Methodology Track 1
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Climbing to the Summit: Take Your time so You Don’t Get Out of Breath Before You Arrive
by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA - 15 September, 9 am
There is a tendency, even among seasoned researchers, to move hurriedly from one precious find to another, and in the process possibly overlooking a detail that could assist in future discoveries.
This lecture focuses on taking a moment to catch your breath, slowing down and examining the climb from a higher perspective to be sure crucial data is noted and properly recorded, then make a life chart and timeline for each person.
Did Your Ancestor Have Friends, Associates and Neighbors? Yes!
by Shaunese Luthy - 15 September, 10:30 am
Ancestors have a FAN club of family, associates and neighbors. This class will discuss the importance of creating the FAN club by using a case study to learn how to use censuses, vital, land, church and probate records.
Shaunese Luthy earned a bachelor of arts degree in family history and genealogy at BYU. Research areas of focus include the Dakotas Regions, Central Plain Regions, Midwest/Great Lake Regions and Church records. Shaunese is the owner of Untangle Your Roots and specializes in client research and presentations.
Who Needed It Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census
by Sara Cochran - 15 September, 1 pm
The loss of the 1890 Federal Census is a source of frustration for genealogists. But all hope is not lost. In this class, learn strategies and tips to locate your family in other records of the period.
Sara is a professional genealogist with more than 28 years of experience. Her research has taken her into nearly state in the US, and many countries in Europe, including Ireland, Italy, Austria and Britain. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for clients and discovering stories of black sheep ancestors. She specializes in preserving photographic legacies.
She has a genealogical research certificate from Boston University, a bachelor’s degree in library science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group, and a regular attendee at SLIG, SLIG Academy GRIP and IGHR institutes.
Colonial Research: Beginning at the Beginning
by Patti Gillespie - 15 September, 2:30 pm
Researching with a plan and a process is the key to finding genealogical treasures. This presentation will document a family line originating in Ohio back to the Colony of New Hampshire, and then to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by using online and offline research at archives, repositories and libraries.
Learning to find family members and link them together will replace the frequent worries and fears associated with colonial research with newfound enthusiasm.
Patti brings energy and humor to her classes. She is a huge believer in lifetime learning and inclusive presentations. She is an avid hobby genealogist of 30 years and seven years ago created the research company called Family Lines & Stories. She researches for clients and speaks to groups in and out of Texas.
She has presented at RootsTech, and in 2020, she presented for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She has spoken at Texas State Family History Conference. She continues as 5th term president of Wise County Genealogical Society. Patti is a former teacher of French and English who enjoys presenting and watches many genealogy webinars. Her life is centered around her husband, children, grandchildren, landscaping and rescue dog. Eventually Patti plans to continue her blog for the 25 avid readers she treasures.
Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline to Separate Individuals of the Same Name
by Diana Elder, AG - 15 September, 3:45 pm
Methodology Track 2
Saturday, September 17, 2022
5 Elements for Sound Research: A Guide to Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard Intimidated by the GPS?
by Cheri Hudson Passey - 17 September, 9 am
This session will help you understand the five elements of sound research and help you create a solid foundation for your research.Cheri Hudson Passey is a professional genealogist, instructor, writer, speaker and owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. She hosts the YouTube genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch. She is treasurer of GeneaBloggers and National Genealogical Society Vice President of Society & Organization Management.
Stock Marks Aren’t Just Animal Brands: Use Them to Identify People Also!
by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA - 17 September, 10:30 amBranding isn’t only for livestock ranches. The need for identification has existed since people lived near one another. The laws passed by Colonial states on animal identification markings can help place individuals in a community. Let’s explore stock marks, their role and where we can find them across the US and Canada.
Diane has provided professional genealogical services since 2004. She is a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy and is author of more than 500 articles. She was named editor of the NC Genealogical Society journal in 2016.
She presents webinars and talks in-person about under-utilized genealogically records, while providing research tips, techniques, tools and strategies. She is co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries and offers guided NC genealogical research programs, and is a board member of NC Historical Records Online.
Power of place – Telling the Stories of Buildings and Places
by Rhonda Lauritzen - 17 September, 1 pmThis workshop will guide researchers through a series of steps and stops to find the history of buildings and places. Follow three Utah case studies: Ephraim’s Relief Society Granary, Ogden’s red-light district and Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City.
Learn the best repositories for primary sources and a methodical approach to research. Learn the steps and the ideal interplay between primary and secondary sources. Also, learn tips for writing a compelling narrative. This presentation will inspire attendees to understand that the places of our ancestors have power to draw us near and strengthen a sense of community.
Rhonda Lauritzen is a professional biographer with multiple published books. She does client work, including building nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and writing client family history stories. She believes that when you tell your story, it changes the ending. This is why her passion is teaching, coaching clients, and presenting at conferences. She specializes in writing life stories, collecting oral histories and historical storytelling. Before founding Evalogue.Life, she served as a college vice president and as a corporate CEO.
Let's Get Social: Finding Female Ancestors in Their Clubs and Societies
by Lisa Lisson - 17 September, 2:30 pmAre you struggling to find female ancestors? The answer may lie in exploring their social activities. A variety of records exist for researching female ancestors within their communities. Learn about the types of clubs and societies available to your female ancestors. Discover where to look for the records and what you can learn about your female ancestor.
Lisa Lisson is the creator of Are You My Cousin? She has helped genealogy researchers around the world learn how to find ancestors. Through hundreds of genealogy blog posts, YouTube videos and online masterclasses, she shares research strategies and how-to tutorials to take the overwhelm out of genealogy research. Find her at www.LisaLisson.com.
Proving Long-Lost Family the Indirect Way: Finding F. N. Raymond's Rejected Ancestors
by Patti Gillespie - 17 September, 3:45 pmSometimes we must go all the way around before we can prove what is right in front of us. This is a presentation chock full of records and research with a resolution to a mystery that has been misunderstood for a century. Hold on for the ride as this presentation demonstrates use of the “long way round” research strategies, while offering hope for those with direct brick walls.
Patti has presented at RootsTech and, in 2020, she presented for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She has spoken at Texas State Family History Conference. She continues as 5th term president of Wise County Genealogical Society. Patti is a former teacher of French and English who enjoys presenting and watches many genealogy webinars. Her life is centered around her husband, children, grandchildren, landscaping and rescue dog. Eventually Patti plans to continue her blog for the 25 avid readers she treasures.