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Virtual Fall Research Stay-at-Home

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Thursday, November 12 - Saturday, November 14
Presented by various experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Fall Research Stay-At-Home, a virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff on popular genealogical topics, chat with our experts and other participants daily, and receive one-on-one consultation time focused on your research questions. From the most advanced researcher to someone just beginning their journey into family history research, the Fall Research Stay-At-Home 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)
  • Activitiy and Demo sessions with our experts and other participants

Live sessions will be broadcast through Zoom Video Conferencing. Information about accessing both live and recorded content will be sent to participants ahead of time. Access to a personal device, and internet connection is required to take full advantage of this program.

Agenda

Thursday, November 12: Organizing
9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Choosing a Genealogical Software Program, Rhonda R. McClure
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Lecture: Organizing Family Papers for Donation, Lindsay Murphy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session

Friday, November 13: Land & Probate
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Using Land Records in Family History Research, David Allen Lambert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Lecture: Getting the Most from Probate Records, Melanie McComb
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session

Saturday, November 14: Periodicals
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and time for personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Mining the Treasures in Newspapers, Rhonda R. McClure
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Searching Scholarly Journals on AmericanAncestors.org, Don LeClair
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Demo/Activity Session

*Each participant is guaranteed 2 consultations during the program. Consultations will be scheduled ahead of time by American Ancestors staff and will be based on information provided on the research questionnaire filled out by participants.

*Schedule subject to change.

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