Searching in databases can produce gold mines of information. It can also be frustrating and inefficient if you do not know how to conduct an effective search. In this lecture, you will discover how to: narrow the results, broaden the results, and use bread-crumb navigation. You will learn how the most common typing mistakes can fool even the best searches. Sometimes you must stop looking for people and start looking for data points. As databases become more sophisticated, you will learn how to master the sliders and bring on the browse. If you have searched a database and not found what you were looking for, after this talk, you will want to look again.
The United States Sanitary Commission, a little-known volunteer organization, provided care and many services for Union soldiers during the Civil War. No, it’s not about sewers. In the process, they created thousands of records rich in genealogical information. Come and hear this amazing story of their work. Find out how to obtain the records.
Diane Barbour has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to earn her educational qualification of PLCGS or Professional Leaning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She attends advanced institutes yearly and has taught genealogy locally and nationally. Her first love is teaching. She is past president of Broomfield Genealogical Society and has volunteered for many jobs with other organizations. She also volunteers at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield.