Tazewell County
Genealogical & Historical Society

Presents the
Tenth Annual

Harvest Time for Genealogists
Genealogy Workshop

TCGHS Society Library
719 N. 11th Street
Pekin, Illinois

Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

(Registration 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

Our Speaker

Carol Whitton, CGSM

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Cost 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 Church Records

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 the
new 1940 census records and learn how to use them effectively!

  • Finding First Family Facts

How to prepare a lineage society application! Learn why some sources are more acceptable than others! Use the societies' indices to help you!

Whether a novice or a pro - there will be something for everyone at this workshop.

Questions? Email the Society or call (309) 347-7408

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