April 27, 2013
The April 6 program presented by our own Shirley Wilson, was chock full of information about how to get the best results, particularly with regard to original records, from the major genealogical websites, such as FamilySearch and Ancestry. The generous handouts will serve as a handy reminder how to get from here to there in navigating those sites.
The May meeting will be presented by yours truly (Deanna Slappey), whose talk will be: Genealogy: It's All About Learning. The subject resulted from a telephone conversation with another member, Dot Bishop, in which both observed that, regardless of one's educational background, genealogy was all about learning. It's an active learning process, to which we are continually adding, and through logic and process of deduction and induction, contributing to the total body of knowledge. The talk will touch on educational opportunities, the research process and the sometimes surprising results.
Our meeting on May 4 will be our last regular monthly meeting. The next opportunity we'll have to get together and talk genealogy will be at our Summer Workshop. We've posted information about our 2013 Summer Workshop on the Workshop page of this website. Be sure to check it out and make plans to be with us on July 27.
Our members are our greatest asset.
Keep supporting your local Society, your local library, and especially the Alabama Room!
Deanna Slappey, Editor