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Oct
11
Thu
Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE) @ Meadows Branch Library
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE)

Are you relatively new to family history research and looking for ideas on where to search? Bring your genealogical research question to this session to get ideas about where to research next. We will engage in interactive and cooperative problem-solving in a friendly and supportive environment.

The SHARE session will have a discussion leader who keeps the conversation moving and operates a computer to conduct searches with group input that are projected for all to see.  Learning takes place by hearing others’ research problems and then exploring possible solutions. This will be a brainstorming or (small-scale) crowdsourcing exercise.

Due to time constraints, we will be able to discuss only four research questions. This presentation is free, and registration is requested. Please reserve your spot with Diane Barbour at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.

Nov
6
Tue
“Doughboys, Slackers, and More: Researching World War One Military Veterans” by Kay Hartrick @ Fraiser Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

World War I created many, many records for those who served in the American Expeditionary Forces or in the U.S. Marines or Navy as well as for those who registered for the draft and stayed on the home front.  Although some records have been lost in the intervening years, it is possible to learn much about your ancestor’s service.  Research strategies and record types will be discussed as well as the general timeline of the U.S.’s involvement in the Great War.

For seven years, Kay Hartrick has been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in her husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska, Confederates in Georgia, Irish quarry workers in Rhode Island, Quakers, and many military veterans.  Her own family stayed closer to home base in Delaware and Maryland: Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and farther West.  Kay completed the certificate program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2011 and has attended SLIG, GenFed, and IGHR.

Nov
8
Thu
Software Programs to Help Organize Your Research @ Meadows Branch Library
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Beth Benko and Diane Barbour, PLCGS

Learn about the advantages of recording and organizing your genealogical information in a specialized software program. Beth will present an overview of the Legacy Family Tree software program. Diane will show you with an overview of how Family Tree Maker operates. From this full two hour program, you will be able to decide which genealogy software program appeals to you. Your genealogy software will probably be with you during your entire research career, so it is a good idea to pick the one that fits you best.

This presentation is free, and registration is requested. Please reserve your spot with Diane Barbour at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.