Saturday, January 27, 2024

 Livingston County Genealogical Society holding ‘zoom’ meeting on Feb. 1st

The Livingston County Genealogical Society will meet via zoom on Thursday, Feb. 1st. Program speaker is Thomas Koselka – ‘Who you gonna call? WIKIs in Family History.’

When we answer one research question, one or more new questions arise. How do we handle all the research locations, record-sets, and types of documents? In this session, we will explore features of the FamilySearch Wiki and why it should be in your toolbox. We will examine Wiki search techniques, the purpose of the Wiki, notifications of changes, how you can adopt a page, and how to contribute your expertise to make the Wiki a more robust tool to help genealogists. FamilySearch is not the only Wiki out there; we will also look at more specialized Wikis that offer guidance with more advanced questions.

Tom Koselka has been researching his family history since the middle 1980s. Tom is currently the President of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He was a Past-President of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Dearborn Genealogical Society. Additionally, he serves as a board member, mentor, and advisor to several Michigan genealogical societies. Tom is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Ontario Ancestors, and the National Genealogical Society. Retired from Dearborn Music, Tom lives in Westland, with his genealogist wife, Valerie.

A link to this virtual meeting may be found on our Facebook page for the Livingston County Genealogical Society a few days before the Feb. 1st meeting. All are welcome."

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