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.

Schedule

April 08, 2014
8:00 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

April 10, 2014
5:30 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

April 11, 2014
8:00 am : The FamilySearch Research Wiki: The most valuable genealogical resource on the internet

(Experienced) This class will focus on the structure and content of the FamilySearch Research Wiki and why it has become the most valuable genealogical resource on the Internet. The class will include an introduction to the concept of wikis as collaborative Internet-based programs, demonstrating how the Research Wiki works to provide a user contributed collaborative environment for providing huge amounts of genealogical information. The class will also explain how the Research Wiki operates, with an introduction to Wikitext and namespaces, including how the Research Wiki integrated into the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections to become a meta-catalog.