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8th Annual Family History Festival


September 28, 2013


Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation
Louisa St. Clair Chapter, DAR
St. Andrew's Society of Detroit

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Registration and refreshments
Register outside Friends Auditorium.  Refreshments provided by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.
Staff Lounge

All sessions will be held in Friends Auditorium.


10:45 a.m. - Noon

Lisa Louise Cook  Ultimate Google Search Strategies and Tips
Learn the powerful search tips and tricks that will immediately help you maximize the Google search box.


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Deborah A. Abbott  Researching Archives and Libraries for Overlooked Manuscript and Special Collections
Manuscripts, i.e. original records in the form of letters, diaries, ledgers, minutes, reports, and deeds, can yield vital genealogical information.  Discover how to find and make use of these important documents.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

If you pre-ordered lunch from us, please present your ticket at the lunch table.
A Lunch order form can be found by clicking here.
Staff Lounge
**A list of local area restaurants is included in your folder.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lisa Louise Cook  Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
Newspapers are a fantastic source of research leads and historical context for your family history.  Learn the specialized approach that is required to achieve success in locating the news on your ancestors.  Includes "3 Cool Tech Tools" that will get you started.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Deborah A. Abbott  Using City Directories:  An Overlooked Source
Learn how to use, find, and effectively apply the information found in city directories to bring your ancestors to life.

PLEASE NOTE: The Burton Historical Collection will be open with full reference service from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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