MONDAY - NOVEMBER 18, 2013
THE ORGANIZED FAMILY HISTORIAN
Speaker: Don Classey
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Don has resided in northern Illinois for over 30 years. In 1973, Don left the U.S. Navy and pooled his Navy electronics training with his previous college credits to receive his Associate Degree in Broadcast Communications from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Later, after his marriage to his wife Carol, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while working at Baxter Healthcare. His career at Baxter Healthcare began as a Senior Technician and rose to Senior Principal Engineer.
It was his work as a Project Leader, where Don honed his skills on organization. He had project teams of over 25 people, across multiple locations (Illinois, Florida, Singapore, and Japan) to communicate with and manage on a project basis.
As a member of the Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois) for six years, Don has been a Board Member for five of those six years. He is also very active in the society’s community outreach, volunteering his time over the past five years at the society’s Wednesday night workshops held at the Zion-Benton Public Library helping individuals looking to start, add to, and/or draw to a close their genealogy research.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Learn best practices for getting your family research materials organized. Without a doubt, the most exciting aspects of genealogy research is the thrill of the hunt, however, organizing and preserving that information creates a legacy that will last for generations to come.
You have probably asked to yourself, “What do I do with all this stuff I’ve collected?” It is easy to become overwhelmed with paper records, photographs, notes, artifacts and more information than any one person could imagine ever existed.
The answer to this dilemma is organization. More precisely, organization as described in the book, "The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms", by Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL. Undoubtedly, this is the “go to” book that genealogist and family historians should use/own for putting your stuff in order. It not only suggests a “best methods” for attacking your research but it also gives solid advice on how to archive and protect your family history too.
The above titled book and a brief review of other computer-based solutions are covered in this presentation.
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use.
Our workshop volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November.
Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.
Map to Zion-Benton Library
THE VICTOR'S LAUREL
SOCIETY 1940 INDEXERS
Rosalie Bosner, Cynthia Braze, Sherry Byrne, Don Classey, Teresa Hatten, Loanne Layne, Vicki Mattson, Patricia Wensle, Jerry Wiatrowski
SOCIETY 1940 ARBITRATOR