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Genealogy: Research Your Family Tree  (Workshops/Seminars)
Monday, October 7 through Monday, October 28
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
CALT Building, Room 136, AACC Arnold Campus
Course #: WOI-378 Section 901

Course Information:
Instructor Name: Connie Sparrow
Department Name:
Lifelong Learning
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Department Phone: 410-777-2325
Department Website:


Department Contact: email: iscenter@aacc.edu

Class schedule: Four Monday evenings October 7 - 28, 2019 (7:00-8:30 pm)
Location: CALT Building, Room 136, AACC Arnold Campus
Cost: $97.00 which includes the $22 fee for class handouts
This is an introductory class

Course Overview:
Explore genealogy using a wide variety of search methods.  
Identify strategies for examining family archives and conducting family interviews.
Outline primary and secondary genealogy sources including Internet websites.
Discuss breaking through dead ends and compare hoaxes from useful sites.
Learn about tree formats, software, lineage societies, etc.

Course Outline:
Session 1 (Oct 7): Getting Started
Session 2 (Oct 14): Surfing The Internet
Session 3 (Oct 21): Organizing Your Records
Session 4 (Oct 28): Odd and Ends (tree formats, software, lineage societies)
Refer to the current AACC College Catalog for additional information.

Delmarva Genealogical & Heritage Conference  (Events - Other Organizations)
Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland

Cemetery Preservation Workshop  (Workshops/Seminars)
Saturday, October 19
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Harvest Hall at Kinder Park Farm, 1001 Kinder Farm Road, Millersville, MD
See attachment for details.

RootsTech London 2019  (National Conferences)
Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26
London, England

Hopping the Pond : Researching in Germany : What You Need to Know and Websites to Help  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, November 7
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
On November 7, Carol Carman will present a general background on Germans in this country and what you need to know before you begin your research in Germany. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218, where Carol will give you tips on how to find your ancestors' German town of origin, and websites and other information sources you can explore once you have found it.
Carol has been the vice-president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society since fall of 2009 and a member before that. She has attended numerous talks on German history, immigration, and migration. She has been to Germany three times, twice including researching her ancestors. She has both first and second wave German ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1700s and mid-1800s. Carol is also the president of Anne Arundel Genealogy Society, and a retired librarian.

How to Get a Good Digital Photo from Old Photos, Computer screen and much more  (Meetings - Other Organizations)
Wednesday, November 13
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD
Discussion:  This presentation will cover such topics as understanding DPI and Resolution; where can you get photos of relatives from the past?  scanning and printing photos; how to get good images from a computer screen;  how to get good pictures using a cell phone from a photo in a picture frame; copying documents using your cell phone; how to scan large documents and photos;  and how to get good tombstone pictures.
Presenter: Gary Petranek. 
Gary retired from IBM after 41 years. He has been the Co-Director of the Washington DC Family History Center in Kensington, MD for the past 13 years. He has been doing genealogy research for 20+ years and has been an avid photographer “my whole life.” Gary hosts a RootsMagic user group once a month at the Family History Center.

Family Objects, Family Memories  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, December 5
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Our December 5 meeting will showcase unusual sources of genealogical information provided by our members. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218 as AAGS members show us their unusual family artifacts and objects, and tell us what they learned from them about their ancestors. 

We tried this on a small scale last December, and decided on this format for the entire meeting this year. Last year one member brought an ancestor’s wedding memory book. Another brought his grandmother’s handwritten recipe book and described some of the foods she made for him when he was a child. For this December's meeting, one member has already agreed to bring a sextant belonging to an ancestor who served in World War I, along with his ship’s log and records describing his ship being torpedoed. 
Watch for an email soon asking for more volunteers to tell us about their family objects in December.

NGS 2020 Family History Conference  (National Conferences)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 through Saturday, May 23, 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah

FGS 2020 National Conference  (National Conferences)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 through Saturday, September 5, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri