Sunday, June 4, 2017

Upcoming Minnesota Genealogical Society Webinars

Minnesota Genealogical Society's 
Wednesday Webinars

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Cari Taplin, CG
Wednesday, June 7

Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: Did you know you can create your own maps using Google's My Maps? Many of us use Google Maps for travel or locating a place. My Maps allows users to create custom maps which makes it a fantastic and easy-to-use research and analysis tool. Maps can be shared with others making it a great way to present your research to family and friends.
This webinar will give an overview of My Maps, examples for why and how it can be useful for genealogy, and will demonstrate how to create custom maps, including inserting lines, shapes, images, text, and more.

Diane L. Richard
Wednesday, August 2

Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: People sometimes disappear intentionally. Midwestern scofflaw and bigamist Robert Lee Chamberlain stole church funds and abandoned his family, rattling around the Midwest and Pacific Northwest before dying in New Mexico. By following clues in the records it's possible to track down even a 20th-century scofflaw.

Presenter: Diane L. Richard

Kelli Bergheimer
Wednesday, September 6

Getting Started in Genealogy--What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: How do you get started in genealogy? How do you organize what you know? Learn tools for success such as pedigree charts and family history software, where to go, and how to avoid common assumptions that can lead you astray.

Jennifer Alford
Wednesday, October 4

Get Your Story Out There!
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: Have you been writing your family’s history and wanted to share it with the world? Or perhaps you just want to give it as a gift to your grandchildren?  This presentation will cover the many options available for self-publishing. We’ll cover the latest online services that can get your work published electronically or in an actual book format. Whether you are publishing for yourself, your family, or ultimately for sale to the general public there are some important steps that you need to be aware of to protect your hard work. We’ll also cover the important topics of copyright, marketing, and selling your book.

Michelle Chubenko
Wednesday, November 1

The Holiday Talk: Get to Know Your Family's History
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: Each year as families gather for holiday dinners, the opportunity for discovering our own roots presents itself. Discover methods to learn about your family’s ancestral connections and traditions through family activities. Learn about the top 3 ways to share your family legacy -- pictures, stories, and documents -- with other family members and fellow researchers.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
Wednesday, December 6

The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Description: As family researchers we often encounter problems. There can be conflicting information about identity, dates, and places. We encounter situations where no one document clearly shows a parent-child relationship. We need to use multiple documents that, after thoughtful analysis, lead us to a conclusion. After a reasonably exhaustive research, we must assemble the evidence into a proof argument. We must successfully weave these proof arguments into the family tapestry.

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