Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
HEARTH & HOME HISTORY TOURS
Tours for travelers interested in History
Finding herself taking friends (those of like loves) on trips to places of interest in her own car, a few at a time, and coming home to have others say they would like to go next time, Jennifer began to develop her own tours about history using buses --she calls them 'coaches' because it brings a less negative image to mind-- instead of her car. The tours are limited to about 30 people so that everyone can have a window seat as well as the seat beside them to spread out all those papers and things that we genealogists drag along with us. You are not a tourist on the coach but rather a 'traveler' and you won't visit any amusement parks or shopping malls (well, maybe in an emergency). Historical sites, museums, and the like are the bill of fare and in between stops there is plenty of bonding time with your fellow travelers and chances to tell stories and share knowledge. Jennifer's tours are not like your mother's bus trip!
Hearth & Home History Tours schedule only a couple of trips a year and from the descriptions on the fliers I imagine that they fill up really fast. This year's schedule includes the Arkansas Civil War tour on April 9, and the Steamboat Days on the Missouri Frontier tour June 9 through June 12. I will post links to the fliers on the Society website (http://www.okgenweb.org/~mcgs/) sometime this weekend. Take a look, become a traveler.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Muskogee County Genealogical Society will host their monthly meeting Thursday, January 27, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grant Foreman Room of the Muskogee Public Library. This month, George G. Morgan of Odessa, Florida, will present, “Locating Anglican Parrish Records in England”. This meeting is open to members and the general public. Please bring your favorite snack to share.
George is the author of eight landmark genealogy books. These include: The Genealogy Forum on America Online: The Official User's Guide; Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It, How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy, The Official Guide to Ancestry.com, Genealogical Research in the Major Repositories of London. The second edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy.Muskogee County Genealogical Society was established in 1983 to provide education and support to those interested in family history research. The society contributes to the Local History and Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library and other genealogy and history related projects and is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. They maintain a website of databases at: http://www.okgenweb.org/~mcgs/ providing material as well as research services to those interested in research in Muskogee and the surrounding area. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-6657
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Genealogy has gone very hi-tech! Many of the top notch genealogy lecturers are moving into the virtual world. They are providing lectures for workshops and genealogy society meetings via Skype, GoToMeeting and others. They are providing online classes and webinars, many of which are free or cost a minimal fee.
For example, today I received the newsletter Genealogy Newsline -Vol 1 #2-January 18, 2011 edited by Leland K Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC. This is a brand new e-news letter and it is FREE. To subscribe yourself, enter your email address in the box titled "Signup-Free Genealogy Newsletter" found on the upper left hand corner of the Family Roots Publishing Company website, just under the Family Roots Publishing logo. There are several really good articles and it looks like this newest e-news will be a good way to help keep you up to date in the genealogy world. Along with articles, they announce educational opportunities like the following:
FREE "FINDING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS" WEBINAR -February 16, 2011.
Registration is now open for an upcoming webinar: Chasing Women-Finding Your Female Ancestors, hoted by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen and presented by GenealogyBlog.com's Leland K. Meitzler.
While the live webinar is not until Wednesday February 16, 2011, space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.
Webinar Description: Locating the names of our female ancestors can be difficult-principally because their names changed upon marrying. However, women historically haven't produced as many records as their husbands, since women's suffrage largely didn't exist until the twentieth century. This adds to the difficulty of finding their names, let alone the details of their lives.
There are two major search areas that we deal with in locating women's names, the first being the search for their maiden names, and secondly, the search for their married names. One search can be as hard as the other, and you may find you're doing both types of searches on the same women.
This webinar is very "source" oriented, giving detailed information on a wide variety of sources, starting with the obvious, and working its way through sources that you may not have thought of using previously.
About the presenter: Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company, writes daily at Genealogyblog.com, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour (now in its 27th year), and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.
Registration is free but space is limited to 1000 attendees. Click Here to go to the GotoWebinar site and reserve your webinar seat, by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button.
So...keep up to date, improve your genealogy knowledge. No excuses anyone.
Some content used with permission from: Genealogy Newsline Vol 1 #2, Tuesday, January 18, 2011; a publication of Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC -www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com