Search for Lost, Misplaced, Misguided Ancestors at Hudson Bay Heritage Days Workshop in DuPont on August 16.
- Learn Easy Ways to avoid common mistakes in researching family histories
- What to do when everything you thought you knew about your ancestors is wrong.
- How about using DNA for researching family surgery.
- Free noontime concert by the Blackberry Bushes
A unique family genealogy workshop is planned for August 16 in DuPont.
Attendees are encourage to submit questions they’d like to have answered and the workshop will be built around those questions. Fee $10 for the benefit of the DuPont Historical Museum, includes materials and light lunch. Advance registration is encouraged. Phone: 253-582-4565 Mail: DuPont Hudson Bay Heritage Days, Box 881, DuPont, WA 98327.
Workshop begins at 9:30, ends with an ice cream social at 3:30 with noontime concert by the musical Blackberry Bushes. A historic home tour will be available. Light Lunch will be served. A follow up troubleshooting workshop with Jim Johnson of Heritage Quest Library is scheduled for September as part of the fee.
Guest speakers include:
- Jim Schweller, Kansas City publisher, was searching for his own relatives on Ancestry.com and as a favor to a friend, added a search for her relatives, who had, she was positive, come from Ireland at the first of the 20th century. Instead, the long search turned up the fact that her ancestor was a revolutionary war hero and another ancestor was present at the signing of the Magna Carta. The result was a hands on interactive workshop to be presented in DuPont on August 16.
Participants will receive dozens of tips, hints, links and ideas from:
- Research expert Dee Havilland Fournier of Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner. She is the co-author of Stepping Stones to Genealogy Clear up errors and avoid frustrating, expensive mistakes in heritage research. She will show step by step, how to keep your search on track and make it rewarding fun for the whole family.
- Nancy Covert is a Lakewood author and a frequent contributor to the Suburban Times. She will speak of how to do research using ancient methods – newspapers, magazines, books. That kind of thing.
- Dorothy Wilhelm, contributing writer for the Tacoma News Tribune and member of the DuPont Tourism Board will demonstrate how she managed to lose all of her ancestors, and how to go about finding them again.
DuPont Hudson Bay Heritage Days Fact Sheet and Schedule for Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 9 am to 3 pm.
A unique interactive workshop packed with tips and ideas about how to research your family history, why you’d want to, where to look, what to avoid.
9:00 – Blazing The Trail – A short history of the Hudson Bay Company in DuPont.
9:30 – Beginning the Search for your Family History – Join us to start the search for your family history. Learn where to begin and how to organize your information using different forms.
10:00 –Using Ancient Artifacts for Research – Books, Newspapers and Other Sources – Lakewood author Nancy Covert
10:30 – Break – History next door – Chloe Kadel at Dupont History Museum illustrating relationships between the first people.
11:00 Who Was That Man? Research ideas to prove your ancestor was more than birth, marriage and death dates. “Who was that man?” A look at different methods to bring your ancestor to life.
12:15 –Free Concert on the Grass by The Blackberry Bushes. (The Blackberry Bushes is a toe tapping musical trio)
1:30 – Keynote – Who Lost Lord John Conway?
What to Do When Everything You Thought You Knew About Your Family Turns Out To Be Wrong
Guest Speakers _ James B. Schweller, Publisher
Jim Schweller comes from Kansas City. He is a publisher and a family history researcher. He’ll talk about how to find Lost Family Members.
Dorothy Wilhelm – Contributing Columnist for the Tacoma News Tribune and 50 & Better, professional speaker. She’s the one who lost her family members.
Dee Haviland Fournier – “They told you what?” Were you told a family story that you wondered if it were true or not? Find out ideas for unlocking the truth at a question and answer period.
3:00 – Putting It All Together Workshop – Advances in Research, DNA, etc.
Troubleshooting and plans for going ahead.
3:30 – Ice Cream Social – tour of historic home available.
Guest Speaker: Dee Haviland Fournier of Heritage Quest Research Library
Dee Haviland Fournier – Heritage Quest Research Library. Dee co-authored a guide for beginning genealogists, Stepping Stones to Genealogy, for the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society (California.)
Nancy Covert – Lakewood author and journalist
James B. Schweller, Publisher 50 & Better and Senior Publishers Library – Kansas City
Dorothy Wilhelm – lives in DuPont and keeps losing ancestors. Contributing columnist for Tacoma News Tribune and 50 & Better.