The Beginners Workshop is a series of eight free presentations open to the public. The sessions are offered on the fourth Saturday (not the last Saturday) of the month from January through August. Workshops are held at the Fort Worth Public Library (main downtown branch) from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Terri Meeks teaches amateur genealogists how to navigate the maze of records available for research with the Beginners Workshop.
“The Fort Worth Genealogical Society's Beginners Workshop is a series of lectures designed to introduce the study of genealogy and family history by presenting the various large record groups available for research,” Meeks said. “These records are a starting point for gathering the facts about the lives of our family members which will hopefully lead us to create and understand our ancestors' life stories.”
Saturday’s workshop includes the use of pedigree charts and family group sheets, collecting and documentation, difference in primary resources and secondary resources, importance of collateral lines, available resources, interviews, letter writing courtesy, suggestions of organization, suggested supplies and setting up of files.
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