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.


May 02, 2014
2:30 pm : Budding Genealogist? Get Ready to Bloom with Ten Tips for Beginner Research

(All Levels) Are you interested in genealogical research? Can’t find a starting place? Maybe you’ve done a little research and are already stumped? Don’t know where to go next? This class offers tips for starting, continuing, and moving forward with your research. You’ll find that a little help goes a long way. Login First

3:50 pm : Online Cemetery Sites – More Than Just Tombstones

(All Levels) An ancestor’s final resting spot is often a good clue for finding other family members. Location near a church, family plot/cemetery, or on the old homestead can lead to additional information. Online sites - FindaGrave, Billion Graves - offer search parameters for finding a person, surname, or all interments in a specific cemetery. Login First

May 03, 2014
10:00 am : Best 25 Sources for Proving Your Pedigree

(All Levels) How do you know your lineage is correct? It all starts with choosing sources for documentation. Good sources provide relationships, places of residence, age, occupations, military service or religious affiliations. Verifying your ancestry just got easier with the Primary and Secondary Sources described in this class. Login First

11:20 am : Historical Records on FamilySearch: Easy Access and No Cost

(All Levels) Original documents that span hundreds of years are being added to the FamilySearch database almost every day. This is the largest collection of genealogical data in the world. Available records include birth, marriage, death, probate, land, census and military. Search by name, life event, relationship or location. It’s all FREE! Login First