Have questions you want answered about Luxembourg genealogy?

Hi all!

I’ve had a number of requests for chances to learn more about Luxembourg genealogy, so I’ve decided to try something new. This Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 7 pm Eastern, I’m going to be running a free half hour question and answer chat session on Google Hangouts. Bring your Luxembourg and Luxembourg American research questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

How do you sign up? Use the contact form below to provide me with your name, email address and any comments. I’ll email out an invitation for the hangout.  Max registration will be 15.

Hope you can come!

Revolutionary War Help

Are you looking for help tracing a Revolutionary War ancestor? Join me and members of Wadsworth Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for a lesson on using DAR records to build your family tree in Meeting Room 3 of Russell Library, Middletown  at 10:30 on Saturday November  5th. Please contact the library for details. Hope to see you there.

A Genealogist’s Travels

Believe it or not, I do get outside of Connecticut occasionally!

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In fact, this past week was spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a visit to the Allen County Public Library and the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Professional Management Conference.

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If you’ve never been to the Allen County Public Library, they have one of the country’s best genealogy collections, covering both the United States and Canada. In the Midwest, you’d think I was doing Midwest research.

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What was I actually researching?

Quebec.

A happy client now has part of their research question solved…

 

Of course, there are only so many hours in the day… and many of them were spent at the APG conference. The APG conference is one of the few times a year that professional genealogists get to talk about the things that make us professionals. Not just new records, but how we use them to make your experience as a client better.

 

For me, it was a fantastic chance to get updated on the latest techniques for using DNA, PERSI, teaching, and more.

Plus, I got to share a little bit… I was delighted to present a poster session on genealogical translation and how to work with foreign language documents and a lecture on genealogy “guiding,” on how professional genealogists can help you with your research when you want to do some of it yourself.

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Want to hear more about my new discoveries? Please don’t hesitate to ask…

 

Upcoming Classes: Fall Schedule

It’s going to be busy Fall! Check out our course schedule at https://charteroakgenealogy.com/upcoming-courses/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CharterOakGenealogy/events?key=events.

New! We’re now offering French-to-English translation of your historic documents. Check out a sample at https://crossbordergenealogy.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/church-record-sundayjean-adrien-sedilot/. Please contact us for details.

Happy hunting!

Upcoming Class: Canadian Records

Did your ancestors come from – or through – Canada? Are you confused on how to access their birth, death, and marriage records? Wondering if you can use a census record to trace their pasts?

An upcoming class will cover Canada’s records and how to use them. Beginning with the 1921 census, it will you how to identify your ancestors and follow them over time. To register, go to https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=6578.

Upcoming Class: Navigating the Websites

The Library of Congress and National Archives have made thousands of records accessible for free, from home. But do you know what they have and where to find them?

 

Join me for a class on navigating the websites of the National Archives and Library of Congress on April 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Register here.  Only two seats are left, so hurry!loc.png

Upcoming Events: Newspaper Records class

An ancestor’s drowning, a relative’s vacation, a birth announcement. All were likely to make the local paper and can provide countless clues to help your genealogy research. But do you know where to find these articles?

An upcoming three night class will help you learn how to determine the local newspaper, where to find it,and how to locate the articles you need. Class begins 3/31. Register here.

 

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Upcoming Class: World War I records

Did your ancestor serve in the “Great War?” Do you know what they did? Why they joined?

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Did your veteran ancestors, like mine, include women? Although they may not have kept records in the same way as men, they were just as involved.

 

Come delve into the records on their service at my upcoming class on World War I records 3/29/2016 at 6:30 PM. Register here.