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Saturday, June 29

9:30 - 10:30 am
A Tutorial of Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics
Take a guided tour of the many uses of Family Tree Maker 2012 genealogical software including inputting research/sources, web searching, organizing digitized records, and the great many output options like reports, trees, charts, maps, books, and multi-media presentations.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass

11 am - Noon
Beyond the Basics of Family Tree Maker 2012
See many of the advanced operations and output possibilities of Family Tree Maker 2012, including merging, importing, and exporting; entering complicated births, multiple spouses, and name changes; designing wall charts and reports; and organizing media items.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass

1 - 2 pm
Using Repositories and Archives
With only five to ten percent of the world's genealogical data available online, effective genealogy research requires in-person visits to genealogical archives and repositories. In this seminar learn how to best identify and utilize appropriate repositories for your research.
Instructor: Matt Rutherford

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Using Non-population Census Schedules
Non-population census schedules are often overlooked by genealogists, but they record additional details about most of our ancestors, including farmers, slaves, manufacturers, and businessmen. Don't lose out on all these censuses have to offer.
Instructor: Matt Rutherford

Saturday, July 6

9:30 - 10:30 am
Review of Genealogical Standards of Evidence and Instruction in Evidence Analysis
We will review standards for evidence, proof, citation of sources, and skill-building in Brenda Dougall Merriman's Genealogical Standards of Evidence. We will also learn the accredited evidence analysis and weighing process, then practice it using Merriman's record type examples.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass

11 am - Noon
Practical Advice for All Genealogists from DNA and Social Networking
Based on Debbie Kennett's new book, this session walks you through both the mtDNA and Y-DNA testing processes for kinship. It also offers all genealogical researchers (using DNA or not) practical advice on networking and preparing kinship documentation.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass

1 - 2 pm
Forensic Genealogy Techniques for the Everyday Researcher
"Forensic" refers to the use of science and technology in investigating evidence and establishing facts. This session focuses on the everyday, often overlooked sources of family history to investigate (e.g. photographs), plus new tools (e.g. databases) and tips for in-depth evidence analysis.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass

2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Valuable New Online State Resources for Genealogy
Any researcher of U.S. records can greatly benefit from understanding the volume and variety of free genealogical government and municipality records that are covered in Online State Resources for Genealogy, compiled by Michael Hait. We will also learn Adobe quick file navigation for this new electronic index.
Instructor: Marsha Peterson-Maass


Saturday, July 13

9:30 - 10:30 am
Tools to Dig Deeper: Probate and Inquest Records
Probate case records can provide relatives' names, lists of property and furnishings, and bills from service providers. Likewise, a coroner's signature on a death certificate or a newspaper account of an accidental death can lead to inquest records, which provide information on the circumstances of the death.
Instructor: Grace Dumelle

11 am - Noon
Ancestry.com Primer
We will examine what today's Ancestry.com offers beginners and advanced genealogical researchers, including records, tools, Ancestry Trees (build your own and elect to network with others), and features available through the free site, the library edition, and paid subscriptions.
Instructor: Caron Primas Brennan

1 - 2 pm
Fold3.com
This seminar is a guided tour of Fold3.com (formerly Footnote.com), the Web's premier collection of original military records from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. We will also look at the non-military records it holds.
Instructor: Caron Primas Brennan

2:30 - 3:30 pm
What's New on the Internet?
This seminar is a tour through new and little-known resources for genealogical research and networking on the Web. Along with exploring Newberry-based offerings, we will identify useful free and fee-based local, regional, national, and international genealogical resources.
Instructor: Caron Primas Brennan

Caron Primas Brennan is Newsletter Editor of the Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois and has made numerous presentations at local libraries and genealogy groups.

Grace Dumelle is a professional researcher and author of the award-winning Finding Your Chicago Ancestors.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is a forensic genealogist and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has taught Newberry seminars since 2003.

Matt Rutherford is Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry and has been researching his own family tree for over twenty years.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/29/2013 and ending 7/13/2013 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
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Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.