Member Round Table and Brick Wall Solving. The first meeting of the new year will be Saturday, January 13, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Members will gather in a round table session to share success stories and bring brick walls to the group for discussion and (hopefully!) resolution. These periodic sessions that are completely devoted to members and their research have proven to be popular and beneficial. The public is welcome…join us to share your stories and learn about FRGS.
See you Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Church branch library.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Open Brickwall-breaking session for all comers
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. 25th Anniversary Committee Meeting
Kristin Hicks, Louisa County Historian. Topic: Courthouse Records – Between “Garbage” & “Gems”.
Amateur and seasoned researchers know that courthouse records can be a source of incredible frustration, as the all-too-often dusty and disorganized pieces rarely assemble a complete puzzle. While MANY resources exist online, are digitized and sometimes full-text searchable, there are thousands of unpublished records within the basements and closets of courthouses across the United States. Kristin Hicks, local researcher, will explain through a few anecdotes just how an understanding of what to look for, follow-up questions to ask, knowledge of available resources, and (sometimes) just LUCK can change the scope of a research project. Researchers are encouraged to bring their own anecdotes and stories to the presentation, so the speaker and group can discuss how to move forward in such situations.
Ron Henderson: Introductory DNA Session