By Dee Haviland Fournier, Instructor, Heritage Quest Research Library and Dorothy Wilhelm, Humorist, Confused about her family
Join Dee and Dorothy for “From Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond” – Dupont August 16. Register below.
Dorothy: Dee, here’s a question a lot of people have asked. Why are you giving this workshop and what’s your experience?
Dee: I’ve been working in family research for thirty years. I started out wanting to find out about my own family. I really consider my work with older people to be a ministry. I love teaching people, and sharing stories. . I was helping a young woman once who was very excited and said, “I’m just like the people on “Who Do You Think You Are?” So it’s sort of like creating your own show. Starring you and your family.
Dorothy: I can see that there are more and more resources to use.
Dee: It’s exciting that there are so many changes to make it faster and easier, like using the internet and social media.
Dorothy” Oh, please, not Facebook.
Dee: Yes, Facebook is one way. I’ll be talking about that at the workshop. But there are lots of surprising online resources. For instance, you said that you were born in a boarding house in Kalispell. We can go online and look at the city directory. We can look at Google Earth and Zillow to see what’s in that spot today.
Dorothy: That reminds me, since we can do all of this so easily from our home computers, why do we need to use a brick and mortar place like Heritage Quest Research Library?
Dee: The Library offers access to exclusive data bases you can’t find anywhere else – you can’t have them on your home computer – and lots of volunteer help.
Membership in the Heritage Quest Research Library is $30 a year or $35 for a family.
Dorothy. Dee Haviland Fournier is at the Heritage Quest Research Library most days. Yes, the Library is open from 10:00 to 4:00 every day except Sunday.
Dorothy: I don’t know that I’m up to joining anything else.
Dee:. And if you’re too busy or don’t want to do research yourself, volunteers from the Library will do it for you. There is a charge.
Note: Heritage Questions is a summer feature twice weekly exclusive in the Suburban Times. Your questions are encouraged. Plan to join Dee and Dorothy on August 16 at “From Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond” family heritage workshop in a benefit for the DuPont Historical Museum. You may even win a copy of Dee Fournier’s new book, Stepping Stones to Genealogy. Probably not, but you never know. Details at www.itsnevertoolate.com. With questions, email Dorothy@itsnevertoolate.com
FROM HUDSON’S BAY TO DOWNTON ABBEY AND BEYOND REGISTRATION
AUGUST 16, 2014 9:00 TO 3:30
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$10 donation covers lunch, handouts, and ice cream social. Send check for Ten Dollars to DuPont Historical Museum, 207 Barksdale Avenue DuPont, WA 98327. Register online: www.itsnevertoolate.com Event info: 253-582-4565.