If there is one truth in genealogy research, it's this: not everything is available online. Sooner or later, every genealogist has got to make that first trip to the courthouse to check out the original records available there. How to prepare for that trip, the rules of the road, what to expect, what to ask for, and how to be sure you'll be welcomed back the next time are explored in this lecture.
Our three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet before the meeting, from 10:15 to 10:45 AM: the Beginners' and Brick Wall SIG, the DNA SIG, and the Computer Topics SIG. Visitors are welcome.