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.


June 27, 2014
3:50 pm : Online Trees - Separating Fact from Fiction

(All Levels) Caution! Caution! Caution! Learn how to spot obvious errors in online pedigrees and family group records. Analyze the sources used with tips for determining the validity of genealogical data. Then you can download only proven facts and leave the fiction behind. Login First

6:00 pm : 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

June 28, 2014
10:00 am : 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

11:20 am : Two Soldiers with the Same Name - Which One is Mine?

(All Levels) Same Name? Same State? Same Regiment? Military service and pension files pinpoint terms of service, troop movements and other criteria that help identify soldiers when similarities exist. An in-depth analysis is conducted in actual files from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Login First