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FGS 2015 Program Spotlight: Basics and Records

Thursday, February 12, 2015

From identifying people through probate records to finding clues in census records to discovering evidence lying below the surface, getting back to basics and digging into essential records can lead to research success. These sessions are designed to help you fit the puzzle pieces together.
FGS 2015 Program Spotlight: Basics and Records

Back to Basics
  • Evidence lying below the surface can solve simple and complex genealogical problems. Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, will present examples showing how to discover evidence and use it to advance genealogies in Getting the Most Out of Genealogical Evidence.  
  • Sometimes turning the puzzle pieces of your family history in a different direction can complete the puzzle. A good grasp of the basics provides the foundation for your research. Go From a Pile of Pieces to a Puzzle Picture with Donna Moughty.
  • Tracing ancestors during the Federal period often requires unique strategies when working with available record sets that bridge the gap during this key time period. D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, covers Bridging the Gap: Tracing U.S. Ancestors Between 1780 and 1840.
  • Learn the importance of honoring yourself and how to leave a legacy for your descendants by writing your life story. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D., shows how to write your story with the joy, laughter, and pain of the life that you have lived in A Gift of Legacy: Who's Writing Your Story

Records Essentials
  • A wealth of records are created to distribute property after a death. In Problem Solving with Probate, Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, will teach attendees how to use probate records to identify people, trace them, and flesh out their lives.
  • All is not lost in this era of privacy. It just means we need to be more resourceful in tackling the associated problems. Join C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, for Hatched, Matched and Dispatched: Vital Record Research and explore the possibilities. 
  • Clues can be found in census pages that will enhance your genealogy search and bring your ancestors to lift. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D., explains the importance of Analyzing the U.S. Federal Census
  • Vital records are being threatened at both the state and federal level. Learn the status of pending legislation and how you can influence the outcome. Join Jan Meisels Allen, Jan Alpert, FNGS, and Fredrick E. Moss, JD, LLM for Access to Vital Records is Under Attack! How Can You Help?
Check out the full program for FGS 2015 scheduled for February 11–14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah and register today.

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