Presentation: Solving Genealogical Problems by Jo Ann Rowley-Minhoto
It’s been years, hasn’t it, that you’ve worked on that brick wall, the one hampering your progress with a family line? Or are you just realizing you have problems? Who are those birth parents? What was your great grandmother’s maiden name? When did your ancestor first arrive and from where? These are some of the most common problems in genealogy research.
In order to tear down one of those brick walls - to solve a genealogical problem – getting organized and understanding the research cycle are two steps that can help. It takes effort and time but using some techniques we’ll investigate can begin cracking through that wall. Come join the group, hear what Jo Ann, a professional genealogist and MCGS member, has to offer. Hopefully some new ideas – or remembering some old ones – can punch a hole in YOUR brick wall.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.