Documents + DNA + Method + a little bit of Luck: Combining Tools to Find Biological Family

Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG
Jun 9, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Anna in 1905
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Don't Overlook the Others
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DNA Matches
11m 48s
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Baptism Record
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
16m 24s

About this webinar

Finding an adopted child’s biological family is especially challenging for genealogists. This presentation list the steps one can take to identify an unknown parent or grandparent and dissects a successful case to show how good methodology combined with document research and DNA matches can put a decades-old question to rest.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal. She is immediate past president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter and has served three terms on the Minnesota Gen
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  1. JC
    Julie Christensen
    3 weeks ago

    Such a great webinar with methodology steps. Loved it!

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  2. GL
    Graham Lowe
    3 weeks ago

    Wow! This case study was a fantastic real-life demonstration of how to effectively utilize methodology to successfully solve an unknown parentage mystery. Thank you Elizabeth!

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  3. DP
    Diane Palmer
    3 weeks ago

    Totally engrossing. I started out half listening to the webinar while watching Master Chief. Gordon Ramsey was quickly placed on the back burner.

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  4. LG
    Lynn Grubb
    3 weeks ago

    Very informative and presented in a way that was easy to understand. I have been working with DNA for years but I learned new skills tonight.

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  5. SB
    Shannon Bridget Murphy
    3 weeks ago

    The techniques for family history have changed dramatically during the past decade. Thoroughly enjoyed virtually attending the webinar. Shannon Bridget Murphy

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  6. SB
    Sandra Buckle
    3 weeks ago

    Excellent information. So organized! Enjoyed every minute!!

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  7. LS
    Lisa Santos
    3 weeks ago

    Step by step how to, was great.

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  8. PA
    Peggy A Kehoe
    3 weeks ago

    Great presentation! A mystery that keeps you so engaged, you might yell “Who is it?” toward the end. By the way, I learned a lot, too!

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