Professional Development

In 2017, the Association of Professional Genealogists will move to requiring members to submit annual professional development completed when renewing membership. As a passionate genealogist and educator, Lori supports this change. Below are courses that Lori has completed in the last 6 months and recommends for those interested in furthering their knowledge. Please Note: There may be a cost for viewing. Date recorded is the date I viewed and not necessarily the date the webinar first aired.

Key and Links
Ancestry Academy
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
Florida Genealogical Society, Tampa (FGS)
Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS)
Legacy Family Tree
National Genealogical Society (NGS)
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS)

July – December 2017
When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?/em> by Tom Jones, 21-Sep-17, BCG
Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success by Shellee Morehead, CG, 17 Aug 2017, FSGS
Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, 15 Aug 2017, BCG
GedMatch Basics by Angie Bush, 6 Aug 2017, YouTube
Getting Published Round Table Discussion by Harold Henderson, CG, 1 August 2017, APG
Strategies for Adoption Research and Finding Other Missing Persons by Connie Lenzen, CG, 25 July 2017, FSGS
The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, 25 July 2017, Legacy Family Tree
Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, 25 July 2017, BCG

January – June 2017
A Genealogist’s Tour of the Nations Capitol by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 22 June 2017, APG
Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun by Dear MYRTLE and Cousin Rus, 21 June 2017, Legacy Family Tree
Beating the Bushes: Using GPS to Find Jacob Bush’s Father by Elissa Scalise Powell, 20 June 2017, BCG
What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA by Diahan Southard, 20 June 2017, Legacy Family Tree
War Stories: Tales of Military Repatriation Research by Ruy Cardoso, 19 June 2017, APG
How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA by Blaine Bettinger, 19 June 2017, Legacy Family Tree
Gone to Florida! Tracking Migrants from Antebellum South Carolina by Nancy Peters, CG, 15 June 2017, FSGS
Choosing a DNA Test for Family History Research by Christopher Child, 15 June 2017, NEHGS
DNA With Jennifer Armstrong Zinck 1 June 2017, APG
MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS by Debbie Parker Wayne, 26 May 2017, BCG
Family History Lives Here by J. Mark Lowe, 10 May 2017, NGS
Underused Resources & Genealogical Record Types for Genealogists by Mary Tedesco, 10 May 2017, NGS
Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future: FGS + RPAC by Judy Russell, 10 May 2017, NGS
Genealogy as Science by Blaine Bettinger, 10 May 2017, NGS
Divorce Records in Genealogical Research by Pam Eagleson, 10 May 2017, NGS
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman’s Family by Nancy A. Peters, 11 May 2017, NGS
Info Overload? Effective Project Management, Research, Data Management & Analysis by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 11 May 2017, NGS
Solving Genealogical Problems with Tax Lists by Gail Jackson Miller, 11 May 2017, NGS
Civil War Records You Didn’t Know Existed by Terry Koch-Bostic, 11 May 2017, NGS
DNA & the Hidden Half of the Family by Judy Russell, 11 May 2017, NGS
Social Media for Genealogists by Mary Tedesco, 11 May 2017, NGS
Rainbows & Kaleidoscopes: Inclusion as a Professional and Personal Genealogical Standard by Judy Russell, 12 May 2017, NGS
Recreating Your Ancestor’s Neighborhood by Barbara Vines Little, 12 May 2017, NGS
What’s the Evidence? How to Probe Documents Beyond the Obvious by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 12 May 2017, NGS
Keep Your Professional Cool in Hot Situations by Mary Penner, 12 May 2017, NGS
Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion by Thomas Wright Jones, 12 May 2017, NGS
How Old Was Grandpa? Estimating Ancestral Birth Dates by Vic Dunn, 13 May 2017, NGS
What to Do When Your Ancestor Drops Out of the Sky: Frances Ellsworth by Amy Larner Giroux, 13 May 2017, NGS
The Successful Genealogist: It’s All About Our Mindset! by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 13 May 2017, NGS
Citing Your Sources: COmedy or Tragedy? by Thomas Wright Jones, 13 May 2017, NGS
Archivists: Who Are They and What Do They Do? by Melissa Barker, 27-April-17, APG
Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Records by Cindy Ingle, 20-April-17, FGS
Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records by Mary Hall, 19-April-17, Legacy
The Genealogy in Government Documents by Rick Sayre, CG, 19-April-17, BCG
Getting Started in Forensic Genealogy by Catherine Desmarais, 13-April-17, APG
Exploring AncestryDNA’s New Genetic Communities by Blaine Bettinger, 4-April-17, Legacy
Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by Craig R. Scott, 4-April-17, Legacy
Double Match Triangulator for Autosomal DNA by Louis Kessler, 1-April-17, APG
Write or Regret it! Research Logs: How, When & Why by Rebeca Whitford Koford, CG, 30-March-17, APG
Metal Paper Clips, Rubber Bands, Oh My! by Melissa Barker, 28-March-17, Legacy
Picture This: Images You can Freely Use by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, 28-March-17, Legacy
Finding Your Family Stories in Free Online Newspapers by Annette B Lyttle, 21-March-17, FSGS
Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitford Koford, 21-March-17, BCG
Continuing Education for Genealogy Professionals by Angela McGhie, 20-March-17, APG
Google Tools & Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries, Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers, Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye-9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives, and Future Technology and Genealogy-5 Strategies You Need by Lisa Louise Cooke, 25-Feb-17, PGS
How do I Organize My Genealogy Records? by Debbe Hagner, AG, 25-Feb-17, PGS
Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument by Karen Stanbary, 21-Feb-17, BCG
Creating Genealogy Classes and Workshops by Lois Mackin, 16-Feb-17, APG
Slave Tags: Researching a Southern Legal System that Mandated the Tagging of Slaves and Free People by Janis Minor Forte, 16-Feb-17, FSGS
Working With Clients in a Collaborative Approach by Greg Lovelace, 1-Feb-17, APG
Running a Successful APG Chapter by Lois Mackin, 19-Jan-17, APG
Dissecting Obituaries for New Clues by George G. Morgan, 19-Jan-17, FSGS
Writing Up Your Research by Michael Leclerc, 17-Jan-17, BCG
Tips and Tricks to Organize Your Genealogy by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 16-Jan-17, Legacy Family Tree
7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield, 16-Jan-17, Legacy Family Tree
Writing As You Go by Elissa Scalise Powell, 9-Jan-17, APG
They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons by Thomas MacEntee, 7-Jan-17, FGS

July – December 2016
Whiskey, Farming and the Choices to Move: Understanding Family Migration by J. Mark Lowe, 27-Dec-16, Ancestry Academy
Needles and Threads: Piecing Together African American Families by Deborah A. Abbott PhD, 27-Dec-16, Ancestry Academy
Family History: Putting the Pieces Together by Donna M. Moughty, 27-Dec-16, Ancestry Academy
No, No Nanette! What Negative Evidence Is and Isn’t by Judy Russell, 20-Dec-16, BCG
Starting a Business Group Discussion led by Amy Arner, 15-Dec-16, APG
From the Heartland – Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana M. Darby, 15-Dec-16,Legacy Family Tree
Privacy Concerns for Genealogists and Cloudy with a Chance for Genealogy: Genealogy in the Cloud by Dick Eastman, 19-Nov-16, Pinellas Genealogical Society
Civil Law Notaries-Using Notarial Records to Build a Family History by Melanie Holz, 15-Nov-16, BCG
AHA!  Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons, 11-Oct-16, Legacy Family Tree
Adoption for the Forensic Genealogist by Michasel S Ramage, 7-Oct-16, BCG
Bringing Life to Our Ancestors:  Manuscript Collections by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, 7-Oct-16, BCG
Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records by Ann Staley, 7-Oct-16, BCG
FAN + GPS + DNA The Problem-Solver’s Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 7-Oct-16, BCG
Enough is Enough, Or is it? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, 7-Oct-16, BCG
Clooz by Richard D. Thomas, 2-Oct-16, Legacy Family Tree
Desperation, Displacement, Determination and Deuteronomy:  Colonial Germans and What We Can Learn About Them by Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., 2-Oct-16, Florida State Genealogical Society
Creating a Business Website with WordPress by Carla S. Cegielski, 2-Oct-16, APG
Ladies, Losers & The Law – Don’t Forget the Ladies, How Old Did He Have to be? Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep & Facts, Photos & Fair Use-Copyright Law for Genealogists by Judy Russell, 1-Oct-16, FGS
Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records by Rich Sayre, 20-Sep-16, Legacy Family Tree
The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell, 20-Sep-16, Legacy Family Tree
Intro to Cuban Spanish Research by Martha Ibanez Zervoudakis, 3-Sep-16, FGS
Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow, 22-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
From Chernorduka to Chicago-Lessons Learned From Tracing One Family’s Immigration by Jane Rollins, 18-Aug-16,FSGS
GPS for Genealogy:  Another Kind of Navigation by Shellee Morehead, 16-Aug-16, BCG
The Battle for Bounty Land (Bounty Land from 1812 to the Civil War The Transition Years) by Beth Foulk, 15-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
Homestead Act of 1862 Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett, 15-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
The Germanic French-Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta, 4-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones, 1-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega, 1-Aug-16, Legacy Family Tree
A Genealogist’s Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 13-Jul-16, Legacy Family Tree
Adding Online Records to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen, 13-Jul-16, Legacy Family Tree
Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard,  5 July 2016, Legacy Family Tree