Getting the Most Out of

Saturday, September 28, 2013

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Ruggles Hall

Programs for Genealogists

Join Loretto “Lou” Dennis Szucs and Juliana Smith to learn about from the experts. Lou has spent 40 years in the field of family history as a professional researcher, instructor, archivist, writer and genealogical society board member. Juliana has been working for for over 14 years.

Doors open 9 am.

Getting Started with (Smith) - 9:30 am
With more than 11 billion records on the website and new and exciting tools for locating, organizing and sharing records, you’ll want to make the best of the time you spend at Beginners as well as regular users of will find great tips for efficiently searching and using tools on the site.

Hidden Treasures at (Szucs) – 10:45 am
For those who have searched “everywhere,” here are dozens of places to find clues and stories. Learn how to find what’s new and how treasures can be found in almshouses, courts, fraternal organizations, mortality schedules and other records that don’t always surface in a general search at

Brown bag lunch - Bring a lunch and chat with Lou, Juliana, and Newberry staff during the break.

Getting the Most from Your Family History Finds (Smith) – 1:15 pm
This presentation will provide some fascinating ways to look at records, to use them as stepping stones leading to the discovery of new records and to a better understanding of who our ancestors were.

Cost and Registration Information 

The event is free. Advance registration has closed and the event is full.