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

2015 Spring Seminar Presented by CCNGS

2015 Spring Seminar:

Portrait of William Dollarhide speaker at 2015 Spring Seminar

William Dollarhide

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society’s 2015 Spring Seminar is fast approaching.

Date and Time:

Saturday – 21 March from 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Registration begins at 08:30 AM.

Location:

Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103.

This seminar will feature nationally renowned speaker William “Bill” Dollarhide. Mr. Dollarhide is a professional genealogist, the author of eight books and many 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
  • DOLLARHIDE’s Five Rules

Advanced registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

Further details and a registration form may be found here.

Ticket prices are as follows (lunch is included):

  • Early registration (received by Feb. 21) for CCNGS members…………………………$45.00
  • Early registration (received by Feb. 21) for non-members……………………………….$55.00

  • Late registration for all (received after Feb. 21) and at the door……………………..$60.00

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.

DatabaseStrategies