FAN Club in Action: a Simple Case Study

Geoff Rasmussen
Sep 3, 2021
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Sometimes the answers we seek will not be in the records of our ancestor. Turning to the records of their FAN Club – their Friends/Family, Associates and Neighbors – may have what we are looking for. Join Geoff Rasmussen as he walks you through a simple case study of using the FAN Club methods.

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About the speaker

Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is th
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  1. NS
    Nicole Sparks
    2 years ago

    Oh my goodness. Why did I never think to use the social security death index that way? That’s brilliant! Thanks Geoff!

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    Kenneth Hunt
    3 years ago

    Thank you Geoff for your fascinating presentation. I learnt a lot and will be putting your concepts into practice. One thing that I don’t understand is how Ida is related to the Browns next door. I may have missed something here.

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    • Geoff Rasmussen
      3 years ago

      Hi Kenneth! I’m glad you enjoyed the webinar. At the beginning, Ida was just a really quick example to help explain the concept, but the case study was built on the Brown family.

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    Suzanne McClendon
    3 years ago

    I am so sorry that you had Covid and pray for complete healing and restoration for you.

    Thank you for your great video. I wish that I had known about the FAN club method way back in 1979 when I first started researching my family, back when my maternal grandma was still living.

    But, currently and going forward, I am trying to take notice of the witnesses on documents and starting a tree for them, too. Who knows where that will lead, but I hope it leads to the parents of my maternal line 2nd great-grandmother. ūüôā

    Thank you again. Have a blessed weekend.

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    Leandra Ford
    3 years ago

    Thank you for this presentation. It also highlights the necessity of thorough documentation before we run into problems, because we never know when we might need that information later. Get better soon, Geoff!

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    Sandra Axelsen
    3 years ago

    This was a fascinating actual learning experience….watching you go through so many FAN’s in this case study. I also didn’t know about the website that you gave for Germanroots. Thank you for that. Sorry to hear that you had COVID, and hope you are doing a lot better now. I notice that you are still coughing…allergies, side effects from your Covid experience, other. I’ll be praying for you!

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    Linda Nussbacher
    3 years ago

    I really enjoyed this webinar, wish I had also been more attentive to these names on my documents, but will be more attentive now. Thank you for the wonderful learning experience. Linda Nussbacher. Looking forward to much more learning to follow.

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    NetaJane Doris
    3 years ago

    Informative, persuasive, and delightful.

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    Marijo Wakley
    3 years ago

    Very interesting and informative webinar. I will put it to good use trying to locate the parents and siblings of my great grandmother, Catherine Vetor, who apparently was dropped to earth by a space ship.


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