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What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research
Wednesday, May 2
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. What's the best way to incorporate the research of others into your own research without leading to dead ends, road blocks and unnecessary detours?
Here’s a road map on the best way to handle "outside research" and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.
 
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional based in the U.S. He specializes in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research, and as a way to connect with others in the family history community.
 
Cost: Free!
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We're Here in America, Now What?
Wednesday, June 6
We're Here in America, Now What?
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. While some families arrived to relatives or friends who had already settled in the area, many were facing a world that was quite foreign to them.
Focusing on the largest European immigration period of 1880 to 1920, we'll discuss procedures at places like Ellis Island, and travel modes and resources from immigrants' ports of entry. Learn about how immigrant homes, tenements, unions, settlement houses, benevolent and fraternal societies, churches and synagogues helped guide immigrants to jobs, residences, and more. We’ll also discuss immigrant newspapers and their roles in strengthening immigrant communities.
 
Presenter: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer by day and a genealogist by night. Her work includes a specialty in Jewish research, publishing, and teaching others. She finds much joy in her work as Publisher of The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
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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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