Free Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

9600 W. Grange Avenue
Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53228
414-425-4182


Presented by the

Milwaukee Family History Center
of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
and the
Milwaukee Personal Ancestral File Users Group
(MPAFUG)


Online Registration deadline October 25, 2012

Optional: print and mail this registration form to Jane Orne, 3975 S. 124th Street, Greenfield, WI 53228.
Mail in registration deadline October 22.

(Please print legibly)

Syllabus of all presentations (Optional) $ 5.00 each paid at time of pick up. Orders must be received by October 25th.


First name: Last name:
Telephone Number: Email Address:
LDS Member: Yes No Stake and Ward:
MPAFUG Member: Yes No (Milwaukee PAF Users Group)
First time attending our workshop: Yes No
Syllabus: Yes No Number Ordered:
Select one presentation per hour:



8a.m.
    Check-in and Pick up Syllabus:

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome - Announcements and Room Assignments:

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
German Research (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck
Beginning Genealogy (Beginner) - Sam Colon
Basic Internet Research (Basic-Intermediate) - Pat Mundstock

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Evernote For Genealogists (Intermediate-Advanced) - Bob Miller
Google - Beyond The Basic Search Box (Basic-Intermediate) - Pat Mundstock
Census Research - Federal and State (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
FamilySearch Family Tree (Basic-Intermediate-Advanced) - Susan Anderson

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Lunch on your own. Bring a bag lunch or visit an area restaurant. The Family History Center will remain open all day.

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Ancestry.com (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Miller
Genealogy Proof Standards (Basic-Intermediate-Advanced) - Pat Mundstock
Find A Grave (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
Passenger List Research (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck
Guidelines To Data Entry and Genealogy Reports (Basic-Advanced) - Jane Orne
Wisconsin Resources (Basic-Intermediate) - Sam Colon

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
U.S. Naturalization Records (Basic-Intermediate) - Pat Mundstock
Heritage Quest (Basic-Intermediate) - Sam Colon
Hales Corners Family History Center Resources (Basic-Intermediate) - Jane Orne



For additional information telephone the Milwaukee Family History Center (414) 425-4182.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Note: Chairs are not padded, bring a cushion for your comfort



Presentation Descriptions

9:00 a.m.

German Research - Bob Heck     This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researchers interested in working on German Research in Genealogy. We will discuss finding where your family came from using familiar resources. We will also look at Internet Resources where you can find original and transcribed documents. We will look at Meyers Orts to find where church and civil records are kept.

Beginning Genealogy - Sam Colon     This program is designed for beginner researcher. Taking the first step On Your Journey Of Discovery is an introduction to genealogy research, how to get started with basic research techniques and forms to use.

Basic Internet Research - Pat Mundstock      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. Are you frustrated with Internet searches that get too many – or not enough – quality results? Do other people seem to find great genealogy information on the Internet, but you don't seem to have the same luck? Learn how to enter your search requests in Google so you get results that match what you really want. We'll also look beyond Google to find some hidden treasures on the Internet.

10:00 a.m.

Evernote For Genealogists - Bob Miller      This program is designed for intermediate to advanced researcher. A handy web research tool, Evernote (free version) offers a convenient way to capture and organize research notes using web pages, emails, images, etc. This presentation will show you how to subscribe to and use Evernote in your genealogical research. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a web page, a photograph, a voice memo, or handwritten note. Evernote makes it easy to remember and access things using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Evernote can be used to keep track of genealogy notes. Do you have little scraps of paper that magically seem to multiply, take a picture or scan them and save it in Evernote. Save articles to read later. Use Evernote for storing and finding your favorite recipes and other scanned images. Have you thought about what you would do if you lost your wallet? Use Evernote to save account numbers and other hard to remember information. Evernote is available in a robust free version or an even more featured paid version.

Google - Beyond The Basic Search Box - Pat Mundstock     This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. There is so much more available through Google than just basic Internet searches. In this session we'll highlight other helpful Google products such as Books, Images, Maps, Reader, and Translate. Using these tools can help the genealogist, all with the click of a mouse, utilize a host of resources which ordinarily could be very overwhelming in the non-computerized world.

Census Research - Federal and State - Bob Heck      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researchers interested in using the Census to advance their family history. In this program we will look into the Federal Census from 1790 through 1940 but also into the State Census. Most people overlook the State Census but we will look at them in detail. We will also briefly look at Canadian and British Census and European Census.

11:00 a.m.

FamilySearch Family Tree - Susan Anderson Family Tree is the latest addition to the FamilySearch.org website. Family Tree is an online family tree that allows you to collaborate with others to build, share, manage, and preserve your family history online. It uses the same database as new.FamilySearch.org, and it will replace that application in early 2013. Family Tree will be released to the public in early October 2012.



Noon    -    Bring a bag lunch, visit an area restaurant or visit the Family History Center



1:00 p.m.

Ancestry.com - Bob Miller      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. Ancestry.com world version is now available (for free) at the Family History Center in Hales Corners. Ancestry.com is the richest internet resource available to genealogists, but finding “your” information on Ancestry can be quite a challenge. This presentation will highlight various search techniques that will enhance your research experience.

Genealogy Proof Standards - Pat Mundstock      This program is designed for beginner to advanced researcher. How good is your data? What should you do when you find information which conflicts with something you already know? Are you really following the correct family line? All genealogists, including beginners, should keep these standards in mind to help ensure that your research efforts result in the best results possible with the least amount of effort. Attend this session to review the guidelines with examples. You'll be better prepared to avoid bad assumptions and rework.

Basic Find-A-Grave - Bob Heck      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. This program will look at the Find-A-Grave system containing over 85 million grave records, tombstone photos, and links to many relatives. While this program is aimed at beginner to intermediate researchers, even advanced researchers will learn from this presentation.

2:00 p.m.


Passenger List Research - Bob Heck      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researchers interested in learning how to explore web sites containing millions of records. All ports are covered. The period covered is from 1820 through 1924. The documents available on line are free and can provide a major breakthrough in your research. In the later records you can learn who the nearest relative was in the home country as well as the name and address of the person in this country with whom they will be living.

Guidelines To Data Entry and Genealogy Reports- Jane Orne      This program is designed for beginner to advanced researcher. This presentation will focus on data entry guidelines and their effect on creating reports. You will learn how to create custom reports to make your research efforts more effective. The Personal Ancestral File program will be used in the examples, however the same guidelines are used in other programs and on the Internet.

Wisconsin Resources - Sam Colon      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. This program will cover what resources are available on the state level as well as the county level and where to find them.

3:00 p.m.

U.S. Naturalization Records - Pat Mundstock      This program is designed for beginner to advanced researcher. Naturalization records are part of the next "big" project for Family Search indexing. Prepare now as these records become more readily available to genealogists. We'll cover how these records can be useful for genealogy, steps in the naturalization process, as well as locating these records (indexed or not). There are many tips and tricks for using these records as the process for naturalization changed several times over the years.

HeritageQuest Online - Sam Colon      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. What is Heritage Quest? This presentation will highlight what type of genealogy data is available, and how to access it online.

Hales Corners Family History Center Resources - Jane Orne      This program is designed for beginner to intermediate researcher. This Family History Center is the largest in southeastern Wisconsin. It houses collections of microfilm, books, research guides, and provides FREE access to some of the most popular online genealogical databases including the world version of Ancestry, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records, Footnote, and more. It maintains a collection of the Wisconsin pre 1907 birth, death and marriage records, Catholic and Protestant church records, cemetery records for southeastern Wisconsin, and Hamburg passenger records. The center also has access to the 2.4 million microfilms in the Salt Lake City Family History Library. This presentation will review the resources available at this center.


This is not an official site of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS or any of its stakes, wards, or missions.