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Love a good mystery? Want to learn how to find your family roots? Let me show you how

Love a good mystery? Want to learn how to find your family roots? Let me show you how


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  • Begin with people you know best
    Start with yourself
    Add your parents, siblings
    Enter dates that you know
    Birth, death, marriage, divorce
    Other: wedding, baptism, immigration
    Get to know your family
    Add your children, your spouse (s)
    Add grandparents, adding other family members
  • Family members
    Family bible, birth records, death notices
    Genealogy Society/Groups
    Ontario Genealogy Society, Lambton Branch
    Newspapers, periodicals, historical archives, microfiche
    Census records, death notices
    Libraries, Town Hall archives, Museums
  • Who are my ancestors? How do I find out who they are?
    This course is designed for beginners. Learn how to organize and store the information you collect and about preservation of documents, photos, etc.
    You will also learn research techniques and tools, including where to look on the internet.
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    • 1. Table of Contents • Love a good mystery • Photos in the attic • Why get involved with Ancestry • My reasons why • Where to begin • On your mark • Resources • Extra Information
    • 2. Do you love a good mystery? Do you like CSI, Cold Case, Criminal Minds?
    • 3. Welcome to My World!
    • 4. To find origins, roots To find out family heritage Find lost relatives Find out lost family history Make new family connections
    • 5. Why this is so addicting • Insatiable curiosity of the your past • To feel connected • Fun, exciting, sense of accomplishment • “OH, for the Love of” researching • Plain and simple; just because!
    • 6. Let the addiction begin!! …. • Choose the program you want to use – Ancestry.ca and MyHeritage.com • Register – Create a log-in and password • Follow set-up instructions • Create and name your tree – Thornton-Chittick Family Tree • Enter the data into the dialog boxes – Use the data you have, even incomplete
    • 7. On your mark, get ready, get set … Begin with people you know best • Start with yourself • Add your parents, siblings Enter dates that you know • Birth, death, marriage, divorce • Other: wedding, baptism, immigration Get to know your family • Add your children, your spouse (s) • Add grandparents, adding other family members
    • 8. Resources • Family members – Family bible, birth records, death notices • Genealogy Society/Groups – Ontario Genealogy Society, Lambton Branch • Newspapers, periodicals, historical archives, microfiche – Census records, death notices • Libraries, Town Hall archives, Museums
    • 9. Discovering Your Ancestry • PTST Part-Time Studies, • HLSA 0240 • In-Class, 6 sessions, • 6:30pm - 9:30pm, • Fee: $129.77 • Instructor: Dan Oatman
    • 10. Websites – Ancestry.com, Ancestry.ca, Ancestry.uk – MyHeritage.com – Familysearch.org – Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Library and Archives Canada – Bible Records Online – Dead Fred.com
    • 11. Summery • Love a good mystery • Photos in the attic • Why get involved with Ancestry • My reasons why • Where to begin • On your mark • Resources