Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Spring 2001 Seminar

2001 Fall Seminar
Researching Ancestors - With Computer or Not

Our Fall Seminar, 2001 was held on November 17, 2001 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The topics on the agenda were as follows. Participants were free to move between tracks.

9:30-10:30 C-1 Ten Best Web Sites (CCO) Can we really identify the ten best web sites for genealogy? We can at least try! N-1 Getting Started with Your Genealogy (LK) How to get started with family research. This may be useful as a review for people who have been researching for a while, too.
10:30-11:00 Break Break
11:00-12:00 C-2 Overview of Uses of Computers for Genealogy (MLC): Computer etiquette; what you can do on a computer; a preview of the other two computer sessions. N-2 Using the Census (LK) How important is it? What can it tell me? How do I use it? What should I know about the 1930 census?
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:00 C-3 How to Choose Genealogical Software (MLC moderates): The Genealogical Software Report Card; discussions of difference genealogical software programs. N-3 Documenting Your Sources (RSW) Why should we document? How do we document? Why should we go to original sources?
2:00-2:30 Break Break
2:30-3:30 C-4 Things You Can Do with Computers that Don't Involve the Internet (RSW moderates): Spreadsheets; scanning: using word processors to write family stories, anecdotes, recipes, and transcribe materials; PowerPoint. N-4 Finding Clues for Ancestors' Foreign Origins (CCO) Learn about sources you can examine for clues about the foreign origins of your ancestors.

Speaker Legend
CCO - Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS LK - Linda Koehler, MLS
RSW - Robin S. Walsh, MLS MLC - Melinda L. Carter