We have four great presentations for our members this month. Mark your calendars for these! Here’s the line-up: Sunday, August 4 1pm Eastern Barbara Randall presents“All Aboard! Staying on Track with Your Research” ___________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, August 13 8 pm Eastern Sunny Morton presents “Adding Your Own Stories to Your Family…
How did your family get from Europe to the Prairies? Why did your ancestors migrate through Canada? What clues can be found in records to track your ancestor’s migration? Why did so many Quebeckers leave the province during the 1800s? What was so appealing about the Prairie Provinces?
Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This presentation looks at techniques to identify slave-owners through the use of land, probate and court records.
This presentation will show you how to “jumpstart your genealogy!” Learn the basics of how to investigate your family’s history using both traditional and online sources. Discover which records to tap into to identify your ancestral village, and how history impacts genealogical research.
An introduction to basic church and civil records available from Bavaria for all denominations (Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish), as well as where they could be found (online or in archives).
Like many cultures, Hispanic countries (we’re including Spain) have traditional naming conventions. Understanding these well will make you much more successful when researching and documenting your ancestors.
Both genealogy and role-playing games are, at their core, centered on storytelling. And the more effort put into the work, the more one gets out of it. In both cases it is useful to put one’s self into the mindset of the individual: what was their occupation, their background, their faith and motivations, their possessions, their friends and allies? In short, who were they in relation to the world around them?
We invite you to join us at our monthly online meetings, and for ongoing discussions in our Facebook Group. Our goal is that this SIG will help you advance your Hispanic research from the comfort and convenience of your home or wherever you have an internet connection.
Family gatherings, we all have them. Whether they are annual events like family reunions or one time occasions like birthday parties, Father’s Day, weddings or funerals, this is a time when our family members come together. This presentation will give you tips and tricks to get your family members talking about family history, even if they don’t want to!
Newspaper research can help further genealogy research. A name in a newspaper can pinpoint a location for an ancestor at a particular time. Mentions in the legal notices, property records or shipping notices columns provide clues for additional research. Learn 20+ tips for getting the most out of newspaper research.