Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Genealogy Research & Workshop Day, January 21 at Clayton State

The Clayton State Genealogy Group will have a research and workshop day on Saturday, Jan. 21.

All interested parties are invited to join the group from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room L200 of the Clayton State University Library. (Please enter the Library through the courtyard.) There will be several speakers and plenty of research time.

The workshop is free. Participants should bring their own lunch or a dish to share at the potluck lunch. Vending machines will also be available. There will also be door prizes.

Participants are urged to bring their laptops, or paper files, or anything that needs to be scanned. Experienced genealogy enthusiasts will also be present to help research and organization, and the Ancestry Library edition will be free to use.

“We will be discussing family group sheets, pedigree charts and how to use citations,” says Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer. “We will learn what you should bring when you are researching away from home and new ideas on how to collect information at a family reunion. Learn organizing tips for your paper and digital files and photographs, plus creative ideas on sharing family history.”

Learn more at http://ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Angela Pendleton at ourgenalogygroup@gmail.com, or call (678) 386-3490, or call Fischer at (678) 466-4333.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.