Presentations

These are the current programs I have available for 2017.

How I Use DNA in My Genealogy Research
In this presentation, I talk about “why” and “how” of DNA testing in genealogy research.  Using case studies and examples, I explain how I have incorporated DNA testing into my research.  Disclaimer:  This is NOT a primer on the science of DNA, although some basic information is included.  The audience does not have be knowledgeable about DNA testing to learn from this presentation.

Genealogy Basics for Beginners
Target audience is folks interested in learning more about genealogy or just getting started.  Covers information needed to get started, basic forms and organization tips, overview of top web sites and other resources used by genealogists.

What's New on the Internet for Genealogists?  
There are new genealogy sites on the Internet every day.  This fast-paced presentation is a review of popular, new, little known, and perhaps unusual genealogy resources on the internet to help you in your research.

Research Your Family History Using the Internet 
Ready to start your genealogy research on-line but do not know where to go except Ancestry.com? Caron Primas Brennan will show you the basics as well as some other little known, and perhaps unusual genealogy resources and internet sites to help you in your research.

Where Did I Put Great-Grandpa?  Organizing for Genealogists
Organizing your genealogy information so that you can find what you want when you want it can be a daunting task.  Get tips on how to keep records in digital and print-based formats.

Going Digital:  Photo Management for Genealogists
Covers basic information for amateur photographers and genealogists trying to organize their photos.  Includes discussions on digital photos, digitizing old photos, organizing and labeling, photo management software and photo sharing sources.

Ancestry.com Primer
This presentation will look at the Ancestry.com site, including the Ancestry Trees, and review what is has to offer beginners as well as more advanced genealogy researchers.  It will also discuss what is available through the free site and the paid subscription.   Whether you are just starting out and want to host a tree at Ancestry, or have been researching for years but want more information on-line, this is the session for you.

Using Ancestry Family Trees
This interactive workshop session will explore Public Member Trees at Ancestry.com. Whether you are just starting out and want to host a tree at Ancestry, or have been researching for years but want more information on-line, this is the session for you. [Can be “hands on” if participants bring a laptop and internet access is available.]

Fold3.com 
A more in-depth tour focusing on www.Fold3.com. We review of available documents and resources, many military and governmental, digitized from the National Archives, Library of Congress, and other institutions, not previously available on-line. Also includes a tour of the tools available on the site and how to use resources found on the site.

Fold3.com and Newspapers.com
Meet the Ancestry.com sister products through a guided tour.  Also includes a tour of the tools available on the site and how to use resources found on the sites.

FamilySearch.org Primer
This seminar is an overview of the free FamilySearch.org web site to see what is has to offer genealogy researchers.  Will include a review of the research opportunities as well as the newer areas for sharing family trees and pictures.  We will also look at the genealogy programs that have been certified to share/interact with FamilySearch.

Uff Da!  Researching My Norwegian Roots
Caron will share what she has learned through researching her own elusive Norwegian great-grandparents and discovering cousins in Scandinavia.  She will discuss things to know, lessons learned, research locations and guides, and other helpful hints.

Travels with My Sister:  Genealogical Journeys
Part travelogue, part how-to for traveling to do genealogical research.



All programs are 1 to 1 ½ hours long and geared to the beginning and intermediate researcher.  A projector is required and an internet connection (preferably wireless) is desired.  Caron can bring her own laptop or use yours.  Handouts are available for each program.