The FamilySearch Research Wiki: Your Genealogy BFF

One of the most important tools in genealogy research is the free FamilySearch Research Wiki. International in scope, the ever-changing wiki offers historical information, articles, online records, links to information on places all over the world (countries, states, provinces, counties, parishes, etc.), migration trails, local history, African American research, American Indian information, other ethnic research, church records, military records, “how to”, and much more. This hour long overview presented by Laura W. Carter is designed to introduce you to some of the features of the wiki.

Join COGS via Zoom on Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 pm for an overview of this powerful resource.

Registration details were sent via email. The handout will be sent prior to the program to allow reading in advance.

Laura W. Carter worked at the Athens-Clarke County Library almost continuously from July 1974 until she partially retired in July 31, 2012. She retired completely December 31, 2014. Her passion is reference librarianship/archives and especially genealogy reference and teaching folks how to use library resources. She has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences and a specialist degree in Library and Information Sciences with a specialty in Archives and Manuscripts.

During her years in the A-CC Heritage Room, she taught classes on genealogy and library resources and has continued this since retirement.  Since 1997, she has attended IGHR (Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research) formerly at Samford University in Birmingham, AL, now based in Athens, Georgia, to hone her genealogical knowledge, along with national conferences of the National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies and RootsTech. Laura is a member of multiple genealogical, historical, and professional societies and organizations. She is hoping that genealogy will keep her brain in great shape now that she is retired and finally has time to research her own family.

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