Google Maps and Google Earth are two of the most popular digital mapping systems available on the Internet. Jerry Geurin will discuss the websites and the Community Walk and Tripper application at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City Resource Center, 3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 201.
“The Master Genealogist” and/or “Legacy” genealogy database programs will be discussed at 11 a.m. For more information, email Jim Ike at firstname.lastname@example.org or Walt Stoyanoski at email@example.com.
The Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 Spring Lecture, “Records, Research & Stories” will be March 16 at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas.
Paula Stuart-Warren, nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher, will speak on the following:
• “Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records” — Various records and sources for tracking ancestors who weren't landowners, were perennial renters staying one step ahead of the bill collector or didn't leave behind a 10-page will listing all the children. Examples will span many states and time periods and both private organizations and government agencies at many levels.
• “Research Reports for Ourselves” — Reporting to yourself on analysis and research is not as daunting a task as some researchers think. As an added benefit, this self-reporting makes it easier when you eventually write your family history.
• “Stuck? Have You Tried ...? Have You Overlooked ...?” — Your answer may be “out there.” Session covers techniques and resources that offer help in overcoming that proverbial “brick wall” in family history research. Genealogical problem-solving involves the creative use of sources that many genealogists and historians neglect to use or don't know how to use.
• “A Baker's Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History” — Visuals will demonstrate the “Baker's Dozen” and a handout will point you to further ideas and help in both print and online formats.
Registration is $40 for society members and $50 for non-society members until Feb. 27. After Feb. 27 add $10 to registration fee. For more information and a copy of the registration form, go to the society website at www.dallasgenealogy.org. The society newsletter is now available on the website.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.