Library Services / Library Collection
Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm (PST)
Interviews, Cold Calls & First Contact
by Tammy Priolo, BASc, PLCGS
This lecture will demonstrate the tactful approach to interviewing individuals,
making cold calls and making first contact with individuals via emails and social
media. Learn how to be comfortable gleaning oral family history stories from people
you know and have never met before. Examples of these types of contact will be
1. Approaches, Considerations & Cautions
2. How to Prove If True
Professional genealogist Tammy Priolo BASc, PLCGS 25+yrs. Consults, researches,
writes, lectures & workshops nationally & internationally. Many genealogical
volunteer positions including nine years with the FHC in North Bay Ontario. Member
of APG, GSG, OGS and Advisory Board Member Ancestry.ca
Saturday, March 7 at 10am (PST)
Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living
by Nicka Smith
So, youve done a great job finding your ancestors, but youre not sure
where to start to try to locate their living descendants. In this episode, well
cover tips and tricks you can use to safely and respectfully unearth the identities
of your living cousins.
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian
with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist.
Saturday, March 14 from 12 noon to 3:30 pm
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Presenters: To Be Announced
FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library
will not be open for research. Times are approximate.
Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm (PST)
Voter Registration and Beyond
by Diane L. Richard
An 1867 law allowed that males 21+ years, regardless of skin color, were eligible
to vote; extant 1867 voter registrations are invaluable to genealogists. Lists
of Qualified Voters were created across the south and beyond. These are the first
lists to include those formerly enslaved. Also discussed are later voter laws
enacted to combat rampant racist restrictions on voters.
A professional genealogist since 2004, Diane L. Richard, has researched
for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared
on the Bryan Cranston episode. Has authored almost 300 articles for such publications
as Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. Currently
editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society journal. Has spoken nationally
about the availability and richness of southern records, genealogical research
techniques and tips, under-utilized resource collections, etc.
Saturday, April 18: The U.S. Census
Charlotte Bocage, Southern California Genealogical Society
NOTE: There will be NO Genealogy Garage in March 2020.