Genealogical Skills Boot Camp



Genealogical Skills Boot Camp
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Genealogical Skills Boot Camp
May 16 – May 18, 2019
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA


Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. This intensive three-day program will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle genealogical problems like a pro. Topics include: strategies for analyzing records, online research, breaking down genealogical brick walls, and more. Early registration deadline extended!: February 15, 2019.

AGENDA

Thursday, May 16
THE BASICS: RECORDS, RECORDING, ANALYZING

9:30 – 10:00 – Check in, refreshments
10:00 – 10:30 – Introductions (staff and participants)
11:00 – Genealogy 101, Ann Lawthers, Genealogist
12:30 – Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 – Record Analysis, Part I, Ann Lawthers
3:00 – Break
3:15 - Record Analysis, Part II, Ann Lawthers
4:45 – Conclude/questions
5:00 – Reception
5:30 – 9:00 – Personal Research, Extended Library Time

Friday, May 17
BREAKING DOWN GENEALOGICAL BRICK WALLS

9:30 – 10:00 – Homework Review, Refreshments
10:00 - Taking Action: How to Create a Research Plan, Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services
11:00 - Family Ties: Using Extended Family to Circumnavigate a Brick Wall, Lindsay Fulton
12:00 – Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00- Broadening Your Scope: Employing Ancestral Associates in Your Research, Lindsay Fulton
2:00 - Knowing the Neighbors: How Neighbors Can Help Solve Genealogical Mysteries, Lindsay Fulton
3:00 - Break
3:15 - Making Your Case and Drawing Conclusions, Lindsay Fulton
4:15 - Conclude/questions
4:30– 9:00 Personal Research, Extended Library Time

Saturday, May 18
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ONLINE RESEARCH

9:30 – 10:00 – Homework Review, Refreshments
10:00 – General Best Practices for Researching Online, Ann Lawthers
11:00 – Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org, Don LeClair
12:00 – Group lunch (provided)
1:00- Using Ancestry.com, Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Genealogist
2:00 – Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Alice Kane, Library Patron Services and Consultations Manager
3:00- Break
3:15- Using Google for Genealogical Research, Rhonda R. McClure
4:15 – Final questions
4:45 – Graduation Ceremony, Conclude

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before March 15, 2019, will be subject to a $100 per person cancellation fee. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation. There is no refund for services or portions of the tour not taken, or for participants who do not complete the tour.

Member Pricing: NEHGS members receive $150 discount on all of our research tours. Be sure you are logged in to see the applied member pricing. If you are not yet a member, join today to waive this surcharge.

Travel Insurance: We encourage participants to purchase travel insurance tailored to their individual needs to protect against unanticipated disruptions to their plans. NEHGS does not endorse or recommend any travel insurance company, but the following is a partial list of possible agents:

Access America 1-800-284-8300
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HTH Worldwide 1-888-243-2358