Monday, December 22, 2014

FGS 2015 Program Spotlight: Compiling Stories and Connecting to the Past

Records, photos, and interviews all tell stories and connect us to the past. These FGS 2015 sessions will give you ideas for putting those stories together.
Thursday, February 12, 2014
Connecting to the Past with Military Commemoration
  • Learn how to research a War of 1812 ancestor from prior to enlistment till the grave. Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, presents Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor.
  • Medical records may be included in Civil War records. Join Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, for a primer on how to locate Civil War Medical Records.
  • Post-war records exist from the 19th–21st century at local, state, and federal levels. Learn how to find records to fill in details on births, deaths, burials, poverty, relationships, residence, children, spouses, and more in The War Ended But Not The Records! with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 
  • Have a 20th century veteran? St. Louis houses many personnel records, but misinformation grows. Hear about the records and how to access them from Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL, in Obtaining 20th Century Military Records from St. Louis Personnel Records Center

Friday, Februay 13, 2015

Compiling Singular Records into Lively Stories
  • What if your ancestor had left a memoir, with detailed memories of his or her family? Linda Coffin teaches interviewing, writing, and publishing techniques to leave a memoir for your own descendants in Be the Ancestor You Wish You'd Had
  • Records in The National Archives (UK) and elsewhere reveal some scandalous details about families. Audrey Collins explores the private lives of two English families, the Boyntons and the Keelings, in Scandals in the Family.
  • Older relatives may be the best source of family information that exists. Learn about interviewing family members to save those precious memories before they are gone in Interviewing Grandma with Linda Coffin.
  • Pictures tell stories. Take a single photo then add in genealogical info, historical research, and a chance discovery to reveal the story of star-crossed romance with a twist of tragedy. Join Maureen Taylor, MA, for Love and Loss in the Family Album: A Recipe for Finding the Truth
Check out the full program for FGS 2015 scheduled for February 11–14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah and register today
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