Wednesday, April 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Training Center Join us for a 4-hour block of time to focus on genealogy research. Bring your own laptops or use the library’s computers to access the free databases offered by the library: ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records, fold3 and Newspaper Archive.
Have you noticed that Facebook has changed – AGAIN? This class will discuss those changes, along with how to navigate your profile and stay as safe as possible while online. Please know your username and password for your Facebook account. Duration: 2 hours
Solving Genealogy Problems with Timelines Thursday, April 17 - 5:30 p.m. - Meeting Room C When you create a personal timeline of an ancestor’s life, it is easy to see facts, relationships, and stories emerge that were never before apparent. This class walks discusses how to create a timeline and the many uses for them in genealogy research and analysis. Duration: 90 minutes
Problem Solving Using FANS - Friends, Associates & Neighbors Thursday, April 17 - 7:00 p.m. - Meeting Room C Often the answer to climbing a genealogy brick wall is simply to go around it. By broadening our research to include our ancestor's friends, associates and neighbors, we can find answers that were previously elusive. Duration: 90 minutes
Friday, April 18 - 10:00 a.m. - Training Center As of early March 2014, Ancestry said goodbye to the “Old Search” functionality in its database, but it can still be seen in some of the consolidated features of its new “Primary Search”. Join us as we discuss how to get at these features as well as how to effectively use the Library Edition of the ancestry.com database. Duration: 2 hours
Friday, April 18 - 3:00 p.m. - Training Center HeritageQuest is a source for finding out more about your family's history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank depositor records. It also can lead you to resources on how to do genealogy research. Duration: 2 hours
When Windows 8 was released in 2012, many users complained that it was difficult and confusing to use, especially compared to older versions of Windows. Windows 8.1 includes a number of improvements and features to address some of these issues, which include a new Start Button. Join us as we discuss tips and tricks to make life with the ‘New’ Windows much easier! Duration: 90 minutes - 2 hours
NOTE: All Windows 8.1 users are welcome, but computers will not be provided, so please bring a Windows 8 laptop if you have one. If you do not have a laptop, you may still attend with the understanding that this class will be demonstration only.
Ever wondered what the Top 100 genealogy websites are? Well wonder no more as GenealogyInTime Magazine have just released their Top 100 Genealogy Websites list. The list helps inform people of the most popular genealogy websites. GenealogyInTime Magazine is the only one who produces a list that is objective, comprehensive and complete based on actual traffic statistics. Duration: 2 hours
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. You can stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Duration: 90 minute