I hope your holidays were great and you are now spending your evenings sitting in front of the TV working on your family trees on Ancestry. Winter is a great time for genealogy. Mark your calendars and plan to take advantage of these opportunities to learn.
GENEALOGY FORUM – CARMEL LIBRARY
Held on 3rd Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. in the Training Room, 2nd Floor, Carmel Library. This is an opportunity to expand your knowledge, ask questions, and network with others
January 19 – “Turner Christian – Building a Case History” – In late November Ancestry shocked the genealogy community when it announced that as of Jan. 1, they would no longer sell Family Tree Maker software. Thus, I’ve changed the topic of my presentation for the January Forum and will show you how multiple sources were combined in the quest to prove that Turner Christian was my husband’ ggg grandfather.
February 16 – “Introduction to Genetic Genealogy” presented by Steven Frank. The program will tell us how to trace your ancestors through genetics (DNA) and will discuss DNA tests that are available through Ancestry and other sources.
FINDING FAMILY – Spring 2016 – CARMEL LIBRARY
Five-week class will be taught on Wednesday mornings in March from 10 -12 a.m. Dates are March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 in the Training Room, 2nd Floor at Carmel Library. The class includes how to get started, how to organize your information, what kinds of records are available and how to find them. Everything builds on the first class so it is important to be able to attend the March 2 session. A comfort level with computers is recommended. The course is free but limited to 18 and attendees need to register by calling the reference desk at the library (844-3362). Taught by Sue Dillon