Knowing where to look can sometimes be the most difficult part of research. This presentation is filled with stories and examples of often unknown, unfound, and unused death documents.
I’ve Got My Ancestry DNA Report: Evaluating My Test Results For Connections (Intermediate)
This presentation takes understanding the DNA report to the next level. We will touch on the Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Report, but more importantly, we will calculate found matches, evaluate the degree of relationship, and compare DNA from Matches, ThruLines, and Parent1 and Parent2. This course is geared for those who are beyond beginner and looking to build a greater knowledge of the power of genetics in genealogy.
I’ve Got—Or I’m Getting—My DNA Report: Now What Do I Do? (Beginner)
Presented from a non-genetic genealogist point of view, this presentation explains in a fun and visual way how to choose a test, a company, what to do while waiting for the report, and how to maximize the report results. Whether deciding who to contact, how to use the research within the DNA report, or just how to link our trees to our DNA results, this session will be helpful. Besides spending time reviewing the report, the potential use of raw data is introduced with a visual step-by-step procedure for uploading raw data to other sites.
Brick Wall Busting Strategies: Hammering at the Wall
This is a fun presentation with strategies, sources and a variety of documents that just might hammer down that frustrating brick wall. Examples of brick walls broken down are demonstrated by using vital records, military records, census, prison, land records, newspapers, passenger manifests, and divorce records including a complicated story tracking a woman whose name changed 3 times in public records.