Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: 155 S. Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
September 28, 2013
Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Laura G. Prescott
On Saturday, September 28, the Plymouth Historical Museum will hold the sixth in a series of genealogical workshops to help family historians of all levels research their American ancestors. This seminar features Amy Johnson Crow, CG, and Laura G. Prescott.
Amy Johnson Crow is a Genealogical Content Manager with Archives.com. She is a Certified Genealogist, speaker, author, editor, and has been involved with several state and national genealogical societies. Amy earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University, where she concentrated on digital collections. Amy will be speaking on:
After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans
The Civil War resulted in numerous records that we can use in our genealogy. Explore these records for both Union and Confederate veterans.
Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years
Census records are fantastic, but only show our ancestors once a decade. Learn about records that can fill in the gaps in the years between.
Laura G. Prescott is a professional researcher, writer, and speaker. She offers a unique mix of history, genealogy, and technology to find answers and ancestors. Her specialties include online resources, working with manuscript collections, and fitting technology to genealogy. She is a consultant at Fold3.com and past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Laura will be speaking on:
Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Digital Genealogy
The Internet is a genealogist's greatest resource and worst enemy. Case studies and methodology presented in this talk will explore the absurd and the practical, as well as stress the importance of finding balance between digital and traditional sources.
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create a Family History
Tap into great repositories of historical treasure! Discover where to find family in special collections archives and why manuscripts and artifacts are essential to building your family's story.
The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m. There will be limited seating and the event will fill up rapidly, so please buy your ticket early. The fee for the day, $40, includes the four lectures, lunch, and the option of touring the Museum's special exhibit, "B4TV," during lunch and the afternoon break. Tickets are available at the Plymouth Historical Museum or on below using PayPal.
The Plymouth Historical Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street, one block north of downtown Plymouth. For more information, call the Museum at 734-455-8940.