Friday, March 11, 2011

Genealogist Michael Hait schedules webinars

Genealogist Michael Hait, who resides near Washington, D.C. has scheduled a number of webinars (WEB semINARS) on several genealogy topics.  He announced this on the TGF mailing list here.  Here is the text of Michael's announcement (he encouraged readers to pass it on):

I know it is short notice but I hope that some of you might be able to attend the following.

I love to talk about genealogy. In the past few years I have lectured around Maryland and the District of Columbia, and even twice in New Jersey. I have several more lectures coming up this year in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the costs of travel prohibit my being able to lecture in distant cities and states. To get around this issue, I would like to offer my services as a lecturer remotely to societies around the country. This strategy is already being used with success by other lecturers, within our field and many others.

To promote my services, I am offering a series of free lectures, presented as online webinars. I have scheduled the first two lectures for tomorrow, 12 March 2011. Additional lectures will be presented later this month. I would like any members of genealogical societies to attend these lectures, especially society program coordinators. These lectures can all be given directly to genealogical societies at any time. Speakers' fees will be discussed upon request.

All interested parties are of course welcome.

The two presentations scheduled for tomorrow are:

* What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? * The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably exhaustive search" constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search.  A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors' lives. (Intermediate)
Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/578464582 Space is limited to 100 attendees.

* Your Civil War Ancestors: A Guide to Research * Learn how to identify your Civil War ancestors, and what information can be found in the Civil War records.  Both Union and Confederate ancestors are covered. (Beginner/Intermediate)
Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/635870374
Space is limited to 100 attendees.

The following presentations will be scheduled for later this month:

* African-American Genealogy:  Tearing Down the Brickwalls * Brickwalls in African-American genealogy can be caused by lack of records or improper research habits. Learning to research effectively can help to avoid these brickwalls. [optional case study available]

* Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch: Online State Resources for Genealogy * There are many different sources for online digital record images, from state archives to historical societies.  This presentation will sample several of these resources, showing the great depth of records available online.

* Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch: Online Records for African-American Research * There are many different sources for online digital record images, from state archives to historical societies.  This presentation will sample several of these resources, showing the great depth of records available online, focusing on resources available for African-American genealogy.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Hait
michael.hait@hotmail.com http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com

These webinars sound like they will be informative and interesting.  I hope to watch some of them as my schedule permits.  I also hope that Michael will provide an archive for them if the technology permits that so that those that miss the actual webinar can watch them.

2 comments:

DianaR said...

Thanks so much for getting the word out! I definitely intend to listen to the first one.

Michael Hait said...

Thanks so much for reporting on these webinars tomorrow!