Another Chance to Get Training on How to Use Familysearch.org – Saturday March 3, 2018
Vicki Ruthe Hahn
I just got this notification:
WBCGS Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society will be having a meeting Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, Illinois, free to all. (Directions Here.)
The program is on Familysearch.org, by Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at WHS Wisconsin Historical Society Library. Lori does a nice job training on genealogy topics. It will be worth the drive down to Rockford, IL.
Here is your chance if you missed the snowed out (Feb. 9) and rescheduled (Feb. 16) Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library program on How to Use Familysearch.org, by Nancy Ritter. We really learned a lot, and even practiced afterwards by setting up our own Family Trees on the Computer Class computers, with Nancy’s help.
The most interesting thing that I learned was that all of the family trees are held in common, and contributed to by users – similar to a wikipedia. Users that make corrections put in a source or reason (i.e. “personal knowledge”, etc.) for why they change information on any person already listed on the website. FamilySearch.org monitors any difficulties in doing that.
FamilySearch.org is a free site with access to many sources. You can search there, even if you decide that you don’t want to create/add to a family tree.
Nancy Ritter is available for further help, and to use research databases at the Beloit Family History Center.