Thursday, September 10, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday: Thank you, Toni McKeen

This treasure chest post is about the treasures shared by Toni McKeen last night. She has a treasure trove of tips and tricks for getting the most out of HeritageQuest and Ancestry, which she explained during a meeting of the Genealogy Club of Newtown, CT.

I wrote down a few ideas to try with HeritageQuest, including using the advanced search to sort by age or other categories, searching by first name (that's an interesting thought), and using a screen-grab utility to capture the Census as shown on the screen for downloading and printing later.

Toni brought some treasures from her family's chest, such as photos, birth and marriage certificates, and other goodies that she's used to climb her family tree over the years.

Toni teaches genealogy at Founder's Hall in Ridgefield, CT and she also gives presentations around CT and NY. In October she'll be speaking to the Westchester NY County Genealogical Society.

If you see her listed as a speaker at your local genealogy club, mark your calendar and GO! She really knows what she's doing and is an inspiring speaker, as well.

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