March Madness is a month away! Have you scheduled to attend any of the events? If you've never heard of March Madness: Genealogy Style
, you're in luck. It's when The Genealogy Center
kicks out the winter blues by dedicating a week to the pursuit of genealogy.
This year's scheduled events are:
Why Do I Want To Look At A Revolutionary War Pension?
March 13, 1:00-2:00 pm
Do you struggle to locate your Revolutionary War soldier? Pension Records are a valuable source for discovering your ancestor. Understand pension records better by learning what information is available and how to locate the documents.
Searching The Internet For Your Genealogy (Using Google And Other Search Engines)
March 14, 2:00-3:00 pm
This session provides a basic overview of using various search engines to find genealogical information about your ancestors. Suggestions will include search tips and how to evaluate the information gleaned from web pages.
Writing Personal History: Doing For Our Descendants What We Wish Great-Grandma Had Done For Us
March 15, 10:00-11:00 am
However narcissistic it feels, writing about our own memories and experiences is something that we, as genealogists, should do for our descendants. Don't we wish Great-Grandma or Great-Grandpa had done that for us? This session will explore methods of writing and presentation of autobiographical material, as well as writing "prompts" or memory triggers.
ACGSI Computer Interest Group
March 16, 7:00-9:00 pm
Beginning Virginia Genealogical Research
March 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
This session will provide a basic overview of sources for undertaking genealogical research in the Old Dominion. It will also discuss some of the issues faced in dealing with the records of that state.
Irish & Scots-Irish Genealogy: Part 1 - A Two-Day Mini-Course
March 18-19, 9:00-4:00 pm
This workshop is an excellent way for researchers with little or no experience in Irish records to receive a thorough grounding in the sources and techniques that lead to success.
Cost is $50 for both days.
Pre-Registration For All Programs, Call: 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info