Social History, Timelines, Life from Cyberspace – Annette Burke Lyttle
November 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Three Sessions: Social History, Timelines, and Reconstructing a Life through Cyberspace
1. What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
Social history is the history of ordinary people and how they lived their daily lives. It seeks to fill in the rich details of the past. Learn how social history can both improve your research skills and help you better understand and tell the stories of your ancestors’ lives.
2. A Path to Your Next Research Steps: Using Timelines to Organize, Analyze, and
So you’ve done all this research – now what? How do you figure out what you have and what to look for next? Learn how timelines enable you to organize your information, evaluate your evidence, analyze research results for accuracy, and identify next research steps.
3. Reconstructing a Life: Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace
Our ancestors should be more alive to us than names and dates on a chart. Follow the amazing life of William Crout, Civil War veteran, hotel owner, rancher, and local character, and learn how it’s possible to reconstruct life stories in surprising detail with resources available online.
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies. Visit Annette’s website at heritagedetective.com