Tuesday: David Fryxell on Published Genealogies

David Fryxell is again our guest speaker this Tuesday the 10th at our General Meeting. David is an entertaining speaker as well as an accomplished writer, publisher, and genealogist, and it’s always a pleasure to have him. David is a co-founder of Family Tree Magazine, and continues to write articles and columns for that publication. He visits us from Silver City, New Mexico.

“Using Published Genealogies” is his topic. — When you hit one of those infamous “brick walls” in your genealogy research, consider the possibility that someone may already have been hard at work chipping away at that barrier. Thousands of published genealogies, from books to pamphlets, contain not only the family trees but other details discovered by professional genealogists and your own distant kin. Long before pedigree files populated the Internet, these printed family histories gathered and preserved the stories of your ancestors—and today, they’ve never been easier to find, at nearby libraries or Family History Centers or even in digitized form online. But how do you find them and how much can you trust them?

Visitors are always welcome at our General Meeting, which is at 1 p.m. in the Navajo Room in the Social Hall on the second Tuesday of the month.

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