Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14 Meeting Summary

Thank you to all of those who attended the September 14th Social to kick off the 2016-2017 year for Family History.  Here are some of the key items covered during the session:

1) Welcomed new attendees
2) Had attendees go to the walls and record the names of their grandparents, what states were they doing research and what countries were their focus.  Then got these groups into different parts of the room to discuss their common goals and roadblocks.
3) Passed out information on the DIRT brochure on weekly events for 2016
4) National Genealogical Society Research Trip to Washington DC in 2017, for more information click here
5) 19th Annual Genealogy Workshop on Oct 22, 2016 at Family History Center (see previous blog) - click here
6) Free Virtual Genealogy Fair by US National Archives - Oct 26/27 - click here
7) Introduction to The Family History Guide - click here
8) Recommendation that any beginner genealogist should use The Family History Guide, should purchase the Family Tree Maker software for their local Computer and begin to use FamilySearch as a free website to begin research.
9) Future evening sessions will be focused upon helping with personal 1-on-1 family history development.

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