Genealogy Research Disaster Plan


Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions


We are offering monthly round table discussion sessions on genealogy topics. These sessions meet on the second Monday of each month at the Mid-County Regional Library from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Plan to attend and keep your genealogy projects active throughout the summer.
No reservations are needed, just show up and bring your questions or problems to the group.
Who knows, someone may be able to offer some assistance or a suggestion that makes a big difference.
We will have available power strips  so you can plug in your laptops. Please contact Jim Maloney at maloneyj6@gmail.com if you can volunteer as an assistant for one of the dates below. 
 
 
 
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
July 13 Room C
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm August 10
 
Room A/B
 

2015 Volunteer Luncheon Group Photo


Thank you to everyone who attended, it was a fun day!
The food was great and the friends were delightful.
To check out our group photo, click here
 


Upcoming Events
07/11/2015 - 9:30 am
Genealogical Research Using Military Records
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B
07/13/2015 - 10:30 am
Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions
Mid-County Library room C
08/01/2015 - 9:30 am
Tracing Female Ancestors
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B


Tips & Tricks
When it comes to spelling variations, think "out of the box." Often clerks and government officials were unable to correctly record the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with the English, French, German or Spanish languages used in the port of entry and part of the country where they settled. It was written down as they heard it and the immigrant accepted this as the official American rendering of his name.

The Research Log is very important for the time when you share you data or decide to publish your work. You will need to know your sources for obtaining each piece of information. Be VERY specific with your information quoting authors, titles, pages, publishers, etc.

Don't assume that all children listed in the census belong to the wife listed. This may be a second wife and the children a combination of "his and hers."