First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060 (Map)
Topics covered include: Research in the Old Line state (an overview of Maryland genealogy); Using the Genealogical Proof Standard to research a slave community; Online state resources of genealogy (beyond Ancestry and Family Search); Of sound mind and body (using probate records in your research).
Research in the Old Line State: An Overview of Maryland Genealogy
Established in 1634, Maryland has a long and storied history. Learn about the major repositories in Maryland, the common record groups, and techniques for researching Baltimore city as well as the rest of the state.
Using the Genealogical Proof Standard to Research a Slave Community
The Genealogical Proof Standard provides a measuring stick to evaluate the validity of your conclusions. By allowing the Proof Standard to guide your research, you can be sure that your research is accurate as possible. This case study will show how the Genealogical Proof Standard was used to research the slaves owned by a single family of planters, from Saint-Domingue (Haiti) to Maryland, South Carolina, and Louisiana.
Online State Resources of Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry and Family Search
The emergence of the Internet has led to many online resources for genealogical research. Many researchers are unaware of the sheer volume and variety of records that have been brought online, at no cost, by government agencies and others active in individual towns, counties, and states. This presentation focuses on what kinds of records are available, some of the places to look, and how to find online resources in your area of research. Several websites are used as examples to demonstrate how to find resources in different places.
Of Sound Mind and Body: Using Probate Records in Your Research
Learn the process associated with administration of testate and intestate estates. Example documents illustrate the various and detailed information that probate records can hold about our ancestors, their daily lives, and family relationships.
About our Speaker
Michael is a full-time professional genealogist specializing in Maryland and African American research, and a popular lecturer at national genealogy conferences and institutes. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Michael recently appeared on-screen with actor Chris O'Donnell on 'Who Do You Think You Are?'.
Registration & Cost
Registration starts at 9:30 am and the program begins at 10:00 am.
Pre-registration Deadlines: Mail in registration deadline: on or before Friday, April 18, 2014; and Pre-Online registration deadline: Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Pre-registration for members is $25.00; for non- members is $35.00. If you register after the deadline there is an additional charge of $5.00 per registrant. All persons who pre-register are guaranteed a handout. Although we make extra handouts to accommodate walk-ins, we may not make enough. Walk-ins are welcome and if you discover at the last minute that you will be able to attend contact Laura W. Carter, Program Director and she can add you to the list to insure you get a handout.