On Saturday, September 26, 2015
Alternative Search Strategies in Genealogy
George G. Morgan
The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:
Locating and Accessing Published Genealogies Online - Thousands of genealogy-related books have been digitized, indexed and made available online at many sites and the number is growing each year. You will learn the types of materials available, the primary Internet sites where they can be found, and how to access these digitized books.
Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse (and Where to Look) - Prepare yourself in advance for on-site and online research by consulting authoritative sources. Learn why records may not be available in the courthouse, what may have happened to them, and where they (or replacements or substitutes) may exist today.
Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered - Explore a number of record types many genealogists skip or gloss over, and reexamine less frequently consulted portions of familiar records. These records can provide new clues and insights to open new research doors and help break down brick walls.
Sidestep Genealogy - Sidestep genealogy means researching our ancestors' siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins and collateral lines, their records, places they lived, and other resources. This lecture will make you stop and think about alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources you may never have considered.Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois
Lunch is included.
Genealogy vendors and door prizes are also featured.