August 2015 Meeting Presentations

Presentations at the August 2015 general meeting:

Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center, UNLV University Libraries, Special Collections long program presentations

Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center, UNLV University Libraries, Special Collections

At Saturday’s (15 August) meeting, two presentations were given by excellent speakers.

Claytee D. White, Director, Oral History Research Center, at the UNLV University Libraries, Special Collections gave the long program about doing an oral history for your genealogy.

Also, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, Ph.D, Henderson District Public Libraries, Digital and Metadata Librarian gave the short program about the digital resources for genealogists in the Henderson Library system.

Links Provided During the Presentations:

Henderson Library Digital Collections:

The Henderson Digital Collections are available at http://digitalcollections.mypubliclibrary.com/. Those collections include:

  • Archives of the CCNGS Prospector quarterly newsletter
  • Video oral histories and transcripts
  • Historic photographs
  • Newspapers
  • Early Henderson records

The following sources for members of the Henderson Library system are available online by logging into http://www.mypubliclibrary.com, clicking on the “Research” tab, and then choosing one of the databases from the list in the left column of the page:

Other Online Resources:

Other online resources for genealogists include:

Journals and Correspondence:

Examples of journals and correspondence:

Images:

Examples of images:

Newspapers:

Examples of newspapers:

Each general meeting usually includes two presentations. September’s meeting will be an exception as we will be holding our annual elections of Officers and Directors. If you are a member, it is important that you attend to let your voice be heard.

CCNGS Events for May and June 2015

CCNGS Events

CCNGS Events

The Clark County Genealogical Society has a number of events scheduled for the months of May and June.

CCNGS Events for May:

Saturday, May 16: CCNGS Monthly Meeting – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library

Short Program: “Elusive Dead People: They Can’t Run but They Can Hide”. This presentation is about locating people not found on Findagrave.com or BillionGraves.com. It is illustrated by three case studies. – Kathy Rankin

Long Program: Puzzilla & Billion Graves”. This presentation will demonstrate the use of Puzzilla as an aid in research and in breaking down brick walls. Billion Graves is a site for finding ancestors world-wide using burial information. – Ronnie Peralta

Monday, May 18: Legacy Family Tree 8.0 Special Interest Group – 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library – This is an interest group, not a presentation. The focus of this meeting will be on using the timeline feature of Legacy and the Legacy feature for recording DNA test results (not a discussion of DNA tests). If time permits, there will also be an open discussion period.

CCNGS Events for June:

Saturday, June 20: CCNGS Monthly Meeting – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library

Short Program: “Brick Wall”. – TBD

Long Program: Brick Wall: Finding the Parents of Walter Holman”. – Jerry Kunzman

Tuesday, June 23: Genealogy Lunch and Learn – 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library

CCNGS Events for March and April 2015:

CCNGS Events

CCNGS Events

CCNGS Events for March and April 2015:

The Clark County Genealogical Society has a number of events scheduled for the months of March and April. To accommodate our members’ differing schedules, we have both daytime and evening events scheduled on weekdays, as well as our usual scheduling on Saturdays.

CCNGS Events for March:

Monday, March 16: Beginning Genealogy 1 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Paseo Verde Library

Saturday, March 21: CCNGS Spring Seminar – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Orleans Hotel/Casino  — This year’s speaker is William “Bill” Dollarhide.  Mr. Dollarhide is an internationally recognized speaker, the author of eight books on genealogy, and of numerous articles.  He is also the editor of The Genealogy Bulletin.  Mr. Dollarhide will speak on several topics of interest.  Details and a registration form can be found here.

Monday, March 23: Beginning Genealogy 2 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Paseo Verde Library

Monday, March 30: Genealogy Lunch and Learn – Passenger Records & Naturalization – 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library

CCNGS Events for April:

Saturday, April 11: Free Ancestor Research Day – 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Green Valley LibraryReserve a spot, to avoid the wait. 

What is Free Ancestor Research Day?

If you are a novice genealogist, or have never tried to look for an ancestor,  experienced genealogists from CCNGS will attempt to find family information for you from the 19th and 20th centuries. Who were your ancestors? Where did they live? Who were all their children? When were they born? When did they immigrate? Were they naturalized? Where did they come from? What language did they speak?

More information is available here.

Saturday, April 18: CCNGS Monthly Meeting – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Paseo Verde Library

Monday, April 20: Genealogy Chat – Reviewing Your Genealogy Documents for Overlooked Clues – 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Paseo Verde Library