Genealogy Today, by Betty Lou Malesky, CG
Local Seminar Offers Learning Opportunity
Not everyone is able to attend a national conference. The next best thing is a local seminar. No travel, no hotel expense, no extra meals to buy. The Green Valley Genealogical Society (GVGS) is sponsoring a seminar on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Green Valley Elks Lodge, 2951 S. Camino Mercado.
The speaker will be Julie Miller, CG, a professional researcher, lecturer, and writer. Julie is the 2010 Conference Chair for the National Genealogist Society (NGS). She also serves on the NGS Board of Directors and the Board of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Julie is past President of the Colorado Genealogical Society and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has volunteered at the National Archives-Rocky Mountain Regional Branch in Denver for over 14 years. In addition she is an award-winning genealogical columnist for the Bloomfield Enterprise and co-author of the Colorado Genealogy Blog (CoGenBlog).
Topics for this seminar are unique and should interest every researcher. They are:
Beyond Federal Population Schedules
This lecture explores the "other" census records we often overlook. Learn about the different types of U.S. census records and how to use these records to advance and enhance your research.
Alien Registration Records
Alien Registrations contain a wealth of personal information and may be unknown or overlooked when researching immigrant ancestors. This lecture will discuss what Alien Registrations are available, information found in the records, and how to access the records.
When Grandpa Went Off To War; U. S. Military Records
Civil War Pension Files are a treasure for genealogists but are often large and intimidating. This lecture discusses ways to organize, extract, and analyze the documents in a Civil War Pension File.
Would The Real Molly Brown Please Stand Up!
Margaret "Maggie" Tobin was born in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants. How did she become "Molly Brown," heroine of the Titanic? This lecture describes strategies for researching a famous person that apply equally to our personal research.
This special day includes free drawings for door prizes! In addition, raffle tickets will be available for a number of exciting genealogical prizes including a one year subscription to Ancestry.com's U.S. and international records databases worth $300.
Cost of the seminar is $37.50 for GVGS members or $42.50 for non-members. Optional GVGS Membership is $20.00. Admission includes a delicious buffet lunch, morning coffee and afternoon snack.
A registration form and directions to the Elks Lodge are on the society website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/. Registration must be received by February 12, 2011 at GVGS, P. O. Box 1009, Green Valley, AZ 85622-009. Come and make new friends with neighbors who share your passion for genealogy.
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