Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church, with Sunny Jane Morton

Amanda Meeks

“Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church” presented by Sunny Jane Morton. U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestor’s vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces, and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the acclaimed book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records, and access them. Please register on our Events page if you are interested in receiving a Zoom Invitation to join us for our Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program: For details see www.wcgsohio.org/events

Genealogy Series: US Federal Census: 1900-1950

Amanda Meeks

With the advent of the 20th century, new immigration patterns, and a growth in government agencies, more questions were added to the US Federal Decennial Census and then removed. Learn what questions were asked, and how to find your ancestors in these documents. This is a hybrid in-person/online event. You can attend in-person at the Headquarters Library, or you can participate virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please use the link below to register for this program: infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudeqqrjguHdXXbPmawO0Afnt1b36IzZlX#/registration After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. For details see www.spartanburglibraries.org

Social and Civic Clubs: What Archived Records are Available for Your Ancestor Who Volunteered by Melissa Barker

Amanda Meeks

Melissa Barker presents Social and Civic Clubs: What Archived Records are Available for Your Ancestor Who Volunteered. In every community there were dozens of social and civic clubs to be a part of and volunteer. The Garden Clubs, Home Demonstration Clubs, Historical Societies, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs and so many more. Were your ancestors part of one of these clubs? Learn about the records that could be available in archives for genealogists to learn about their ancestor who volunteered. Register at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5148918822514640213 Full details and registration also at www.scgsgenealogy.com

Tips on Dating a Photograph

Amanda Meeks

In this San Francisco Genealogy Group session, special guest Gawain Weaver will discuss how to date old photos. With the goal of providing a framework for dating, Gawain will discuss the history and visual characteristics of the four most common photographic processes: albumen prints, tintypes, gelatin silver prints, and c-prints. He will provide an array of tips and tricks for each photographic print type based on the physical nature of the print. For instance, how does a UV light help to date a print? What about the scalloped edges of that B&W print? Or the chocolate colored background of that tintype? As a photograph conservator, Gawain specializes in the physical attributes of prints, and he will …

Getting Started in Genealogy Research

Amanda Meeks

This event is online only. Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research. Learn about essential research methods and strategies, how to identify and locate relevant records, and the library’s genealogy resources. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Live captioning is provided. If you have a specific accessibility request, please email accessibility@nypl.org at least two weeks before the program date.