Thursday, May 19, 2011

18th Annual Fox Valley Genealogical Society Conference

Saturday, September 24, 2011
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner Road
Naperville, Illinois

Building a Better Pedigree
featuring noted genealogist
Christine Rose

Christine Rose is a Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer and Fellow, American Society of Genealogists.   She has served on the faculty of the National Institute of Genealogical Research in Washington, D.C., and on the faculty of The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, as both an instructor and coordinator.   She is the author of several genealogy books including,Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures and Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case.   In addition, she has been awarded the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus award for two Rose genealogies, and received top reviews for the book she co-authored, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy.

The one-hour lecture topics will be:
  • Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case - Do you have enough evidence?   Does it conflict?   Is it all built on indirect evidence?   How do you know if you have enough to be persuasive?   Specific examples will demonstrate.
  • Local Land Records in Depth - Land records are vastly underused and misunderstood.   This lecture will show the wide diversity of county land records, how to access them, understand the laws that governed their transfer, and how to use and interpret them.
  • Avoid the Crooked Path! Genealogical Problem Solving - Demonstrates how to focus on the goal, and stay on the path to solve it.   A great motivational talk!
  • 'Solving' the Problem Onsite in 25 Hours or Less - Strategies to maximize onsite research, with a case study to illustrate it.   The same strategies can be used even when not on-site.   The results of what can be accomplished are surprising.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Christine Rose, a lecturer with a wonderful ability to communicate complex genealogical concepts and put them within the reach of the audience.

Conference hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at:
Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois, conveniently located on Gartner Road just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard). The building will open at 8 a.m. for walk-in registrations.
A Continental breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is included.
Genealogy vendors, door prizes, and a silent auction are also featured.

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