Using the Records for Context
The four genealogical workshops will look at available local records, and online records,
that place our ancestors and families in historical context. The workshops are hands on and will use with the names of local men inscribed on the
Cenotaph in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton who died during the First or Second World Wars to develop our research skills in searching for records from the 19th and 20 century and then apply the knowledge to our own families.Each of the four workshops will build upon the previous session to develop a complete pictures of the soldiers and our ancestors we choose to research. The workshops are also complete on there own and can be taken singularly to learn to develop your research skills.
Using Military Records, we will look at conflicts that Canadian men and women have being involved during the building of Canada and the records that are created.
This workshop will look at how Census Records using the FAN club principle (Family, Associates and Neighbours) or the cluster research method helps us locate and expand our families.
The Vital Statistics Records workshop will build a framework of our ancestors lives and we will explore where to look for the records of their birth, marriage and death.
Developing an understanding of research through Maps, to discover where are ancestors lived, will provide the steps that will be needed to begin to search court and land records.