The Lock-in will be on October 17 from noon – 11 pm at the Haggard Library. Supper break is from 5-6 pm. It is a bring your own food or go out to a nearby restaurant. This year there are eight webinars and several classes during the event. The SAR (Sons of American Revolution), DAR (will provide a class on how to apply), Collin County Farm Museum (providing scanning of photographs and documents), McKinney Public Librarian, and a few other groups will be attending. We will have volunteers and staff available for one-on-one assistance. No registration is needed.
Here is the webinars’ schedule:
12:00 pm-1:30 pm FamilySearch.org Live: Search Strategies, Tools and Tips presented by Robert Lawrence Kehrer, Sr. Product Manager, Search Technologies
This live demonstration uses real research scenarios. Join expert Robert Kehrer as he shares his research strategies and experience in using FamilySearch.org website tools to find records and then link those sources to the Family Tree.
1:45 pm-2:50 pm Genealogical and Historic Records Available at the Texas Military Forces Museum by Lisa Sharik, Deputy Director
This program will provide information on the records which are available for research at the Texas Military Forces Museum and from Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The material spans from 1910 to the present day and includes everything from WWI service records to material from the deployment of our Texas troops in the Global War on Terror.
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Building the West Texas Digital Archives presented by Edward J. Smith, Executive Director Abilene Library Consortium
The West Texas Digital Archives is a collaborative project run by the Abilene Library Consortium containing more than 50,000 digital items from many organizations across the region. ALC Executive Director Eddy Smith will highlight the Archives and discuss some of the experiences in building a large-scale, collaborative digital project.
4:00 pm-4:50 pm Using Evernote for your Genealogical Research by Melissa Meadows, Programming and Outreach Librarian at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library
This presentation will highlight the importance of embracing emergent technology to genealogists of all experience levels. It will include a walkthrough of Evernote, as well as a discussion of the various ways in which the organizational platform can benefit anyone with their family history. Please feel free to bring your devices with Internet access enabled.
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Break for Dinner
6:00 pm-7:20 pm Fundamentals for Beginning Genealogy Research by William D. Buckner. Manager Genealogy Center, Waco-McLennan County Library
This class covers the basic concepts, skills, search strategies and resources needed to become a proficient family history researcher. Join us as we walk through the process of recording what you already know, getting organized, collecting information, and evaluating the information you find for additional clues about your ancestors. Learn to use some of the more common records of ‘genealogical value’ – vital, cemetery, obituaries, census and immigration records.
7:30 pm-8:20 pm Five Civilized Tribe Indian Research presented by Aaron Holt, Archives Technician Fort Worth Regional Archives NARA
Learn how to research the Dawes Final Rolls. This program will touch on aspects of researching for Indians and Indian records utilizing the US Census and Indian Rolls within the National Archives at Fort Worth.
8:30 pm-9:20 pm Think Like a Historian to Expand Your Research presented by Sara Gredler, Genealogist/Historian/Architectural Historian
Thinking like a historian puts your ancestors in their historic, social, and community context. Sara Gredler explores the resources available to expand the “big picture” of your ancestors’ lives along with their location.
9:30 pm-10:30 pm DNA – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Jim Wright
Discussion will include what DNA results you can and can’t expect from an Ancestry DNA test (Autosomal test) with or without an Ancestry tree. Mr. Wright will use actual online Ancestry trees and DNA test results for the discussion.
We hope to see you there!