Genealogy’s Biggest Challenge: Identity!

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
Jan 18, 2024
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About this webinar

Elizabeth Shown Mills and Geoff Rasmussen preview the second year of “The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving” webinar series. Elizabeth discusses what she hopes genealogists will gain from the series, what brings her back for another year, and what advice she has for genealogists of all expertise levels. She also reveals genealogy’s biggest challenge—identity—and how we will overcome it through this year’s classes.

About the speakers

About the speakers

Across a long career, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, has been an innovator of research methods and strategies. Published widely by academic and popular presses, she edited a national-level scholarly journal for 16 years, taught
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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. CC
    Cathy Cline
    3 months ago

    So looking forward to this series! I have an identity question about a Norwegian great-grandfather with the oh so popular surname of Anderson!

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    Celia Lewis
    3 months ago

    She helps us so much in our research methodology, analysis, and proofs! Along with other webinars, Legacy Webinars is a one-stop-shop for genealogy education, with ESM at the head!! So glad to see she’s back again, and I love her theme of Identity!

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    Marjorie Geiser
    3 months ago

    It’s always great to see ESM’s face in a live interview, and I’m THRILLED that she’s back for another year. And thank you Legacy for creating a members-only perk of membership.
    I still need to go back and re-watch all of last year’s classes and start working on some of my brick walls.

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    catherine zahn
    3 months ago

    So true! My brother went to school with a classmate who had the same name as him. The difference was their middle name…his was Edwin; the other boy’s was Edward. My grandfather went to pick him up from school and they sent the other boy! Fortunately we moved after that. But the genealogist in me always wondered if the other boy was related to us…I may never know!

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    Dana Leeds
    3 months ago

    Excited to have ESM teach us more about establishing identities this year!

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    Elaine Drury
    3 months ago

    We are so blessed to have another year of ESM

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    Lene Draeby Kottal
    3 months ago

    Great News – thanks!

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    Patricia D Marinelli
    3 months ago

    Looking forward to the new series with Elizabeth Shown Mills.

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