We will be conducting three workshops in November:
November 2nd: Genealogy II: Methods, Tools, Timelining, Useful Databases. 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to use maps in your family quest, proven data examination and timelining techniques, and ways to organize yourself to write your family story. Explore major databases, learning best ways to search within the records.
November 9th: Genealogy III: Using U.S. Censuses, 1790-1940. Other Census Available. 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This workshop will primarily cover the U.S. Censuses, 1790-1940, including the special schedules (manufacturing, mortality, agriculture, for example). Also, which states have state censuses available. German, British, Canadian, Scandinavian censuses will also be reviewed, briefly.
November 16th: Genealogy IV: Citizenship: Immigration and Naturalization. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to find immigration/emigrate data, and how to get your ancestor’s naturalization documents. How might you find ship arrivals? Knowing the specific laws when your ancestor immigrated or was naturalized affects the records you may find. For example, how why did American-born women lose their U.S. citizenship? How did they regain that citizenship? Why were the Japanese and Chinese often detained?
All workshops will be held in the Cordingley Room of the Great Falls Public Library. The cost for each workshop is $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members. If you’re interested in any of these workshops, please contact us at 727-3922 or by email to sign up and for more information.