Get in touch with your family roots by attending a free workshop at the Spring Hill Public Library on Saturday March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Professional research consultant, Andrea Osinchak (Family Links) has recently moved to Spring Hill and will share tips culled from 29 years of professional experience.
Andrea is passionate about helping others to be successful in their family history research. In addition to lecturing, she has broad experience working in libraries and courthouses across the US, coordinating family history conferences, and until recently was the Director of a Family History Center in Newark, Delaware which was staffed by 40 consultants.
In this two hour lecture she will focus on FamilySearch.org, a free website that is composed of six areas: (1) Original records, (2) Compiled Genealogies, (3) Indexing, (4) Forums, (5) Wiki, and (6) Catalogue.
During the first hour the focus will be on original and compiled genealogies. The second hour will give you an opportunity to give back to the worldwide community through indexing.
With the excitement of the 1940 census being released on April 12, 2012, this resource will be of great value in the near future and anyone can be a volunteer in making that available to the world. It will also provide you with an understanding of how records are becoming available for free worldwide through FamilySearch.org.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet to the class to peruse the website during the workshop.
The Spring Hill Public Library is located at 144 Kedron Pkwy. in Spring Hill. The Library serves all those that live and work in either Maury or Williamson County. The library offers books, audio books, movies, WiFi, computer usage, research internet databases, and is a great place to connect with others in the community. For more information you can call 931-486-2932 or go to www.springhilllibrary.org.
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