Past Events 2022 - 2023
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An Orderly Life:
Using Directories for Family History Research
Saturday, 12 Nov
City, rural, and other types of directories can provide a tremendous amount of information about our ancestors. Where did they live? Where did they work? Who were their neighbors? Did relatives live close by? What was their community like? What churches, schools, and shops were nearby? And so much more. Learn where to find these directories, how to use them, and how to analyze what you find (or don't find). Discover new tips and methods to get this most out of these rich resources.
Diana Crisman Smith is a researcher, speaker, writer, and teacher with over 40 years of professional experience. A former librarian at a Family History Center, she is exceptionally familiar with the wide variety of records and resources available to genealogists. She has authored online genealogy courses, written multiple articles, and published several books related to family history research.
Family History in Black & White:
Navigating Historical Newspapers
Recording has been posted in Members Only Section!
Learn strategies you can use to improve and fine-tune your newspaper searching skills. Discover how you can use this amazing resource to discover previously unknown details about your ancestors' lives and enrich their personal stories.
Taneya Y Koonce, MLIS, MPH, is a health information scientist at a major academic medical center. She routinely applies her library science and technology skills to assisting others in furthering their family history research.
Presentation recordings have been posted in the Members Only section!
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Members can still view recordings of all four presentations.
Explorations in African American Genealogy Research presented by Taneya Y. Koonce
Researching WWI African American Ancestors presented by KB Barcomb
Researching Black Family History in the State Archives of Florida presented by Matthew Storey
Mini Case Studies in Black Family History presented by Adrienne Whaley
Saturday, 10 Sep
10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time).
Meet-n-greet at 10:15 am.