GSNOCC 2021 Family History Seminar
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Virtual Seminar via Zoom
Luana Darby, MLIS, AG
Luana has 35 years of experience in genealogy as a researcher and is a speaker at local & national conferences & institutes. She’s a teacher at BYU-Idaho and she’s also a writer. As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, she abides by their standards of excellence. Luana is the on-site Family History Library researcher that other professionals use for difficult genealogy problems.
* * * Important Seminar Dates * * *
July 10 - Deadline for mailing registration
July 17-20 - Handouts emailed to registrants
July 18 - Deadline for online registration - Sorry, registrations can't be accepted after this date
July 20 - Zoom connection link emailed to registrants
July 24 - Seminar Day!
DOOR PRIZES AND GAMES - Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day. You must be present on Zoom to win.
ADDITIONAL DRAWING OPEN TO FIRST 25 REGISTRANTS!
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Seminar Schedule - July 24th
9:00 a.m. Zoom Meeting Doors Open
Using the FamilySearch Wiki as a Research Partner – Discover how you can link to outside resources, collections on FamilySearch, and use the knowledge of the professional contributors to give you an advantage in your searching.
10:45 Morning Break
11:00: A Powerful Analysis Tool – Using Excel to Expand Your Research Options –We will discuss how to harness the power of a simple spreadsheet to streamline citations, research logs, census and family analysis. Learn how to download results from Ancestry and FamilySearch into a spreadsheet that you can organize and sort.
Noon Lunch Break - grab your lunch and join us for Trivia, hang out in one of our breakout rooms or take a break from Zoom
1:00 p.m. Follow the Money: Taxes, Wills, and Probate – Learn what these records hold, where to find them, and how they can help you understand familial structures and use them to open new research. Online record collections and finding aids will be discussed as well as resources for laws and statutes that govern these records.
2:00 Afternoon Break
2:15 Finding Hidden Gems: Strategic Searches on the Internet – Learn ‘how” to search Google, FamilySearch, and Ancestry like a pro to get what you need, as well as other key genealogy websites. Archives, manuscripts, libraries, and their associated finding aids will be discussed and may provide answers you cannot find elsewhere.