Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous

Kirsty Gray
Feb 26, 2014
5.5K views
Want to watch the full webinar?
Join now to access all 1,624 webinars and unlock all features.

Content

Play. Playing.
Welcome
2m 18s
Play. Playing.
Speaker's Introduction
1m 19s
Play. Playing.
Introduction
11m 33s
Play. Playing.
Room For Error
4m 49s
Play. Playing.
Exact Matches
31s
Play. Playing.
Use Variants
1m 59s
Play. Playing.
Wildcards
4m 03s
Play. Playing.
Omit the Surname
1m 16s
Play. Playing.
Neighbours
58s
Play. Playing.
Known Issues
1m 10s
Play. Playing.
Absences
1m 07s
Play. Playing.
Forename Issues
47s
Play. Playing.
Creative Searching
31s
Play. Playing.
Expect the Unexpected
4m 01s
Play. Playing.
Ludicrous Questions
57s
Play. Playing.
The Animal Kingdom
2m 02s
Play. Playing.
24 Middle Names
2m 30s
Play. Playing.
Name Changes
4m 06s
Play. Playing.
Double Enumeration
1m 35s
Play. Playing.
The Downright Ridiculous
9m 12s
Play. Playing.
Announcements/prizes
6m 19s
Play. Playing.
Questions/answers
21m 31s

About this webinar

With increased indexing and transcription of records, often linked to digitized images on free and commercial websites, searching for an individual or collecting references to everyone holding a particular surname is much easier now, isn't it? Using a variety of sites to try to discover details about those elusive ancestors, creative searching is a must and this webinar will uncover some of the investigative methods needed as well as the more challenging transcriptions the genealogist has to work with, whilst still being enormously grateful that they are available to us online!

About the speaker

About the speaker

Kirsty is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and social history magazines and handbooks across the globe.
Learn more...

Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1000 characters remaining

Sort by Newest
Sort by Close.
  • Newest
  • Oldest
  • Likes

Related Webinars