|METHODOLOGY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG)
Coordinator - Chuck Mason (email@example.com)
March 2013 Program
Sharon Hodges will present “Times Lines – The Family Life Line.”
Timelines are chronological listings of historical events. Putting
historical events together with what you know about your ancestor
can help you bring your ancestor to life. Time Lines can be helpful in
your genealogical research in several ways: (a) organize an ancestor’
s life in chronological order, down to the smallest detail; (b) see gaps
in timelines, overlapping events and conflicting data, often revealing
opportunities for more research; (c) help with brick walls by showing
opportunities for additional research; and (d) aid with writing up
your family history.
April 2013 Program
"Coffin Maker, Undertaker, and Funeral Director: the Other Death
Record Source" Coffin Makers kept few if any records, but an entry in
his account book may be the only record that has survived for an
ancestor’s death. As the business of burying the dead grew, so did the
number of records kept by Undertakers and Funeral Directors. What
will their records tell you?
|The Methodology SIG meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM in
the MVGS library. The programs will be of interest to both beginning and
intermediate level researchers and will cover various types of records,
researching in various facilities, and how to solve research problems. Unlike
the other SIGs that cover geographic areas, the programs will not relate to a
specific geographic area.
The programs cover at the meeting will be selected base on the interest of the
members of the group. At least once a year the group will have a meeting on
brick wall problems where members of the group can present a problem to the
group. Members of the group will suggest ways of solving the problem. At each
meeting there will be time for members of the group to ask questions not
related to the topic of that month's topic.
Reminder notices announcing the topic for the month as well as any handouts
will be emailed prior to each meeting. To be included on the email list send an
email to Chuck Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name,
email address, and telephone number in your email.