ISGS News - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


December 2016 ISGS Webinar - Without the Hint - There is No Story
 
 
Title:  Without the Hint - There is No Story

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records.

Presenter: Bernice Alexander

Bennett Bernice Alexander Bennett is a lecturer, author, and family historian researching and documenting her African American roots. She is a Citizen's Archivist ]with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC, where she prepares Widows' pension records for restoration and digitization for Fold3. Also, she is the producer and host of a weekly Blogtalkradio show – Research at the National Archives and Beyond. She has spoken at national and local genealogical societies, and is a coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute.
 
Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on December 13th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgswebinars@ilgensoc.org.

The 2016 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

 
 
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