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Watering Your Family Tree
A Series of Six Classes for Successful Genealogy Research
Classes meet from 2pm until 4pm on each Tuesday from March 12th through April 16th at the Central Library in the Computer Lab on the 4th Floor. Sign up for any class or the entire series.
To register, click on the date(s) below or call (859) 231-5500.
First of six classes for those researching their Family Histories. Denise Shanks will discuss the family research process. She will also explore sources & facilities available in Lexington Public Library's Kentucky Room & website. Ms. Shanks is a librarian with Lexington Public Library’s Kentucky Room and also enjoys researching her own family history.
Walter Bowman will explore historical and genealogical resources at the Kentucky State Archives. This will be an overview with examples of records groups at the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives which are of value to family history researchers. Mr. Bowman is Archives Room Supervisor at the Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives.
Pam Brinegar, CG, will discuss genealogical standards. Citing sources, analyzing information for evidence, and writing proof statements may not be among genealogy's most glamorous activities, but no family tree is credible without them. Examples will be used to illustrate the importance of setting research goals, applying the five steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard, and using the basic principle of evidence analysis. Ms. Brinegar is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists of the American Society for Genealogists. She currently teaches a genealogy class through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Sharyn Mitchell will share tips, techniques, and resources unique to African-American genealogy research in Kentucky. Ms. Mitchell is a Research Services Specialist with the Special Collections & Archives in the Hutchins Library at Berea College. She is also President of the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky.
Johnna Waldon will discuss genealogy software products such as Family Tree Maker, Legacy and Reunion. She will also share the joys of Jammy Genealogy – online research! Ms. Waldon is a librarian and Assistant Manager at Lexington Public Library’s Northside Branch, a board member of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, and editor of Bluegrass Roots. While pursuing certification as a Genealogy Librarian, she still finds time to research her own family history.
|Last class in the series. A hands on workshop for doing individual work, exploring relevant sources and using aids online in the Computer Lab. Librarians will be available to consult in the lab! Bring two or three specific questions to research and any supporting documents, facts & charts that you already have to aid research on these questions.|