Writing a Register-Style Sketch

Emily Sienkiewicz

Do you have notebooks, digital files, and family tree programs full of information you’d like to write up for your family? Whether you just want to write about your grandparents, write an article, or compile a whole book, the Register style is a widely used genealogical format that has been used for more than 150 years. Moving from the past toward the future, generation-by-generation, the basic building block of the system is the family sketch—treating a couple and their children in an organized and interesting way. Join Senior Genealogist and author Kyle Hurst to learn how to use our new Register-style template and present your family history research in an understandable way. For details see …

Family History Project Ideas

Emily Sienkiewicz

These special brainstorming sessions will allow anyone with a story to tell to bring their tale to this open lab to sort through the best way to tell it as a family history project. Today’s digital storytelling tools are so wide and deep that they can be intimidating. As a community, we’ll brainstorm and share ideas for tips, techniques, and tools that might make your storytelling effort easier. The idea for this program is to keep it to just an hour so that we can be efficient with time and generous with ideas. See the Event Archives for recordings of previous sessions. (Accessible to Projectkin community members only. It’s free, just join here.) We use …

Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

Emily Sienkiewicz

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society welcomes Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal with her presentation, “Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style.” Have you tried organizing your family history documents, photos, and digital files, but you just can’t find a system that you can stick to? Start organizing according to your natural learning style! This talk will help you identify your specific learning style and will share brain- and research-based organizing strategies for each style. Learn how you learn so you can finally get organized with the right system for YOU! All are welcome at our meetings. Zoom attendees must register in advance at us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkce6gpjstHNFwdI3JpjpX9LyvnitnBzrN About the Speaker: Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a …

Genealogy Activity Books for Kids

Emily Sienkiewicz

Project Recipe: Genealogy Activity Books for Kids When we pour our time and energy into researching our family history and capturing the details of biological or adopted genealogy we generally do it with a mission to preserve these stories for future generations. But what if the next generation doesn’t care? This is a topic we keep coming back to with Projectkin because it’s so fundamental to what fuels us: Legacy. If nobody cares, what will it matter that it’s preserved? Join us for a special project recipe program with noted genealogist Sindi Broussard Terrien a research genealogist, specializing in Acadian and Cajun women. Family-tested, family-proven projects When Sindi learned that fellow genealogists were discouraged by …

Family History Project Ideas

Emily Sienkiewicz

These very special brainstorming sessions will allow anyone with a story to tell to bring their tale to this open lab to sort through the best way to tell it as a family history project. Today’s digital storytelling tools are so wide and deep that they can be intimidating. As a community, we’ll brainstorm and share ideas for tips, techniques, and tools that might make your storytelling effort easier. The idea for this program is to keep it to just an hour so that we can be efficient with time and generous with ideas. Your host, Barbara Tien, is one of the co-founders at Ponga.com and the “ring leader” here in our Projectkin.org community. We …

Find Your Ancestors: 10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success

Amanda Meeks

Join Appleton Public Library on Zoom for a virtual genealogical program as part of our annual Find Your Ancestors series. Attendees must register in advance for this program by clicking the link below or copying the following address into your browser: bit.ly/3RdjkLv After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. Program topic: 10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success Whether you’re just “dabbling” in genealogy and researching your roots, or you’ve become a “hard core lifer” obsessed with “the hunt,” there are basic skills that family historians of all levels have in common. We’ll review ten skills that can help you find success researching online or in-person. …

Archive Spotlight: The Chas. E Martin Archive.

Public Archive Spotlight: The Chas. E Martin Archive 

Emily SienkiewiczCommunity, Publish Leave a Comment

In a world that moves at breakneck speed, it’s easy to lose touch with our roots, the stories that bind us, and the people who shaped our lineage. The holiday season is the perfect time to gather your friends and family together to celebrate the traditions from the past that you’ve carried into the future. Public archives on Permanent make it easy to stay tethered to your family’s rich history, both past and present. This season, we’d like to shine a spotlight on the Chas. E. Martin Archive which acts as a hub for Chas.’s family to access photos of cherished faces and moments from the past. An Enduring Family Story “Family is everything. People …

Every Home has a Story: Researching Your and Your Ancestor’s Homes featuring speaker Kathy Nielsen

Amanda Meeks

Ever wondered about the history of the houses where your ancestors lived? Curious about the history of your own home? Each one has a story to tell. Every family has left their mark on their homes, just as these homes have left their mark on those who lived there. The census, maps, deeds, wills, photos, directories, and newspapers help us discover insights into our family’s homes. Online via Zoom. Registration Required. For details see rootcellar.org/