Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall 2009 Educational Workshops are a success

The Society’s Education Committee completed another successful workshop series on Genealogical Processes during two Saturdays in October. The first session took place at Jacob Sears Library in Dennis and the second took place at the Dennis Public Library in Dennisport; 13 participants were involved.

Carolyn Weiss presented information on internet genealogy, the census, newspaper sources, organizing data, and a checklist for using various sources. Nancy DeNise presented information on using church records and recommendations for getting started on genealogy. Judy Terry provided data on the use of land deeds and other court records. Bebe Brock displayed and discussed the use of family bibles in genealogy. And Dave Martin presented information on the use of the interview, standards of evidence, military records, immigration records, and various death records.

The Committee will next offer a six-session course through the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School’s Adult Education program on Thursday afternoons in January and February, 2010 in Harwich, MA.  Details and Registration.