I work one shift each week at my local Family History Center. Every year, that center puts together a fantastic – and FREE – Family History Fair during the winter months. We always draw a large crowd of people from our small town and the surrounding cities. In fact, the last few years, we have filled the church almost to capacity. This year I am teaching four classes. It will be a busy day!
I know that most of my readers live far away from me and can’t possibly attend, but some of you live close by, so please, feel free to join us. All are welcome. The entire day is free and lunch is served. It’s usually pizza, fresh veggies, cookies, and water. Nothing too fancy, but it means you can stay all day without starving. 😉
The classes I am teaching are the following:
DNA Basics – Have you wondered about using DNA in your research? Come and learn about the different types of DNA tests, the different companies you can test with, what genealogy problems can be addressed with DNA, and a few examples of what DNA can do to knock down those brick walls.
Finding Hidden Records on FamilySearch – Did you know that FamilySearch has several different types of record collections? Come and learn how to find them all as we explore indexed collections with images, indexed collections with no images attached (but they might still be on FamilySearch), partially indexed collections with additional browse images, browse only collections, digitized microfilm found in the catalog that can be accessed from home, and digitized microfilm that can only be viewed at a Family History Center.
Making the Most of Ancestry.com – Come and learn how to supercharge your research on Ancestry.com by understanding the website and collections better and learning some fantastic smart search strategies that will help you find the records you are looking for more quickly.
Making the Most of Ancestry.com Trees – Why have a tree on Ancestry.com? Is public or private better? Learn how to create and use Ancestry.com Trees from scratch, by uploading a gedcom file, or by importing from FamilySearch. Give your research a boost by adding the power of an Ancestry Tree.
I have been teaching the two Ancestry classes for a few years now, but they are a hit and draw a large crowd so I will just keep on teaching them as long as I am asked to do so. 😉 The DNA Basics class and the Finding Hidden Records on FamilySearch class are both new classes that I created this fall. I LOVED teaching them and look forward to teaching them again.
Please feel free to join us and invite your friends!
Happy Tuesday, I hope you make a fantastic genealogy discovery today!
ps – We have had an unseasonably warm fall. I think it was 60 degrees on Saturday. FINALLY, it snowed on Sunday night. My little fella has had his snow gear all gathered and ready for weeks now. Well, not really his gear, a collection of items from the coat closet that he decided were the coolest. 😉 He was sooooo delighted to put it all on for school today.
pps – Su, in September I mentioned that we had snow on the mountains and everything was still in full bloom. Here you go – three pictures taken on the same day, at about the same time, from about the same spot. The mountain as seen from the front of my neighborhood, the flowers on my porch. Utah weather is crazy!