Tuesday, November 6, 2012
On November 13, George G. Morgan will share some strategies for researching our ancestors' siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins in order to break down brick walls in his presentation Sidestep Genealogy.
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Brick wall research blocks are inevitable. We strive to start with ourselves and work backwards, but sometimes there are impediments that stop us in our tracks. It is then that we must use our most creative research skills, and it is essential that we move to other family members. That means researching our ancestors' siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and the collateral lines with which they are connected.
Sidestep genealogy means researching these alternative individuals, their records, the places that they lived, and other resources. This lecture will make you stop and think about what alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources you may never have considered.
George G. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences. George is the prolific author of literally hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Singapore, and elsewhere. McGraw-Hill has published his tenth book, the third edition of his How to Do Everything: Genealogy, in 2012. He is Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and other societies in the U.S. and the U.K. George and Drew Smith produce The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast on the Internet at genealogyguys.com.
Recordings and Syllabus Also Available
For ISGS members who cannot attend on November 13th, a recording of the webinar, along with the syllabus, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! for more information.
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