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Alabama Genealogical Society Spring 2018 Seminar

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

“Online and Offline, Records are Windows to the Past”

Presented by David Rencher (FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer)


  • Alabama Research on the Highways and Byways

Archives, libraries, courthouses and societies all come together when tracing your family history in Alabama. Learn about applying the right strategies in the right places and enjoy a good dose of serendipity along the way.

  • Using All the Features of FamilySearch

Learn the breadth and depth of the programs and features of the FamilySearch organization and website. The genealogical landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade - learn what FamilySearch has done to adapt.

  • FamilySearch Collections - Tips and Tricks

This session illuminates tips and tricks to finding and searching various record collections in FamilySearch. Learn new techniques for searching the historical record collections, compiled genealogies, and the Family History Library Catalog.

  • Coming Forward, Descendant Research

You can’t just put the engine in “reverse” and trace descendants. Methodologies, records and sources are described as well as how to organize the massive amount of records that will be gathered during a comprehensive descendant research project.

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Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am - 3:30pm
Huntsville, Alabama : SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown, 745 Constellation Place Drive SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801

British and New England Resources and Strategies, presented by Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG

  • Scotland Research Strategies – how to unravel a family legend, step by step, to prove its validity, along with a review of Scottish records, strategy tools and processes; presentation covers non-conformist and Church of Scotland records, censuses, land records, deeds, wills, testamentary, poor law, and military records.
  • England, the Quest for English Ancestors – English civil and church records as well as census records make doing research back to 1837 more feasible. Pre-1837 requires a greater knowledge of little known resources taking one back to 1600s.
  • Wales Online Resources – online (and some not online) resources available for those who have ancestors in Wales. Done live using the Internet.
  • New England Ancestors – More than a quarter of ALL Americans have some New England ancestry. Our speaker will review each New England state’s best genealogical assets to help researches locate their ancestors’ origins, both online and all other media formats

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This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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