GENTREK: FEB 2012 Calendar for Looking4Kin
Thursday, Feb 2, 10:00pm (EDT) (Friday, Feb 3, 4:00am GMT) GENTREK: A Chest of Genealogy Gold — Parish Records. Ancestor digging in the many records of the Church of England parish chest is like panning for gold. The large nuggets are the parish registers which include christenings, marriages, and burials. From the information found in the parish registers, the skeleton or framework of a pedigree can be constructed. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Thursday, Feb 9, 10:00pm (EDT) (Friday, Feb 10, 4:00am GMT) GENTREK: Exceeding the SOUNDEX Barrier. The Soundex is a surname indexing system for the 1880, 1900, 1910, and United States censuses. In addition, New York passenger arrivals after 1910 and other records (e.g., Military) also are indexed with the Soundex system. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Thursday, Feb 16, 10:00pm (EDT) (Friday, Feb 17, 4:00am GMT) GENTREK: French Military Records. One of the greatest stumbling blocks to overseas research, aside from the language barrier, is determining what type of records exist and where they are kept. These obstacles can be overcome with a lot of patience and politeness. Ultimately surmounting these challenges can be highly rewarding. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Thursday, Feb 23, 10:00pm (EDT) (Friday, Feb 24, 4:00am GMT) GENTREK: The Genealogist and the Demographer. In order to look directly at the ways in which genealogy can aid the demographer, we must attend to two preliminary matters. First, what do we mean by genealogy and by genealogical methodology? Second, how has it come about that genealogists and historians frequently do not understand one another? Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.