Sunday, June 8, 2014

Skagit Valley Gen Soc's Summer Seminar..... Coming Up VERY Soon!

MOUNT VERNON – Genealogy for Everyone! A Summer Seminar for genealogists of all levels from beginning to advanced.  Saturday, June 14 with registration beginning at 8:am and first class beginning at 9:00 am.  Register online and find complete details on the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society .  $45 registration online or at the door. Walk-ins welcome.  Questions? Contact: Hazel, 360-630-0170 or svgsgenealogy@gmail.comSign-up today.
Recent trends note that genealogy has become the most popular hobby in the United States. The digital age of social media, combined with television programs such as, "Who Do You Think You Are?" and other trending uses of electronic technology -- think's huge database -- and Skype technology, that can connect us now with cousins in Canada, Europe and across the world . All these 21st Century influences have made it easier than ever for family historians to discover their roots across the globe. Now, a simple and affordable DNA swab can quickly reveal your ethnic makeup and help confirm your research  "across the pond." DNA really puts back the "geneâ"  in genealogy. Yet, to be successful in one's research, solid practices and research methods need to be developed early-on or errors can send a learn-as-you-go researcher "up the wrong tree.

"Genealogy for Everyone
!" – A Summer Seminar by the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, will help beginners get off to a good start with their research, and provide more advanced researchers with helpful techniques to become more effective and know where to look for information.  Two special guest presenters highlight the full-day program. Dave Obee, an internationally known professional genealogist from Victoria, B.C. will present, The 7-Habits of Successful Genealogists, and Finding a Genealogical Library in the Cloud. Spokane area genealogist, nationally known speaker and author, Donna Potter-Phillips, will present, "How to Research at a Distance When You Live Here and Your Ancestors Live There" and "Answers to Your Genealogical Questions."

Several other genealogists-educators fill-out the program with two educational tracks to choose from. One set of consecutive classes for beginners and the other track offers classes for more advanced family historians. Mix and match to your level of experience and interest. Topics include:
 Getting Off to a Good Start with Your Research for Beginners, Genealogical Proof Standards, Understanding DNA for Genealogists, and several more topics to choose from.

A special invitation is extended to our Canadian genealogist friends and neighbors to the North to attend this special appearance by Dave Obee. Register today online at:  

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