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For Those Who Are To Come
Erie Family Discovery Day 2016
Sept 17, 2016
Sponsored by the Jamestown Stake of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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H O M E

WHAT WHO WHERE
It is a Family History Seminar sponsored by the Jamestown Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as The Mormons. The general public. For the beginner and the advanced researcher and everyone in between. For the young and younger. There is a class for everyone. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1101 South Hill Road Erie, PA 16509
MAP & DIRECTIONS
WHEN COST & CLASS SCHEDULE DRESS
Saturday
Sept 17, 2016
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
FREE Admission, Parking, & Help

Class Schedule

Casual & Modest

e.g. shirt/blouse & shoes. No shorts

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Everyone who plans to attend should consider getting an LDS account.

It is FREE and it gives you access to Family Tree.

You may bring an internet enabled device (FREE WiFi is available), Some WORKSHOPS require
indexing software pre-installed, and/or you have an LDS account, and have access to your email.

Everyone can get an LDS account HERE. Install Indexing Software at INDEXING.

There will be staff at the event to help but it is best if you prepare ahead of time.

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Registration: No registration required (except for class 110). But please let us know what classes you are interested in (see below).

We will have xx+ presenters and classes and workshops. Classes for the beginner, experienced genealogist and those who are stuck and need some help.

Come for one class or for the whole event. EVERYONE (12 and older) IS WELCOME including last minute walk-ins.

This is a NO PROSELYTING EVENT.
LDS Church policy is "Proselyting is not allowed at Family History events".

Out of respect for our host's standards, we request that you do not use any alcohol, coffee, tea, or tobacco on Church property.

To help us plan better, please check the courses you would like to attend and click on the submit button below.
Your feedback will help us assign appropriate classrooms.
This is not registration. There is no registration so please come if you can.

BYOD = Bring Your Own Device. Laptop or Tablet or Phone. FREE WiFi is available.
Some of the class experience is enhanced with a device. Please read course descriptions carefully.

You'll be able to attend up to 3 classes. Each class is 50 minutes long (except as noted). Click here for the Class Schedule

If there are errors please email the organizer at fhc@cpoa.net. Classes are subject to change.

Class Descriptions as of 2016/12/02 U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N
Select Class Title Synopsis / Description Instructor / Presenter
9:00 am Opening Exercises Welcoming Remarks, Keynote Speaker: 'DNA and How it Helps with Family History' President Gruwell, Second Councilor in the Presidency of the Jamestown New York Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Education: B.S. in Zoology with an emphasis in Entomology, Brigham Young University - 2001; Joint Ph.D. in Entomology and OEB (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - 2007; Research Fellowship in the Dittmar Lab at University at Buffalo, 2007-2009. Profession: Associate Professor of Biology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Teaching Specialties Include: Advanced Genetics and Population Genetics.
102- Maiden Names and Finding Extended Relatives There are various methods available that will help you in your search for your female ancestors. Marriage records, obituaries, and bible records are just a few of the places you can search to find that elusive grandmother.

Finding maiden names often uncovers a new and exciting group of relatives that may have been hidden from you for years. My idea is 'Let the search begin!!';

Learn special techniques and how to use on-line tools to find extended family.

Charlotte Hardy, has been an active genealogist since the 1970s and has seen changes that have revolutionized the Family History quest. She has found that keeping up with even some of the changes opens many doors that were previously hard to open. She believes that you need to actually be ready to 'look' through the different resources and that your road to success may very well be different than the road your best friend is taking. This class will give you some ideas on how you may want to tackle your quest.
103- Finding and Using Primary Sources With an emphasis on FREE sources, participants will learn how to access historical books (both family history and state/county history books). Discover free library resources (including HeritageQuest and fold3). Learn how to access vital records, including probate records, wills, and orphan court records. Many of these records are browsable but not searchable, but it's not as difficult as you think!! Susan B. Mueller. Retired educator/administrator. More than 15 years of serious genealogy work with extensive experience with free genealogy-related services/sources. Experienced genealogy instructor with classes ranging from beginning genealogy to Using Family Tree Maker.
104- The Importance of Census Records Have you ever wondered what information you can find on a census that will help you in your genealogy research? In this class you will learn valuable information on how to use the census to further your Family History Research. If you are old enough to be listed on the 1940 census, where were you and who gave the family information to the census taker? Mary Blum, has been doing genealogy/family history since early 1970's. My main focus has been United States plus Alsace region of France, Poland and England. Smattering of Canada. I have been an assistant family history director, director and presently family history consultant. I can decipher some Latin and Polish handwriting.
105- Internet Tools and Resources Discover the latest tools available on-line to help find your Ancestors. Including but not limited to those available at your local LDS Family History Center free of charge:
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press
  • The American Civil War:
  • Research Database Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera Social and Cultural History
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States
  • Fold3.com
  • The Genealogist
  • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
  • Kinpoint - Premium
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla.org - Premium Services
  • World Vital Records
  • ArkivDigital Online (Swedish records)
Arlene Olmstead. Involved in six Family History fairs & seminars and teaching many classes, active in many genealogical groups, been doing Family History for 30+ years.
106- County Records County Records - Erie, Warren, Crawford, Venango (2 hr class) we will have representatives from each county to present what records are available from the county office and from their local Genealogical or Historical societies covering what years and where to find archive records for each county. How to access, how to contact, fees, if any, and on-line resources. Peggy Welter,
107- Family Tree Advanced This class will cover the newest features available on Family Tree (www.familysearch.org) and how it is integrated with Family Search Claire Nabrotzky. Was born in England, with 3 Welsh Grandparents and 1 English Grandparent. One of her favourite activities as a teenager was to go on a day trip to London, with her father, to visit first Somerset House, and then Middleton House, to heft the volumes of birth, marriage and death indexes in search of family. So far, Claire has not found a connection to a King or Queen or anyone famous, but lots of very kind people who served others, and numerous 'cousins' through internet research. Claire has a B.A Hons in Music and History (Leeds University, England), is a qualified teacher (Institute of Education, University of London, England), and a M.Ed through the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has served as a family history consultant at a Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 5 years. She has presented workshops for the Genealogy Fair of the Kitchener Public Library, OneWorld-OneFamily conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for several chapters of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
108- British Research Move through the basics of British research. What does British even mean?? Learn of all the resources that are available to you from the fair isles of the sea!

Bonus: this workshop is taught with a British accent.

Claire Nabrotzky. Was born in England, with 3 Welsh Grandparents and 1 English Grandparent. One of her favourite activities as a teenager was to go on a day trip to London, with her father, to visit first Somerset House, and then Middleton House, to heft the volumes of birth, marriage and death indexes in search of family. So far, Claire has not found a connection to a King or Queen or anyone famous, but lots of very kind people who served others, and numerous 'cousins' through internet research. Claire has a B.A Hons in Music and History (Leeds University, England), is a qualified teacher (Institute of Education, University of London, England), and a M.Ed through the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has served as a family history consultant at a Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 5 years. She has presented workshops for the Genealogy Fair of the Kitchener Public Library, OneWorld-OneFamily conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for several chapters of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
109- German Research Finding your ancestors from Germany can be easier than finding US ancestors. German records, those that weren't detroyed by war, are some of the best and most complete. Discover the many on-line resources now available by attending this class. I will also talk about how to find where you ancestors lived in Germany. This is essential for German research because both church and civil vital records are kept at the parish or town level. I will also talk about the political-geographic situation, since boundaries and jurisdictions change with every ruler's passing and with every war. Tom Hutzelman. Been doing his own family history since 1978 and a lot of that being in Germany. President of the Erie Society for Genealogical Research for two years and editor of it's journal 'Keystone Kuzzins'. Compiled an 1858 atlas of Grant County, KY matching it's historical records and been actively involved in copying and indexing church records in Erie, PA. Wrote an article for the National Genealogical Society Quaterly regarding pastor's marginal notations in the Parish of Beerfelden, County of Erbach in the early to mid-1600's. They were very exacting and scholarly in their approach. Is a professional researcher specializing in German ancestry.
110- Family Tree Workshop (Basics) Family Tree is the pedigree chart of the whole human family sponsored by the LDS Church. A free and easy to use website designed for beginners. Find out how to get started and connect your family to the millions that are already there. This is a 2-hour one-on-one WORKSHOP. Bring your own Laptop (not a tablet or phone). Must already have an LDS account before class. This is primarily for LDS members as the goal is to find names to submit to the Temple. Non-members are welcome and will benefit by learning the basics of Family Tree. This is the only class that requires registration. Space is limited to 10. Jean Fairbank, Family History Center Director in Jamestown Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2010 and 2011. Family History Consultant since 2009. Actively involved in personal family history research for 20 years.
111- Your Free Accounts Everyone can have an LDS Account. It's FREE and it gives you access to the Family Tree website and additional research resources. Come in to get your non-member or member LDS Account.

Did you know as an LDS member you can get access to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Find My Past, and American Ancestors for free AT YOUR HOME? That's a $900 per year value. Come in to activate your free access to these paid services. If you don't have a member LDS account, we will help you with that, too.

Come by the FHC room any time during the day, it should not take too long.

Bryan Lee Varner, Church Family History Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virtual Records Operations Center (VROC4 Eastern US) as well as huge family history addict. Member of the LDS Church for 25 years.
112- Using Online Newspapers for Genealogy Newspapers can be a valuable resource in genealogical research for obituaries as well as stories about your ancestors. This class focuses primarily on free newspaper sites, including Chronicling America, Old Fulton History, and Google Archives. Also included is how to access Social Security Death Index records and recent obituaries. Discussion about how to evaluate whether specific paid newspaper sites will meet your needs (before you subscribe). Participants will be provided with access via Dropbox to a hyperlinked document of free newspaper sources indexed by state, as well as an indexes of the newspapers that are available on the Chronicling America and Old Fulton History websites. Susan B. Mueller. Retired educator/administrator. More than 15 years of serious genealogy work with extensive experience with free genealogy-related services/sources. Experienced genealogy instructor with classes ranging from beginning genealogy to Using Family Tree Maker.
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Erie Family Discovery Day 2016 Organizer:
Lou Rosinski
Jamestown NY Stake
fhc@cpoa.net
cell or text: 716-712-4601

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