19 August 2012

Family History Forums coming this fall


September 24:  How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Genealogically Speaking), moderated by KDGS member Don Garrie:  Share your summer adventures at family reunions or through your summer travels to track down those elusive ancestors!  This is a round table forum where we get to share our discoveries and adventures or just listen to others’ tell their stories.

October 22:  Putting Your Ancestors into Historical Context, with KDGS member Janet Fidler:  Find out how to look at history through your ancestors’ eyes; how did world and local events shape the direction of your ancestors’ lives; how can looking at history reveal clues about your ancestors.  Janet will suggest some tools for developing timelines and making discoveries about your ancestors through historical sources.

November 19:  Family History Detective – Session One:  Names, with KDGS member Claire Smith-Burns:  The first in our “Family History Detective” series where we discuss the building-blocks for constructing a successful family history; this session will explore Names – spellings, name changes, search strategies, etc.; this series is aimed at those new to family history but is also useful to more experienced researchers, especially since one of our aims is to share our knowledge gained through doing genealogical research.

All the forums are held at the downtown library in the large meeting room and start at 7pm.  
Everyone welcome and it is free!

06 August 2012

Meeting Monday, September 10

Our first meeting for our 2012-13 year is Monday, September 10, 7pm at Hawthorn Parks Oak Room, 867 KLO Road.  The program includes the unveiling of Judy Steeves genealogy by Claire and Mary.