Writing a Register-Style Sketch

Emily Sienkiewicz

Do you have notebooks, digital files, and family tree programs full of information you’d like to write up for your family? Whether you just want to write about your grandparents, write an article, or compile a whole book, the Register style is a widely used genealogical format that has been used for more than 150 years. Moving from the past toward the future, generation-by-generation, the basic building block of the system is the family sketch—treating a couple and their children in an organized and interesting way. Join Senior Genealogist and author Kyle Hurst to learn how to use our new Register-style template and present your family history research in an understandable way. For details see …

Family History Project Ideas

Emily Sienkiewicz

These special brainstorming sessions will allow anyone with a story to tell to bring their tale to this open lab to sort through the best way to tell it as a family history project. Today’s digital storytelling tools are so wide and deep that they can be intimidating. As a community, we’ll brainstorm and share ideas for tips, techniques, and tools that might make your storytelling effort easier. The idea for this program is to keep it to just an hour so that we can be efficient with time and generous with ideas. See the Event Archives for recordings of previous sessions. (Accessible to Projectkin community members only. It’s free, just join here.) We use …

Using Social History for Genealogy

Emily Sienkiewicz

“Using Social History for Genealogy” will be presented by Noel Ferre in a free online class at 1:00 p.m. MT on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Guests are welcome. Our ancestors have stories to tell beyond their vital records. Learn how to bridge that gap by incorporating Social History into research. Gain insights about where to search and how to utilize that information to breathe life into their legacies. Noel Ferre fell in love with genealogy 24 years ago when she found a stack of letters from 1842 that belonged to her Dutch great grandmother. She has researched her past ever since to learn that her roots in New England date back 12 generations and her direct …

Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

Emily Sienkiewicz

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society welcomes Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal with her presentation, “Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style.” Have you tried organizing your family history documents, photos, and digital files, but you just can’t find a system that you can stick to? Start organizing according to your natural learning style! This talk will help you identify your specific learning style and will share brain- and research-based organizing strategies for each style. Learn how you learn so you can finally get organized with the right system for YOU! All are welcome at our meetings. Zoom attendees must register in advance at us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkce6gpjstHNFwdI3JpjpX9LyvnitnBzrN About the Speaker: Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a …

Will the Real Fact Please Stand Up? Evidence Analysis for More Accurate Genealogies, with Sarah Kirby

Emily Sienkiewicz

How do you know that Ancestry hint is for your ancestor? How do you deal with different “facts” for the same event? Learn how to identify and separate clues from facts, misinformation, and obscuration. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration is required, and closes 24 hours before the event begins. A link to the Zoom meeting and a handout will be emailed to registrants the evening before the program. For details see omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/654fa4e2e7f74a2a00424eea

Vintage Aerial and Genealogy: Exploring Your Story Through Aerial Photography

Emily Sienkiewicz

This one-hour seminar looks at the history of aerial photography, how we digitized our collection and made it searchable on our site. Then a look at how to navigate our site, including tips and tricks. We hope to add a photo to your family’s story. For details see www.ogs.org/event/vintage-aerial-and-genealogy-exploring-your-story-through-aerial-photography-webinar/

Family History Project Ideas

Emily Sienkiewicz

These very special brainstorming sessions will allow anyone with a story to tell to bring their tale to this open lab to sort through the best way to tell it as a family history project. Today’s digital storytelling tools are so wide and deep that they can be intimidating. As a community, we’ll brainstorm and share ideas for tips, techniques, and tools that might make your storytelling effort easier. The idea for this program is to keep it to just an hour so that we can be efficient with time and generous with ideas. Your host, Barbara Tien, is one of the co-founders at Ponga.com and the “ring leader” here in our Projectkin.org community. We …

Granny’s Panties and Other Unmentionables, by Heather Hibbs

Emily Sienkiewicz

We see the beautiful clothing in the movies but never stop to think about the many layers found under those outfits. Dressing was a rather daunting task in the mid 1800’s that is under appreciated in our day. This program is a fun, lighthearted look at each layer of clothing; what was worn and why it was important. We will differentiate the wardrobe of social classes and briefly explore children’s clothing and the importance of accessories. Please register in advance. For details see tngs.org/event-5486969