2020 Take Your Research to the Next Level
In addition to the monthly Beginning Genealogy classes IGS will have a Tech Talk monthly series and other classes.
Have you always been curious about tech? Another new monthly meeting that will begin in 2022 is Tech Talk. Join Nicole Anderson for a class to talk and learn how to use various technology, hardware, software and skills in your genealogical research. We will focus on a different topics each month. There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the class, and then hands-on practice and discussion for the second half of the meeting. We are pleased to offer this as a benefit of membership.
Historical newspapers provide a unique insight into the culture of the times. They add context for a more complete and interesting picture of your ancestors’ lives. In some instances, you may be able to break through your brick wall! Using live demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, Renee Cue will share her process and organization using historical newspapers and texts as resources to identify and discover the rich stories about her ancestors and their families. Renee will go into detail about finding newspaper sites (both free and paid), capturing articles, and attaching them in popular genealogy software. This is an expanded discussion with an opportunity for you to bring up questions. Attendees will receive a reference sheet with valuable resources.
The 1950 Census will be released in April 2022 – are you ready to dive in? Knowing that initially it will be available without an index, we will cover some things you can do to prepare for your searches, resources that will help you prepare to find yourself or your family before the indexes are available. With Sheri Snodgrass
Kevin Spire will have a class in February on Using the Internet for Genealogical Research.
Two new special interest groups, Beginning Genealogy and African American, and a new Mastering Genealogical Proof class will also be presented.