Next up in January will be directories- all kinds of directories you may not have thought about using.
In February we will explore census records- no, not those US Federal population records. There are a lot of OTHER census records we usually forget about.
Obscure legal documents will be covered in March and April. More on them later.
So mark your calendars for our H.E.L.P. classes on the second Wed of each month at 7pm. Remember- short handout notes will be posted in the “members only” section of the GSNOCC website.
The Zoom link will be sent after the first of the year and will also be available on the GSNOCC website.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!
July 2020 General Meeting
When: July 15th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
Topic: Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do’s
This webinar requires registration. Please find the Zoom registration information in the GSNOCC newsletter emailed to members or on the Members Only page.
Summary: Does your genealogy research get bogged down when you find new clues about an ancestor? Do you stop everything and chase after that BSO (“bright and shiny object”)? Learn how to increase your research efficiency and still remember that new information for later investigation.
Description: Participants will learn how to identify new clues in records, document new information and tuck it away for later research. In addition, we’ll focus on building better and more efficient research habits in order to stay on track and not get distracted by new clues.
Please visit Thomas' website "High-Definition Genealogy" (https://hidefgen.com/) for his extensive biography
January 2020 General Meeting
Missing! Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
Sara Cochran has conducted genealogical research for over 25 years in nearly every state of the USA, plus Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a BS in Library Science and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She began her career as a professional genealogist in 2016. Sara is currently the treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Registrar for the Aurantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Secretary of the Amanda Stokes Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and volunteers at the National Archives, Riverside.
Jane Neff Rolls Teaches on "Researching Ancestors Who Divorce" at Our March 2017 Program
Join us at our March meeting and program on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00pm!
About the Program
Let No (Wo)Man Put Asunder: Researching Ancestors Who Divorce
In the ideal world, marriages last “until death do us part.” But in the real world, divorces did occur. How can you determine if an ancestor’s marriage was dissolved? Explore the types of documents that give evidence, direct or indirect, that a divorce took place: vital records, censuses, resources at commercial and free websites, court documents, newspaper stories, etc. The speaker’s great-aunt Jeanette, who was married at least 3 times, and engaged in just a tad of bigamy, will provide a case study.
About the Speaker
Jane Neff Rollins is a medical writer and professional genealogist who specializes in Jewish genealogy, 19th century Russian documents, and solving brick wall problems.
Jane’s genealogy writing has appeared in RootsKey, the JGSLA newsletter. She is the author of “Health Care Navigation 101: Make the Health Care System Work for You.
Barbara Renick to Teach on "Extending Your Family Tree Beyond Online Databases & Compiled Trees" at Our January 2017 Program
Join us at our January meeting and program on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00pm!
About the Program
Extending Your Family Tree Beyond Online Databases & Compiled Trees
This lecture briefly covers the basics parts needed to put together a documented family tree and then three advanced research techniques (FAN, the Football Maneuver, and Surname Distribution studies). This short introduction is followed by a review of significant black holes in 19th Century U.S. records and concludes with two advanced research examples applying these advanced research techniques.
About the Speaker
Barbara Renick taught genealogy classes, computer genealogy classes, and genealogy computing labs for more than two decades at national and state genealogy conferences; served on staff at the large Orange County Family History Library; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary which was sold at Barnes & Noble and other national bookstore chains; and served on the NGS Board of Directors and the APG Board of Directors as secretary. She also served on the RootsTech 2012 program committee.