Class Notes, Handouts and Research Aids


Class Handouts – Names are the essence of genealogical research. French Canadian surnames can vary in spelling, have a second or dit name attached and still be the same family. Anglicizations that occurred after immigration simply add more complexity to the search. Brick wall prevention requires out of the box thinking. This presentation explores the reasons names were changed and provides useful techniques in dealing with these variations. Download ‘Say What’.

Class Handouts – Mining the Resources In New England That Will Lead Your Research to Québec! What to do when you’ve exhausted the easy stuff! Learn some tricks of the trade! A state-by-state look at vital records, church repertories, directories and more. Download ‘New England Research Links’.

Class Notes – ACGS Computer Databases and resources. Download ACGS Computer Resources.

Class Notes – Family Search to Pistard: Searching National and Regional On-line Databases Instructor: Janine Penfield Are you getting the most out of your searches on Family Search and Ancestry? Are you interested in putting more flesh on the bones of your ancestors using Ancestry? You’ve heard about using notarial records, but where can you find them online? We’ll introduce you to a couple of resources to begin investigating that part of French-Canadian research on Family Search and Pistard. Download ‘Putting Flesh on the Bones‘.