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The Basics of Historical Research October 10th

September 28th, 2015 Comments off

October is Archives month, and you are invited to attend a free workshop!

 The Basics of Historical Research 9:00 AM – Noon
October 10 in Stanwood at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
October 24 in Bellevue and Bellingham

The Basics of Historical Research is for teachers, students, beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest.
This class will cover:

  • What primary sources are—and aren’t
  • What historical sources are—and how to use them
  • How to use the library system
  • How to use archival collections
  • How to find and use reliable online resources
  • How to properly cite your sources
  • How to use information from different sources

Seating is limited, so be sure to REGISTER NOW AT http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/RecordsManagement/TrainingSignup.aspx .
Scroll down to Oct 10 or Oct 24.  Select the site and click on the “Register” button.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Saunders at the Puget Sound Regional Archives.
Michael S. Saunders
Regional Archivist
Mike.saunders@sos.wa.gov
425-564-3950

Quarterly Meeting Sept 28 10 a.m.

September 14th, 2015 Comments off
Please join us at the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations Quarterly Meeting
September 28th 2015

10 am – Noon

Superintendents Cottage at Heritage Park in Lynnwood

All members, board members and those interested in Snohomish County history are welcome.
It is a public meeting for exchanging and sharing ideas for history projects and publications.  We welcome active participation from historians from all over the County for possible collaborations.
Possible discussion topics will be
  • Historical Asset Inventory which has identified 14,000 potentially historic buildings in the County and conducted windshield surveys to focus in on the best opportunities.
  • Oct 10 History Research class at Stanwood FNCC. (Register here)
  • Malstrom Award Luncheon recap & planning for next year.
  • Projects for the Womens Legacy funds
  • Strategic Planning Session follow up planning discussion and action plan.

Contact Kevin for more info or agenda suggestions.

Karen Prasse

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