Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ann Staley’s Presentations at PGS 2016 Annual Seminar

Ann Staley, introduced in a previous post on the Blog, is the featured speaker at the Annual PGS Seminar on 13 February 2016, held at the Largo Public Library in Largo, Florida. She will give four presentations during that all-day event. Here they are with some short explanations:

1. The Everyday Life of Our Ancestors
Piecing together information on how our ancestors lived their lives is both challenging and rewarding. They ate and drank, married and had families, dressed, had trades and occupations, practiced a religion, dabbled in the arts and sciences, participated in politics and economics, etc. Placing our ancestors into their historical context & adding the personal details takes time, but it can be done.

2. Claws or Clues
How to attack brick walls with a systematic research approach. Evidence criteria, timelines and spreading your research net outwards will be discussed.

3. Organizing, Analyzing, and Sharing
Put technology to work for you with software applications that can be used to analyze, organize and share your genealogical data. Computers can help us analyze our research to discover what information we don’t have and need to find, and then how we can share it with other family members.

4. Online Resources for Free
Exploration of some of the popular, as well as some not-so-well-known, free websites that hold digital images, databases, and text files that may contribute to your family research.

We are excited about Ann’s presentations, and anticipate they will offer something for everyone, beginning and experienced researchers alike.

In addition to Ann, we will also feature three break-out speakers. An upcoming post will introduce them and their topics.

Seminar registration forms are available in the Genealogy Center and online at the PGS website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs (follow the “Special Events” tab at the top of the home page). There you will find not only the registration form, but a complete schedule of events.

Register early to reserve a seat at what will be a very popular event, and save money in the process.

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