Wednesday, September 6, 2017

824, Upcoming Hamilton County Events

[Thanks to Sue Dillon for these notices.]

Tues., Sept. 19 –  Genealogy Forum  “Wills and Probates: A Bonanza of Information for Genealogists - 1-2 pm    2nd Floor Training Room
Have you noticed that probates are now searchable on Family Search and Ancestry?  Sarah Pfundstein, Genealogy Collection Librarian at the Indiana State Library, will discuss wills and probates, the types of information they contain, and the benefits for genealogists.  Sarah is very knowledgeable and has presented at the Midwestern Roots conference and at public libraries throughout Indiana
Sat., Oct. 14 –- Genealogy Workshop  - “How to Plan and Publish your Family History” - 9:30 – 12:30    1st Floor Program Room
We know that if we don’t publish our family’s history all of our research may parish.  But - where do we begin?  What should we include?  How do we organize it and get it printed?  All of these questions will be answered at our Oct. 14 workshop being taught by two experts.  Nancy Massey : genealogist, lecturer, author, and head librarian in the Indiana Room at the Hamilton East Public Library – and - Carolyn Parrott: professional researcher, lecturer, and author - are partnering to conduct this unique workshop.  They will begin by taking you through the 5 steps in planning.  Then Nancy will demonstrate “My Canvas” and “Family Tree Maker” publishing software programs.  Carolyn will demonstrate another widely-used genealogy software; such as Roots Magic or Reunion (for Mac users) and show samples of book pages from both.  We will have a display of published family histories and invite you to bring any you might have to share in the display.
Wed. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 – Genealogy Course  - “Finding Family”
This Fall’s five-week “Finding Family” genealogy course begins on Wed., October 4, 6:30-8:30 in the Training Room on the 2nd floor. The course is free but limited to 18 people.  Attendees need to register by calling the reference desk at the library (844-3362). The course, taught by Sue Dillon, teaches about kinds of information to look for, how to use Ancestry, Family Search, Find a Grave, and many other online resources, and how to organize your information once you’ve found it.  Everything builds on the first class so it is important to be able to attend the October 4th session.  A comfort level with computers is recommended.
Nancy Massey has announced their genealogy programs and class schedule for September and October.  Nancy’s classes cover many subjects and are a great way to increase your genealogy skills.  To see the schedule and register for the classes, go to their online calendar at (enter “genealogy” in the “search” box) or you may register by calling the Indiana Room at the library at 317 770-3236. 

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