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Ozarks Genealogical Society


Tracking Your Ancestors Through Multiple Records

presented by Patti Hobbs, CG®

13 January 2018,  9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

OGS Library

534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, MO


This four-part workshop presents the big picture of genealogical research and will help understanding strategies for locating information required for solving genealogical problems.


Introduction: This session will discuss using paper and electronic resources for compiling and organizing genealogical research.


Part 1. An overview of the genealogical process: Create the skeleton of your family tree and then establish and flesh it out with records for specific times and locations. Analyzing sources and documenting your research and other general principles of genealogical research will also be discussed.


Part 2. Records by Location: Your ancestors will create most records in the places in which they lived. What kinds of records exist and how do you locate resources for ancestral locations?


Part 3. Records in Time: Some valuable records were created for specific purposes for limited time periods. An understanding of history and records available will determine which of your ancestors were likely to have created which records.


This workshop is free, but registration is required. Register by CLICKING HERE or by sending a letter to Ozarks Genealogical Society, PO Box 3945, Springfield, MO 65808-3945. State in the message that you wish to sign up for Tracking Your Ancestors and include your name and phone number. Also indicate whether you wish to receive a paper syllabus.  An electronic syllabus will be sent by email before the workshop for those providing email addresses. Those requesting a paper syllabus will pay $2.00 upon arrival.