Friday, November 13, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
It's here! Our online seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke. You should have received your confirmation of registration, the URL to sign in, the handout, and a list of silent auction items.
Gems for Genealogical Research
Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke
Saturday, November 7, 2020. 9 am - 3 pm (social time 8:30 am - 9 am)
Via Zoom -- the link will be sent via email to registered participants several days before the seminar.
Members $50, Non-members $60. Registration is now open -- register soon!
Four topics to up your technology skills for your genealogical research:
- The 2020 Genealogist's Google Search Methodology
- Google Books: The Tool I Use Every Day
- Cool Cases Solved: How to Identity Your Photos
- Future Technology and Genealogy – 5 Strategies You Need
An online Silent Auction will be part of the Seminar event. All registered participants will receive both the seminar link and the silent auction link two days before the seminar. Auction items include memberships to Ancestry, GenealogyBank, Findmypast, fold3, and Newspapers.com. There will also be mystery grab bags of used books on various topics.
Here are our Silent Auction Items. You must be registered for the seminar to bid.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Last Saturday we had a presentation by Pam Wong about Jan See Chin, her ancestor who had a remarkable career both in Australia and China.
Pam explained that Eastern Europeans weren't the only ones who changed their names on arrival in a new country. Jan See Chin's experiences relates to those many of our ancestors went through.
We didn't realize how much ethnic prejudice there was in Australia
Pam kept the audience engaged with cliffhangers.
Pam used the history of the place and unusual resources, such as museums and academic papers to tell her story, and included some backstory to help us understand better.
One of our classmates suggested that this could be adapted well as a story for young readers.