featuring Loretto Szucs
What’s New at Ancestry.com
More than 5 billion historical records, more than 17 million family trees, and more than 35 million photographs make Ancestry.com one of the most popular stops on the Internet. New databases, new tools and new technologies are continually improving the experience for visitors. Come learn what’s new at Ancestry.com and how to get the most out of what you find there.
For those who have searched “everywhere,” here are dozens of new places to look for clues and stories. This presentation discusses and shows examples of such topics as almshouse records, apprenticeships, artifacts, little-known archives collections, obscure court records, company and organization records, and passports. From A-Z, there are records waiting to be discovered.
The Ancestry World Archives Project (AWAP)The Ancestry World Archives Partner Program is a new approach to digitizing and indexing content in a more cost effective and cooperative way so that important historical collections can be made more accessible to more people. It’s so easy to participate in saving our nation’s personal history. By joining in, you can index interesting records in the comfort of your home and your society will benefit from your work. Come and see what fun it is and what a valuable contribution you can make!
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Once you have an idea of when and where an individual lived, you’ll find that there is an amazing array of death-related records capable of providing incredible details about his or her life. Beyond the commonly-used death certificates and cemetery there’s an often-hidden treasure trove of information to be investigated. This presentation is designed to explore dozens of them.
About our Speaker:
Loretto Dennis Szucs
Loretto ("Lou") is co-editor of The Source; author of Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research; They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins; and several other books. She has served on a number of genealogical society boards and is presently serving on the Federation of Genealogical Societies Board. Previously employed by the National Archives, she is vice president of publications for Ancestry.com.
All early bird and regular registrations include:
lunch, entrance to all four lectures, and access to the vendor hall. You choose if you want the electronic syllabus or if you want to pay extra for a printed sylllabus.
Late registrations are not guaranteed lunch and only receive a printed syllabus so register early!
Parking & Transportation
There is plenty of free parking at the Springfield Hilton. Look for the big blue Hilton sign on Loisdale Rd. to indicate the driveway leading to the parking lot. NEW! We are now Metro accessible. Shuttle service will be provided from the Franconia-Springfield Station (Blue Line).
Volunteers will be available at the station to help attendees catch the shuttle whether arriving by bus or train. Please let us know if you plan on using the shuttle so we can contact you with further details.
Regular registrations must be received by Oct. 21st. A printed syllabus is included for late/walk-in registrations.
Confirmations will be e-mailed for registrations received in person or by post by October 21st. All online registrations will receive confirmations. E-mail FallFair@fxgs.org if you do not receive your confirmation.
Full refunds are available through October 21st. After Oct. 21st refunds are only available if minimum registration is met. Please contact FallFair@fxgs.org for a refund or with questions.
Check-in/registration begins at 8 a.m. Please arrive early enough to check-in/register and pick up your syllabus so we may begin promptly at 9:00. Vendors open at 8 a.m.
A boxed lunch (sandwich, side, and drink) is included for registrations received by Thursday, October 21st. Registrations after this date include lunch if available.