Presentations

Skill-Building for Genealogists

Presentation: Skill-Building Tips for Genealogists
Handout: Skill-Building Tips for Genealogists Syllabus

 

Getting Started

Presentation: Getting Started
Handout: Getting Started Handout

 

Citations

Presentations:

Citations Part 1

Citations Part 2

 

Organizing Your Research

Presentation: Organizing Your Research

 

Evidence-Based Research

Presentation: Evidence-Based Genealogy

 

FamilySearch Website

The FamilySearch.org website is an invaluable resource for genealogists, and includes many tools that may be overlooked by some researchers. The presentation FamilySearch Website provides an introduction to the main menu items: Records, Genealogies, Catalog, Books, and Wiki.

For tips on searching records online, see Tips and Tricks for FamilySearch

Handout: FamilySearch.org Handout

Presentation: FamilySearch Digitized Resources

Skill-building exercise: Catalog Scavenger Hunt Overview

Skill-building exercise: Catalog Scavenger Hunt Place Search

 

FamilySearch Indexing

Presentation: Family Search Indexing

 

Ancestry.com Website

For tips to getting the most out of Ancestry.com without a subscription, including  resources available for free on your home computer and tips for navigating Ancestry Library Edition, see Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks

 

The Rest of the Best (Top sites for online research)

Presentation: Favorite Online Genealogy sites
Handout: Rest of the Best handout

 

Legacy Genealogy Software

Presentation: Legacy Software

 

Gathering Evidence

Gathering Evidence covers my favorite sources for records, including online, the West Florida Genealogical Library, and microfilm from the Family History Library.

 

Census Research

Presentation: Census Research

Handout: Census Research

Presentation: Census Analysis Tips

Presentation: Advanced Census Search Techniques

 

Vital Records

Presentation: Vital Records

 

Advanced Search Tips

Presentation: Computer Search Tips

 

Google Earth for Genealogists

Presentation: Google Earth for Genealogists

 

Probate Records

Presentation: Probate Records

Handout: Researching Probate Records Outline Handout

 

Church Records

Presentation: Church Records

 

Social Security Applications

Presentation: Social Security

 

Online Newspaper Research

Presentation: Newspaper Research

Presentation: Newspaper Research (2014)

Presentation: Newspapers: where to find them (2016)

 

Law in Genealogy

Presentation: Law in Genealogy

 

Tracking Family Migrations in the United States

Presentation: Tracking Family Migrations in the US

 

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Presentation: NARA Website and Finding Aids, Part I

Presentation: NARA Finding Aids Part II

Presentation: NARA research strategies

 

DNA and Genealogy

Y-DNA:

Presentation: Confirming a son’s origins with Y-DNA (part 1)

Presentation: Confirming a son’s origins with Y-DNA (part 2)

Autosomal DNA:

Presentation: Understanding Autosomal DNA

Presentation: Autosomal DNA Helps ID a G-G-G-G-Grandfather

Autosomal DNA Analysis:

Presentation: DNA results analysis

Instructions on uploading raw data to GEDMATCH and FTDNA

 

Computer Skills for Genealogists

Presentation: Computers Skills for Genealogists

Presentation: GEDCOM Files

 

Case Studies

Presentation: Albert Brejcha land records

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Case study based on “Tracking a Loner on the Move: J.W. Parberry Exposed by the Genealogical Proof Standard” by John Philip Colletta; National Genealogical Society Quarterly 93 (June 2005): 94-109

Presentation: J W Parberry and the Genealogical Proof Standard

Presentation: Origins of James Wood Parberry

Presentation: Parberry’s Wife

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Case study based on “Crossing the Continent with Common Names: Indiana Natives John and Elizabeth (Smith) Smith” by Harold Henderson; National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (March 2015): 29-35.

Presentation: Origins of John and Elizabeth Smith

Presentation: Finding John Smith

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Case study based on “Mothers for Sophie (Kanetski) Howe of Scranton, Pennsylvania” by Melissa A. Johnson; National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015): 105-113.

Presentation: Sophie Howe

Presentation: Sophie’s Mother 2

Presentation: Sophie’s Mother 3

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Case study based on “Finding a Father for Isaac Young; A Virginia Native in California” by Shirley Langdon Wilcox; National Genealogical Society Quarterly 102 (September 2014): 177-188.

Presentation: A Father for Isaac (part 1) (focus on locating a newspaper obituaries)

Presentation: A Father for Isaac (part 2) (tips for confirming identities)

Presentation: A Father for Isaac (part 3) (focus on locating local published histories)

Presentation: A Father for Isaac (part 4) (focus on probate records)

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Case study based on “Identifying a Son for John Temple of Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama” by Rachel Mills Lennon, National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015): 139-150.

Presentation: Identifying a Son (part 1)

Presentation: Identifying a Son (part 2)

Presentation: Identifying a Son (part 3)

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Case study based on “Parentage of Martha Smith of Alabama and Mississippi: Overcoming Inconsistent, Incorrect, and Missing Records” by Laurel T. Baty; National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101 (June 2013): 85-102

Presentation: Who were the parents of Martha Crosby?

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Case study based on Ian’s research:

Presentation: Who were Isadore Stern’s maternal grandparents?

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