Library EventGenealogy Day with Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

10/03/2020 1:00pm 10/03/2020 6:00pm Genealogy Day with Alice Hoyt Veen, CG Have you caught the genealogy bug? Join us for ICPL’s 3rd annual Genealogy Day with our guest Alice Hoyt Veen of Prairie Roots Research. Alice Hoyt Veen is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and educator whose specialties include Midwestern and territorial research, land, and military records. She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations. 1:30-3:00pm: Feminine Mystique: Finding Female Ancestors Who was she? Who were her people? Identifying and understanding female ancestors is often a challenge. This presentation examines the legal, historical, and cultural factors that shaped feminine lives, and how those factors influenced the records they created. Hands-on activities include identifying and accessing relevant sources for reliable kinship determination, and resources for adding depth to personal stories through social context. 3:14-4:45pm: How Did They Get Here? Immigration Records & Passenger Lists Whether your ancestors arrived with the earliest colonists, or were twentieth-century immigrants, resources exist to discover their immigration experience. Learn to determine a reliable date of immigration, explore European and American ports, and resources for ship passenger lists. Hands-on activities include developing and executing an effective research plan for finding immigrant ancestors. Participants are welcome to bring laptops and family materials for hands-on activities, or apply concepts and techniques through Alice’s case-study examples. 4:45-5:45pm Dinner Break Those interested in staying for the after-hours research time in the Library you must be back in Meeting Room A before the Library closes at 6:00pm. 6-8:00 pm After-Hours Individual Work Time. After the Library closes for the day we'll come upstairs to the Digital Media Lab where you'll have access to the internet and Library databases. Laptops will be provided if needed. You'll have access to all the genealogy resoruces aFor those who want to come back for some after-hours work time in the library, you'll have access to all the Genealogy resources available online or here in the library, including print and databases. This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room A

Have you caught the genealogy bug? Join us for ICPL’s 3rd annual Genealogy Day with our guest Alice Hoyt Veen of Prairie Roots Research.

Alice Hoyt Veen is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and educator whose specialties include Midwestern and territorial research, land, and military records. She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.

1:30-3:00pm: Feminine Mystique: Finding Female Ancestors
Who was she? Who were her people? Identifying and understanding female ancestors is often a challenge. This presentation examines the legal, historical, and cultural factors that shaped feminine lives, and how those factors influenced the records they created. Hands-on activities include identifying and accessing relevant sources for reliable kinship determination, and resources for adding depth to personal stories through social context.

3:14-4:45pm: How Did They Get Here? Immigration Records & Passenger Lists
Whether your ancestors arrived with the earliest colonists, or were twentieth-century immigrants, resources exist to discover their immigration experience. Learn to determine a reliable date of immigration, explore European and American ports, and resources for ship passenger lists. Hands-on activities include developing and executing an effective research plan for finding immigrant ancestors.

Participants are welcome to bring laptops and family materials for hands-on activities, or apply concepts and techniques through Alice’s case-study examples.

4:45-5:45pm Dinner Break
Those interested in staying for the after-hours research time in the Library you must be back in Meeting Room A before the Library closes at 6:00pm.

6-8:00 pm After-Hours Individual Work Time.
After the Library closes for the day we'll come upstairs to the Digital Media Lab where you'll have access to the internet and Library databases. Laptops will be provided if needed. You'll have access to all the genealogy resoruces aFor those who want to come back for some after-hours work time in the library, you'll have access to all the Genealogy resources available online or here in the library, including print and databases.

This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.

This event is open to the public.