The class presenter was Paul Larsen, who presented the 3rd Edition of 'Crash Course in Family History'.
This book is packed with step-by-step tutorials and lessons helping us with the easiest ways to connect to our ancestors. It took Paul a full year of research to write this book. He also created a web site that goes along with the book. He will try to keep this book current by republishing with the new things that have happened since this latest version.
In the presentation were discussions on - Top 10 Web Sites - New & Improved Web Sites -
Family Trees - Web Directories and Portals - Latest Software - Finding Billions of Database Records and Invaluable Resources - Social Networking Sites - Tools to Make It Easier, including - Death Indexes.com - Immigrants.byu.edu - Books.Google.com - Newspapter_Archive.com - GenealogyBank.com - newspaper collections - One-Step Search Tools - SteveMorse.org - Tutorials for how-to search - WeRelated-org.
Family History Made Easy - Paul's website even has his book on it in a searchable form.
Those beginners, as well as the seasoned researcher can benefit from Paul's information.
You can check with your local bookstore for Paul's book(s).
July 18, 2009 - Our next meeting will be held on July 28, 2009 Our Presenters will be Bob and Joel Kroff. It's been about 2-years since Bob and Joel first introduced their 'Uncle Verle' to our Users Group. We all fell in Love with this man and to Bob and Joel for their sharing his story with our group. And for showing us that we too could put together our family stories.
They also showed us how careful we need to be as we go thru any belongings our family members had Don't just throw items away that look like they are 'of no use'. They found that many 'special items' were then lost.
Come and see what they have been able to do since we last saw them.
No meeting is held in the month of August.
Check back to see the class schedule for September, October, November and December.