Illustrated Talk & Workshop: Genealogy 101 – Introduction to Family History Research with Richard Fipphen
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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“Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. … and the second most visited category of websites. It’s a billion-dollar industry …” (TIME Magazine)
Are you interested in researching your family history – but maybe a little overwhelmed and not sure even where to begin? This presentation will cover several topics on getting started with your research, including: where to find records of your ancestors, whether in libraries, courthouses, archives — or online; interpreting research data; and proving ancestral connections. Tips on using online databases will also be discussed. After the presentation, discussion will continue over refreshments in the garden. You’ll leave with a packet of material to help get you started on your journey.
This talk on the fundamentals of genealogical research will be centered around the ancestry of Gertrude Tredwell (1840-1933). Gertrude was the descendant of early Massachusetts settlers, including Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.