Effective Strategies for Searching Online Databases

From Karen Ristic, who is presenting Saturday’s (17 Jan 2015) long program on Effective Strategies for Searching Online Genealogical Databases:

Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society Members:

Results of search in Ancestry.com databases

Ancestry.com database page

Internet genealogy databases are increasingly offering genealogists more information where they can search for their ancestors. This is an advantage for those of us seeking information about our ancestors from our computers, but sometimes these databases create challenges for a quick and easy way to find the information they hold. In this presentation are some suggestions, with examples, for the top seven ways to get the most out of Internet genealogy databases.

Karen has posted the link to her presentation, Effective Strategies for Searching Online Genealogical Databases, for the January 2015 meeting. The file is in .pdf format so you can print it out and bring it to the meeting. Just click on the link below.


Training for January and February 2015

Upcoming Training for 2015

Portrait of William Dollarhide speaker at 2015 Spring training seminar

William Dollarhide

Spring Seminar

The Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday – 21 March at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. This seminar will feature nationally renowned speaker Bill Dollarhide. Further details and a registration form may be found here.

Programs for January and February 2015

Saturday – 17 January:

  • Short Program Topic: Family Reunions: Do’s and Don’ts
    • Presenter: Allison Harnden
  • Long Program Topic: Effective Strategies for Searching Internet Genealogical Databases
    • Presenter: Karen Ristic

Saturday – 21 February:

  • Short Program Topic: Publish Your Genealogy on the Internet
    • Presenter: Bob Kennard
  • Long Program Topic: LifeCatching: Personal Histories for Genealogists

The full training program schedule through September is available here (PDF).

The program schedule may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society holds its monthly meetings with training programs on the third Saturday of each month (except when a seminar is scheduled). The meetings are held from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89012.

Each meeting consists of a short program, followed by Society business and a short break, then a long program. Our meetings are open to any who wish to attend, and there is no charge for admission.

Classes for January and February 2015

Classes are held at the Paseo Verde Library (see address above). Registration is available 30 days in advance at the Henderson Library Website. Registration is appreciated but not required. Classes are also free and are open to anyone.

Tuesday, 27 January – 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

  • Lunch and Learn Review – Best Genealogy Online Resources – Facebook – Webinars

Wednesday, 11 February – 6:00 to 7:30 PM

  • Military Records – What’s Online

A training class schedule for 2015 can be found here (PDF). The schedule may change due to circumstances beyond our control, so please check it regularly.

Save the Date

Spring 2015 Seminar:

Date: Saturday, 21 March 2015

Speaker: William “Bill” Dollarhide

Location: To Be Announced

William Dollarhide is a professional genealogist, the author of eight books and numerous articles, and the editor of the Genealogy Bulletin. He is a nationally recognized speaker and an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

His topics for our seminar will be:

You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes?

Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors

Finding Living Relatives Online, and