Lectures

Carole is available to speak to your civic, genealogical, and historical societies, The following are available lectures, but other custom lectures can be requested. Please contact Carole for information regarding fees and other requirements.

•Tracing a Family through the Census - Follow a family back from the present to 1850 using the U.S. Census records and the clues that they provide for the family researcher

•Funeral Homes and Cemeteries - How can funeral homes and cemeteries help you fill in the missing pieces about your ancestors?

•Free Websites for Genealogy Research - Explore some of the most helpful websites for researching family history that cost you nothing.

•Getting the Most out of Family Search - FamilySearch contains an abundance of records that the researcher can access for free. This presentation will help you navigate the database and records to make sure you are using it to the fullest

•Organizing Your Research in Evernote - This cloud based storage site can be used in a multitude of ways from storing notes to making  "to do" lists to keeping recipes. We will explore how it will help you organize your genealogy records

•Using Social Media for Family History - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are popular social media sites. However, they can be very instrumental in making connections with people and places.

•Using Newspapers for Family History - Newspapers are a goldmine for the family researcher. This presentation will help you learn some strategies for gleaning good information.

•Military Records for Genealogy - Learn about your ancestors through military records. How and where to find that information will be covered in this lecture.

•What you can find at the Government Offices - Wills, Marriages, Land Records - Don't be intimidated by walking into a court house or county office building. This lecture will help you plan a visit and look at how the records are arranged.

•Getting the most out of Pittsburgh Repositories - There are many places in Pittsburgh where you can find a treasure trove of information. We will look at some of those and explore how to find that information.

•Google for the Genealogist - Google is more than a search engine or a place from which you send mail. This presentation explores some of the other functions of Google to help you in your family research.