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Genealogical workshop held June 28

April 27, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Goals of this workshop are to introduce researchers to online websites including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, Family Research, and to government records and resources.

9:05 to 10:00 a.m. Presentation #1-"Using Ancestry Library Edition"

Presented by: Gwenna Jacobseon. Gwenna has both Ostfriesen and New England ancestry. She holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa St. Gwenna's special interest is applying technology in the field of genealogy.

10:15-11:15 a.m. Presentation #2 -"Using Heritage Quest" can be used remotely from home after you have made arrangement with the Wellsburg Public Library.

This is also a 1 year subscription that ends Oct 2014. Presented by: Mary J. Lohr. Mary is a former officer of the Iowa Genealogical Society and the Story Co. Genealogical Society. Currently, she serves as the webpage events editor of the IGS webpage and Facebook administrator for IGS and SCGS. Since retiring from a 35 year career at Parks Library at Iowa State Un. she has helped teach several genealogy classes, contributes to SCGS News, and researches genealogy requests.

Lunch at the Wellsburger Restaurant. You must make your choice known at time of registration.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Presentation #3 - Vital Records, Naturalization & Imm. Presented by Marti Steelman. Marti will also stress the importance of publishing and citing your sources. She has family ties to Hardin Co. in the Hubbard area. Her enthusiasm for genealogy research will have you anxious to get started in discovering your own family tree.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Presentation#4 - Using Family Search. Presented by: Bertlyn Johnston. Bertlyn Johnston, a home economist, is retired from Iowa State Un. Extension Service after 15 years. She has been involved in genealogy for over 40 years, having taught a class for the College for Seniors in Ames, served a 3 year term as president of the Story Co. Genealogical Soc., and was the editor of the Surnames Indexes (a project of the Iowa Genealogical Society). She is a weekly volunteer librarian at the Ames Family History Center and her travels have twice taken her to the genealogy Libraries in Salt Lake City and Fort Wayne, Ind.

There is a fee per person and includes all presentations, handouts, coffee break, lunch and "Tee & Kluntjes. We can only accommodate about 50 people so sign up early. Dee's phone: 641-869-3891. Send registration and check payable to the OHS to: Dee Lindaman, Box 459, Wellsburg, IA, 50680



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