How I transcribed a testament (will) of 1570
Dorothy's previously scheduled discussion of what it took to transcribe "secretary hand" used in 16th Century Scotland was postponed due to inclement weather. She created a modern version of the will and then deciphered the structure of the Rolland Acoltrane family of Wigtownshire, Scotland. Dorothy is a member of W.I.S.E. as well as the Boulder Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society and is treasurer of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.
This program was previously scheduled Dec 2011.
Family history from a British perspective
Rowen will discuss four record types: Domesday Book; parish records; civil registration; and census with historical background for each. Additionally, she will briefly talk about manorial records and wills and the value of photos, family heirlooms and graveyards. Rowen has lived in England for most of her life. She moved to Monument, Colorado two years ago with her family.
British Isles research using familysearch.org
Barbara Fines Price
Barb has been a genealogical researcher for more than 20 years. She is currently the Education Coordinator for the Denver Stake Family History Center (Monaco and Yale). She is a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society, Indiana Historical Society, South Dakota Historical Society, and the California Historical Society. Barb recently became a specialist in the Family Search WIKI. www.wise-fhs.org
OLTHLRC promotes an interest in and the study of lives, times, cultures, traditions, ancestries, and histories of the peoples who emigrated to New Spain and New Mexico, many of whom still have descendants in New Mexico, Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, and Northern New Mexico http://www.hispaniclegacy.org
This is a one-time basic course for the beginner, repeated each month. Attendees will be introduced to thinking genealogically through the exploration of the following:
Stacks of paper: How to organize
Home Sources: Paper and People
Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets
Be a Detective
Beginning Internet Sources
Six Major Record Groups
Attendees should dress comfortably. Consider bringing a seat cushion, bottled water, and a sack lunch (there will be a 30 minute lunch break).
Instructor: Lou-Jean Rehn, CG