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Genealogist Jacquie Schattner will guide us through the process of finding ones ancestor’s emigration from their country of origin and immigration to the United States. Why did they leave? What was the voyage like? Learn the interesting details of your ancestors’ journey to their new life here. A list of over 30 websites and other resources will be provided. REGISTER
The S.S. Eastland was a Chicago-based passenger ship used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. Using motion picture videos from 1915, photographs, and a firsthand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, this 45‐minute program explains how and why it happened, the nation’s response, and how it could have been avoided.
Genealogist Caron Primas-Brennan will review the Ancestry.com site, including the Ancestry Trees; discuss what is has to offer beginners as well as more advanced genealogy researchers; and compare what is available through the free site and the paid subscription. Whether you are just starting out and want to host a tree at Ancestry, or have been researching for years but want more information online, this is the session for you. REGISTER
Join Elliot Hershik, General Manager of Supporting Strategies, and local SCORE representatives for both sessions to learn (or improve your ability) to use QuickBooks. Participants may bring a laptop computer and work in personal copies of QuickBooks during the workshop. The first session will cover basic accounting: five types of accounts and how they work together to form an accounting system.
The term “Forensic” refers to the use of science and technology in investigating evidence and establishing facts. Forensic Genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass will give you, the everyday genealogist, some forensic process methods to add to your genealogical toolkit for analyzing family + group photographs and assembling spreadsheets; help you take a different look at your research & analysis practices, teach you how to find “obvious” clues and might even help knock down a brick wall or two.
Members of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer's mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie's letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. This program details Mollie's experiences from basic training in Florida in October, 1943 to the dramatic moment when the Statue of Liberty came into view upon her return in November, 1945.