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Researching Your Family History: Genealogy Lecture Series

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 1, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm

1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 22
 *Each session can be attended as a stand-alone program
Advance Registration Required
Cost: $25 per lecture; $20 LVHS Members
Includes training materials and handouts
Lectures by Sharon B. Hodges, Professional Genealogist
Sponsored by and for the benefit of Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Location: Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Dr, Kilmarnock
Lectures begin at 1:00 sharp; doors open 12:30
Registration Options:
1. Online at www.mkt.com/maryball
2. Call 804-462-7280
3. DOWNLOAD THE DETAILS AS A PDF FLYER AT http://bit.ly/LVHSgenealogy2019


SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 24
Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy

Beginner/refresher session about the skills needed to find records, documentation, and information on your ancestors. Whether you are new to research or have been doing it a while, this session can help you find new starting points and ways to avoid bad habits. Some of the topics included are: Starting off on the right foot; The internet is not always right and everything is not on the Internet; Primary v. secondary sources; Databases; and original documents v. abstracts or transcripts.

SESSION 2: OCTOBER 1
All About the Census

Do you fully understand what census records say? Learn about how and why you should use the census; census dates and missing years; the instructions given to the census takers; types of data collected; and what you can do if your ancestor is not found in a census. Also discover there is more to the census than what is online!

SESSION 3: OCTOBER 8
Repository Research & Ancestor Timelines

The researcher who relies only on what is found online is not making use of all the information available. Learn the do’s and don’ts of making personal visits to libraries, records rooms, and other repositories. Preparation is the most important factor in finding records, so understand what types of records exist for the time period being researched; where those records are housed; and how the records are arranged. Once you begin collecting your research, you’ll need a good way to organize it. Beyond basic trees and data worksheets, a timeline can help you place your ancestors in their historical, social, and economic contexts. Learn how to create a timeline and how it can help you see facts, relationships, what information is missing, and maybe even where you can look next.

SESSION 4: OCTOBER 22
A Focus on Virginia Records and Research

Learn information specific and unique to researching Virginia ancestors, understanding Virginia history, and using Virginia repositories. It is especially important to understand the state and county court systems during the time of your ancestor, the types of records created by those courts, and where the records can be found today. Also find out about topics including Virginia boundary changes and disputes; immigration and naturalization; land, probate, and church records; vital records; and burned county information.

Note: There is no lecture on October 15

About the Instructor:  Sharon B. Hodges has been involved in genealogical research for over 30 years as a professional genealogist, teacher, lecturer, and active member of multiple national, state, and local genealogical societies. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR), a past grader for the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course, past Secretary of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and past President of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Sharon currently volunteers at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Research Library and in her free time does hired client research.

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc.
804-462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org
www.LancasterVaHistory.org

Organizer

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

804-462-7280

Researching Your Family History: Genealogy Lecture Series

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 1, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm

Lancaster Community Library , 16 Town Centre Drive Kilmarnock, VA 22482


The event is also available on:

1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 22
 *Each session can be attended as a stand-alone program
Advance Registration Required
Cost: $25 per lecture; $20 LVHS Members
Includes training materials and handouts
Lectures by Sharon B. Hodges, Professional Genealogist
Sponsored by and for the benefit of Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Location: Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Dr, Kilmarnock
Lectures begin at 1:00 sharp; doors open 12:30
Registration Options:
1. Online at www.mkt.com/maryball
2. Call 804-462-7280
3. DOWNLOAD THE DETAILS AS A PDF FLYER AT http://bit.ly/LVHSgenealogy2019


SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 24
Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy

Beginner/refresher session about the skills needed to find records, documentation, and information on your ancestors. Whether you are new to research or have been doing it a while, this session can help you find new starting points and ways to avoid bad habits. Some of the topics included are: Starting off on the right foot; The internet is not always right and everything is not on the Internet; Primary v. secondary sources; Databases; and original documents v. abstracts or transcripts.

SESSION 2: OCTOBER 1
All About the Census

Do you fully understand what census records say? Learn about how and why you should use the census; census dates and missing years; the instructions given to the census takers; types of data collected; and what you can do if your ancestor is not found in a census. Also discover there is more to the census than what is online!

SESSION 3: OCTOBER 8
Repository Research & Ancestor Timelines

The researcher who relies only on what is found online is not making use of all the information available. Learn the do’s and don’ts of making personal visits to libraries, records rooms, and other repositories. Preparation is the most important factor in finding records, so understand what types of records exist for the time period being researched; where those records are housed; and how the records are arranged. Once you begin collecting your research, you’ll need a good way to organize it. Beyond basic trees and data worksheets, a timeline can help you place your ancestors in their historical, social, and economic contexts. Learn how to create a timeline and how it can help you see facts, relationships, what information is missing, and maybe even where you can look next.

SESSION 4: OCTOBER 22
A Focus on Virginia Records and Research

Learn information specific and unique to researching Virginia ancestors, understanding Virginia history, and using Virginia repositories. It is especially important to understand the state and county court systems during the time of your ancestor, the types of records created by those courts, and where the records can be found today. Also find out about topics including Virginia boundary changes and disputes; immigration and naturalization; land, probate, and church records; vital records; and burned county information.

Note: There is no lecture on October 15

About the Instructor:  Sharon B. Hodges has been involved in genealogical research for over 30 years as a professional genealogist, teacher, lecturer, and active member of multiple national, state, and local genealogical societies. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR), a past grader for the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course, past Secretary of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and past President of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Sharon currently volunteers at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Research Library and in her free time does hired client research.

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc.
804-462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org
www.LancasterVaHistory.org

Organizer

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

804-462-7280

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