NEW ORLEANS – In this seminar, guest speakers will explore the resources and root concepts of researching family histories. Whether you have a shoebox full of photos, a digital family tree, or established family papers, this program is ideal for a general audience, particularly the budding or self-taught family historian who wants to transition from name gathering to research. In this seminar, guest speakers will explore the resources and root concepts of researching family histories.
Throughout the day, industry experts will address the responsibilities of researching your family tree, record types and resources, methods and strategies, DNA as an important research tool for tough-to-trace family lines, and “how to be a good ancestor”—best practices for preserving and sharing your findings with the next generation.
This program will be moderated by Jari C. Honora, a reference associate at the Williams Research Center of The Historic New Orleans Collection, Certified Genealogist®, New Orleans native, and proud Louisiana Creole with roots dating back more than two centuries along Bayou Lafourche and the German-Acadian coast.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130
HOW: Space is limited, and advance registration is required at hnoc.org. Attendees are asked to pay what they can with a suggested ticket price of $50, minimum of $10.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection:
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org, call (504) 523-4662, or follow THNOC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.