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Due to be torn down in three days, this single family home in Norwich, CT was saved in the nick of time. Luckily, the Calkins Family Association stepped in with Nanette at the lead. Now the fun part—who lived there? What did they do? Dating to the year 1659, this house has a lot of stories to tell. Nanette wrote up her research into a story. She will present this story as she shows the process and supporting documents used as background for the tale. She will go over how the story was written and the items used in the research. She will finish with another an example in a very short paragraph of how you can turn even a few dates and names into a story: Not a work of fiction, but a story of real ancestors. Nanette Armstrong will tell the tale of her instrumental part of saving the historic Hugh Calkins House that dates to British Colonial America, and what lies ahead. She’ll share photos and video of this house, mention the ghost, her tangle with the IRS, and how she figured out who lived there over the centuries. Nanette Calkins Armstrong grew up on a farm in West Virginia, thinking there weren’t many with the Calkins name. Was she ever wrong. Thirty years ago she visited a friend who had pedigree charts and timelines pasted all over her living room wall and her interest in genealogy began. Nanette is the Vice-President of the Calkins Family Association, a national genealogy organization. She lives in Sedona with her husband, Rich. Together they share the hobby of birding.
23 July 2022 @ 1 PM "20 Timeless Genealogy Research Tips" ~ Sharon Atkins~
Description: “They say with age comes wisdom. And though so many things have changed in the past 20 years, the core of good genealogy research has remained the same.”
This NAGS July presentation will review Family Tree Magazine’s list of "20 Timeless Genealogy Research Tips" to enhance your research, no matter where you are in your genealogy journey.
After many years of specializing in marketing and sales, Sharon Atkins transitioned to take her passion, genealogy research, into sharing the excitement of this pursuit with others. She has been an avid genealogist since 1980 and is a member of APG (Association of Professional Genealogists), NAGS (Northern Arizona Genealogical Society), AzCPG (Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists, and NEHGS (New England Historical and Genealogical Society). Sharon teaches "how to" genealogy classes, coaches other family history researchers via genealogy workshops, and performs genealogy research for clients.
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