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 Spring Seminar, Saturday, May 17th, 2014:
Denver Public Library Main Branch (lower level Conference Center)
10 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Pamela Boyer Sayre, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, has developed, coordinated, and taught in the Techniques and Technology Course at Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research; Boston University's Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy; Genealogical Institute of Mid-America, University of Illinois-Springfield; and St. Louis Missouri Community College. She is a former NGS Director of Education and Publications and a former board member of the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Richard G. Sayre, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, is a longtime researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. He coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy Course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. He instructs in the Advanced Methodology Course, the Techniques and Technology Course, Advanced Military courses, and a variety of other IGHR courses. His areas of expertise include records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughter's of the American Revolution.
Seminar topics:
Capital Treasure: Rick and Pam Sayre
Mapping for Genealogist: Rick Sayre
NARA Website and More: Pam Sayre
Registration 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Morning Session 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00- 1:15 p.m. (lunch on your own)
Afternoon Session 1:15-4:00
Lots of prizes and free memberships!
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Richard and Pam Sayre
 Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard G. Sayre
Topics Description:
Capital Treasure (two-hour session with Pam and Rick Sayre)
This presentation features four brief case studies that demonstrate the wealth of records that can be found in the Washington, DC area on websites of repositories such as the National Archives, Library of Congress, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, National Park Service, and Civil War Trust. Cases show how to find records of birth, marriage, and death for a burned County in which all such records were destroyed; how to learn how a Civil War veteran was shot to death in his old age; how to locate detailed facts about a person's life from a simple land record; and why numbers of Union Civil War soldiers are buried at a site far from where they fell.
Mapping for Genealogists (one-hour session with Rick Sayre)
If you want to learn practical applications for a variety of mapping tools (both online and software programs), this is the session for you. Learn about geography, from platting and individual piece of land, to identifying its location in a given area, to mapping an entire community. Learn how to identify the correct courthouse in a given era for the record you need, and how typographical maps can provide clues to ancestors occupations.
NARA Website and More (one-hour session with Pam Sayre)
Even if you never go to Washington or one of the regional branches, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has information to help your genealogical search. The NARA website and provide access to tomorrow's records. The website is a portal to information about records, genealogy research information, and even access to many individual records. We will discuss researching records, researching people, ordering publications, and ordering records. Also, we will explore NARA's partnership with
May 2013 Seminar photos with Thomas MacEntee
Photos courtesy of Gary Ratay
May 2012 Seminar Photos with Dick Eastman
Thomas MacEntee..."Today's genealogy can often mean moving outside of your comfort zone and outside of the usual boundaries of research and resources. Rick and Pam Sayre are the perfect tour guides for such a journey of discovery. You'll be amazed at how Google Maps and Google Earth can be used as valuable reseach tools. So fasten your seat belts and get ready for your genealogy to zoom!"