The Jefferson County Genealogical Society hosts its Annual Education Seminar on the third Saturday of March.
Registration is CLOSED.
March 15, 2014: Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Forensic Genealogist, will bring her expertise, techniques and knowledge to Jefferson County. These tools will prove helpful in finding 20th century (and 21st century) ancestors.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Doors open at 9:00
$30. Please register by March 5 to give us time to prepare materials).
$35 at the door, but only if there is room.
Who & What
Join Forensic genealogist Leslie Brinkley Lawson to learn about
* Locating family when there are no known heirs
* Documenting kinship of heirs to your person of interest
* Kinship determination
* Locating current contact information on heirs
The techniques and knowledge Leslie has developed could prove useful in finding those not-so-long-ago ancestors of the 20th century who have seemingly disappeared in spite extensive record keeping. She also has expertise in using the many, at-times confusing, modes of communication found only in our 21st century, as well as having valuable thoughts on how to prepare for travel and research on-site – that trip you’ve been contemplating to the old family hut, homestead, or castle.
Register early to reserve your seat. Registration Form.
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the morning.
Please bring your own lunch. There will be a 45-minute lunch break.
The traveling bookstore will be offering its array of specialty genealogy books, maps and charts and some time to shop.
About the Seminar
Session 1: Getting From Then to Now: Locating People in the 20th Century
Learn skills to help you find those missing people in the last century. How to reassemble their lives; figure out where they went and where their children are today. Leslie will highlight databases available on the Internet, as well as other reference sources to help you find your way.
Session 2: Communication in the 21st Century: Facebook, Twitter & Google+
Leslie will walk through the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter and Google+; discuss your privacy settings as well as making friends online; and how to interact with them. Then there’s that whole “app” thing. There is an application for everything, but do you really want it? Leslie will distribute a detailed handout created for your use.
Session 3: Doing On-site Research: Going There, Walking Their Ground…
Have you dreamed of going “there” and doing some on-site research? No matter where you want to research, you need to plan your trip. Learn how to be successful at on-site research. Online resources have not filmed everything; you can expect to find some wonderful treasures doing on-site research.
About Leslie Brinkley Lawson
For more than 13 years, Leslie Brinkley Lawson has built a solid reputation as a Forensic Genealogist. She has worked for attorneys across the United States.
A Forensic Genealogist is qualified through a combination of education, training and work experience; is employed or retained by attorneys, law offices, estates, courts, corporations, governmental agencies or other entities to perform genealogical work in legal issues as an independent third-party researcher, analyst, reporter and witness.
- Professional Genealogical Researcher with more than 15 years of research experience, 11 years as a professional.
- NGS Course: American Genealogy: A Basic Course.
- Samford University: Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
- Salt Lake Institute for Professional Genealogists.
- Association of Professional Genealogists, Professional Management Conferences.
- Instructor, Forensic Institute, Dallas, Texas, October 2012.
Read more at http://www.lawsonresearch.net/