There's a boom in genealogy now. With ancestry.com and other sites digitizing so many of the records, you can now find things in a few minutes that used to take months. --- Henry Louis Gates
(PRWEB) October 17, 2013
The Louisville Genealogical Society will hold it's annual seminar on October 19,2013. There are four paid lectures available, however, there will be nine classes scheduled throughout the day at no cost to the public, except for a small general admission fee.
Dr. George Schweitzer is a distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee. He holds degrees in Chemistry, a MA in the History of Religion, a PhD in History of Science and a ScD in Philosophy of Science. Dr. Schweitzer has written over 19 books as guides for genealogy. His lectures include period costumes, humor, and reenactment to teach genealogy.
Dr. Schweitzer will be giving four lectures throughout the day on such topics as Tracing Ancestors Back Across the Atlantic, Migration routes and Settlement Patterns, Frontier Religion and Its Genealogical Effects, and Obscure Genealogical Sources.
There will be two classes about Native American research entitled Native American Culture & Genealogy and Grandma was NOT a Cherokee Princess given by Ed Buffalohawk Garner.
Native American Culture & Genealogy will help answer questions about starting Native American research and include a demonstration of the Native American flute. Mr. Garner agreed to step in and give some information in the class 'Grandma was NOT a Cherokee Princess' after the original speaker passed away suddenly. This class will include common myths and misconceptions about Native American culture and Genealogy.
Two technology classes will be offered as well. Your Computer as a Genealogy Toolbox and Exploring FamilySearch.org. During Exploring FamilySearch.org, the speaker will teach about what services are offered including indexed records, digitized books, and learning modules. He will also include information on influencing the future of FamilySearch.org.
At 3pm, In Your Computer as a Genealogy Toolbox, by Phil Hysell, will focus on how to be more efficient using your computer for research, but he will also include how to make your genealogical experience more enjoyable as well. Hysell will also present examples such as "effective use of your family tree databases, photo restoration, finding 'lost' family cemeteries, writing your family story, bringing cherished family memories back to life, and more".
Other classes geared towards more specific interests like Kentucky Research, Autosomal DNA Testing, Finding Irish Origins, The City Directory, and Digital Photo Manipulation are all available as well.
Gayla Mendenhall of AncestorEbooks.com said, "These classes are all of immediate interest. The information available will apply to many doing research in genealogy, whether as a beginner or a more experienced researcher. This is a chance to listen to knowledgable individuals who will inspire you in your research & show you how to use your research in new ways. The results of the lessons learned in these classes will provide excellent personalized information for your Ebooks you will be sharing with your family members."