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Genealogy Workshop Courses


Family History Consultant

Brenda L. Smith

Sunday April 23, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Doors open 8:15 am)

Barowsky Hall, Cranberry Seniors Centre
6792 Cranberry Street, Powell River BC

CASTING THE NET: Seek Your Ancestors On The Internet

So many web sites — so little time. For the family historian, the Internet is a sea of possibilities. Learn how to make the best choices, and achieve the best results, by setting your nets in the best pools. This presentation emphasizes the free aspects of the Web, and discusses effective search techniques.

CITE THAT! Citation Made Easy For The Family Historian

Who said that? Under what circumstances? Family historians know we need to cite sources, but many of us need training to do it well. Learn why and how to document your family history reports. This presentation demystifies the process, and can be a hands-on experience for a small group or a lecture for more participants.

MOVING TO A NEW LIFE: Migration Beyond Ships’ Lists

Migration from Europe to the Americas dates from the 1600s. In 1918, Canada’s population was about 8 million, when immigrants since 1902 accounted for an increase of 3 million. Your ancestors may have migrated through several geographic regions before ending up where you have found them. Beyond ships’ passenger lists that are commonly consulted, investigate the other places to look for migration records.

NOW WHAT? The Family History Research Cycle

Explore the recursive nature of family history research. Learn to build on background knowledge and proven evidence. Use context and collateral evidence to extend your search.

AFTER THEY LANDED: Use Timelines to Develop Your Family Narrative

Examine this powerful tool to assemble your research and convert your findings into the narrative your family wants.

Cost $40

Bring Your Own Lunch
Coffee, Tea and Snacks Provided

Door Prizes

Limited Seating
Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment Required

Contact Sharon Ellis at: or (604) 487.0888

Contact Ray Sketchley at: or (604) 485.5878

Informal Get Together With Brenda Over Dinner
Open to Anyone Attending the Genealogy Workshop Courses

Saturday April 22, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Snickers Restaurant - Dining Room
4591 Marine Avenue, Powell River BC
No Host Dinner - Limited Seating

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Brenda L. Smith Biography

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