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Genealogy Surprises, Discoveries, and Outright Lies: Sorting Out the Facts

  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • GoTo Meeting

Presented by Melissa Barker, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

Most genealogists have made discoveries, found surprises, and documented some family information that was outright lies. Whether we are doing the happy dance or shocked by what we have found, it is important that we document this information for future generations. Good or bad, it all tells the story of our ancestors. Learn from a seasoned genealogist and archivist the best way to handle the genealogy surprises, discoveries and outright lies that come our way.

About the Speaker:
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives & Museum. She is affectionally known as The Archive Ladyto the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 19 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 33 years.

$30 for MGS Members, $40 for non-members


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