Previous Workshops

 

  • Saturday, May 9, 2009:
    "GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS"

Presenter:  Margaret Bendickson, Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton Branch.
Genealogy for Beginners will introduce you to genealogy and family history.  This presentation follows the path of one genealogist in the search for her roots and the story that unfolds. 
Emphasis will be placed on doing research, locating records and keeping track of the information.

This is the first presentation in the ongoing series "Genealogy Skill Set - the Nuts and Bolts".
Presented by the Morinville Library Genealogy Program.

 

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009:
    "TEXTILE HEIRLOOMS: PRESERVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE"

Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, will be returning to our library to teach us how to properly care for and preserve fabric items important to our own history.
This event is part of our ongoing series" The Importance of Documenting Yourself - How and Why".
Presented by the Morinville Library Genealogy Program. 

  
  • Saturday, September 26, 2009:
    "MOUNT-MAKING: PROTECTING FAMILYHEIRLOOMS"

   This hands-on workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a custom-made mount.  You are required to bring an object no larger than 2 feet.  Methods learned in this workshop will apply to larger objects as well.
This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Documenting Yourself - The Hows and Whys. Presenter:  Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator, Western Canadian History, Royal Alberta Museum

  • Thursday, October 8th, 2009:
    THE ALBERTA-UKRAINE GENEALOGICAL PROJECT

You are cordially invited to an evening presentation to learn about the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project and its goal to generate new genealogical tools, resources and approaches to streamline, simplify and enhance opportunitites for Albertans to research their origins. 

This presentation will highlight one of the project's objectives to collect and preserve community history in Alberta.  Results from this past summer's fieldwork collected as part of the project's Documenting Church Properties in Rural Communities in Alberta initiative will be shared to illustrate an approach employed by fieldworkers and volunteers to systematically record and photograph church properties within rural communities in Alberta.

This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Genealogy Skill Set - The Nuts and Bolts.

 

  • Thursday, November 5th, 2009:
    RESEARCHING MILITARY HISTORY

      There are many routes to follow and many records to search when researching relatives who have served in the military forces. In this class you will be shown the routes, mainly domestic, but we will touch on some abroad. Learn where the records reside and what accessibility exists on the internet. This session will also include a workshop on records reading and use.

    This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Genealogy Skill Set - The Nuts and Bolts.

 

  • Saturday, January 9th, 2010:
    "WHERE DO I START?"   (CANCELLED)!

Presenter:   Genealogy Program Co-ordinator
 

The first question asked is genealogy is "Where do I start?"  In the pursuit of your story you must become a detective.  In this class you will learn where to start, how to proceed, pitfalls to avoid and most importantly how to organize yourself.  There are many steps along the way to becoming the family historian - let's make the journey a pleasant one.

This is part of the library's ongoing series Genealogy Skill Set - The Nuts and Bolts

 

  • Saturday, February 20th, 2010:
    "Your Life, Your Story, Your Way"

Presenter:  Cheryl Pasechnik  (Creative Memories Consultant)

This presentation illustrates the importance of preserving the past, enriching the present and inspiring hope for the future.  Learn how to document yourself in the tradition of the photo historian/storyteller and the importance of memory preservation and journaling for future generations.  What is the difference between acid-free, archival quality and the method you have always employed, and why should any of this matter?  These questions and more will be answered.

Many options will be discussed in the pursuit of safe preservation and storage.

This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Documenting Yourself - The Hows and Whys.

  

  • Saturday, November 14th, 2009:
    "BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM"

Facilitator:  Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator, Western Canadian History, Royal Alberta Museum.
Come view some of the Royal Alberta Museum's treasures not seen in the permanent galleries.  This is an opportunity to tour behind the scenes of the musum and view the different ways in which artifacts are stored and/or mounted.

After the tour you are free to roam the entire museum so plan for lunch in the museum cafe or one of the fine restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Documenting Yourself - The Hows and Whys.

 

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010:
    FAMILY SEARCH.org

Join us for a guided tour through one of the richest storehouses of genealogical data and information on the internet.  Family Search.org not only houses multiple searchable online databases, but also contains free organizational tools!  You will be introduced to the Family History Library (FHL) and learn where the nearest Family History Centres are and how they can assist you in your own search.

This is part of the library's ongoing series Genealogy Skill Set - The Nuts and Bolts

Location:  Morinville Public Library

Presenter:  Jasmine

 

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 17th, 2010:
    BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM 2 (CANCELLED)

Presenter and Guide: Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator of Western Canadian History, Royal Alberta Museum.

Ride with us to the Royal Alberta Museum to attend a presentation, view some of an unseen collection, take a behind the scenes tour of quilts and handwork, and take your time viewing the entire museum. All that and time for lunch in the area with your friends!

This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Documenting Yourself - The Hows and Whys

 

  • SATURDAY, May 15th, 2010:
    FAMILY HISTORY CENTER TOUR

Facilitator: Fran of the Bonnie Doon Family History Center

Join us for a guided tour of the Bonnie Doon Family History Center, the larger of the two facilities in Edmonton.Family History Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  Centers provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors.

We will be given a tour of the facility, a presentation on it's use, and have experienced volunteer staff ready to facilitate research of the resources on hand. Computers, books, maps, microfilm and microfiche will be accessible.
Be sure to bring your family names, research questions and notes, you never know what you may find!

.This presentation is part of the library's ongoing series Genealogy Skill Set - The Nuts and Bolts

 

  • JUNE 1st to JUNE 30th, 2010 :
    DOCUMENTING ALBERTA: Photographs from the 1930's to the 1980's

Come see over 240 photographs from the Government Records holdings at the Provincial Archives of Alberta that document the people, places and events of Alberta from the 1930s to the 1980s.

 

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM 2

Attend a presentation on the museum's quilt collection (includes knitting). After lunch, be treated to a private veiwing of some of the quilts in the collection and a new behind scenes tour. Afterwards we are free to view all of the exhibitions in the galleries!

Facilitator: Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator of Western Canadian History

 

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2010
    "EXPLORING AND RESEARCHING MILITARY HISTORY, PART 1"

Learn from an experienced researcher where to begin, how to poceed, and tools to use when researching any family members who served in the military. Mr.Bailey will address European miliary service (British, German, French, Finnish, etc.) and intoduce some exciting new website developments! Learn where to find records dating back to the American Revolution (and beyond) through to modern times. Participants are encouraged to bring any relevant records/items.

Facilitator: Mr. D. Bailey, C.D., C.P., P.P.O

 

  •  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 2010 
    EXPLORING AND RESEARCHING MILITARY HISTORY, PART 2"

A continuation of the previous program. Mr. Bailey will also address Europea millitary service (British, German, French, Finnish, etc.) and introduce some exciting new websites developments!

Facilitator: Mr. D Bailey, C.D., C.P., P.P.O.