Genealogy Boot Camp Session One: Family Sources
Four Sessions <ul><li>Getting Started with Family Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Using Census Records </li></ul><ul><li>Using V...
Genealogy Starts with You! <ul><li>Start with Yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Record what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist t...
Recording Data Using Charts & Forms Getting Organized
Recording What You Know <ul><li>Family Group Sheets  </li></ul><ul><li>Pedigree Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical Time...
 
About Recording Names <ul><li>Types of Names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given Name:  Name given to an individual at birth or ba...
Recording Women’s Names <ul><ul><li>Always use maiden names on genealogical charts and forms: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Recording Dates <ul><li>Order of Dates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day Month Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 January 1869 or ...
Recording Approximate Dates <ul><li>ca. (Circa) or abt. (About) </li></ul><ul><li>bet. (Between) </li></ul><ul><li>aft. (A...
Using Other Abbreviations <ul><li>b. (born) </li></ul><ul><li>d. (died) </li></ul><ul><li>m. (married) </li></ul><ul><li>n...
Class Activity Get Started on Your Family Group Sheet
 
 
Genealogy Software
Gather & Copy Family Records, Photographs & Heirlooms
Wedding Invitation
Original Marriage Certificate
Invitation to a Wedding Anniversary
Baptismal Certificate
Decorative Wall Hanging Commemorating a Marriage
Telegram announcing the birth of a child
Postcard of Church in Oliva, West Prussia
Postcard sent from Oliva, West Prussia to Chicago, Illinois
Gravestones
Funeral Prayer Card
Funeral Guest Book
Church Plates
On the Back of Furniture? This little chest belonged in the household of my grandfather’s mother.  My grandfather was Geor...
Family “Notes”
Personal Letters
Business Cards
Other Possible Family Sources <ul><li>Birth and death certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Birth announcements </li></ul><ul><li...
Analyzing Family Papers Critical Thinking with Direct and Indirect Evidence
Examining Documents <ul><li>Direct Evidence  - information is explicitly stated without need for analysis. </li></ul><ul><...
Newspaper  Clipping Indirect Evidence: Mrs. Kellman’s maiden name was probably Levander.  Mr. and Mrs. Kellman were marrie...
Obituary from Fraternal Organization Newsletter Indirect Evidence: He must have immigrated sometime between May 8, 1884 an...
Citizenship Papers Indirect Evidence: Immigrated sometime before Feb 24 1894 Direct Evidence: Charley Levander declared hi...
Direct Evidence: William Bandel died on 20 Apr 1908 He lived for 72yrs, 11mo, and 10 days Indirect Evidence: William Bande...
Birth Date Calculator  http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/
Class Activity  Wedding invitation analysis
Basics of Citing  Family Sources <ul><li>Identify the type of item (i.e. scrapbook, quilt, letter, newspaper clipping) </l...
Homework <ul><li>Bring a family source and extract all the information you can from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a timelin...
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  • Do not use numbers to refer to months. This can cause confusion. Instead, use standard month abbreviations.
  • Check with cemetery office as well. Use Dates to obtain death and birth certificates.
  • Timeline 26 Dec 1868 - Evangelical Swedish Lutheran Mission Association congregation organized. (Note: Several name changes) 1869 - First edifice built at 280 N. Franklin Street. 1871 - Chicago Fire Church rebuilt at same location after fire. 1887 - Built large church at Whiting and Orleans st. 1926 - Moved to new chapel at N. Artesian and Albion Ave. 1946 - New sanctuary completed. 1951 - Commemorative plate produced. 1887 - 1941 - First Mission Covenant Church
  • Genealogy Boot Camp: Session One

    1. 1. Genealogy Boot Camp Session One: Family Sources
    2. 2. Four Sessions <ul><li>Getting Started with Family Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Using Census Records </li></ul><ul><li>Using Vital Records </li></ul><ul><li>Where Do I Go From Here? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Genealogy Starts with You! <ul><li>Start with Yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Record what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist the help of family members. </li></ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for clues in family papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and search available records. </li></ul><ul><li>Record and document your research. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Recording Data Using Charts & Forms Getting Organized
    5. 5. Recording What You Know <ul><li>Family Group Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Pedigree Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogical Software </li></ul>
    6. 7. About Recording Names <ul><li>Types of Names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given Name: Name given to an individual at birth or baptism. (Usually the first name.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surname: A person’s family name. (Usually the last name.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maiden Name: The surname a woman has at birth before she marries. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Order of Names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given Name SURNAME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert ALVEY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hint: Record surnames in all uppercase letters for clarity and at-a-glance viewing . </li></ul>
    7. 8. Recording Women’s Names <ul><ul><li>Always use maiden names on genealogical charts and forms: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sue Ann JOHNSON </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a woman was married before she married into your family: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sue Ann ( JOHNSON) SMITH </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record both her maiden name and her former married name </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Recording Dates <ul><li>Order of Dates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day Month Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 January 1869 or 15 Jan 1869 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Format of Dates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1952 - not ‘52 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December or Dec. - not 12 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Recording Approximate Dates <ul><li>ca. (Circa) or abt. (About) </li></ul><ul><li>bet. (Between) </li></ul><ul><li>aft. (After) </li></ul><ul><li>bef. (Before) </li></ul>
    10. 11. Using Other Abbreviations <ul><li>b. (born) </li></ul><ul><li>d. (died) </li></ul><ul><li>m. (married) </li></ul><ul><li>nr. (near) </li></ul><ul><li>prob. (probably) </li></ul>
    11. 12. Class Activity Get Started on Your Family Group Sheet
    12. 15. Genealogy Software
    13. 16. Gather & Copy Family Records, Photographs & Heirlooms
    14. 17. Wedding Invitation
    15. 18. Original Marriage Certificate
    16. 19. Invitation to a Wedding Anniversary
    17. 20. Baptismal Certificate
    18. 21. Decorative Wall Hanging Commemorating a Marriage
    19. 22. Telegram announcing the birth of a child
    20. 23. Postcard of Church in Oliva, West Prussia
    21. 24. Postcard sent from Oliva, West Prussia to Chicago, Illinois
    22. 25. Gravestones
    23. 26. Funeral Prayer Card
    24. 27. Funeral Guest Book
    25. 28. Church Plates
    26. 29. On the Back of Furniture? This little chest belonged in the household of my grandfather’s mother. My grandfather was George Coulson. His sister took it to boarding school with her and kept her stockings it. - Katherine (Sanderson) Smith
    27. 30. Family “Notes”
    28. 31. Personal Letters
    29. 32. Business Cards
    30. 33. Other Possible Family Sources <ul><li>Birth and death certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Birth announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Old photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Address Books </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas </li></ul><ul><li>Church Service Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Old letters and envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Passports </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Family bibles </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Wills </li></ul><ul><li>Jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Quilts </li></ul><ul><li>Samplers </li></ul>
    31. 34. Analyzing Family Papers Critical Thinking with Direct and Indirect Evidence
    32. 35. Examining Documents <ul><li>Direct Evidence - information is explicitly stated without need for analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect Evidence - information requires additional documentation or analysis to draw a conclusion. </li></ul>
    33. 36. Newspaper Clipping Indirect Evidence: Mrs. Kellman’s maiden name was probably Levander. Mr. and Mrs. Kellman were married around mid April of 1910. Mr and Mrs. Kellman and Miss Levander died after April 19, 1935 Direct Evidence: Mrs. Kellman’s sister is Miss Levander of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Kellman celebrated a 25 th wedding anniversary.
    34. 37. Obituary from Fraternal Organization Newsletter Indirect Evidence: He must have immigrated sometime between May 8, 1884 and Oct. 24, 1906. Direct Evidence: He was born on May 8, 1884 in Jonkopings, Sweden. He became a member of Yngve Lodge in 1906.
    35. 38. Citizenship Papers Indirect Evidence: Immigrated sometime before Feb 24 1894 Direct Evidence: Charley Levander declared his intent to become a citizen on 24 Feb 1896.
    36. 39. Direct Evidence: William Bandel died on 20 Apr 1908 He lived for 72yrs, 11mo, and 10 days Indirect Evidence: William Bandel was born on 10 May 1835
    37. 40. Birth Date Calculator http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/
    38. 41. Class Activity Wedding invitation analysis
    39. 42. Basics of Citing Family Sources <ul><li>Identify the type of item (i.e. scrapbook, quilt, letter, newspaper clipping) </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the item. </li></ul><ul><li>Current or last known owner & location. </li></ul><ul><li>History of origin and ownership of item. </li></ul>
    40. 43. Homework <ul><li>Bring a family source and extract all the information you can from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a timeline for some of the major events in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in what you can on your family group sheet and pedigree chart. </li></ul>

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