Durham Area Family History Day
February 22, 2014—9a.m. to 4p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1050 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
29 genealogy classes
Beginner to Advanced
Free to the public ages 12 and up
Review our class descriptions below and then click the sign up button to the right to register for classes.
From Tree to Temple:
This class for LDS Church members will help you get started with your family history using FamilySearch.org.
FamilySearch and Beyond:
New Resources for Members:What to do when your family tree is full and all the work has been done for your ancestors.
My Tree is Full, What Next?
Learn some easy tricks to discovering what's missing in your family tree and where potential names can be found.
Put Family in Family History:
Fun Family History Activities: "Turning the hearts" doesn't just mean towards your ancestors. Family history can help build family bonds. Walk away from this session with practical activities that your family can do for family home evenings, reunions, and vacations.
Top 10 Things I learned:
New to genealogy and short on time? You can make amazing discoveries using online resources! These true research examples demonstrate the breadth of materials available and suggest next steps for when you have time to go deeper.
Intro to DNA for Genealogists:
Family historians are presented with many tools in the category of Genetics and DNA. This session is the first and will introduce the concepts and methods used in applying DNA results to Genealogy pursuits.
Finding Your British Roots:
Find My Past sponsored session.
Effective Database Search Tactics:
Your research success depends on knowing the best way to search each different collection. Truncation, keyword, phrase and wild card are not foreign terms, but rather your keys to genealogical success.
How to Scan an Elephant:
Digitizing Your Family History from Artifact to Zombie: Digitizing is no longer the exclusive realm of flatbed scanners. Learn how and when to achieve best results using a digital camera, mobile scanner, or portable device to digitize your awkward family keepsakes and oversize research materials.
From Chaos to C.A.L.M.--Organizing Digital Photos for Use in a Life Story Project:
Do you have photos spilling out of shoe boxes? A computer full of photos with names such as DSC_00067899? We will show you a foolproof method for taming the chaos and organizing digital photos to enjoy, share, and preserve.
Basic Online Resources for the Beginning Genealogist:
When you're new to family history, diving into the research process can seem overwhelming. This session will walk beginners through the exciting journey of genealogy. Learn what information is online, how to effectively search databases, and share information with others.
Facebook is Family History:
engaging young people in their own stories: Why do Facebook and other sites continue to be so popular? Come learn why young people get so excited about sharing pieces of their stories online and what can be done to channel this excitement into the genealogy community.
Become an iPad Power User:
Move beyond apps into iPad power usage. Lisa Louise Cooke, author of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, shares hacks for customizing your tablet's browsers and bookmarks, app organization and search, harnessing accessibility features, and Evernote tricks.
Who's Your Mama's Mama's Mama?
Lots of ideas on how to find out the maiden names of those elusive women in our family tree.
Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results:
When using a search engine pressing Search often yields an large amount of search results. Discover ways to manage online searches and read between the lines" of your results. This presentation includes search engines and popular family history websites.
How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History:
You have stories in your head and heart that may seem miles away from words on a page. We will teach you interview techniques to use on yourself to get you talking—and no, you're not crazy to do this.
Genealogy in the Cloud:
In this presentation, you will learn how to use this incredible technology to backup, collaborate on, and share your family history. You will also learn how to avoid problems that can arise from using cloud storage for family history.
Sharing Your Family History with Multimedia:
Learn how to share your research through new and visually interesting ways with easy-to-use software and websites. Even those with no experience can easily create a great product.
Connecting Past, Present, and Future Through Stories:
You will learn how to discover, preserve and share your family stories with others.
5 Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep:
"Powerful techniques for doing genealogy research, leveraging Internet searches, alerts, and messages. Use these tools to multiply your genealogy efforts. Find family members investing small amounts of time, and allow the research to work itself, even while you sleep."
Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts:
Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media: Social networking provides genealogists with unprecedented access to places, people and resources. This session will demonstrate how to use Blogs, Wikis, and other social media to find cousins, share information, and break down brick walls in your genealogy research.
Getting the Most Out of Ancestry:
Are you getting the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription? During this hour we will cover the five major areas of the Ancestry.com website and show you our favorite tools for advancing your family history research.
Finding family and ancestors outside the USA with new technologies:
Learn how MyHeritage tools can help break down brick walls in your research of ancestors outside of the United States by harnessing the power of an international family history network.
A Beginners Guide to Going Paperless:
This introduction to digital organization will go over the basics of scanning, formatting and organizing your paper and "born-digital" documents. If you don't know where to begin, this is the session for you.
Googling Your Family Tree:
Harnessing the power of Google to fill out your family history research in exciting new ways.
Life After PAF:
Why you may want to maintain your own personal database rather than relying only on Family Tree. Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, and RootsMagic are all certified to work with FamilySearch and Family Tree. Learn about their strengths and limitations.
Youth Leading Youth:
How To Get Involved With Family History: All from a youth's perspective – The many ways to do family history and the blessings received by turning your heart to your ancestors.
The Power Of Youth:
Making A Difference: This class, taught by John Bytheway, for LDS ward and stake leaders helps you understand your divinely appointed responsibility to help Church members in the work of saving their families across generations.
Igniting Interest in Family History:
Ward, Quorums and Groups: This class, taught by Elder Allan F. Packer, for LDS ward and stake leaders helps you understand your divinely appointed responsibility to help Church members in the work of saving their families across generations.