Monday, December 22, 2014

FamilyHistoryExpos: Scandinavian Research Retreat at FHL 5-10 Jan 2015

DearREADERS,
How about 17 classes and on-site Family History Library research guidance? Quite an alternative to the 66% cut in reference librarian staff at the FHL. Our friend Holly Hansen of FamilyHistoryExpos.com hosts 5-day research retreats now held monthly. Folks who have attended previous retreats appreciate the staff Holly collects to teach classes and provide one-on-one research guidance.


During this interview +Cousin Russ asks about student-teacher ratios and Ol' Myrt discovers the Crystal Inn provides a free to the Family History Library, and to and from the airport if you are flying in. Holly explains the framework of the retreat. I simply cannot believe the number of high caliber staffers and variety of classes offered each month.


You'll find the 5-10 January 2015 Scandinavia Sources and Strategies Retreat includes 17 classes and plenty of guided Family History Library research time. The schedule is found below.





Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Monday, January 05, 2015
7:30 am Check-in & Pick Up Registration Packets
8:00 am Session One Includes:
1 Crystal Inn Classroom Introduction to the NEW Family History Library Catalog  
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
2 Crystal Inn Classroom Patronymics and Naming Practices of Scandinavia  
( Beginner )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
10:30 am Research with Professionals at the Family History Library from 10:30 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Session Two Includes:
3 Crystal Inn Classroom The Chicken Walked Here: Learning to Read Germanic & Scandinavian Gothic Script   Login First
( Beginner )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Stay and Ask Questions
 

Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Tuesday, January 06, 2015
8:00 am Session Three Includes:
4 Crystal Inn Classroom Emigration/Immigration Sources for Scandinavia  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
5 Crystal Inn Classroom Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteers   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
10:30 am Research with Professionals at the Family History Library from 10:30 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Session Four Includes:
6 Crystal Inn Classroom Learn More... U.S. Sources that Lead to Scandinavia  
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own Library Closes at 9 pm
 

Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Wednesday, January 07, 2015
8:00 am Session Five Includes:
7 Crystal Inn Classroom Scandinavian Church Records  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
8 Crystal Inn Classroom Scandinavian Census Records: Denmark & Norway  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
9 Crystal Inn Classroom Scandinavian Census Records: Sweden & Finland  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
11:30 am Research with Professionals at the Family History Library from 11:30 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Session Six Includes:
10 Crystal Inn Classroom Scandinavian Probate Records  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own Library Closes at 9 pm
 

Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Thursday, January 08, 2015
8:00 am Session Seven Includes:
11 Crystal Inn Classroom Using Scandinavian Military Records  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
12 Crystal Inn Classroom Printed Sources for Scandinavian Research  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
13 Crystal Inn Classroom Searching on the Internet: String Search, Catalog Search, & Wiki Search  
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
11:30 am Research with Professionals at the Family History Library from 11:30 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Session Eight Includes:
14 Crystal Inn Classroom Letting MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, & FamilySearch's Family Tree offer Research Assistance for Scandinavian Ancestors  
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own Library Closes at 9 pm
 

Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Friday, January 09, 2015
8:00 am Session Nine Includes:
15 Crystal Inn Classroom Solving Brick Wall Problems in Denmark When No Parish Registers Exist  
( All Levels )
Kim Melchior, AG
16 Crystal Inn Classroom Solving Brick Wall Problems in Sweden, Finland & Norway  
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
10:30 am Research with Professionals at the Family History Library from 10:30 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Session Ten Includes:
17 Crystal Inn Classroom Sharing the Results of Your Scandinavian Research  
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
6:30 pm Retreat Officially Ends! Thank You to Everyone!
 

Scandinavian Research Retreat
Sources and Strategies Agenda


Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00 am Take advantage of your time in SLC. Saturday, plan to research on your own using your new research skills.



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THANK-you, Holly for providing research support, so sorely needed to help folks get up to speed finding appropriate extant record groups to determine family relationships. I'll bet your retreats fill up quickly even among those of us who live in Salt Lake City.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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