FamilySearch: Your Next Best Friend – Pam Brinegar

An essential tool for family historians, FamilySearch is home to the largest collection of free online records.  You will find information no matter what historical period or country you’re researching.  FamilySearch, with its extensive wiki, learning center and online classes, is a top resource.  We’ll discuss how creative catalog searching, including the use of keywords, can help us obtain the best results from this unique, rapidly-expanding site.   (All expertise levels)


Pamela Lyons Brinegar is a board-certified genealogist who specializes in Kentucky and African American research. Pam developed and taught for several years a popular eight-week family history course offered through he Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky. She is the recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment grant and a writing excellence award from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. She is perhaps best characterized by a Louisa May Alcott line from the novel Work: “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her mind.”

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