Heritage Quest Research Library January Class

Reminder
January 2020 Class Schedule Join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
as we Welcome our speaker
Michael Lee Stills.
10:30 AM
    Myths, Legends and Lies: The Dangers of Family History Research Can you handle the truth? Family History Research is a burgeoning pursuit thanks to TV pro-grams like “Who Do You Think You Are?” “Genealogy Roadshow” and “Finding Your Roots.” But before you jump in, have you asked yourself if you are prepared for what you might discover? Together we will be opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pan-dora’s Box, and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to find your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons for why they are hiding from you.
  $20.00 members $25.00 non members For reservations please stop by HQRL or call HQRL at 253-863-1806. Due to the size of our classroom after reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.

Heritage Quest Research Library January Class

January 2020 Class Schedule
Join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
as we Welcome our speaker
Michael Lee Stills.
10:30 AM
 
  Myths, Legends and Lies: The Dangers of Family History Research Can you handle the truth? Family History Research is a burgeoning pursuit thanks to TV pro-grams like “Who Do You Think You Are?” “Genealogy Roadshow” and “Finding Your Roots.” But before you jump in, have you asked yourself if you are prepared for what you might discover? Together we will be opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pan-dora’s Box, and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to find your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons for why they are hiding from you.
 
$20.00 members $25.00 non members
For reservations please stop by HQRL or call HQRL at 253-863-1806. Due to the size of our classroom after reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.

Heritage Quest Research Library Closed for Holidays

Holiday Greetings
No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, we take this opportunity to wish you a joyous New Year and to THANK YOU for your support of Heritage Quest Research Library.  We exist because of you and we continue to serve the genealogy community with your help.
The Library will be CLOSED:
Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th 
Tuesday, December 31st
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
so that our volunteers may celebrate with their families.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future to help you “become the family historian and bring your ancestors to life.”

Heritage Quest Research Library Classes

It’s time to sign up for our Fall Class offerings Now that the weather has changed and we’re no longer basking in the warm days of summer, it’s time to get back to Genealogy!
Have you always wanted to get started?  Well, here is your opportunity!  
Maybe you have already started your research and have questions regarding your sources.  We have that covered too!
  Tuesday, October 29th, 3-5 p.m.
Dee Haviland Fournier presents a
FREE Beginning Genealogy Class  
  Take a tour of our unique library, which contains over 15,000 books. Then learn how to begin the search for your family. This class will concentrate on Vital Records and Censuses.     For Reservations please call 253-863-1806  or stop by HQRL and register in person.   After reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.
Join us on Monday, November 4th
6:30 p. m.
 
How Do I Know That’s Right?
Evaluating Genealogical Evidence
 
What does a genealogist do when there is so much data and some things conflict? Or what does one do if there are only a few data points and they don’t agree? How do you know which one is right? In this presentation we’ll define the various types of evidence and discuss ways of evaluating them to come to a sound conclusion. A case study will help illustrate how points of evidence can come into conflict and demonstrate methods for resolving that conflict.
 
 
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
 

Heritage Quest Research Library Irish Seminar

Online Irish Records with Find My Past and Ancestry
With Steven W. Morrison
October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Most of us start our family history with what we’ve been able to collect at home. But 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. $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members   For reservations please stop by HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner WA 98390
or call HQRL at 253-863-1806.
After reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.

Heritage Quest Research Library AUTUMN QUEST 2019

AUTUMN QUEST 2019
3 WEEKS LEFT TO GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN FOR
OCTOBER 12, 2019

We need your help!
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.

Get your Registration in NOW! 
The fastest way to register is to call us at: (253) 863-1806 with your Credit Card number, or Registration information. We look forward to seeing you there.

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.
  REGISTRATION:

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Heritage Quest Research Library
1007 Main Street
Sumner, WA  98390
(253) 863-1806

 

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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