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2021 NAGS Program Schedule
25 September @ 1 PM ~ "Finding Records Using the Resources on FamilySearch"
~ Dana Palmer ~
Many records exist online and in repositories. Learn how to use the resources on FamilySearch to find them!
Description: Many genealogical records are available online, but not all. The focus of this presentation is to show researchers how to effectively browse the historical collections on FamilySearch, how to use the catalog to find digital collections not found in the historical record collections, and how to use the research Wiki to identify and find online and local record collections from various repositories. Some of the examples include showing how to find early Ohio tax records in the catalog, an example of how to use microfilm numbers from index only collections to find German Lutheran Church records in the catalog, and how the research Wiki was used to find Catholic Church records in an archive in the Alsace-Lorraine area, which was not available on FamilySearch.
Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) has been a genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College since 2010. She has spoken at national, state, and local genealogy events including RootsTech, NGS, FGS, and frequently at OGS. She specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio, but she also has experience in Germany, Denmark, and the U.K. In addition to her client business, she reviews military repatriation cases for Eagle Investigative Services and is part of the Silver Books team for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She belongs to several lineage societies including ISDUP, NSDAR, USD 1812, and Colonial Dames. She has received numerous awards for her books and volunteer efforts. She loves problem solving and tracking down those elusive ancestors. For more information refer to her website: www.treasuredlineage.com
23 October @ 1 PM ~ "The Wonderful World of U.S. Land Records" Peggy Ash
20 November @ 1 PM ~ "The 1950 US Census: Are You Ready?" Thomas MacEntee
Arizona State Library offers lectures - must register as space is limited
Professor Jennifer Jenkins will present a talk, "Western Ways Film Service and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest" as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2021 Arizona Author Series. The talk is at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 23rd, and will be held virtually on Zoom. Attendees are encouraged to register above to receive the link to the presentation. After the talk, there will be time for questions from the audience.
Charles and Lucile Herbert brought the first motion picture sound gear into Arizona in the summer of 1929, tasked with filming the “Baby State” and testing Fox Movietone’s new sound-on-film technology. After that two-week stint, the Herberts would travel the world for Movietone and Magic Carpet, finally settling in Tucson in 1936. At its busiest, the Western Ways Film Service ran studio portrait, aerial photography, news photo, photo-story, and motion picture divisions out of an adobe building in downtown Tucson. In this presentation, Professor Jenkins will discuss the career of the Herberts and show how their films of Arizona and Sonora shaped the image of the region in the popular imagination.
Jennifer Jenkins is Professor of Literature and Film and Research Social Scientist in the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona. She is active in the moving image archives community, and founded Home Movie Day Tucson and the Tombstone Home Movie Project. She leads an NEH-funded project to repatriate midcentury educational films about Native peoples of the Southwest through recording new, culturally competent narrations from within the communities represented. This project is publicly accessible at Tribesourcingfilm.com. Her book, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest (UArizona Press, 2016) examines the careers of independent news feature filmmakers Charles and Lucile Herbert. Her current project is Screening Americans: Cinema and Citizenship at WRA Camps and Los Alamos, 1942-46, a study of the films shown to sequestered populations at Japanese internment camps in Arizona and the atomic research reserve at Los Alamos, NM.
This event is part of the 2021 Arizona Author Series. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Arizona Center for the Book, a Library of Congress Center for the Book Affiliate.
Thursday, September 23, 2021Time:1:00pm - 2:00pmTime Zone:Arizona Time
Online:This is an online event.
Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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