Family History & Genealogy Open House
Twin Oaks Ward
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2083 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30035
1:00 PM Opening Remarks and Introduction - Chapel
1:15 - 2:00 PM - Concurrent Classes
2:15 - 3:00 PM - Concurrent Classes
3:15 - 4:00 PM - Concurrent Classes
1. FAMILY HISTORY 101: HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Presenter: Alan Crane
Never done genealogy before and don't know where to start? Join Alan Crane and jump right in. It's easier than you think!
2. AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH
Presenter: Emma Davis Hamilton
Ms. Hamilton is president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) Metro Atlanta Chapter. Eager to share her wealth of information about black research, African-Americans will be amazed at what they can learn about researching their past.
3. FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
Presenter: Sue VerHoef
There is so much genealogy information out on the Internet, and more is coming online each day. Because Sue's real job is working for the Atlanta History Center, she can help you negotiate the World Wide Web and find things about your family you never thought you would or could.
Presenter: Doug YanceyWhat about your story? You are writing it every day if you use social media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the like. Doug will show you not only how to sit down and write your own personal history, but also how to use the stuff you've thrown into the electronic world to make a great autobiography.