February 2, 2018

Getting Started with Genealogy

  • Speaker:  Dancy Girot
  • Friday, Feb 2
  • 6:30 pm – Social Time
  • 7:00 pm – Program
  • At Viking Hall
  • Refreshments following the program
  • SCCSC members FREE; non members $3

Our speaker, Dancy Girot, is a board member of the Genealogy Society of Santa Cruz County.  She will review how to use the Society’s resources and inform us of the tools available at the public library and online, including how to search U.S. census records.  She’ll walk us through the steps she took, with very few leads, to trace the American descendants of a Norwegian stow-away who arrived in New York sometime between 1885 and 1894.  She also will show the various steps she took to find a local family’s ancestors, three Swedish siblings who came to America right before World War I.  You will get tips to use when you hit roadblocks investigating your own family roots.  A list of helpful Scandinavian genealogical websites and a blank family tree will be available for you to take home so you can start your own research.

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