NEW! Frederick History Research, Resources and Strategies Workshop
1 session, 6.25 hours
Have you ever been curious to learn about an ancestor or person from Frederick history? What about a certain event, building or place? Well here’s your chance to see how it’s done, with emphasis on some of the major local research resources, tools and repositories available. This class will be taught by Chris Haugh, whose research skills have produced award-winning documentaries, history writings, lecture presentations, walking tours, commemorative events and family history projects. Many have reached out to Chris over the past 25+ years for advice and guidance. How to find certain information, as well as where to go for answers are at the core of this ILR offering. Chris will introduce class participants to tools and resources found right here in our own backyard of Frederick, along with best practice strategies for success. Chris will also share plenty of personal anecdotes of past successes and failures in tracking down such things as gravestones, photographs, newspaper articles and homes associated with past research subjects. This one-day workshop will include a variety of multi-media and on-site visits to four of the leading repositories in Frederick County. Expect some light walking to sites within Frederick City.
• Part 1: Cemetery Resources/ Online Resources 9:30am-11:30am Boxed lunch (included) 11:30am-12:30pm
• Part 2: The Maryland Room (C. Burr Artz Public Library 1-1:45pm
• Part 3: History Archives/Archive Room (Heritage Frederick/Hist. Society of Fred Co) 2-2:45pm
• Part 4: Frederick County Courthouse Records 3-3:45pm
Special Notes: The student is responsible for providing transportation to the various locations downtown. If you desire, you may park your car at Mt. Olivet for the duration of the class and walk to the other locations as a group. A boxed lunch will be provided.
Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College, and Towson University.
ILR291 Frederick History Research, Resources and Strategies Workshop
4-Digit Number: 5378
Fri, 9:30am-3:45pm, August 4
Location: Mt. Olivet Cemetery Office
Tuition: $20 Fee: $69 Total: $89
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only