WNYLRC Workshop: "The Trimmed Tree Flourishes: Basics on Entering Individuals, Merging Duplicates, Verifying Hints & More in Ancestry.com"
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

               Join expert genealogists from the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society (BIGS) who will lead a hands-on session of solving common challenges when using Ancestry.com. Whether you are a beginner genealogical researcher who wants to become more familiar with the different features of Ancestry.com or, you are a more advanced researcher who still finds some aspects of the site to be perplexing, you can expect to gain new knowledge and skills after this session since you will be asked to submit your own significant issues with Ancestry.com once you have registered! Intended audience: Individuals working in WNYLRC member libraries who wish to become more proficient with Ancestry.com, for personal and/or professional use!


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Donna Shine, James Shine, Diane Blaser
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Donna Shine

  • retired Town of Orchard Park Payroll Clerk
  • recipient of the GAAA 2004 Irish Person of the Year
  • self-published author and poet
  • on volunteer staff of the Buffalo Irish Times
  • over 35 years experience doing genealogical research
  • current treasurer and co-founder- (with husband James R. Shine & high school classmate-Kevin J. O'Brien) of BIGS: the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - 
  • Celebrating 20 Years 1997-2017
  • volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo

James Shine:

  • retired Teamster truck driver
  • over 25 years experience genealogical research
  • cofounder-of BIGS: the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society with myself and Kevin J O'Brien
  • volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo

Diane Blaser:

  • BS in Management with concentration in Accounting
  • Past volunteer South Buffalo Food Pantry
  • Treasurer South Buffalo Community Table, Inc. (soup kitchen)
  • Over 20 years genealogical research
  • Past President of Western New York Genealogical Society where I computerized the Library catalog and had it put online.
  • Current Vice President of Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
  • Volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo
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WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee Presents: WNY Library Infomingle (non-member registration)

This is the guest (non-member) registration. WNYLRC members should register here to get the member price.


Happy Hour for Happier Librarians!

Come and join us for an evening of wine and cheese pairings and networking in a historic family-owned winery. Get to know your colleagues and peers in a relaxed, casual environment while learning how to create wine pairings that will take your hosting skills to the next level!

Cost of registration includes wine tasting and accompanying cheese pairing. Additional wine tastings and wines/wine slushies by the glass are also available for purchase during the event.

Attendees are welcome to bring guests as an additional registration, and space is limited, so please register soon -- we'd love to see you there, and get to know more WNY library employees and library supporters!