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FamilySearch: The Other 70%
Wednesday, August 1
FamilySearch: The Other 70%
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Are you only conducting surname searches at FamilySearch.org (FS)? Over 70% of the digital images of FS are NOT found using a surname search and indexing is not keeping up with the aggressive program of digitization.
Learn how to find these records that previously could only be viewed in Salt Lake City and how to access them with a minimum of scrolling through individual records. Multiple examples illustrate the methods of subdividing the records that can make your discoveries easier and faster. Other tips for successful searching and the present status of digitization of the records will be discussed.
 
Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG®,  lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide. She presents on intermediate and advanced methodologies, unique records sets, Swedish research, and house histories. She also teaches an online class on demystifying the process of certification.
 
Cost: Free!
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Probate: Wills and a Whole Lot More
Wednesday, September 5
Probate: Wills and a Whole Lot More
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Probate records can be some of the richest genealogical resources. Yes, they can contain wills, but often the best probate packets are for our ancestors who died intestate or who didn’t have to die at all to make an appearance in a probate action.
We’ll look at wills and the wonderful information they can contain, but beyond that we’ll examine records generated by disposing of an estate without a will, as well as guardianships and competency determinations.
 
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle speaks at the national, state, and local levels. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, in addition to national, state, and local societies.
 
Cost: Free!
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Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving
Wednesday, October 3
Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Utilizing mitochondrial DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of naysayers and negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will show you how pairing good research and DNA testing can be the perfect marriage.
 
Presenter: Dr. Michael Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian native to northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range of specialties.
 
Cost: Free!
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Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors
Wednesday, November 7
Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: See how to built interactive and attractive-looking maps of places our ancestors lived, which can provide us additional insights about their lives.
The presenter will introduce free, mostly online mapping services and show how to combine old maps from various timeframes, current maps, and location information (from gedcom files, grave databases, land owners registers, etc.). The resulting combined map shows our ancestors visually in a new way. One example of such a map is here: www.polishgen.com/kulaszne.
 
Presenter: Zbigniew Stettner  has 10 years of experience researching in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. He works as a guide for people looking for their family roots (PolishGen.com). He speaks Polish, English, and Russian, and has experience teaching at the university level and speaking at international conferences.
 
Cost: Free!
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PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index
Wednesday, December 5
PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: This presentation will look into PERSI, discuss its partnership with Find My Past (FMP), and provide tips and techniques for getting the most out of this valuable genealogical resource.
The presenter will demonstrate a variety of search tips and examine some of the nuances with the FMP search interface, discuss how researchers can obtain copies of the journals they locate on PERSI, report on FMP's ongoing digitization work (and tell how societies can get involved in the digitization process). And, mini-case studies will illustrate how PERSI can enhance genealogical research.
 
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a regional and national speaker. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio, who now lives near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
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