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Fall 2020 Schedule

posted 11 Aug 2020, 13:16 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

September 10    Rhoda Bellamy –

Exploring Archival Collections, a Research Case Study – Canon Maurice Sanderson

This presentation is designed to give an overview of just a few of the types of historical materials that can be found in archival collections.  Research that provided the foundation for a possible writing of this fascinating Aboriginal man's biography, in itself reveals an interesting tale of discovery.

Archival institutions are a fantastic resource for all researchers, including family historians who are interested in learning about their ancestors and the communities in which they lived.  These facilities are charged with safekeeping historical records, usually ones which pertain to the institution that houses the records.   In addition to specialising in certain subject matter, archives can be local, regional, national or global in scope.  There is also a great variety of records - not only paper documents, but photographs and other visual images, film, audio recordings, digital files, etc.  These are available in all kinds of formats, so researchers embarking on their research journey must broaden their scope and search with an open mind.  You never know what surprises await.

October 8     – Linda Corupe -– Making Her Presence Known – This talk will guide us through the records left behind in archives and libraries that researchers can use today to enhance their knowledge of female ancestors.


November 12    –Cheryl Levy - Transcriptions, Abstracts and Extractions –what researchers need to understand when transcribing early documents