From our friends at Shoreline Area News:
The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society, working together with the Shoreline Stake Family History Center, will host a free boot camp featuring Mrs. Margaret Robe Summitt, president of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society.
Each Thursday night at 7pm, for four weeks, June 2, 9, 16, 23, Margaret will present a training session that will be immediately followed by an optional opportunity to implement the training right there at the family history center.
Genealogy is a very popular activity among Americans. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million people are actively looking for their family heritage. Have you been wondering how to get started?
Margaret’s four topics are:
- Principles of genealogy and the initial steps,
- Using family group sheets and pedigree charts to define your research,
- Picking the low-hanging fruit first and,
- Miscellaneous help for attendees along with using local archives and the internet.
These boot camp experiences will be held in a classroom adjacent to the family history center hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 22015 48th Avenue West in Mountlake Terrace.
While the presentations will be sequential and attending all four will be most helpful, it is not required to attend all four sessions. Seating is limited and each presentation will be limited to the first 50 people to register.
Adult members of the public may register themselves and family members by sending an email with the name(s) and which session(s) they wish to attend to theSno-Isle society. Attendees must be 12 or older.
About Mrs. Margaret Robe Summitt
Margaret Robe Summitt is President of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society and editor of its research quarterly, The Sounder. Margaret leads a monthly genealogy workshop at the Lynnwood Senior Center and has lectured on genealogy topics around the Puget Sound. She has lectured on: DNA and genealogy, using the U.S. Federal Census, breaking through brick walls, and writing your family history.
About the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society
The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is a not-for-profit organization devoted to furthering genealogical research and education, housing genealogical materials and promoting interest in Family History. The Society is committed to recording and publishing genealogical data concerning Snohomish and Island Counties, in the State of Washington. For additional information about the society see their website.
About the Seattle Washington Shoreline Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Seattle Washington Shoreline Stake (similar to a diocese) is one of 2865 similar stakes around the world and oversees approximately 3,000 members in seven different congregations in northern King and southern Snohomish counties. One of the congregations provides services in American Sign Language. For additional information about the church see the LDS Newsroom site or the Mormon site.