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Register at: http://www.gagensociety.org/webinar_schedule.htm
October 4, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Fellowship Hall of Unity Baptist Church, 311 Smokey Road, Newnan, Georgia
Beyond the Basics: Take Your Research to the Next Level
Speaker: George G. Morgan
- Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered - This seminar explores a number of record types that most genealogists skip or gloss over, and reexamines less frequently consulted portions of familiar records. These records can provide new clues and insights to open new research doors and help break down brick walls.
- Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse (and Where to Look) - U.S. courthouse records have been damaged, destroyed, moved, or stored over the centuries. Prepare yourself in advance for on-site and online research by consulting authoritative sources. Learn why records may not be available in the courthouse, what may have happened to them, and where they (or replacements or substitutes) may exist today.
- Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile - Organizing the information we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips. This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile.
- Planning a Very Successful Cemetery Research Trip - Cemeteries are fascinating places, and family history researchers can learn a great deal
when visiting a cemetery. Part of the challenge in the first place is to locate the cemetery where your ancestor or relative is buried. And when you get to the cemetery, there may be more to be learned than just what's carved on the tombstones - the administrator or sexton may have files with lots of information too! Advance preparation is definitely the key to a successful cemetery research trip. This seminar presents a methodical approach to preparing for a successful cemetery research trip and detailed suggestions about what tools to take, how to record the information, and what to do with it when you get home.
George G. Morgan is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. The third edition of his bestselling tenth book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, was published in 2012. He and Drew Smith have co-authored a new book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, that was published by McGraw-Hill in August 2013 and leads the genealogy sales charts at Amazon.com.
He is co-host with Drew Smith of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.
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