Sharon D.   Monson

Founder of GenSearch and more, an author, and conference presenter. She has extensive research experience in courthouses, archives, and the Family History Library spanning 30+ years. Her class presentations cover a wide range of research methods, useful tips, and unusual resources.


August 02, 2013
2:30 pm : Reading Old Style Handwriting

(All Levels) Eventually you will be looking at old records either in an archives, courthouse or on microfilm. There is no typing, no transcription and it's just your eyes and hard to read words on a page. This class compares writing styles from different time periods and discusses common phrases in old documents. English only. Login First

6:00 pm : Top Ten Online Catches

(Beginner) A Beginner to Intermediate Class for genealogical online searching that covers Federal, State, County and College Library websites, as well as Rootsweb and US GenWeb. Login First

August 03, 2013
11:20 am : The FamilySearch Catalog: Key to the Collections

(All Levels) Locating available books, microfilms, or microfiche for a certain place or subject depends on the depthnof the catalog search criteria. Basic Place, Last Name, Title, Author, Subject and Keyword searches willnbe demonstrated. Instantly view original records in a Historical Records search. Thousands of books arennow online and many have updated indexes. Filter your searches to save time and effort with tips onnhow to use the FamilySearch catalog. Login First

1:30 pm : Hook, Line, and Sinker - a 100 Year Census History All on One Page

(All Levels) Extract Census or Tax Data to document a whole family's place of residence - place of birth - age over a 100 year time period. One legal size piece of paper makes it possible. Login First