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Virtual Genealogical Skills Boot Camp

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Live Broadcasts: Thursday, April 8 - Saturday, April 10
Access to recordings and materials through July 31, 2021
Cost: $375

This program takes place through Zoom technologies.
Additional informaiton will be emailed to all registrations before the program begins.


Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. This intensive three-day program will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle genealogical problems like a pro. Topics include: strategies for analyzing records, online research, breaking down genealogical brick walls, and more.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 8
THE BASICS: RECORDS, RECORDING, ANALYZING
All lectures presented by Ann Lawthers, Genealogist
10:00 – 11:00: Welcome & Introductions
11:00 - 12:30: Lecture: Genealogy 101
12:30-1:30: Lunch break (on your own)
1:30-3:00: Lecture: Record Analysis, Part I
3:00-3:15: Break
3:15-4:45: Lecture: Record Analysis, Part II
4:45-5:00: Extended Q&A, Conclude

Friday, April 9
BREAKING DOWN GENEALOGICAL BRICK WALLS
All lectures presented by Lindsay Fulton, Vice President for Research and Library Services
10:00-11:00: Lecture: Taking Action: How to Create a Research Plan
11:00-12:00: Lecture: Family Ties: Using Extended Family to Circumnavigate a Brick Wall
12:00-1:00: Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00-2:00: Lecture: Broadening Your Scope: Employing Ancestral Associates in Your Research
2:00-3:00: Lecture: Knowing the Neighbors: How Neighbors Can Help Solve Genealogical Mysteries
3:00-3:15: Break
3:15-4:15: Lecture: Making Your Case and Drawing Conclusions
4:15-5:00: Extended Q&A, Conclude

Saturday, April 10
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ONLINE RESEARCH
10:00-11:00: Lecture: General Best Practices for Online Research & Using Google for Genealogy, Rhonda R. McClure
11:00-12:30: Lecture: Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org, Don LeClair
12:30-1:30: Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:00: Lecture: Using Ancestry.com, Rhonda R. McClure
3:00-3:15: Break
3:15-4:45: Lecture: Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Rhonda R. McClure
4:45-5:00: Extended Q&A, Conclude

*Schedule is subject to change.

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