Register for the 2014 Fall Seminar

The registration form for the 2014 Fall CCNGS Seminar can be found here.

The 2014 Fall CCNGS Seminar is open to the public.  Registrations will be accepted at the door or may be mailed in to the address on the form.

Fall 2014 Seminar

CCNGS will hold its Fall 2014 Seminar on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The Fall 2014 seminar will be held at the Stan Fulton Building on the UNLV Campus at 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV. The seminar begins at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM.  Registration at the door begins at 8:30 AM.  Advance registration is not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.

The price of the Fall 2014 seminar is $55.00 for non-members and for members whose registrations are postmarked after 20 September 2014. Members whose registrations are dated by 20 September will be charged a reduced fee of $45.00.

This Fall 2014 seminar features two nationally recognized speakers: Gena Philibert-Ortega and Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG. Each will give two presentations.

Gena Philibert-Ortega:

Gena Philbert Ortega a speaker at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar

Gena Philbert Ortega

Ms. Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, and the GenWeekly newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of three books including her latest From The Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. She serves as President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women’s social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives using material artifacts.  Her presentations at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar will be:

1: Remember the Ladies: Finding Your Female Ancestors is a basic look at researching female ancestors by using the documentation that genealogists are familiar with like census records, vital records, etc. We also look at how to best research women.

2: The Secret Lives of Women: Research Your Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind looks at researching female ancestors based on the documents and materials they left behind including signature quilts, community cookbooks, diaries and membership records.

Jean Wilcox Hibben ; PhD, MA, CG:

Jean Wilcox Hibben, a speaker at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar

Jean Wilcox Hibben

Dr. Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for over 35 years. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as Vice-President), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (where she serves as Western Regional Representative), the California State Genealogical Alliance (where she serves as Parliamentarian), various societies in the areas where she does research, and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as 1st Vice-President). Jean is a Board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists and is past-President of the Southern California Chapter. She maintains her own website with information about her presentations, CDs, projects, etc.: www.circlemending.org.  Her presentations at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar will be:

1: Historical Societies: Bridges between People and History: We tend to focus on genealogical societies and on-line resources when desiring to network and find family connections, but what about the historical societies? These can have a wealth of information that is hidden from view because of a lack of means to make their collections public. Maps, artifacts, letters, military documents, newspaper archives, court records, house histories, property information, and so much more are tucked away for safe keeping in drawers, boxes, cabinets, and every conceivable storage location (not all archivally safe).  Some have websites, but not all of them. Some have mailing lists and query columns. Many have newsletters and some have lists of their holdings. And all of them need support to be maintained. How to find them, contact them, and become part of them are all discussed here.

2: The Devils in the Details: Missing Minutiae Can Create a Lineage Limbo: There are many details hidden in genealogy records; a simple mark or added word can easily be overlooked, leading to confusion later on. Whether the passed over information is an address, occupation, unknown abbreviation, or other bit of data that is not caught at first, the researcher can find him/herself being misdirected and even researching the wrong family. Catch the “little things” before you find yourself lost in a forbidden forest of other people’s family trees. Intermediate level, but still helpful for beginners.

Further information about the Fall 2014 Seminar can be found here.

Links from Program of 16 Aug 2014

Following are the links displayed in the short program on Saturday, links16 August 2014. There is also a list of references consulted in preparing the class.

Links to sources for the general search:

Links to sites which may help you locate records:

Some sites with images of original records:

Links to sites which discuss the analytical process:

Links to additional instructional or informative sites:

References Used to Prepare this Presentation:

  • The 8 Steps of the Genealogy Research Cycle
  • Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started – Research Basics
  • Principles of Family History Research
  • The Research Cycle
  • American Genealogical Research Institute Staff. How to Trace Your Family Tree: A complete & easy to understand guide for the beginner. New York: Doubleday, 1973.
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists. The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing, 2000.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Discovering Your Family Tree. Salt Lake City, UT: Corporation of the President of the Church of Latter-day Saints, 1989.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Guide to Research. Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President of the Church of Latter-day Saints: 1988.
  • Greenwood, Val D. Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd Edition. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.
  • Jones, Thomas W.. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Orem, UT: National Genealogical Society, 2013.
  • Larsen, Paul. A Crash Course in Genealogy: An Easy Step-by-Step Illustrated Guidebook and Comprehensive Resource Directory The Indispensable Guide to Tracing Your Own Family Roots and Stories, Fourth Edition. St. George, UT: Easy Family History, 2010.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Analysis: A Research Process Map. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Second Edition. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan Evidence! Style*. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2010
  • Morgan, George C. How to Do Everything Genealogy, Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  • Renick, Barbara. Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, Third Edition. Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.
  • Research Guidance – Legacy 8 Help file

Training Schedule for the Remainder of 2014

CCNGS Training Classes for the remainder of 2014:

Clipart of classroom training

Training for 2014

All classes are free of charge and will be held at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89012.

June 24, 2014 Tuesday
Lunch and Learn- Bring your lunch – 12-2 pm
We will discuss current genealogy news, finds and records/books
Come and enjoy the afternoon with fellow genealogy friends

August 16, 2014 Saturday
Organizing your Genealogy Papers & Files – 12:30-4:30 pm

August 19, 2014 Tuesday
Lunch and Learn-Bring your Lunch – 12-2 pm
A Potpourri of Genealogy

September 30, 2014 Tuesday
Legacy 8 software – Come and learn what’s new – 12-1:30 pm

October 21, 2014 Tuesday
Beginning Genealogy I – 12-2 pm

October 28, 2014 Tuesday
Beginning Genealogy  II – 12-2 pm

No classes in November or December because of the Holidays

Monthly Meeting Training Programs for the remainder of 2014:

All meetings will be held at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89012. All meeting dates are on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am to Noon.

June 21
Short – Henderson Historical Society-The City of Henderson’s Past
Long – Goodsprings School- Old School Records & Historical Information

July 19
Short – Brick Wall Case Study
Long – Introduction to Genealogy DNA

August 16
Short – Back to Basics
Long – Using Maps for Genealogical Research

September 20
Short – Brick Wall Case Study
Long – Mapping Techniques

October 18
Fall Seminar

November 15
Short – Dogs: Getting a Leash on Genealogy
Long – FamilySearch Family Trees

December 20
Open Forum

2014 CCNGS Fall Training Seminar (fee and location TBA):

October 18, this seminar will feature two nationally known speakers:
Gena Philbert-Ortega
- Remember the Ladies: Finding Your Female Ancestors
– The Secret Lives of Women: Research Your Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind

and

Jean Wilcox Hibben
- Historical Societies: Bridges between People and History
– The Devils in the Details: Missing Minutiae Can Create Lineage Limbo

 

2014 CCNGS Fall Seminar

2014 Fall Seminar:

The 2014 CCNGS Fall Seminar will be presented on Saturday, 18 October, 2014.

This year’s fall seminar will feature two accomplished speakers: Gena Philbert-Ortega and Jean Wilcox Hibben.

Gena Philbert-Ortega:

portrait of Gena Philbert-Ortega speaker at 2014 Fall Seminar

Gena Philbert-Ortega

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy,Family Chronicle , GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) as well as the forthcoming, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012).

Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as Vice-President for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, is a Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance and a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks,signature quilts and researching women’s lives.

More about Fall Seminar speaker Gena Philbert-Ortega can be found on her APG Profile Page.

Gena’s Web site is located at: www.yourfamilyhistoryresearch.com, and her blog is Gena’s Genealogy.

Jean Wilcox Hibben:

portrait of Jean Wilcox Hibben speaker at 2014 Fall Seminar

Jean Wilcox Hibben

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG, has been involved in family research for over 35 years. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as Vice-President), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (where she serves as Western Regional Representative), the California State Genealogical Alliance (where she serves as Parliamentarian), various societies in the areas where she does research, and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as 1st Vice-President). Jean is a Board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists and is past-President of the Southern California Chapter.

A Board-Certified genealogist, Jean is the Director of the Corona California Family History Center and is also an occasional volunteer at the Pacific Region Facility of the National Archives in Riverside County. She was the lead researcher for the PBS television program Genealogy Roadshow. A native of the Chicago suburbs and retired college professor, she holds a Master’s degree in speech communication and doctorate in folklore. Jean is a national speaker known for her entertaining, as well as informative, presentations and is a frequent writer for various genealogy publications.
A former square dance caller, Jean has been playing guitar for about 50 years, learning a variety of other folk instruments along the way. She sees a connection between family history and music because, in learning about our forebears, we try to piece together the various elements of our ancestors’ lives in an effort to create a complete (or as complete as possible) picture of who they were in their homes, families, occupations, religions, and activities.  Their musical interests/involvement should be considered part of this whole picture, or circle, of their lives and that is the primary focus of her blog: www.circlemending.blogspot.com.

Jean’s philosophy is that “who we are is a compilation of our experiences and associations as well as our biological connections. When we understand our ancestors we can better understand ourselves. By doing this, we can complete our personal family circles.”  This connects to her mission statement: “My goal is to assist others in their efforts to connect generations (past to present), completing the family circle.”

More about Fall Seminar speaker Jean Wilcox Hibben can be found on her APG profile page.

Jean’s Web site is located at: www.circlemending.org, and her blog is Circlemending: Completing the Family Circle.

CCNGS Spring 2014 Seminar will feature Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

CCNGS Spring 2014 Seminar will feature Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

CCNGS Spring 2014 Seminar:

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, will be the keynote speaker for the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society’s Spring 2014 Seminar, on March 22, 2014 at the Stan Fulton Building on the UNLV Campus.  Dr. Fitzpatrick was recognized by the international press for her work on the Northwest Flight 4422 project (Hand in the Snow) and the Identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic. She is the head genealogist on the Abraham Lincoln DNA project. She is the author of the genealogical bestsellers Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genealogy, Her most recent book The Dead Horse Investigation:  Forensic Photo Analysis for Everyone has become a genealogical must-have.

Dr. Fitzpatrick will speak to the Society on Forensic Genealogy: CSI Meet Roots, The Database Detective, and The Six Degrees of Separation are History – How to Find Anyone in the World.

Although Colleen works on high-level projects, she is very down-to-earth and easy to understand. Colleen’s talks will spark your imagination and motivate you to discover new ways of looking at your family mysteries. You will arrive at Colleen’s talks a genealogist; you will leave a forensic genealogist.

More information about Dr. Fitzpatrick is available on her Website.

About the Seminar:

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society (CCNGS) will present its Spring 2014 Seminar on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

This March seminar will be in a slightly different format in that we will have a single speaker, as opposed to our usual two or three.

The Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV.   Registration opens at 8:30 a.m..

Registration will be $55.  Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.  The price of the seminar includes lunch.

Further information and a printable registration form are available at the CCNGS Website.

Seminar for Spring 2014

Seminar for Spring:

Stan Fulton Building - Site of Seminar

Stan Fulton Building

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society (CCNGS) will present its Spring 2014 Seminar in March.

The March seminar is presented in a slightly different format in that we will have a single speaker, as opposed to our usual two or three.

Our speaker will be Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD., a forensic genealogist and former nuclear physicist.

When:

The seminar will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, 22 March 2014.

Where:

The Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV.

Registration:

The cost of the registration is $55.00 for Non-Members and for those members who do not register early. Early registration for members is $45.00 for members who submit a registration form on or before 15 February or which is post-marked before 15 February.

The registration fee includes lunch.

A printable (PDF) registration form is available on the CCNGS Website.