Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fairfax VA: Fall Fair 30 Oct 2010 features Lou Szucs

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Fairfax Genealogical Society in Virginia. Please address all inquiries to program@fxgs.org.

The Fairfax (Virginia) Genealogical Society (FxGS) announces the opening of registration for their 7th Annual Fall Fair.  The featured speaker at this year’s Fair is Loretto Dennis Szucs.

New this year, registration is available online making it easier and quicker to register.  Simply click the link below to view complete details about the Fair and register.  Also, an online ONLY Early Bird registration price is being offered.  Non-members can save up to $15 by registering online by September 24th.

FxGS 7th Annual Fall Fair, October 30th, 2010, Springfield, Virginia featuring Loretto Dennis Szucs

Loretto ("Lou") is co-editor of The Source; author of Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research; They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins; and several other books. She has served on a number of genealogical society boards and is presently serving on the Federation of Genealogical Societies Board. Previously employed by the National Archives, she is vice president of publications for Ancestry.com. 

What’s New at Ancestry.com
More than 5 billion historical records, more than 17 million family trees, and more than 35 million photographs make Ancestry.com one of the most popular stops on the Internet. New databases, new tools and new technologies are continually improving the experience for visitors. Come learn what’s new at Ancestry.com and how to get the most out of what you find there.

Hidden Sources
For those who have searched “everywhere,” here are dozens of new places to look for clues and stories. This presentation discusses and shows examples of such topics as almshouse records, apprenticeships, artifacts, little-known archives collections, obscure court records, company and organization records, and passports. From A-Z, there are records waiting to be discovered.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Once you have an idea of when and where an individual lived, you’ll find that there is an amazing array of death-related records capable of providing incredible details about his or her life. Beyond the commonly-used death certificates and cemetery there’s an often-hidden treasure trove of information to be investigated. This presentation is designed to explore dozens of them.

The Ancestry World Archives Project (AWAP)
The Ancestry World Archives Partner Program is a new approach to digitizing and indexing content in a more cost effective and cooperative way so that important historical collections can be made more accessible to more people. It’s so easy to participate in saving our nation’s personal history. By joining in, you can index interesting records in the comfort of your home and your society will benefit from your work. Come and see what fun it is and what a valuable contribution you can make!

For more information and registration see: http://fxgsfallfair2010.eventbrite.com 

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