Genealogist Michael Brophy will give a talk virtualy via Zoom about working on your family history research. This program covers the basics of starting out in the search for one's ancestry. Topics to be covered are first why do we study our ancestry and what makes it so compelling? Several reasons will be explored with some audience participation encouraged. Basic methodology will be explained along with the first steps to beginning research. A few tips towards organizing a large genealogical project will be given. Record sources such as vital records (birth, marriage, death) will be explored along with Census, passenger lists, naturalizations, and cemeteries. Examples will be given with noteworthy and common people from various time periods and ethnic groups. Recent advances in the field such as DNA and the Internet with popular websites will be discussed. The resources of the Church of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) will be explained. There will be time at the end of Michael's talk for a Q & A.
Advance registration is required here, and once signed up, a zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program.
This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all. Please join us!