Genealogy Unplugged: When Offline Records Are the Best

James M. Baker, PhD
Jan 6, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Case Study 1
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Case Study 2
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Case Study 3
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Government records
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Mr. Baker, an active genealogist for the past fifteen years, completed the requirements to become a BCG associate in 2011. He specializes in German, Midwest U.S., and early American research. He was an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy So
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    a lot of great information for off line resources!

    A very engaging presentation, brought to life with excellenet examples

    A. good reminder of how much is still offline.

    As with many Legacy webinars, great snippets of information.

    Concise, very informative, inspirational. Thank you!!!

    Eager to apply his tips!


    Excellent discussion!

    Excellent presentation.


    Excellent, clearly presented, easy to understand. Thank you.

    Excellent, useful information!

    Extremely interesting & great examples of offline usefullness!

    full of interesting tips ! thanks

    Good suggestions and examples

    Good webinar and informative

    great info

    Great presentation.

    Great seminar! The info on researching German ancestry was very helpful!

    Great summary of what’s still not on-line

    Great. Thanks

    I am also researching German relatives and finding discrepancies in the online data

    I started my research over 25 years ago, doing it the “hard” way, onsite, going through books, newspapers & microfiche. I still love to do it that way. I use my online skills to discover where I need to go next. Excellent presentation; very knowledgeable presenter.

    I think it is always good to remember that even in the digital age, not everything is “on line.” This was a VERY informative webinar.

    Interesting use of offline records i.e trips to small villages in US and abroad. THank you

    Jim always does an excellent job in making important priciples and methodology simple.

    Like several others, I found the info on Germany very helpful. In the past I have gone to the original source to get a good copy of the information that is not available online.

    Liked the searches in Germany. Some new leads to follow.

    Logically presented, nicely paced, wonderfully helpful information!

    One of the best I have attended, very clear speaker.

    outstanding info. learned about family books. great info. thank you.

    So many top of the line webinars that deserve higher than five points.

    So much information – thank you! What a great presentation!

    So pertinent for all my German and German/American ancestors’ research!

    Terrific information in this webinar. Thank you!

    Thanks you! Excellent presentation!

    Think that much thought has been given for today’s presentation. Well-planned and well-presented.

    This was great Thanks

    This was a very informative webinar.

    This was fabulous! So much great info! Thank you!

    This was my introduction to James Baker and I’m so grateful that you have offered his classes because he is great. I loved how the handouts were so complete that all I had to do was listen carefully and jot down a few notes while absorbing the content of his lecture. I learned so much and also had my own experiences validated. WONDERFUL presentation and I’m looking forward to watching all of his classes.

    Thoroughly enjoyable, excellent presentation. Now I have to learn….

    very detailed and lots of good examples

    very good

    Very informative. Well presented. I like his style. Will listen to his other webinars. Thanks.

    very interesting

    very thorough, and I enjoyed his delivery.

    What a wealth of information … learned so much! Thanks!

    Wonderful information, will have to rewatch this webinar to get everything!

    Wonderful! Such a great topic and discussion.



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