I have reserved the small conference room (downstairs) at the Chapel Hill library for this Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00 pm. Here’s the map to the library: http://tinyurl.com/3z4kw4t
We will watch the first 3 videos that will be streamed lived from the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank California.
Following the video presentation will be a brief discussion with questions and answers about the videos moderated by yours truly.
You do not have to register to attend this event on Saturday.
Here is the schedule:
11:30-12:30 Lisa Louise Cooke – Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
Frustrated by thousands of irrelevant search results in your recent Google searches for your family history? Do you want to achieve better results in a shorter amount of time? Learn the art of online search with genealogy podcaster and Google expert, Lisa Louise Cooke. in this class you will expand your Google search repetoire and learn techniques, tricks and tips to achieve better genealogical search results.
1:00 – 2:00 Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF – Fingerprinting Our Families - Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
This lecture explores how the concept of “America, the Great Melting Pot,” may really be a flawed concept, and that identifying the particular ethnic group of one’s ancestor or potential ancestor can pay significant resarch dividends. Topics covered in this lecture include how to build a historical context for one’s ancestor, studying population clusters, paying attention to patterns of all sorts (naming, migration, settlement, etc.), understanding the “push and pull” of migration (i.e. the reasons behind families or inidividuals migrating), and locating repositories for various ethnic groups.
2:30 – 3:30 David A. Lambert – Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
This lecture will discuss the resources available from local, state, and federal sources to research your Union Civil War soldier. Descriptions of a variety of documents that will better enable you to learn your ancestor’s story from enlistment to the end of his service. Also life after the war will be discussed using records from the Pension Department and the Grand Army of the Republic.
3:30 – 4:30 Discussion with Questions and Answers
Refreshments will be provided.