Heritage Quest Research Library AUTUMN QUEST 2019

AUTUMN QUEST 2019
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OCTOBER 12, 2019

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The number of registered attendees for Autumn Quest Seminar is down and we have plenty of room. 

This is a great opportunity to see and hear DAVE OBEE, Internationally known speaker.

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Emerald Queen Ballroom & Conference Center
5580 Pacific Highway East
Fife, WA 98424

Heritage Quest Research Library Autumn Quest

Heritage Quest Research Library
 presents
AUTUMN QUEST
Saturday,
October 12, 2019
Internationally-known speaker
DAVE OBEE at
EMERALD QUEEN CONFERENCE CENTER
5580 Pacific Hwy E
Fife, WA 98424
Dave Obee holds an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of his work as a journalist, historian and genealogist.  He has written a dozen books on genealogy and history and has given many presentations in Canada, the United States and Australia. He is editor and publisher of the Times Colonist daily newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia.  He is also a columnist on genealogy and family history for Your Genealogy Today and Internet Genealogy and is a member of the board of Canada’s History Society which promotes the teaching of history in Canada.
  Seminar Topics  
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Researching in old newspapers no longer means sitting at a microfilm reader for hours on end, winding through a seemingly endless string of news stories and advertisements. Today, the results we seek could be a matter of minutes away, thanks to the many digitization projects that have placed millions of newspaper pages on the Internet. But what are the pitfalls? This presentation takes you through the digitization process, from hard copy to your computer screen.

Between Friends/Cousins Across the Border
Many of us have cousins in another country, and many Canadians and Americans have family members across that long, undefended border. This talk gives some examples of cross-border ties, along with advice on how to search in the other country. It could be that clues in one country can help solve genealogical mysteries in the other.

Canadian Genealogy on the Internet 
Canada has hundreds of websites of prime value to genealogists, but it is important to know which ones will give the most value for the time you invest. Which sites to use? That will depend on which of the 10 provinces and three territories your family called home. Several sources should be checked by everyone, but some of the best finds will be in the regional or local websites. This session will quickly guide you to the top sites, where it will be possible for you to make good progress on your Canadian lines.

The Geography of Genealogy in England 
Knowing about geography will help you to find records dealing with your family. Maps and atlases help genealogists sort out where their ancestors lived in relation to regional and national boundaries, churches, rail lines, and other factors that help determine which records hold most hope. This talk provides a basic overview of English sources, and how to use the information that you find.
  AUTUMN QUEST 2019
Seminar and Lunch
 
Registration Fees
   HQRL Members $75
Non-members $85
Lunch is included.
 
                         Register at Door $95                    
            Space and Lunch not guaranteed. Seminar Schedule
        8:15   to  9:00          Registration
      9:00   to  9:30         Welcome
      9:15   to 10:15       1st Session
      10:15 to 10:30        Break
      10:30 to 11:30        2nd Session
      11:30                      Lunch
      12:45 to  1:45         3rd Session
      1:45   to  2:00         Break
      2:00   to  3:00         4th Session
      3:00                        Closing
(All times are approximate)  
Bookstore
Shop at the bookstore! It’s full of unusual, rare and much sought after genealogy books. We also have maps and charts.
 
Raffle
Fabulous raffle items will be available.  Bring cash to purchase tickets.
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Heritage Quest Research Library September Classes




Online Irish Records @ Find My Past & Ancestry.
HQRL welcomes back,
Steven Morrison.
Tuesday, September 10th, 1–3 p. m.
Most of us start our family history with what we’ve been able to collect at home. How does that line up with the historical records from the Emerald Isle? Explore and compare Irish records available on both Find My Past & Ancestry before paying for a subscription.


“What I Wish I Had…”
with Janet Camarata
Wednesday, September 25th, 1-3p.m.
This is an interactive class with Janet, as the facilitator, among attendees where experienced genealogists share their genealogical knowledge with beginning genealogists. The following topics may be covered: cite your sources, the importance of the original, people married more than once, the importance of location, it might be a mistake, we can always learn, relatives are everywhere, importance of law, public or private sharing, problems with technology and the access to on-line sources. Don’t miss this class, a lot of knowledge is to be gained by attending.

Class Price:
$20.00 members, $25.00 non-members
To reserve a spot for class, please call: 253-863-1806 or stop by HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA and we will add you to our list of attendees.
If you find you cannot attend, please let us know so that we may make room for others as our space is limited. 

Heritage Quest Research Library News

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
Join us as we welcome our member, Sue Foster, as a new instructor. Sue will speak on 2 subjects.
1)Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon includes all place names as they were designated during the time of the German Empire (1871-1918). She will discuss the online version, importance in locating the place where the vital records were recorded and the locations of the microfilmed/digitized records of the Family History Library based on this Gazetteer. She will also discuss
2) a free German web site, which translates to English, and its 2 divided sections: a) information (history, archives, links to regional family history groups and repositories and b) family trees submitted by researchers. $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019
Janet Camarata is back with this months regularly scheduled class. The town, county, and regional histories are important sources for genealogists for 18th and 19th-century research. Discover settlement patterns of a given area, origins of the early settlers, geography, religion, economics, education, the social conditions and major events of the times, and if lucky, a biographical sketch of your ancestor. Learn what’s been written, where to find them and how to assess their value. $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
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Heritage Quest Research Library Classes

Thursday, August 15th, 1-3 p.m.

Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon

Join us as we welcome our member, Sue Foster, as a new instructor.
Sue will speak on 2 subjects:
1) Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon includes all place names as they were designated during the time of the German Empire (1871-1918). She will discuss the online version, importance in locating the place where vital records were recorded and the locations of the microfilmed/digitized records of the Family History Library based on this Gazeteer.  She will also discuss
2) a FREE German website, which translates to English, and its 2 divided sections: a] information, history, links to regional family history groups and repositories, and b] family trees submitted by researchers.

$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members


 
Wednesday, August 28th, 1-3p.m. 
  Janet Camarata’s topic for this month is:   Discover County Histories and the Family Stories They Tell

The town, county, and regional histories are important sources for genealogists for 18th and 19th-century research. Discover settlement patterns of a given area, origins of the early settlers, geography, religion, economics, education, the social conditions and major events of the times, and if lucky, a biographical sketch of your ancestor. Learn what’s been written, where to find them and how to assess their value.
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
  All of our classes are held in the Library classroom. To reserve a spot for either class, please call: 253-863-1806 or stop by HQRL and we will add you to the list of attendees.  If you find you cannot attend the reserved spot, please let us know so that we can make room for others.
 

Heritage Quest Research Library Class

                         WEDNESDAY, JULY 24th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

    Join us for our regularly scheduled Class with Janet Camarata.
                            Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses  

Besides the Federal Population Census, the U.S. Government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses: territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, state, veterans, social statistics, and mortality (causes of death) schedules. Learn how to build a personal guidebook for help in reading and understanding each census. Learn what’s available and where to find them in Ancestry, FamilySearch and the National Archives.
                                         $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members

Heritage Quest Research Library Upcoming Seminars

Autumn Quest Seminar, Registrations
Get your registrations in early

Registration Fees Early Bird seminar fee (by July 1) is: $65 per person for HQRL members $75 Non  Members. Lunch is included. After July 1 HQRL Members $75 Non members $85. Lunch is included. Register at Door $95 Space and Lunch not guaranteed.  
Dee Fournier Presents:
Social Media: Facebook & Pinterest for Genealogy Tuesday, July 9, 2019
1:00 to 3:00 PM Social Media is one of the fastest growing resources for discovering your family history.  It allows you to connect with family, friends and colleagues online, as well as meet people with similar interests and hobbies.  This class will focus on Facebook, including how to protect your privacy, and Pinterest.
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
Janet O’Conor Camarata
Wednesday, July 24
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Making Sense of Supplemental Censuses
Besides the Federal Population Census, the U. S Government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses: territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, state, veterans, social statistics, and mortality (cause of death) schedules.  Learn how to build a personal guidebook for help in reading and understanding each census.  Learn what’s available and where to find them in Ancestry, FamilySearch and the National Archives.

$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN THE LIBRARY UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. 
If you have already registered for a class and are unable to attend, please give us a call so that we may remove your name from the list.

Heritage Quest Research Library

Janet Camarata
Wednesday, June 26th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Understanding DNA This is a GREAT class for beginners and for brushing up on your skills. After receiving your DNA results, the questions begin. Learn how to navigate the results, understand an ethnicity report, geographical background maps and identifying cousin matches with Ancestry, Family Tree DNA and 23and me.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED CLASS.   $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members