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Spring Stay-At-Home

Research Tour
June 8 - 10, 2023

Seminar Topic: Filling in the Dash: Uncovering Ancestral Stories

Make real headway in your research! In this three-day, online experience you learn about essential resources and gain new research strategies through lectures from our staff, real-time demonstrations, one-on-one consultations, and other activities. Whether you are an advanced researcher or someone just beginning their journey into family history research, this virtual program will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to continue your family history research online from home. 

This program includes:

  • 6 lectures and access to recordings 

  • Lecture handouts and materials 

  • 2 one-on-one consultations (scheduled by our staff ahead of time) 

  • Demo and activity sessions with our experts and other participants 



Thursday – June 8
9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:15 AM Consultations and Personal Research
1:00 PM Lecture: Adding Story to Family History
2:00 PM Group Activity: Abstracting a Story
3:00 PM Lecture: Using Manuscripts in Your Genealogical Research
4:00 PM Demo: Using Archive Grid

Friday – June 9
10:00 AM Consultations and Personal Research
1:00 PM Lecture: Using Pension Files: American Revolution and Civil War
2:00 PM Demo: Finding and Reading a Pension on
3:00 PM Lecture: Researching Ancestral Occupations
4:00 PM Demo: Case Study

Saturday – June 10
10:00 AM Consultations and Personal Research
1:00 PM Lecture: The Basics of Court Records
2:00 PM Demo: Finding and Navigating Court Records
3:00 PM Lecture: Mining the Treasures in Newspapers
4:00 PM Demo: Searching Major Newspaper Websites