ROOTS AND BRANCHES
Family History Conference
27 April 2013
Calgary Alberta Stake Center
2021 17 Ave. S.W.
~ PLEASE ATTEND FRAGRANCE FREE ~
Thanks to all who attended!
Classes Offered (Click here to download the registration form in PDF format.)
British Military: An overview of the different military records available to research your British ancestors.
Canada: Learn how to research ancestors who lived in Canada. Basic national and provincial record sources will be included.
Descendancy Research: Why descendancy research? Some how to's of researching descendants, including Internet sources.
Digitizing Photos and Documents: This class will demonstrate how to digitize your photos and documents, and explain the best settings to use when scanning.
Eastern Europe: How to research in the Ukraine, Poland, and eastern European countries.
England and Wales – Basic: Learn about the kinds of records that are available to assist you in finding your English and Welsh ancestors, with emphasis on civil registration, church, and census records.
England – Advanced: Learn about less-used record sources (such as probate, and marriage bonds and allegations) and how they can be used to solve research problems.
FamilySearch – Family Tree: Family Tree is an updated approach to organizing and recording your genealogy online. It focuses on getting the data right through using sources and working with others to get the best information. Come and learn how to use this feature on FamilySearch.org.
FamilySearch – Historical Records: Learn what is available at Historical Records at FamilySearch.org, and how to search the records more effectively.
FamilySearch – Indexing: Learn how to get started indexing records online. These indexed records will become available for free access on the Internet.
FamilySearch – Overview: Come and learn about the many facets of FamilySearch.org, including FamilySearch historical records, family trees, Wiki, research courses, and much more!
FamilySearch – Wiki: Learn how to effectively use and to contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki.
Genealogy on the Cheap – Part 1: Learn how to get the most out of paid genealogy websites - without paying. Find out what computer tools are free or low cost to help with your research.
Genealogy on the Cheap – Part 2: An overview of the many records from paid sites that can be accessed for FREE through the Calgary Public Library and the Family History Center portal.Included are Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Heritage Quest, Fold3, World Vital Records, and more.
Getting Started: Learn how to get started in family history research. This class is designed for those with little or no previous experience. Or for those getting started ‘again’.
Google and Genealogy: Learn how to do effective genealogy searches using Google.
Ireland: Learn how to research your Irish ancestors. Basic record sources will be included. Come and see what new records are now available online for researching your Irish ancestors.
Organizing Digital Media: This class will teach you how to organize your photographs and documents, so that you can find something in less than a minute.
Scotland: Learn how to research your Scottish ancestors. Basic record sources will be included.
Sweden: This presentation will provide suggestions and strategies for researching ancestors from Sweden and will identify resources, including church records, census, and civil records.
U.S. Immigration: This class will give an overview of the types of U.S. immigration records available to family history researchers and provide you with research strategies for finding your immigrant ancestors in these records.
Writing Personal Histories: Learn the techniques required to make a personal history come alive!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
One does not have to pre-register to attend. However, priority in class selection will be given to those who pre-register first.
To receive a syllabus, please register by April 15th.
Online Registration is Closed
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