Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
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Wednesday, February 9
How Excel® Can Help You with Your Genealogy
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

 

As your family tree grows larger and more complex, you may find that in-depth analysis will help you solve "brick walls", find and correct errors, and help you become more organized in your research.  Some useful tools you can create by using Excel® include:

  • Pre-1850 Census records with Surnames and numbers
  • Post-1850 Census records with communities
  • Research Logs
  • DNA Analysis
  • Citation Trackers
  • Cemetery Analysis
  • Tax Record Analysis
  • Land Record Analysis
  • And lots more!

In this presentation, we will walk through how to build several tools in Excel® and populate them with data from your GEDCOM or external sources.

 
Presented by Jon Smith, a genealogy course instructor at Howard Community College.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID
 



Wednesday, March 9
‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Description
When many start their Irish family history research they often head straight for the larger national repositories and their collections. Census records and parish registers are a great starting point for our research but don’t always help you in breaking through those brick walls. What many overlook when researching their Irish family history is the treasure trove of local repositories and the records they contain. These include street directories, cemetery registers, maps, school rolls, workhouse records and even personal family archives. The majority of Irish counties on both sides of the border have their own dedicated county library and archive which are run by local councils. This webinar will examine some of the records contained in local repositories and how best to use them for genealogical research.  (This is a webinar previously presented on “Legacy Family Tree Webinars”)
 
Speaker:  David Ryan
 
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Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID



Wednesday, April 13
Journey Home
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Allen Greene, a native of Howard County will provide a talk entitled,  “Journey Home."  He will provide a brief chronology of his family's history in the county that dates back to the late 1700’s and those things that stand out in his memories of the county.  He will speak to his life in Ellicott City and that of his grandfather’s Ambrose Cross a lifelong resident.  He will share some of his personal history and experiences which led him back to the county after many years away as a military dependent and veteran.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID.



Wednesday, May 11
To Be Determined
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
TBD



Wednesday, June 8
Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence
Genealogists consult numerous sources in their quest for reliable research answers. It’s tempting to take what we find at face value, but sources are not created equal, and the information they provide is not always what it seems. Anyone can master the basic concepts of sources, information, and evidence; and anyone can learn to effectively analyze research results for reliability, credibility, and relevance. Don’t let mistaken assumptions lead you astray. Learn to be skeptical! Source independence and diversity, combined with thorough analysis, are keys to dependable research results.
Speaker Alice Hoyt Veen, a sixth-generation Iowan, has been a dedicated family historian for more than thirty-five years. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and educator. She founded Prairie Roots Research in 2010 to provide reliable, source-cited research solutions for family historians seeking superior results.  She takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge through educational writing and speaking.
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it. If you are a visitor and not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID