[APG Public List] Free genealogy webinars tomorrow 3/12/2011 - Genealogical society program coordinators encouraged

Michael Hait michael.hait at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 11 10:01:28 MST 2011


I know it is short notice but I hope that some of you might be able to 
attend the following.

I love to talk about genealogy. In the past few years I have lectured around 
Maryland and the District of Columbia, and even twice in New Jersey. I have 
several more lectures coming up this year in Maryland and Pennsylvania. 
Unfortunately, the costs of travel prohibit my being able to lecture in 
distant cities and states. To get around this issue, I would like to offer 
my services as a lecturer remotely to societies around the country. This 
strategy is already being used with success by other lecturers, within our 
field and many others.

To promote my services, I am offering a series of free lectures, presented 
as online webinars. I have scheduled the first two lectures for tomorrow, 12 
March 2011. Additional lectures will be presented later this month. I would 
like any members of genealogical societies to attend these lectures, 
especially society program coordinators. These lectures can all be given 
directly to genealogical societies at any time. Speakers' fees will be 
discussed upon request.

All interested parties are of course welcome.

The two presentations scheduled for tomorrow are:

* What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? *
The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a 
reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your 
research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably 
exhaustive search" constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a 
search.  A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records 
can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about 
your ancestors' lives. (Intermediate)
Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/578464582
Space is limited to 100 attendees.

* Your Civil War Ancestors: A Guide to Research *
Learn how to identify your Civil War ancestors, and what information can be 
found in the Civil War records.  Both Union and Confederate ancestors are 
covered. (Beginner/Intermediate)
Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/635870374
Space is limited to 100 attendees.


The following presentations will be scheduled for later this month:

* African-American Genealogy:  Tearing Down the Brickwalls *
Brickwalls in African-American genealogy can be caused by lack of records or 
improper research habits. Learning to research effectively can help to avoid 
these brickwalls. [optional case study available]

* Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch: Online State Resources for Genealogy *
There are many different sources for online digital record images, from 
state archives to historical societies.  This presentation will sample 
several of these resources, showing the great depth of records available 
online.

* Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch: Online Records for African-American 
Research *
There are many different sources for online digital record images, from 
state archives to historical societies.  This presentation will sample 
several of these resources, showing the great depth of records available 
online, focusing on resources available for African-American genealogy.


I look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Hait
michael.hait at hotmail.com
http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com 
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