Michael John Neill
Genealogy Workshop and Seminar
Henry Ford Community College
Registration for each day is separate. You do not need to
register for both days.
Computer lab workshop
using Family Search, Rootsweb.com, and Ancestry.com
wonder what Family Search, Rootsweb, and Ancestry.com have to offer? We
will spend time looking at the free parts of these three sites, the
most popular genealogical sites on the internet. The FamilySearch site
is maintained by the Mormon Church and contains free references to
millions of individuals and access to the church's vast card catalog.
We will explore all areas of this free genealogical resource that
should be utilized by any family historian. Rootsweb.com is the second
largest free genealogy website and we will see how to find all Rootsweb
has to offer to further your own genealogy research. Ever wondered what
Ancestry.com has? We will look at the free and the fee-based
parts of this site as well, with each attendee having access to
Ancestry.com during the workshop. This
workshop has limited enrollment and will be held in a computer lab with
each attendee having computer use during the workshop. Workshop
starts at 8:30.
Genealogy Lecture Workshop with
Michael John Neill
This series of Saturday lectures will draw from four of
Michael's most popular lectures. Attendees will received a detailed
handout for this lecture based workshop. Lunch is not included.
Workshop starts at 9:00.
Michael will present the following four lectures:
Where Did the Farm Go?
Learn the most likely ways your ancestor's property left his ownership.
Tracking these records may lead to additional clues and more
information than you expected.
Searching and Using Court Documents
There is a reasonable chance your ancestor's name appears in a court
record. The problem is finding that record and interpreting it once the
record has been located. This lecture will present court record
searching techniques as well as provide information on using and
interpreting these records.
When it Doesn't Make Sense
Records are not always consistent and many times are downright
confusing. This lecture will draw on three examples from Michael's own
research where the records were wrong, the informant was lying, the
clerk was confused, or all three. Learn how to sift out the truth and
ways to organize your information to minimize the chance that records
are incorrectly interpreted.
Tried and Tested Tidbits
This lecture discusses research practices and techniques that most of
us need to be reminded of every now and again.
For more information, please contact
Center for Lifelong Learning
22586 Ann Arbor Trail
Dearborn Heights, MI