Beginner’s Guide to DNA testing for Genealogy
This presentation will give an overview of the 3 main types of DNA tests available for family history purposes. It will explain how Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA and Autosomal DNA are inherited and how to use your DNA results to verify the accuracy of your family tree, connect with new cousins, break down brick walls and solve mysteries.
How Do I Keep All This Stuff Straight: Organizing Your Research
Don’t let the “stuff” of genealogy overwhelm your space or your computer files. Organized research can save you time and money and help guide you to the next big breakthrough!
Citation for Beginners
Learning to write genealogical citations is part art, part science and potentially terrifying. Learn what important components to note while researching , and how to put them together while writing to subdue the panic and produce quality work.
5 Tips for Deciphering Handwritten Documents
Reading handwritten documents can be one of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research. Learn 5 tips from a genealogical translator to help you make those hard to read words understandable.
Cemeteries, Symbols, and Caretakers – Stories in Stone (Cemetery Research)
Ever wonder what various gravestone symbols mean? Is everything “set in stone” completely accurate? We will “walk through” cemeteries all over the country with tips on how to use cemetery and associated records in your genealogy quest.
Hispanic How to do Mexican Research for Genealogy
This class is for anyone interested in doing Mexican genealogical research, and wants to find what they are looking for. We will cover the availability of resources, research strategies, and where to find help.
When the Records were “Burnt Up”
Bad news about records can often be overcome with persistence and flexibility. Put on your own discovery hat and create your treasure maps to lead you to the answers.
Dating Family Photographs 1900-1940
Do yo have a shoebox full of early 20th century family pictures with no labels indicating who the people were? Wouldn’t you like to learn how to analyze the photos systematically to pinpoint when they may have been taken? That’s what this session will teach you. Then you might be able to identify the mystery people whose names were lost with time.
Bastrop County Cemeteries
Come learn more about the cemeteries in Bastrop County and how to find people you are looking for.
Understanding Family Migration Patterns
Moving from one location to another required a major change in living conditions. The choices that led to the decision to move, and the directions of movement are pivotal in understanding those ancestors. What might help you understand the migration choices your ancestors made? How can we develop strategies that force us to learn more about our family and find new people? Come find out!
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