Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just Starting Genealogy?

The Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogy Society is presenting a spring workshop series to help begin your search for ancestors.
There are three workshops. This is the first time the Branch will offer workshops at its office in Oshawa.  The workshops start at the absolute beginner level and increase in depth as the series continues.  There is limited enrolment to provide ample opportunity for attendee questions.  Enrol in one or two or ALL.  There are discounts for registering for a complete series and for OGS members. Low introductory pricing!  Register soon for this first series!
Who’s Your Grandpa? Selected topics: searching your home; talk to family; pedigree; family data; research cycle; repositories; Internet; organizations; descendants’ chart; and more.
Beginner1  Thurs. Apr. 22, 2010 @1:00 – 3:30 pm

Base Camp for Family History  Organizing ideas; other researchers; places to find family histories; military records; online histories; family; queries and message boards; search engines; genealogy software and more. 
Beginner2  Thurs. May 6, 2010 @1:00 – 3:30 pm
Vital Statistics: Births, Marriages, Deaths This workshop’s content is more focussed and will go into greater detail. Selected topics: sources; search techniques; documenting and much more.
Intermediate1 Thurs. June 10, 2010 @ 1:00 – 3:30 pm
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