Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG
Mar 15, 2016
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Speaker's Introduction
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3-D Genealogy
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Keys to Identity
11m 14s
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Same Names
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Variant Names
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Different Names
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Separating Identities
13m 53s
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Merging Fragmented Identities
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Questions / answers
11m 16s

About this webinar

Merging or separating identities is a core genealogical problem. Sometimes we find a person of the same name in several different places over time. Other times, we find two easily confounded people in the same place and time. A series of short case studies illustrates the importance of certain identity.

About the speaker

About the speaker

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert researches Dutch Zorgdragers, English Tidballs, and Kentucky Fawkners from his home in Roseville, Minnesota. He is past-president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and co-managing editor of Minnesota Genea
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