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Class run from 10:30AM to Noon on Saturday and are $5.00 unless otherwise noted.





Scottish Genealogy Research

Saturday, Mar 25th


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont


You don't have to travel abroad to find valuable documents and records for your Scottish ancestors. Sheila Morris will show how to trace those
elusive ancestors, what their occupations were, names that are important, and how to find original Scottish census records. Sheila will share maps
of Scotland showing the counties before 1855 and after. Sheila will show you how to use ScotlandsPeople.com and describe how to organize
your research.


Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

Saturday, Apr 1st


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Many of Lillian Robinson's nieces & nephews aren't interested in the family pedigree charts but they love the stories that she shares about their ancestors. Online newspapers, local histories, military records and pension files are some of the places she finds these stories. Setting up family group pages on facebook and swapping information has been another way that her family has shared stories. She has also had success with RAOGK (Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness) where people responding to her message postings have helped her find information on her ancestors.

Using her own ancestors Lillian will demonstrate some of the ways to find and share your family stories.


Maximizing Your Use of Census Records

Saturday, Apr 8th


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Many of us tend to only use census records to locate families and determine who belongs with whom, but downloading the image and spending some time with it can teach you so much more.  Different censuses might tell us about the number of times the head of the family  married, the number of children born to the mother, education levels or employment. They might also provide leads on relatives and neighbors.

Lynn Johnson will show you how to make the most of census records. This class will also be helpful for those just starting in genealogy as it will provide an overview of U.S., Canadian, and state census records and where to access them.



Searching For Your English Ancestors with FINDMYPAST

Saturday, Apr 22nd


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

FINDMYPAST is the premier online resource for research in the British Isles and Ireland. Learn how to find the record sets that relate to your ancestors. Marcie Crocker will describe search strategies and provide advice on interpreting the results. FINDMYPAST may return images, transcriptions or both & Marcie will cover the differences. She will also suggest how to find images when they are not directly linked to a search result.

This talk will end with some actual online searches - so bring some names, dates and places. Maybe she'll use your ancestor as an example!



Italian Genealogy Roundtable

Saturday, Apr 29th


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Long before the first marble and granite quarries opened in Vermont Italian immigrants had been arriving here. But with the wave of artisans, businessmen and expert stone carvers who began arriving in the last half of the 19th Century, Italian-Americans became a major ethnic population in the Green Mountain State. Their genealogical records are hidden in the town halls of Barre, Montpelier, Rutland and other towns.

Join us for a discussion by our members and other attendees of the most successful strategies for following the family histories of Vermont`s Italian settlers and pursuing those lines back to Italy. We`ll discuss useful websites and issues with language, record-keeping and naming conventions. Bring along your stories and the challenges you`ve faced as we collectively take a look at what works and where to search.

This talk is free and open to the public.






Genealogy Research in New York State

May 6th


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Vital records and other sources can be difficult to locate in New York State due to the lengthy period of settlement and the lack of a consistent and centralized system of recording genealogical events. That does not mean that NY State lacks records - merely that they are scattered and harder to locate. And a great collection of state census records can often compensate for other lapses. Join Dr. Anastasia Pratt, Clinton-County Historian, for a valuable look the Empire State's records.



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