“Genealogy Unwrapped” by Joanne Daerr Ryder: Members
Fridays, Feb 17 – Mar 3, 10:00-11:50 am (3 Weeks) – Classroom D109
Many families receive a box of old family papers and photos after the death of a close relative. The tip of the iceberg! This generates interest to learn more about the family. Aha! The computer! Unfortunately, about 5% of what you want is there and you have great probability of finding undocumented stories that have no meaning or relationship to you. Jump start your genealogy! Don’t continue to be frustrated and struggling with where to go next. Learn the “basics” of genealogy both on the computer and home research Unwrap YOUR genealogy!
Joanne founded the SW Florida Germanic Genealogy Society in 2006 and served as its president (2006-2014), recently initiating and serving as editor of their newsletter, The Posthorn. She is also the Society webmaster. Joanne is a Past President of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society (2002-2003), a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Western PA Gen. Soc., Sacramento German Gen. Soc., German Gen. Group (Kings Park, NY), MAGS and the German Gen. Soc. Of Minnesota. She has taught basic and intermediate genealogy courses, several genealogy programs at Florida Southwestern University, and has been a speaker at the Florida State Genealogical Society’s annual conference.