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Wednesday, June 1
DNA SIG  (Study Group)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Facilitated by Chris Hansen and Laura Schuck
 

This session is on third party tools, covered in Chapter 8 in The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. We will talk about segment data, DNA painter, DNAGedcom, and review GEDmatch.

 


Thursday, June 2
Shaky Leaf Syndrome – Using Website Generated Hints more Effectively  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Sara Cochran
 

Indexing, optical character recognition, and computer algorithms make finding obscure records about our families easier than ever! Unfortunately, computers can’t distinguish between people of the same name who lived in different places or at different times. Using real examples, we’ll practice evaluating hints and attaching the keepers to our trees.

 
Sara has been researching her family tree for over 25 years. Her journey has taken her into nearly every State in the USA and several countries worldwide, including Ireland, Britain, and Italy. Her passion is telling the stories of the people in the family tree; genealogists do this best by recording the stories of our elders, locating and preserving the photos and stories our ancestors left behind, as well as records created by the government and religious sources and in the newspapers.
 
 



Thursday, July 7
Breaking Through Brick Walls with Reason and Logic  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
online - Zoom
Presented by Greg Liverman
 
Breaking through the proverbial genealogical “brick wall” is hard. Logical evaluation of facts and evidence is required.
The scientific method has been used for over a thousand years to advance human knowledge in an orderly way. It is regularly applied to all branches of learning, not just those we think of as “science”. This simple method can easily be applied to family history research to break through brick walls using logic and critical thinking. These techniques are particularly important where direct evidence is not available.
This seminar introduces the scientific method, describes how evidence can be evaluated critically and provides real examples to illustrate how the method can be applied to discover unknown relatives or evaluate whether other families are related to yours. 
 
 



Thursday, August 4
Down the River and Through the Mountains: Pre-1850 Migration Through the Ohio Valley and Appalachian  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Cheri Daniels
 
Join us as we travel down the river and through the mountains to our ancestors' pre-1850 destinations. They traveled for many reasons, and via various methods. This session will explore these reasons, methods, and the records they left behind along the way. 
 
Cheri Daniels, MSLS, is the Head of Reference Services for the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and Editor of Kentucky Ancestors Online at the Kentucky Historical Society. She is also a Producer/on-air talent for the state-wide TV Show, Kentucky Ancestors, and host of the BloodRoot Podcast. Daniels holds a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Library Science, both from the University of Kentucky. For over 25 years she has worked in various types of research libraries, working on genealogy projects and penning articles along the way. She is also a contributing author to the book: Genealogy and the Librarian (2018, McFarland). Other roles include: DAR Member, blogger at Genealogy Literacy, Journeys Past, and speaker/TV personality on the regional/national stage for the past 11 years: FGS, NGS, RootsTech, Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), WTVQ Kentucky History Treasures.



Thursday, September 8
Breaking Through Brick Walls: Taking the Long way Around  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Greg Liverman
 
2nd in the series on Breaking Brick Walls, Greg goes deeper into the skills sets used when analysis leads to new avenues around the wall.
One of the most effective techniques for getting around a brick wall in tracing your family is to examine associates: other family members, friends, neighbors or people who travelled with your family from their ancestral homeland. This indirect approach, the “long way around”, quite often yields new information about your ancestors.
New records are digitized and published every day. Another effective technique is periodic re-searching of those repositories for new records.
Case studies will illustrate how the indirect approach, coupled with re-searching digital repositories broke through two big brick walls. In one case a female ancestor’s family was discovered. In another, a linkage to a European pedigree was discovered that stretched back to the 1500s. 



Wednesday, October 5
DNA SIG  (Study Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Facilitated by Chris Hansen and Laura Schuck
 

Chapter 9  ethnicity is the topic in this month’s chapter of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. They call it an Ethnicity ESTIMATE for a reason. 

 
 
 


Thursday, October 6
What Is That Old Family Photo REALLY Telling You?  (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Lisa Lisson
 
Old family photographs can put a face to an ancestor’s name, but they offer much more to the genealogy researcher.  Clues to a family’s socio-economic status, culinary heritage and even an ancestor’s personality can be discovered and used to further one’s research process and more fully tell their stories. Learn how to mine old family photos for family history clues and gain a unique perspective on your ancestors’ lives. 
                                                                                                       
Lisa Lisson is the head/only honcho over at Are You My Cousin?, where she has helped genealogy researchers around the world learn how to search for and find their ancestors. Through hundreds of genealogy blog posts, YouTube videos and online masterclasses, she shares research strategies and how-to tutorials to take the overwhelm out of genealogy research.  Find her at www.LisaLisson.com.