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

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WNYLRC Training Center


               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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WNY Librarian Infomingle Happy Hour!

Why not start the new year with a toast to libraries! The WNYLRC CE Committee would like you to join us and your other colleagues from across the region for another great WNY Librarian Informingle Happy Hour at Resurgence Brewing Company!

Your first round is free when you join colleagues for giant jenga, locally produced beer, wine and cider, locally sourced snacks, brewery tours and networking in a relaxing and fun environment!

The brewery tours are optional and cost $10/pp and will begin at 4:30pm (free tastings included in the tours)