Saturday, Feb 4, 8:00am (MST) (Saturday, Feb 4, 2:00pm GMT) GENTREK: A Genealogical Perspective of Disease and Death in the 19th Century. The study of diseases and causes of death yields important findings for the genealogist. Death certificates (quite limited in number prior to the twentieth century) contain useful information for identifying ancestors; the mortality schedules of several nineteenth century federal censuses provide the month and cause of death; and church registers, within some denominations, yield some information on deaths of members. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Monday, Feb 6, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday Feb 7, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Compiling a Faith Chronicle. Find a more worthwhile goal for your genealogical research. Look for a goal which will bring more to you, more or better ideas for you to live a better and more rewarding life. Choose some ideal you find of interest and look for that in your ancestors. Better yet, look for the faith of your ancestral members and follow that through the generations down to yourself. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Saturday, Feb 11, 8:00am (MST) (Saturday, Feb 11, 2:00pm GMT) GENTREK: Creating Medical Summaries. As the family historian, you're already compiling health history information that can be vital to family members present and future. What could be a more valuable contribution than sharing those details to help improve or possibly even save the lives of your relatives? Here are twelve tips for ways to do just that by working with your living relatives. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Monday, Feb 13, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday, Feb 14, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Creative Imagination in Research. Thousands of newspapers provide first-hand accounts about your ancestors that simply can't be found in other sources. You'll be fascinated by the stories, names, dates, places and events that have played a role in your family's history. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Saturday, Feb 18, 8:00am (MST) (Saturday, Feb 18, 2:00pm GMT) GENTREK: Looking for Divorce Records. Divorce has always represented the death of someone's hopes, but divorce records can bring reality to our ancestors and priceless information into our research files. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Monday, Feb 20, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday, Feb 21 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: English Chancery Court Records. It seems that a substantial majority of the evidences for Anglo-American family relationships are found less from traditional genealogical sources than from lawsuits and other legal documents preserved in the Public Record Office (PRO). The reason for this is probably that there is more personal history accumulated in Chancery documents than in any other single English archive relating to Britain's family and business links with the colonial empire. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Saturday, Feb 25, 8:00am (MST) (Saturday, Feb 25, 2:00pm GMT) GENTREK: English Poor Law Records. Poverty was a great problem in both rural and urban England in the eighteenth century and well into the nineteenth, as was widespread. There was no state provision to assist the unemployed or those unable to work and even those in employment had to labour for incredibly long hours often for a mere pittance. When there was surplus labour, as there often was, wage levels tended to fall, and children were forced to work from an early age to supplement the family income. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.
Monday, Feb 27, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday Feb 28, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Death and Funeral Records. After a funeral home has the remains of the deceased and the death certificate, the next record that needs to be obtained is the burial permit. (This permit must be obtained before anything can be done to the deceased). They are obtained through the public Board of Health. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.