Chart your family history

The Campbell River Genealogy Society welcomes guest presenter, Brenda Smith this Saturday at the Maritime Heritage Centre

The Campbell River Genealogy Society welcomes guest presenter, Brenda Smith this Saturday in the Thulin room at the Maritime Heritage Centre from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Smith has been developing and presenting programs on genealogy for many years.

She contributes to the Maple Ridge Historical Society Family History Newsletter. In 2006, Smith was the recipient of the Maple Ridge Heritage Commission’s Sheila Nickols Heritage Achievement award for community history and heritage teaching.

She currently serves the B.C. Historical Federation as Education Chair and Publications Secretary.

Smith will speak all about charting your family (particularly for beginners).

Do you thrill at the sight of a splendidly framed family tree?  Do you yearn to display your research results to an admiring audience? Charting goes far beyond these more public manifestations of your work. Practice recording techniques to log, analyze and prove existing data, and to strategize your next research steps.

Can you prove that? Smith will also speak on standards of proof for family history research which will examine qualities of evidence and apply standards of proof.

Smith will also cover developing and practicing data interpretation and assessment techniques that help you place each piece of evidence on the continuum of proof.

Finally, Smith will  present Family Historian as Archivist. Family historians are front-line archivists. They hold the bulk of our country’s historical documents in our private hands.  Smith explores the basic methods and supplies for taking proper care of our precious papers.

Also learn how to read visual records for historical information.

Understand historical information, bias and technical limitations to derive context and meaningful detail from your photos.

The cost of the seminar is $40 or $50 with lunch. Seating is limited so registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-register at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bccrgc/

For more information, contact Janice at 250-203-0585.

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