places like Ellis Island, and travel modes and resources from immigrants' ports of entry. Learn about how immigrant homes, tenements, unions, settlement houses, benevolent and fraternal societies, churches and synagogues helped guide immigrants to jobs, residences, and more. We’ll also discuss immigrant newspapers and their roles in strengthening immigrant communities.
 
Presenter: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer by day and a genealogist by night. Her work includes a specialty in Jewish research, publishing, and teaching others. She finds much joy in her work as Publisher of The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
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FamilySearch: The Other 70%
Wednesday, August 1
FamilySearch: The Other 70%
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Are you only conducting surname searches at FamilySearch.org (FS)? Over 70% of the digital images of FS are NOT found using a surname search and indexing is not keeping up with the aggressive program of digitization.
Learn how to find these records that previously could only be viewed in Salt Lake City and how to access them with a minimum of scrolling through individual records. Multiple examples illustrate the methods of subdividing the records that can make your discoveries easier and faster. Other tips for successful searching and the present status of digitization of the records will be discussed.
 
Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG®,  lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide. She presents on intermediate and advanced methodologies, unique records sets, Swedish research, and house histories. She also teaches an online class on demystifying the process of certification.
 
Cost: Free!
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