Subject: April Genealogy Meeting Monday April11, 2016
Place: Littleton Library, Couper Room, Lower Level
Theme: Location, location. location . . . (discussion group meeting)
Subtitle: A Five Generation Pedigree Chart of Ancestor Place of Birth (optional date)
Goals: Find new hints to pursue in our searches
Discover a new perspective in viewing our “family tree”
See relationships through place rather than name
Actions: View a pedigree chart(s) that displays known information in a different way
View places/regions in common with other members to glean resources for that area
Have FUN with a trending topic that is on the internet
Discussion: What family members moved most often or stayed in place
What possible country/world events could have influenced them to move
What different branches moved to the same areas at different times
Can place be as important to seeking ancestor history as name
What to Bring: (your presence is enough) but if you choose. . .
Before the Meeting: How often has Genealogy been a hot topic on the internet?
Refer to the following websites to see what was trending on social media - blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Please plan to attend even if you don’t choose to make these chart(s)
This is the blog site (geneaspy) of J. Paul Hawthorne who started the phenomena on his Facebook page on March 23rd - (I don’t use Facebook, so I can’t give you that exact URL)
This is the blog site (Ancestories) of Miriam J. Robbins who offers a way to create your Pedigree chart - including text and colors through using Microsoft Excel - Mac owners can also download to Numbers for their charts - for those who “need to do a bit more,” and to help in discussion questions, you may want to include the date of birth as well
This is a blog site (Finding Forgotten Stories) of Anne Gillespie Mictchell who offers an added option
If you are computer challenged to use Excell or Numbers - consider making your own chart from one of these free downloads or one of your own making