Heritage Quest Research Library Autumn Quest

Heritage Quest Research Library
October 12, 2019
Internationally-known speaker
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.
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)  
Shop at the bookstore! It’s full of unusual, rare and much sought after genealogy books. We also have maps and charts.
Fabulous raffle items will be available.  Bring cash to purchase tickets.

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Heritage Quest Research Library
1007 Main Street
Sumner, WA  98390
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