Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate. – Unknown
Sometimes relatives accumulate in quantities too large to manage and then we are
overwhelmed. What do we do next? To address this problem the Kane County Genealogical
Society is starting a new Special Interest Group to help both experienced and novice
genealogists organize, strategize and energize their research.
Using the approach the Genealogy Do-Over methodology developed by Thomas MacEntee,
of High Definition Genealogy and Geneabloggers, the KCGS is developing a special
interest group focused specifically on encouraging personal research for their members.
Presently, the approach is to work-through the 13 topics Mr. MacEntee recommends
in a monthly format. Topics will be briefly discussed with time to for attendees
to practice the skill or use the recommended resources. Each meeting will allow
for a question and answer period as well as interactive discussion groups.
No “one size fits all” – so participants may find themselves spending far more time
on one topic than another, according to individual needs and experience. To some
extent, this process will be created by the participants who will be encouraged to
share with the attendees or on the Facebook site for the Special Interest Group.
An introductory meeting to provide more detail and discuss the ongoing operation
of the group, will be held Thursday, June 1 at the Town and Country Public Library,
320 E North Street, Elburn at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, attendees interested
in joining the Special Interest Group will be asked to complete a no-cost registration.
Note: registration will open no earlier than 28 May 2015. If registration exceeds
25 persons, a second Special Interest Group may be organized.