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Thursday, February 25
Colonial America  (Study Group)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Onlline - Zoom
Facilitators: Pam and Jim Caruso
 
The focus of the February meeting will be on the settlement of North and South Carolina during the Colonial era. Jim will present historical information and sources, and we will hear fome some of our members who will share their family histories and research findings. Also, come prepared to discuss trade practices within all the colonies and with the outside world, especially if you have merchants in your family history.
 
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Thursday, March 4
Expanding your success with Family Search: a focus on records that are not digitally indexed  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Debbie Shaw Schwartz
 
Familysearch.org is one of the best resources for finding information and records.  They have scanned and uploaded billions of records from places all over the world.  And, as hard as they are working to digitize and index those records, as many as 50-60% are not searchable digitally.  So, when you enter your name/s and don’t get results, does that mean records for your ancestors are not there?  Not necessarily.  In this presentation, I will show you many ways to find records and information without a digital index on Family Search. 
 
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Thursday, April 1
Researching Your Ancestors in Periodicals  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Onlline - Zoom
Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
Periodicals can fill in the pieces between the birth and death of your ancestor. Whether the information is biographical, a transcription, or reporting on an event, periodicals provide rich detail about your ancestor’s life. In this lecture we will discuss the types of periodicals that exist and what indexes (JSTOR, PERSI, and others)  to use to find articles.
 
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Thursday, May 6
Power of a Picture  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Onlline - Zoom
Presented by Barbara A Lane
 
A photo is a window into the lives of our ancestors. Join us to learn how to research old photos, then how to scan, enhance, restore and colorize your images as well as a one-step solution to repair a scratch on your photograph. We will explore the latest storage, organization and photo editing software with their tools and features to learn how professionals would use them. You will gain a new perspective in using your old photos and documents and their potential to bring your images to life.
 
 
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Thursday, June 3
City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Onlline - Zoom
Presented by Thomas McEntee
 
Most genealogists aren’t taking full advantage of all the clues available in city directories. Learn how go beyond a mere “lookup” of your ancestor and their family. Understand how city directories were created, the secrets of various abbreviations, and how to use the F.A.N. Club approach to getting the most information possible.
 
Participants will learn the history of city directories, how important they were to even the smallest town, and how to extract every possible clue for your genealogy research. We’ll cover digital/online directories, how to deal with numbering grid and street name changes, what those “weird codes” mean and more.
 
Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.
 
Registration opens March 3