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Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions
Brush up on your evidence analysis skills. Grasp the difference between direct and indirect evidence. Understand how to logically weave indirect evidence to answer a research question. Learn how to craft a proof statement, a proof summary, or a more complex proof argument.
Brush up on your evidence analysis skills. Grasp the difference between direct and indirect evidence. Understand how to logically weave indirect evidence to answer a research question. Learn how to craft a proof statement, a proof summary, or a more complex proof argument.
Tue, April 20 2021: 0:00 UTC
59:33
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Applying Evidence to Genealogical Research Questions
The best approach to solving genealogical problems is to start with a strong, attainable research question. Learn about the different types of research questions, the components of a good research question, and how the research question drives the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard.
The best approach to solving genealogical problems is to start with a strong, attainable research question. Learn about the different types of research questions, the components of a good research question, and how the research question drives the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard.
Tue, February 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:31:58
Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search
Through examples the problems with not conducting an exhaustive search will be highlighted. Assumptions, misinterpretations, and not digging deep enough into original records will all be showcased as to how they can mislead research, sometimes for years. Encouraging the audience to follow the principles of a reasonably exhaustive search should…
Through examples the problems with not conducting an exhaustive search will be highlighted. Assumptions, misinterpretations, and not digging deep enough into original records will all be showcased as to how they can mislead research, sometimes for years. Encouraging the audience to follow the principles of a reasonably exhaustive search should…
Wed, December 27 2017: 0:00 UTC
1:31:40
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I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes
Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong "same name" people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.
Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong "same name" people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.
Wed, December 13 2017: 0:00 UTC
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1:18:45
When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?
Even thorough research can miss relevant sources. What are the options when useful information or DNA test results appear after a researcher establishes a conclusion?
Even thorough research can miss relevant sources. What are the options when useful information or DNA test results appear after a researcher establishes a conclusion?
Tue, September 19 2017: 0:00 UTC
1:31:38
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Finding Isaac Rogers
Discover how a book, scant clues, crowd sourced research, and limited online records came together to make ancestral ties to the Trail of Tears, US Civil War, a hanging judge, an outlaw, and of slavery in the Cherokee Nation.
Discover how a book, scant clues, crowd sourced research, and limited online records came together to make ancestral ties to the Trail of Tears, US Civil War, a hanging judge, an outlaw, and of slavery in the Cherokee Nation.
Wed, September 13 2017: 0:00 UTC
1:19:42
No, no, Nanette! What negative evidence is . . . and isn't
Negative evidence is the hardest type of evidence to understand or use in genealogical research. By definition, a “type of evidence arising from an absence of a situation or information in extant records where that information might be expected,” it is, as the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes told us in…
Negative evidence is the hardest type of evidence to understand or use in genealogical research. By definition, a “type of evidence arising from an absence of a situation or information in extant records where that information might be expected,” it is, as the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes told us in…
Tue, December 20 2016: 0:00 UTC
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1:25:46
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Analysis and Correlation – Two Keys to Sound Conclusions
Careful analysis of individual records may reveal more evidence than we might think. Careful correlation combines all the evidence to solve difficult research problems.
Careful analysis of individual records may reveal more evidence than we might think. Careful correlation combines all the evidence to solve difficult research problems.
Wed, November 2 2016: 0:00 UTC
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1:00:47
Enough is Enough. Or Is It?
Tips and a step-by-step case study help attendees learn how to decide when adequate research has been conducted to meet the goals of a project. This session covers determining what other sources might be available, analyzing, and organizing research to ensure that a reasonably exhaustive search has been conducted. Presented…
Tips and a step-by-step case study help attendees learn how to decide when adequate research has been conducted to meet the goals of a project. This session covers determining what other sources might be available, analyzing, and organizing research to ensure that a reasonably exhaustive search has been conducted. Presented…
Fri, October 7 2016: 0:00 UTC
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1:00:05
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
When one record says she was born in Texas, and another says she was born in Mississippi, the evidence is conflicting. Now what? The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) requires that we resolve conflicts among evidence items, since we can't reach a credible conclusion otherwise. Sounds good … but it's easier…
When one record says she was born in Texas, and another says she was born in Mississippi, the evidence is conflicting. Now what? The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) requires that we resolve conflicts among evidence items, since we can't reach a credible conclusion otherwise. Sounds good … but it's easier…
Fri, October 7 2016: 0:00 UTC
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Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records
Attendees will learn strategies for overcoming research barriers caused by lost or destroyed records, poor record-keeping, or a simple lack of records.
Attendees will learn strategies for overcoming research barriers caused by lost or destroyed records, poor record-keeping, or a simple lack of records.
Sat, July 30 2016: 0:00 UTC
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1:44:42
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Proof Arguments – How to Write Them and Why They Matter
See examples of analyzing and correlating evidence, and how to resolve conflicts in genealogical evidence to reach conclusions. The genealogist owes it to herself and future generations to write down the mental reasoning that leads to these conclusions. Learn how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof.
See examples of analyzing and correlating evidence, and how to resolve conflicts in genealogical evidence to reach conclusions. The genealogist owes it to herself and future generations to write down the mental reasoning that leads to these conclusions. Learn how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof.
Wed, March 30 2016: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, November 17 2021: 1:00 UTC
Planning Research
Wed, November 17 2021: 1:00 UTC
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant…
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant…
Wed, November 17 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
Navigating the NARA Website
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Tue, October 26 2021: 12:00 UTC
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L’arbre généalogique en ligne de MyHeritage : les dernières améliorations
Tue, October 26 2021: 12:00 UTC
Le nouveau design de l’arbre généalogique contribue à rendre la découverte de votre histoire familiale plus simple et plus agréable. Nous avons ajouté de nouvelles fonctionnalités utiles et quelques astuces pratiques.
Le nouveau design de l’arbre généalogique contribue à rendre la découverte de votre histoire familiale plus simple et plus agréable. Nous avons ajouté de nouvelles fonctionnalités utiles et quelques astuces pratiques.
Tue, October 26 2021: 12:00 UTC
Wed, October 27 2021: 18:00 UTC
Building Family Trees for Your DNA Matches
Wed, October 27 2021: 18:00 UTC
Oftentimes a DNA match lacks a family tree. Don’t fret. Learn how to build one for them so you can fit them into your tree. We’ll walk through steps to take to determine who your match is and possible ways they might be related. We’ll also discuss how far back…
Oftentimes a DNA match lacks a family tree. Don’t fret. Learn how to build one for them so you can fit them into your tree. We’ll walk through steps to take to determine who your match is and possible ways they might be related. We’ll also discuss how far back…
Wed, October 27 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Tech with Thomas
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Having trouble getting SOLID and TRUSTWORTHY advice about genealogy technology? Need to purchase a new scanner, printer, or external hard-drive? Do you need more information before you move to “The Cloud” or even a VPN? Join genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee as he answers YOUR QUESTIONS in this LIVE…
Having trouble getting SOLID and TRUSTWORTHY advice about genealogy technology? Need to purchase a new scanner, printer, or external hard-drive? Do you need more information before you move to “The Cloud” or even a VPN? Join genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee as he answers YOUR QUESTIONS in this LIVE…
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
Investigative Genetic Genealogy – the Use of DNA for Law Enforcement
Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
The use of genetic genealogy for law enforcement, whether for crime scene DNA or human remains identification, is rapidly evolving. We’ll discuss the methodology employed.
The use of genetic genealogy for law enforcement, whether for crime scene DNA or human remains identification, is rapidly evolving. We’ll discuss the methodology employed.
Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master –Finding the Mother Church
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC