Wednesday, February 03, 2010


In case you haven't seen their announcement yet- very promising lineup of classes!

Saturday, 15 May 2010
Maryland Heights Centre
2344 McKelvey Road

Again this year, we are pleased to be able to offer audio CDs will be made of selected lectures for those who were unable to attend. These CDs are available May 15th through September 1st 2010.

40A: Balancing on North Carolina
Understanding the geographical and migration patterns can improve your success with North Carolina research. Learn about locating records, repositories, and the resources you need to find a Tarheel ancestor. (J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGAs)

40B: What’s New in RootsMagic 4, Part 1
An introduction to RootsMagic 4, the newest version of this award-winning genealogy software. Learn about new features like Web search, shared events (witnesses), person and place mapping, Evidence Explained-based SourceWizard, and much more. (Bruce Buzbee)

40C: Connecting with Your Czech and German-Bohemian Ancestors
This presentation is designed to help you identify an approach to locating your ancestors’ place of origin in today’s Czech Republic and tracing them in that country. (Dan Vornberg)

40D: Getting Started in Genealogy
If you are just getting started, you will want to know basic concepts of family history research, how to document your research, and the tools needed for best results. (Ann Barberis Wittenberg)

40E: Tennessee, the Road to the WestTennessee became a crossroads for travelers between the East and the frontier. Learn about the abundant records that exist for genealogists researching Tennessee. Strategies, repositories, and examples will be presented. (J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGAs)

40F: Everything You Need to Know About
Learn about, an up-and-coming genealogical website, and the never-before-seen online historic documents they provide. (Russ Wilding)

40G: Irish Research—Climbing the Family Tree
Analyze information on your Irish family and develop a game plan to find ancestors across “the Pond.” (Sandra M. Brunsmann-Hughes)

40H: Published Histories, City Directories, and Sanborn Maps: A Trifecta of Sources
A wealth of information can be obtained in published histories, especially county histories. In addition, learn how to find and use city directories to locate the residences and businesses of families. Beginning in the 1800s and varying by location, Sanborn Insurance Maps may help you to locate buildings in historical settings. (Bob Goode)

40I: Siege Warfare: the Mo. State Archives Prepares for the Civil War Sesquicentennial (John Dougan)

40J: Why Send Germans to Missouri, Of All Places? Gottfried Duden and His (Many) Enemies (Steven W. Rowan)

40K: Using American Church Records in Genealogy
This lecture is designed for relative newcomers to explore what church records may exist in America and what useful information they may have for your family research. (Dan Vornberg)

40L: Kentucky, The First State to the West
The Commonwealth of Kentucky was the first state west of the mountains. Learn about the record types, where to find them, and how to use them in your research. (J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA)

40M: What’s New in RootsMagic 4, Part 2
Continue learning about the new features of RootsMagic. The To-Go feature makes it easy to run the program directly from a flash drive and much more. (Bruce Buzbee)

40N: How to Crack the Case on Your Family History—Missouri Laws and Judicial Records
Historic court records offer tremendous insight into the lives of Missourians and provide a valuable window into the past. Understanding the history of Missouri’s judicial records helps you to use and value them in family history research. (Patricia M. Luebbert)

40O: Finding My Way Home Again … OR A Closer Look at Migration Trails
Early settlers of North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee followed pathways through the mountains that continue to be traveled today. This lecture focuses on the major trails and migration patterns that led our ancestors to the frontier South. (J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA)

40P: Footnote Presents: History is Biography—Making History Personal helps you to find and share historic documents. See how this can help make history personal. (Eric Keith)

For more information, or to register, go here.

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