14 November 2012

North Lanark Historical Society genealogy workshop

The North Lanark Historical Society will be hosting a genealogy workshop on: Wed, Thurs & Fri, Nov 21, 22 & 23, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm at the Museum in Appleton.
The workshop is intended for people who wish to begin building a family tree, or who wish to take advantage of the sources and services on the internet.
For people who have considerable experience already, the workshop will provide a refresher, a discussion of current on-line resources, and some research assistance.
There will be a review of alternative approaches so that participants can be confident they will not be faced with the need to repeat any work later.
The format of the workshop will be as follows.
Wed Nov 21. 2 to 4 pm Overview of Genealogy by Bob Butler and Brian Tackaberry
The overview will include:
- Different Reasons to work on your family tree, and how that effects your approach.
- The Pros and Cons of building your family tree on the internet.
- Alternate Internet Genealogy Services - To search for info and to build on line trees.
- The Need for Documentation - A Loyalist Example
- Major sources of information
- Demonstrations with Ancestry and Family Tree Maker

Thurs & Fri, Nov 22 & 23, 2 to 4 pm Getting Started On Your Own Family Tree
Demonstration of starting a new tree, using data from workshop participants if available.

Workshop participants who bring their own computer with WiFi capability will be able connect to Ancestry and start their own tree.
You will be also be able to work on your own tree at home for the duration of the workshop.
If you will be using your own computer, we recommend you purchase a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012 with synchronization capability. (Available from Global Genealogy for $39.95 + taxes & shipping)
Two computers will be provided by the Museum to be shared among the attendees.
Bob & Brian will be available to provide individual assistance sources or computer techniques.
Both instructors have been working steadily on Genealogy for many years, starting during the "bad old days" when microfilms etc were a primary source of info.
Brian is a member of the OGS (Ontario Genealogical Society), the president of the Bay of Quinte Branch of the United Empire Loyalists, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Bob has particated in the OGS CSIG (Computer Special Interest Group) for several years and provided research room support at Ottawa OGS and BIFHSGO conferences. (British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa). You can review some of his work on his web site: R.E. Butler - Genealogy

$10 per person for each day attended. $25 for all 3 days.

Please register with Sarah at the North Lanark Regional Museum 613-257-8503

Or email: Appletonmuseum@hotmail.com with your name, phone number, and dates you plan to attend.

If there is sufficient interest, other workshops will be held in the future, possibly in the evening.

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