Spring 2017 Seminar


"Not Your Usual Records"

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Amy Johnson Crow, CGSM

  • Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
  • After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Vets
  • Finding Ancestors Before 1850
  • Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females 

Saturday,  6 May 2017,  9 am – 3 pm  

Amy is a regular speaker at the industry’s top events, including the Federation of Genealogical Societies, RootsTech, state and regional events. She previously served as series editor for the National Genealogical Society Guides, published by Rutledge Hill Press and has served on national and state boards. Amy holds a master’s degree in Library & Information Science, blogs regularly, and helps clients with research. Ohio is a specialty.

Schedule of Events



8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION & Time to Browse our Silent Auction & Book Sale

9:00 – 9:15

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INTRODUCTIONS

9:15 – 10:15 LECTURE ONE

After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans

From veteran groups to soldiers’ home records, the post-war period has countless resources for us to explore. Examine the many types of sources created by and about Civil War veterans.

10:15- 10:40

BREAK

10:40 – 11:40 LECTURE TWO

Finding Ancestors Before 1850

What do you do when the census only lists the head of household by name and a bunch of tickmarks? All is not lost. Learn how to jump the hurdle and move your ancestors back before 1850.

11:40 – 12:45

LUNCH – Time to check out the Silent Auction Items, Book Sales and the Family History Center

12:45 – 1:45 LECTURE THREE

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

No matter what line of work they followed, our ancestors' occupations records can be goldmines of information. Learn how to find and use employment records, business histories, and government records that relate to occupations.

1:45 – 2:00

BREAK

2:00 - 3:00 LECTURE FOUR

Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females

How do you find female ancestors when they lived in a world where men created most of the records? Explore some sources and research strategies for filling in the female half of the family tree.

 

Directions to Menlo Park LDS Church 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park

From 101 North or South: Exit 101 at Woodside Rd, proceed west to the El Camino. Turn left onto the El Camino, proceed south through Redwood City & Atherton to Menlo Park, turn right at Valparaiso. Proceed for 5 left turn only blocks. Just past Arbor Rd. on the left is the LDS Church.

From 280 North or South: Exit 280 at Sand Hill Rd east, proceed east to the El Camino. Turn left onto the El Camino, proceed through Menlo Park, and turn left at Valparaiso. Proceed for 5 left turn only blocks. Just past Arbor Rd. on the left is the LDS Church.