Feb. 26 "Don’t Make These Mistakes" -- Instructor: Charles Mason. 10:00am – noon Room 201 Often researchers cause their own research problems by making assumptions. They may not look at records as they incorrectly assume they will not find the answers they seek in the records. In other cases they limit the records they search.
Mar. 14 "Using Voter Registration Records" -- Instructor: Sharon Hodges. 10:00am – noon, Room 201 These often ignored records can help unlock valuable information regarding your ancestors, but most researchers don't use them. Learn what these records may tell you and where they maybe located.
Mar. 21 "Creating Research Plans" -- Instructor: Phyllis Legare. 10:30am – noon Room 201 To create a research plan you need to bring together many "pieces of the pie". Determine what one piece of information is critical to moving ahead and think about how to obtain that data. The timeframe, finding aids, locale understanding, record availability and potential research facilities all play a role in your planning. Use your experience research skills and sociable tools to document an effective research plan.
Apr. 9 "Ancestry.com Research Tips" -- Instructor: Jim Fisher. 10:00am – noon Room 201 Having problems finding what you are looking for on Ancestry.com? You will learn how to tailor your search parameters to maximize your results. You will learn how to use "wildcards" and "keywords" to find records may not find otherwise, the benefits and liabilities of "exact" searches, and how to save and source your search results. Plus other useful search tips.
Apr. 25 "Understanding Probate Law & Processes" - Instructor: Charles Mason. 10:00am – noon Room 201 American probate laws are based on British probate laws. Effective genealogical research in probate records requires an understanding of probate laws and the processes they create.
Training & Education Courses January 1 to April 30, 2013