Upcoming Presentations

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Please note, unless otherwise specified, presentations are generally an hour in length.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 9:30 am  —  RootsTechSaltLake!!

After the Scan—Online Preservation Your Family Can Find

Old family photos, letters, and other artifacts are great treasures. But once we scan them, what do we do with the digital files? How do we make sure that they are easily found and enjoyed by all of our close, distant, and non-genealogist family members? We will consider storage, preservation, and sharing options. We will learn the OHIO principle — Only Handle It Once — and discuss how we can do it right, do it once. We will explore simple ways to use social media to help our family see these treasures a bit at a time and regularly feel connected to their ancestors. Attendees will leave feeling encouraged to ensure that their preservation efforts will last for generations.

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 6:30 pm  —  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Understanding Shared DNA Matches

Are you getting the most out of your DNA test results? Your shared DNA matches are one of your greatest “everyday tools” for working with your DNA results. Learn how to identify your DNA matches, your shared ancestors, and how to use targeted match analysis to help solve those stubborn brick walls.

 

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 6:30 pm  —  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Using Timelines to Untangle Same Name Individuals

Same name individuals often get tangled up in online trees. Learn how to use timelines and other charts to carefully analyze and separate same name folks for good. Learn how to document your work in FamilySearch so that your cousins will stop merging “your” James Young with that “other fella.” Learn how to take a few extra steps in online trees that will help your good work last.

 

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 6:30 pm  —  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Walking Away From the Rabbit Hole

We’ve all fallen into the rabbit hole in our research.  Sometimes it’s fun.  But if all of our research time twists and turns through crazy tunnels with an overwhelming amount of data, we need to learn to walk away from the crazy and be more purposeful.  Learn how to ask the right research questions to keep you focused, drive your research, and be more successful.  Learn how to save those “rabbit hole finds” for later without forgetting about them.

 

Northwest Genealogy Conference 2020Conference location and other details here

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:15 am

Using Timelines to Untangle Same Name Individuals

Same name individuals often get tangled up in online trees. Learn how to use timelines and other charts to carefully analyze and separate same name folks for good. Learn how to document your work in FamilySearch so that your cousins will stop merging “your” James Young with that “other fella.” Learn how to help your good work last.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:30 pm

Finding “Hidden” Records on FamilySearch

Did you know that FamilySearch has several different types of record collections? Learn how to find them all as we explore their historical records collections, partially indexed collections with additional browse images, browse only collections, and digitized microfilm in the catalog. Don’t miss out on any hidden gems — learn how to find them all!

 

Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:30 pm

What Are the Records Really Telling Me? Learning to Use Indirect Evidence

For many of our ancestors, there are no records about their lives that offer direct evidence of their details and relationships. Learn what indirect evidence is, how to search for it, analyze it, correlate it, and use it to prompt new research questions. Learn to harness the power of indirect evidence to solve your most stubborn brick walls.