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Wednesday, September 25
Researching Institutional Records  (Video)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Enriching the details of our family stories beyond names, dates, and places can be difficult, especially if a member of the family tree has spent time working or living in institutions such as hospitals, workhouses, or prisons. This video, featuring Lisa Louise Cooke, producer of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, will help you establish a workflow for institutional records research and offer resources to help you find background information for your family stories. There will be time for practice and discussion throughout the video, so feel free to bring your laptop, your questions, and your research experience.
 
 



Wednesday, October 9
Publish a Family History Efficiently: Right Tool for the Right Job  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
 
Presented by Dina Carson
There are dozens of tools that make writing and publishing a family history easier. Using the wrong tool can not only cause frustration but create unnecessary hurdles and delays. Come explore tools for organizing, collaboration, writing, publishing, image capture, image editing, and the ever-important backup. Throw in a few tools for interactivity, and you will have what you need to create an incredible family history.
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, October 23
Google Earth for Genealogy: A Genealogy Gems presentation & workshop, Session 1  (Video)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Have you tried to use Google Earth Pro to enhance your genealogical research or add color to your family story? Has Google Earth Pro left you scratching your head, wondering if you are using it to its full potential, or simply wondering where to even begin? Join us for this two-part series as we move step-by-step through this fabulous resource.
 
We'll learn how to use historical maps, satellite imagery, terrain maps, 3-D views of city streets, how to identify a photo's location, locate homestead records on today's maps, overlay a historical map over a current-day map, applying all of this to our genealogical research. 
 
This hands-on workshop requires that participants have Google Earth Pro (FREE) downloaded to their laptop before arriving. Registrants will receive download instructions prior to the first session. If you don’t have a laptop to bring with you to the workshop, we will pair you with someone who does.
 
Session 1: I’ve downloaded Google Earth Pro; now what? Using the video as our guide, we will stop at each step in order to practice what we’ve learned and restart the video when everyone is comfortable. Step-by-step instructions will be emailed out to help you with the process.
 



Wednesday, November 13
Google Earth for Genealogy: A Genealogy Gems presentation & workshop, Session 2  (Video)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Session 2: This workshop picks up where Session 1 left off, going beyond the basics of the GEP software. Attendance at Session 1 is a requirement to participate in this workshop.