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Lunch & Learn
Saturday, November 12
Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1p.m.
Learn - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with questions & answers.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Blythe Stokes
"The Many Tools of Find A Grave"

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Joy Fisher
"Insider's Guide to USGenWeb"

Genealogy Garage

Saturday, November 19

11:00am - 1:00 pm
Portable Scanners: A Demonstration
Workshop leader Barbara Randall shares one of her favorite devices for the family researcher: the portable scanner. Make it one of your best friends while visiting libraries & archives or copying priceless family photographs and documents in the field. Learn how they work and their versatility. Bring a photograph and/or document that you would like to have scanned. If you have a portable scanner, bring it and learn more!.

Holiday: Nov. 23-24 - Closed

SCGS Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Saturday, December 10

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The newly-elected Board members will be announced. Long-time members and past presidents will be honored. Learn about what's been happening this year and the plans for next year. A full registration to the 2017 Jamboree will be raffled off.

Holidays: Dec. 18-26 & 31- Closed

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Saturday, November 5

Weaving the Research Quilt
by Barbara Randall

Your research can weave the story of your ancestors and piece the quilt together. Ancestor lives are not isolated in the separate documents you've collected but are in the whole of your research.

Barbara, an SCGS board member, is active in SCGS activities including moderating the Jamboree Extension Series Webinar series. Barbara is a member of APG, NGS, Genealogical Speakers Guild, NEHGS, NYG&B. She is editor of the British Isles Family History Society- USA Journal and president of the British Isles Family History Society-USA. Barbara is a DAR volunteer genealogist/consultant. She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator.


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Wednesday, November 16

The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor
by Tammy Hepps

Too often our research is driven by sources. We look for an ancestor in all the sources we've heard about, and we only break new ground when we hear about new ones. How do we assess how comprehensive our search has been? How do we know if we're even on the right path to get the answers we long for? This class will teach a methodology for creating a research plan centered around the *discoveries* we want to make, not the *pathways* we think are available for getting there. The first half of the presentation will cover how to generate an answer-centric research plan, in which we brainstorm what we want to know. The remainder will show how we work backwards from our desired answers to determine what sources might contain the elusive information. The class will be driven by case-study of a real ancestor for whom such a deep-dive was performed, showing how surprising information really can be surfaced from unexpected places.

Founder of and a past winner of the RootsTech Developer Challenge, Tammy Hepps is a Harvard-educated technologist, storyteller, and life-long genealogist. Her research into her family’s history in a once-famous steel town, available online at, has received national press coverage.


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