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Issue: May 8, 2014

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Genealogy HowTo - Your Genealogy C.R.E.W. - How Joining a Genealogy Society Will Get Your Research on the Road to Success!
   by Dana Elliott

Let's face it - most people's idea of genealogy, even for those immersed in the hobby, usually involves solitary hours in front of a computer or in a library or courthouse digging through dusty records. The only interaction that may encourage, one would assume, is a 'Gesundheit' from the next carrel over when you sneeze, or maybe a smile at the copy machine.

But does family history research really have to be such a lonely - and lonesome - undertaking? The answer is a resounding: No! You will find genealogy societies in just about every country, every state and many different countries. What's more, you will find that a little hobnobbing with fellow genealogists is more than just social fun - it may be just the thing to put your research in the fast lane to success. After all, every good race car driver has a pit crew of his or her own - if you want to make that finish line and break down that brick wall or write that family history, you would do well to find a C.R.E.W. of your own!

Ask Us - Canadian Genealogy Online - Part 7 - Nova Scotia Research Resources   

Part 1 of Canadian Genealogy Online contained a general overview of how to research your Canadian ancestors and gave several links to online records. It included a description of when Censuses began to be recorded for each of the Canadian provinces and links to the online Canadian Census images and name indexes. Part 2 and Part 3 explored online resources for genealogy research in Alberta and British Columbia and Part 4, 5, and 6 listed resources for Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador Research Resources.

Today's topic explores Nova Scotia online resources for genealogy research. Also presented is a brief outline of the Nova Scotia history and how it might affect your personal family history research.

Research resources for other provinces will be presented in future newsletters.

Reviews - Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors by W. Daniel Quillen    written by Aubrey Fredrickson

This book should be on your reading list. It's a quick, easy read, but packs a lot of family history know-how between its covers. You've probably already discovered how addictive the search for your ancestors can be, as well as confusing and downright frustrating when you're just trying to figure out how to get started. What you need is some helpful advice from an expert. As Quillen states in his introduction, his purpose in writing this book was to "show you the professional genealogist's secrets" (p. 12). Isn't that something we could all use?

Upcoming Events - CLICK HERE FOR MORE Upcoming Genealogical Events-

  • 7-10 May 2014, Richmond, VA: The National Genealogical Society will hold its annual family history conference. See conference details at conference.ngsgenealogy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Registration-Brochure-Final-Rev-11.pdf.
  • 10 May 2014, Sacramento, CA:Sacramento German Genealogy Society - Annual Seminar presents nationally known genealogy speaker Kory Meyerink who will present an all-day series of lectures on FamilySearch's new FamilyTree, German church records and Internet sources for German research. For further details see sggs.us/cpage.php?pt=7.
  • 17 May 2014, Fairview Heights, IL:Free lectures will be presented throughout the county in 2014 as part of the St Clair County Genealogical Society's commitment to support Belleville's bicentennial here in Illinois. The class will cover such topics as "The Principles of Family Research", "Preparation of a Research Plan", "Steps to Analyze Information Discovered", "Ways to Summarize Your Research", "Various Documents That Solve Genealogical Problems (beyond vital records)", "Methods to Track Searches Completed", and "Pitfalls to Avoid". For more details see www.stclair-ilgs.org/beginnerlectures.htm

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