The Secret to Finding Your Ancestors’ Stories

Janice Nickerson
Apr 14, 2023
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Speaker's Introduction
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Types of Conflict
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Character vs. Self
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Soper vs. Chant
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Character vs. Nature
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Character vs. Society
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Announcements / prize
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About this webinar

When it comes time to write the stories of your ancestors’ lives, whether you want to write a blog post or a book, you are going to want more than names, places and dates. These lists of facts make for boring reading. This lecture will reveal Janice’s secret method to uncovering hidden episodes of our ancestors’ lives that bring their stories to life.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge whether it’s identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or telling richer family stories. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of th
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  1. SC
    Suzanne Chalifoux
    4 weeks ago

    Thank your! Very inspiring for my own stories!

  2. DJ
    Donna Johnson
    1 year ago

    Very good information. Would never have thought of this approach.

  3. MP
    Marijane Presar
    1 year ago

    I especially enjoyed this webinar. The idea of basing your research and stories upon conflict really gave me a purpose in “telling the story ” of an ancestor. Thus, this webinar was very practical and gave me much direction when telling about a family member and family. Especially liked the sources one can use to find these details.

  4. JR
    Judy Roberts
    1 year ago

    Great thoughtful presentation

  5. KH
    Karen Hansen
    1 year ago

    Loved having her stories to associate with what her topic was.

  6. RA
    Ruth Ann Conley
    1 year ago

    Gave me a lot of things to think on. Things to add depth to your story and also other avenues to research to find the information to go with your story.

  7. DS
    Dianna Solmes
    1 year ago

    Very good. Thank you very much.

  8. PW
    Priscilla Ware
    1 year ago

    I love SPECIFIC examples like presented here – not just generic “look at newspapers…”


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