AGS Genealogy 101 Workshop Series
Join us to build your research skills with a series of genealogy workshops to help you follow the footprints of your family's history. This series will be held at least one Saturday each month at the Adamson Library's new location at 1058 Claussen Road. Check back for future workshop times and details.
Setting the Stage for Family History Research
May 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Investigate the initial steps for effective family history research and develop beginning personal goals to aid in the process.
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Generate the Groundwork with Vital Records
May 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Identify the vital records commonly used in family history research, examine where to find them, and discover the useful information found in each record.
The Benefits and Shortcomings of Census Records
Examine the variety of census records conducted by government and the unique qualities of each type. Discover the wide range of information useful to the family history researcher and discuss the shortcomings.
Evaluate Evidence found in the Records
Now that you are learning about the variety of family history records, discover how to effectively analyze a collection of records for information and evidence and evaluate the quality of each source.
Introduction to the website, Family Search
Navigate the basics of the Family Search website to expand upon your family history research and dive into the benefits of Family Search research wikis.
Getting Organized in Genealogy
Feel like you are drowning in papers? Learn how organize your family history paperwork, develop digital storage techniques and discover the benefits of using cloud-based storage and online databases.
Don’t Let Courthouse Records Intimidate You!
Court records are genealogical gems and are essential to family history research because you can reveal family relationships. You can also discover where they were living and specifics about land ownership. You will learn where to find online court records and what to consider when researching in courthouses.
Using Wills and Probate Records in Genealogy Research
These genealogically-rich documents were often the only official documents left to tell the stories of our ancestors. Go beyond birth, marriage, and death to reveal the relationships of your ancestors through their wills, probates, and land records.