I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes

James M. Baker, PhD
Dec 13, 2017
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Welcome
5m 10s
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 20s
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Introduction
3m 51s
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1 Trusting Old Data
11m 57s
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2 Trusting Family Data
12m 07s
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3 Same Name People
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4 Failing Logic Test
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5 Trusting Salesmen
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6 Trusting Originals
9m 18s
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Announcement/prizes
11m 34s
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Questions/answers
9m 00s

About this webinar

Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong "same name" people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.

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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