Genealogical & Historical Society
Time for Genealogists”
TCGHS Society Library
719 N. 11th Street
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Registration 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Carol Whitton, CGSM
By popular demand, Carol returns
again - the 2nd year in a row!
Writes and speaks on
various genealogical topics with specialization in
German research, U.S.
immigration & migration
(specializing in Virginia migration to
handwriting (paleography), and genealogical
Other specialties include Virginia
Research, Federal Records; Land Platting; Land Records; Library of
Congress; Lineage Societies; Lutherans; and Palatines.
Qualified for the professional
designation of a Certified Genealogist
by the Board for
Certification of Genealogists.
Graduated from the
Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR)
held by the
Virginia Genealogical Society, focusing on Virginia research topics
Research course at the
Salt Lake Institute
of Genealogy (SLIG) held by the
Utah Genealogical Association
Graduated from the
National Institute of
Genealogical Research (NIGR) held at the National
Archives in Washington, D.C.
Holds a BA in Chinese Language &
History, a MA in International Economics & Economy of China, and
completed an MS (all but thesis) in Agricultural Economics.
2005 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
as an international agricultural economist.
Worked 18 months
(after retirement from Dept of Agriculture) as a genealogist
at the National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
the German Special Interest Group of the
Fairfax Genealogical Society (Virginia) for 10 years
Previous president of the
Roots User Group
(RUG) of Arlington (users of
The Master Genealogist software).
Currently serves as Vice-President for Programs
for the St. Louis
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||Registration is $30
per person which includes all lectures, lecture handouts, refreshments,
and a luncheon. Sign up using our Registration Form.
Walk in registrations will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed an immediate copy of the course handouts if demand exceeds supply.
Join us for the
following lectures, all designed to aid your research:
- Using &
Understanding the Meyers Orts Lexikon & other German Gazetteers
After you've located the ancestor's village, the
gazetteer Meyers Orts- und Vekehrs-Lexikon Des Deutschen Reichs
helps locate the village, place it in an administrative structure, and
discover its parish. Learn to interpret this gazetteer’s entries and
use it or another gazetteer to obtain every record available!
- Reading German
Learn why we use church records, what they
contain, where they are located, the standard vocabulary and formats,
and basic handwriting interpretation!
- Using Ancestry
More Effectively including the 1940 Census
Learn tips and tricks for using Ancestry. See
new 1940 census records and learn how to use
- Finding First
How to prepare a lineage society application!
Learn why some sources are more acceptable
than others! Use the societies' indices to
Whether a novice or a pro - there will be something
for everyone at this workshop.
Email the Society or call (309) 347-7408