december 2023

202314dec1:00 pm3:00 pmUnfamiliar Territory: Researching in a New (to you) Geographic Area by Cari Taplin


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Learn tips for beginning research in an unfamiliar geographic area through the example of the Scroggins and Dimick families in Southern Illinois.

  1. Conducting a Geographic Survey
    • How to get familiar with the counties, towns, and other geographic features
    • Discussion on maps and geographic resources
  2. Conducting a Records-Availability Survey
    • Demonstration on ways to determine the records that are available, both online and off using FamilySearch, Ancestry, County government websites, local libraries and universities, and ArchiveGrid.
  3. Creation of a research guide including tools, websites, and styles

Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but now lives in Longmont, Colorado. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking services. She also lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group “The Genealogy Squad.” Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Cari’s personal research focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states. When she’s not working on her genealogy, she is a wife, and a mother of two young adults.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Tredyffrin Public Library OR Online Via Zoom

582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

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