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July 2, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Completing the Family Portrait

Presenter - Linda Lantis

     Very often when we look at our family group sheets we see a gap in years where another child or two should have been. Most often there were children, but they died young and did not show up in census records. A good example of this is the 1900 and 1910 census. Very often those census records will indicate that the couple had a number of children that are not living. This presentation covers how to find the missing children so our families are complete.

 

August 6, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Holes in History

Presenter - Sue Ericksen

     Major, record-destroying fires have likely impacted your ancestry search. Come and find out how to raise your family tree from the ashes.

 

September 6, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Institutional Records

Presenter - Ellen Allmendinger

     Tuberculosis sanitariums, state hospitals, poor farms, almshouses, insane asylums, old folks homes, orphanges, prisons – almost everyone had a relative in one of these at one time or another. A lot of the things we deal with today such as dementia, epilepsy, depression, etc. also affected our ancestors. The difference back then was these people were likely to end up in an institution. This presentation tells how to find these individuals and the records they left.

 

October 1, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Free Free Free Free Free Free

Presenter - Richard Kyle

     This presentation will cover how to find and use some of the 1,000's of websites on the internet where you can perform free research. These sites are able to provide millions of records and images about your ancestors and a large percentage of the records may not be available anywhere else.

 

October 29, 2022 - Fall Seminar at Mt Olive Lutheran Church

   Jean Wilcox Hibben, a noted genealogical speaker from Southern California, will be our speaker for the day. For more information about Jean and her topics please see the write-up under Society News on this website. The library facility will be closed on this day so that librarians, members and patrons can attend this function.

 

November 5, 2022 - Because of the seminar the previous week, the library will be open normal hours, but there will be no business meeting.

 

December 3, 2022 - General Meeting  11 to whenever (Open to the public)

Annual Potluck - There will be no presentation. Come and bring a gift for the library and bring your favorite potluck dish or desert to share and join us for this yearly event

 

January 7, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Tracing Orphaned Ancestors

Presenter - Pat Hert

     This presentation will cover sources, tips and tricks for finding out the ancestry of that ancestor who was orphaned at a young age. A lot of this data should also help in doing any type of genealogical research. This should be a very helpful and interesting presentation.

 

February 4, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - Dear Diary

Presenter - Kathy Sizer

     Most of us don’t have ancestors who left valuable things like a diary, but that doesn’t mean a neighbor or associate didn’t. The neighbor's diary or the letters from the soldier in the next bunk might give the exact details you need about how they lived or what they experienced. Come and find some new and unique ways to shed light on your ancestor's life and times.

 

March 4, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)

Presentation - On The Flip Side

Presenter - Judy Schuster

     Quite often, when doing genealogical research on the internet, it is very, very easy to miss additional pages and records that might exist off the screen of on a next page. Often the "missed" pages will contain information critical to your research. Come and find out how to make sure you are actually seeing all of the pages of a record, not just the front side.