In 2017, the Association of Professional Genealogists moved to require members to submit annual professional development completed when renewing membership. As a passionate genealogist and educator, Lori supports this change. Below are courses that she 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. The date recorded is the date Lori viewed and not necessarily the date the webinar first aired. Lori also read the following publications when they become available:
Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly
Florida State Genealogical Society Florida Genealogist
Indiana Genealogical Society Indiana Genealogist
New England Historic and Genealogical Society Register, American Ancestors and Weekly Genealogist
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Record and New York Researcher
Key and Links for Professional Development
Text Mining America’s German-Language Newspapers, 1830-1914 by Jana Keck, Max Kade Institute, 15 November 2023.
Empowering Genealogists with AI by Steve Little, NGS, 23 October 2023, 30 October 2023, 8 November 2023, and 15 November 2023.
An Introduction to Heraldry for Genealogists by Dr. Nathaniel Lane Taylor, NEHGS, 29 Sep 2023
Using Negative Evidence: The Power of Silence in the Records by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 22 Sept 2023.
Turning Witnesses into Evidence by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 28 Aug 2023.
A Beginners Guide to Using Airtable for Genealogy by Diana Elder, Colorado Chapter, APG, 19 August 2023.
Problem Solving in the Problem-Riddled Carolina Backcountry by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 1 August 2023.
Unraveling the Territorial Guard Society of Indiana by Ron Darrah, IGS, 1 August 2023.
What’s the Evidence? How to Probe Documents Beyond the Obvious by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 23 June 2023.
Connection Sessions (Austria, Alsace-Lorraine, Planning a Heritage Trip, Rhineland and the Pfalz, Researching in the USA, Favorite Research Databases, DNA, Finding and Working With Professional Genealogists in Germany, IGGP, 9-11 June 2023.
Genealogical Treasures in Military Files by Lori Berdak Miller, IGGP, 9 June 2023.
Researching Your Family from Alsace-Lorraine by Gail Shaffer Blankenau, IGGP, 9 June 2023.
International DNA Panel, Daniel Horowitz, Moderator, IGGP, 9 June 2023.
German for Genealogists: The German You Need for Your Research by Katherine Schober, IGGP, 9 June 2023.
Research in Austrian, Czech, and Slovenian Vital and Domicile Records (1800s/1900s) by Markus Schonherr, IGGP, 9 June 2023.
Genealogical Research in Austria – Resources and How to Benefit from Them by Gabi Rudinger, IGGP, 10 June 2023.
Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without by Ingeborg Carpenter, IGGP, 10 June 2023.
German Marriage Laws by Milan Pohontsch, IGGP, 10 June 2023.
How to Approach and Solve Brick Wall Problems with DNA by Sara Allen, IGGP, 11 June 2023.
Best Tips for Researching German Ancestors by James M. Beidler, IGGP, 11 June 2023.
Civil Marriage in Germany in the 19th Century by Roland Geiger, IGGP, 11 June 2023.
Organizing Family Photos for the Future by Taneya Koonce, IGS, 6 June 2023.
Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: separating Same Name Men, War of 1812 by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 25 May 2023.
Career Idea Exchange – International, APG, 10 May 2023.
Allen County Courthouse Heritage Tour, by Mary Lee, AARP, 8 May 2023
Dueling Constitutions by Dr. James Oakes, ACPL, 2 May 2023.
Enhancing the Stones by Joy Neighbors, INGS, 2 May 2023.
I ‘Got the Neighbors’ – Now Wha Do I Do With Them?! by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 28 April 2023.
Indiana County Development by Michael Maben, The Blanchard Family and the National Road by Ron Darah, and Using Periodicals and PERSI to Take Your Research to the Next Level by Curt Witcher, IGS, 1 April 2023.
Margaret’s Baby’s Father & The Lessons He Taught Me by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 24 March 2023.
Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past by Richard Cohen, NEHGS, 7 March 2023.
The Latest Research Tools to Assist with Your DNA Matches by Gal Zrihen of MyHeritage, Rootstech, 3 March 2023.
The FamilySearch Library: Exploring and Understanding the Resources Available to Researchers by David Rencher and Lynn Turner, Rootstech, 2 March 2023.
What’s New with Ancestry? by Christa Cowan, Rootstech, 2 March 2023.
State and County Courts by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Rootstech, 2 March 2023.
What’s New at FamilySearch in 2023? by Craig Miller, Rootstech, 2 March 2023.
10 Things a Genealogist Should Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives by Melissa Barker, Rootstech, 2 March 2023.
Digging Up Deeds by Barbara Coakley, ACPL, 28 Feb 2023.
Smiths & Joneses: Success with Families of Common Name by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 24 Feb 2023.
Crossroad of History by Joshua Schipper, ACPL, 23 Feb 2023.
New Clues from Old Headstones by Marian Pierre-Louis, NEHGS, 13 Feb 2023.
Indian Slavery and Maronngae in Early Modern Florida by Theodora Light, Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society, 9 February 2023.
Comanches, Captives, Germans: Transactions on the Texas Frontier, 1847, Max Kade Institute, Christopher J. Wickham & Daniel J. Gel, 9 February 2023.
Trousers, Black Domestic, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Problem-Solving with “Trivial Details” by Elizabeth Shown Mills, LFT, 27 January 2023.
Deciphering Old Handwriting by Ann G. Lawthers, NEHGS, 26 January 2023
The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World by Malcolm Gaskill, NEHGS, 18 January 2023
Surviving the Digital Dark Ages by Mark Stephen Middleton, FSGS, 15 December 2022
Indiana Church Records by James Penny, ACPL, 13 December 2022
A Killing in Capone’s Playground by Chriss Lyon, ACPL, 8 December 2022
Samuel Adams: The Revolutionary by Stacy Schiff, NEHGS, 29 November 2022
GEDmatch: Features Every Genealogist Needs to Understand & Use by Tim Janzen, MD, 17 November 2022, NEHGS.
Telling the Stories of Black Homesteaders, Bernice Bennett, Denise Griggs, Jesica Korgie, Doug Klein, Margo Lee Williams, 9 November 2022, NGS.
Opening Up Records from Closed Churches by James Beidlier, 8 October 2022, NGS.
Family History Research in Large Cities in the United States by Kip Sperry, AG, 7 October 2022, NGS.
Forced Indentured Servitude of Children in Colonial Virginia and Maryland by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 7 October 2022, NGS.
The Ins and Outs of Lineage Application Research by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 7 October 2022, NGS.
Finding Alice Conlin: A Life Reconstructed From a Single Clue by Jane Neff Rollins, 7 October 2022, NGS.
Controlling Chaos: Managing a Genealogical Project by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, 6 October 2022, NGS.
It Gets Even Better Offline by Thomas Jones, PhD, 6 October 2022, NGS.
Following Land and Slaves: Analyzing Original Dees for a Burned, Extinct County by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, 6 October 2022, NGS.
What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities by Sharon Hoyt MLIS, 5 October 2022, NGS.
Writing Techniques to Analyze, Advance, and Ultimately Solve Your Genealogical Roadblocks by Jan Joyce, DBA, 5 October 2022, NGS.
Erin in the USA: Irish Research on This Side of the Atlantic by Michael Brophy, 5 October 2022, NGS.
Faith, Adventure, and Fortitude: Tracing the Kingsley Family from Connecticut to California by D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, 5 October 2022, NGS.
Assembling Research Results by LaBrenda Garett-Nelson, JD, 5 October 2022, NGS.
Beginning a Search for Pennsylvania Roots by James Beidlier, 4 October 2022, NGS.
Three Siblings – One Unknown Grandfather. But Wait, Who’s the Grandfather of the Grandfather? by Pam Ricciardi Paschke, 4 October 2022, NGS.
From California to Virginia: Confirming the Emigrant Ancestor with a Paper Trail and Y-DNA by Diana Elder, AG, 4 October 2022, NGS.
More Questions Than Answers? Consider Conducting a Broad Contextual Study by Jill Morelli, CG, 4 October 2022, NGS.
Appreciating Conflicting Evidence: Analysis and Resolution Develop Broader Research by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, 4 October 2022, NGS.
Filling in the Blanks: Identifying Mary and Sweet Baby James by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, 2 October 2022, NGS.
A DNA-Documentary Evidence Ensemble: Finding a Family for a Man Who Died in 1839 by J. H. Jay Fonkert, CG, 2 October 2022, NGS.
APC Professional Management Conference, How to Pivot Genealogy in a Changing World, 21-24 Sept 2022, Various APG speakers.
Mapping Early New York and Long Island: A Demonstration by Toya Dubin & Noah Zimmerman, 1 June 2022, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Becoming a Better Conference Speaker Proposals and Preparations by Julie Miller, NGS, 1 June 2022.
Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors by Julie Stoddard, 31 May 2022, FamilySearch.org.
Pinellas Preservation Summit, Monica Drake, Zasha Guzman Torres, Lori Collins, Manny Leto, Tom Scofield, Dr. Linda Stevenson, Rachael Kangas, and Steve Hayes, 18 May 2022, Heritage Village.
House and Land Histories for Genealogical Purposes by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 21 April 2022, FGS
Black Cemetery Matters: Erasure of Historic Black Cemeteries in Polk County, Florida by Juliana Waters, 21 April 2022, Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society
Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s World with Google; Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for Your Research, How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case, and How to Organize All This Genealogy Stuff by Lisa Louise Cooke, 26 Feb 2022, PGS
The 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index by Stephen Morse, 5 Feb 2022, CGS.
July – December 2021
Five Things Every Genealogist Should Know How To Do In Word by Michelle D. Novak, 2 Dec 2021, APG.
Native, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous People by Judy Nimer Muhn, 18 Nov 2021, FSGS.
Migration Patterns of Germans within America by Sharon Cook MacInnes, 22 Oct 2021, FSGS.
What is Soft Marketing and Why Should We Care by Annette Burke Lyttle, 20 Oct 2021, APG.
So You Want to Teach An Online Course by Jill Morelli, 10/21/2021, APG.
Building Your Professional Genealogical Network by Paul Milner, 10/20/2021, APG.
10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Writer by Michael LeClerc, 10/19/2021, APG.
General Contractor: Building Blocks of a Good Agreement by Judy Russell, 10/19/2021, APG.
5 Plans for Professional Success by Lauri Jean Swett, 10/19/2021, APG.
Using Mind Maps as a Visual Research Plan by Amy Larner Giroux, 17 Oct 2021, LFT.
Investigate the Neighborhood to Advance Your Research by Melinda Hemmingfield, 17 Oct 2021, LGT
Seven Immigration Methodologies With Case Studies Across the Centuries by David Ouimette, 17 Oct 2021, LFT.
Private Land Claims-Complicated? Yes, But Worth It by Rick Sayre, 17 Oct 2021, LFT.
What Am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources by Patti Lee Hobbs, 17 Oct 2021, LFT.
Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 16 Oct 2021, LFT.
150 Years Later: The Great Chicago Fire, Its Impact and Our Ancestors’ Firefighting, 8 October 2021, CGS.
Self-Publishing for Genealogists by Melissa Johnson, 7 October 2021, APG.
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors by Myko Clelland, 27 Sep 2021, FamilySearch.org.
Polish? Austrian? Czech? Making Sense of the Austro-Hungarian Empire by McKenna Cooper, 27 Sep 2021, FamilySearch.org.
Getting the Most Out of Your Ancestry Mobile Ap by Randon Mortford, et al, 26 Sep 2021, NGS.
What’s New at Ancestry? by Christa Cowan, 26 Sep 2021, NGS.
Using Ancestry’s Search Engine and Ancestry’s Hints to Power Your Discoveries by Kevin Tsoi and Karen Joyce Lowe, 26 Sep 2021, NGS.
Which DNA Test is Right for You? by Janine Cloud, 26 Sep 2021, NGS.
Real Questions About DNA Testing by Janine Cloud, 26 Sep 2021, NGS.
Y-DNA Testing for Genealogy by Janine Cloud, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
Why Big Y? The Benefits of Advanced DNA Testing by Janine Cloud, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
Family Tree Charts to Showcase Your Genealogy Research For Free on MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
Virtual Family Reunions: Using Social Media to Preserve Family Stories and Host a Reunion by David Lambert, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
Using the Auto Cluster or Chromosome Browser to Understand Your MyHeritage DNA Matches by Daniel Horowitz, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
50 Things to See in the Family History Guide by Bob Taylor, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
European Archives and the Family History Guide by Miles Meyer, 25 Sep 2021, NGS.
APG 40th Anniversary Keynote: Improving Our Success Rate in Solving Client Problems by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 25 Sep 2021, APG.
ABCs of Accounting for a Genealogy Business by Mary Kircher Roddy, CPA, 25 Sep 2021, APG.
Freedmen’s Bureau & Freedmen’s Bank Records by Nicka Sewell-Smith and Crista Cowan, 22 September 2021, NGS.
Virtual Professional Management Conference: Juggling Complex Projects While Staying on Track and On Time by J. Mark Lowe; APG Code of Ethics by David McDonald; and Must Haves for Your Business Website by Carla Cegielski, 22 September 2021, APG.
Virtual Professional Management Conference: Planning for Success by Joy Curtiss; Simple Sales Strategies for Professional Genealogists-Turning Prospects into Clients by Risa Daitzman Heywood; and Maybe You Shouldn’t Care About Copyright by Judy Russell; 21 September 2021, APG.
Preparing to Write by Craig R. Scott, 19 Sept 2021, NGS.
Unlocking the Life of an English Rose: Don’t Overlook Researching Your Immediate Family by Diane L. Richard, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
The DNA of New Sweden: Featuring Forefathers Descendants who Migrated to Virginia by Becky Griswold, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
Researching Germans in Maryland: Context and Resources by Debra A. Hoffman, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
Identifying the 1714 and 1717 Germanna Colonists of Frontier Virginia by Cathi Clore Frost, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
Using Digitized Manuscripts in Your Southern US Research by Karen Auman, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
Mapping Old Mount Airy, Virginia by Anne Gillespie Mitchell, 19 Sep 2021, NGS.
Writing Quality Research Objectives by Jill N. Crandell, 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
Think Your Ancestor was a Frontier Pennsylvanian? Check Virginia Records by Sharon Cook MacInnes, 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
A Genealogical Correct FamilySearch Family Tree by Robert Raymond, 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
Collaborate for the Best Results in Genealogy by David Rencher, 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
Writing to Preserve Family History by Shelley Bishop, 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
DAR Applications: Those Pesky Generations from the Patriot to the 1850 census by Pamela Loos Noji, Ph.D., 18 Sep 2021, NGS.
Billy Yank and Johnny Reb: Civil War Stories Revealed on Fold3 by Anna Gillespie Mitchell, 15 Sep 2021, NGS.
Dealing with Dubious Sources by Shannon Green, 15 Sep 2021, NGS.
Mennonite and Brethren Research: Pennsylvania, Virginia and Beyond by Kristin R. Wenger, 15 Sep 2021, NGS.
Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records by Julie Miller, 15 Sep 2021, NGS.
Don’t Ignore the Sisters: The Key to Unlocking Genealogical Mysteries by Karen Mauer Jones, 15 Sep 2021, NGS.
Researching Pre-Fire Chicago by Ginger Frere and Matt Rutherford, 11 Sep 2021, CHS.
Virtual Professional Management Conference: A Stool With 5 Legs by Craig Roberts Scott and So You Want to be A Speaker by David McDonald, 24 Aug 2021, APG.
Virtual Professional Management Conference: The Business of Genealogical Speaking by Annette Burke Lyttle and Presentation Skills & Options for a Virtual World by Paul Milner, 25 August 2021, APG.
Chef Boyardee: An American Icon by Deborah Abbott, GRIP, 23 Aug 2021.
Virginia’s Burned Counties – So What? by Shelly Viola Murphy, NGS, 14 Aug 2021.
Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? Reevaluating Your Strategies Like a Forensic Detective by Sharon Cook MacInness, NGS, 14 Aug 2021.
Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and their Surviving Records by Eric G. Grundset, NGS, 14 Aug 2021.
Florida Archives: Using the State Library and Archives of Florida’s “Florida Memory” Website for Genealogy Confirmation by Dr. Josh Goodman, Georgia Genealogical Society, 12 Aug 2021.
Flying Under the Radar: Discovering Charles Olins Alias by Mary Kircher Roddy, NGS, 9 Aug 2021.
Finding Military Records in Published Sources by Rick Sayres, NGS, 9 Aug 2021.
Rare Revolutionary Bounty Land Scrip Applications by Rebecca Whitman Koford, NGS, 9 Aug 2021.
Buckeye Expansion: Migration into Ohio by Dana Ann Palmer, NGS, 6 Aug 2021.
Finding Hidden Gems in Deeds by Dana Ann Palmer, NGS, 6 Aug 2021.
Establishing Identity and Kinship with Military Records by Craig R. Scott, NGS, 5 August 2021.
The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire by Ann Durkin Keating, CGS, 3 Aug 2021.
The Psychology of Searching by Dr. Penny Walters, PGS, 17 July 2021.
Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy by Dr. Penny Walters, PGS, 17 July 2021.
Exhausted All Deeds? Use Other Land Records to Uncover Even More Valuable Information by David M. McCorkle, NGS, 16 July 2021.
Tracking Down Your Eastern European Ancestors by Pam Vestal, NGS, 13 July 2021.
Problem Solving Like a Pro: Evidence Analysis, Correlation, and Conflict Resolution by Joseph B. Shumway, AG, NGS, 13 July 2021.
Negative Evidence & Negative Findings: Appraising the Significance of “Missing Information” by Elizabeth Shown Mills, NGS, 12 July 2021.
Building a Case with Scant Evidence by Thomas W. Jones, NGS, 12 July 2021.
Misled by Records: Identifying Adam Cosner’s Parentage by Pam Stone Eagleson, NGS, 11 July 2021.
Faded Echoes of the Civil War: Correlating Evidence of Identity and Kinship by Dr. Amy Larner Giroux, NGS, 11 July 2021.
Strategies for Resolving Conflicting Evidence by Angela Packer McGhie, NGS, 10 July 2021.
Content and Context: Conducting a Literature Search by Jill Morelli, NGS, 10 July 2021.
January – June 2021
- Claiming Loyalty to the Union Cause: Finding Ancestors in Southern Claims Commission Records by Cheri Hudson Passey, NGS, 21 May 2021.
- Going Offline-Finding African American Resources by Janice Lovelace, NGS, 21 May 2021.
- The Scotch-Irish from Pennsylvania through Virginia and the Carolinas by Vic Dunn, NGS, 21 May 2021.
- Alien Registration Records by Julie Miller, NGS, 21 May 2021.
- MyHeritage Demo, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- Hear Stories About America’s Fight for Independence from the Young General Marquis De Lafayette by Charles Wissinger, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- Leveraging Genetic Networks to Break Down Brick Walls by Angie Bush, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- After the Fire: Reconstructing a U.S. World War I or II Military Service Record by Colleen Robledo Greene, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- The Story of Virginia: Arrival of the First Africans by Ric Murphy, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Paramours by Elizabeth Shown Mills, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- Ancestry DNA: Putting Your DNA Results to Work to Further Your Research by Christa Cowan, NGS, 20 May 2021.
- Family TreeDNA Demo, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Collectionaire Demo, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- FamilySearch Demo, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Establishing Identity and Kinship with Military Records by Craig R. Scott, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Writing About and Documenting Genealogical Conclusions Using DNA Test Results by Thomas Jones, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Family Secrets by Dani Shapiro, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Elusive Ancestors: Never Too Poor to Trace by Elizabeth Shown Mills, NGS, 19 May 2021
- Beyond the Blue Mountains: They Came With a Dream; Their Descendants Followed It by Barbara Vines Little, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- Ancestry Demo by Christa Cowan, NGS, 19 May 2021.
- SLAM Showcase, NGS, 18 May2021.
- Tracing Descendants: An Essential Strategy to Solve Your Brickwall by D. Joshua Taylor, RootsTech virtual, 26 Feb 2021.
- Swedish Research 101 by Savannah Larson, RootsTech virtual, 26 Feb 2021.
- Preserving the Records of East Europe by Greg Nelson, RootsTech virtual, 26 Feb 2021.
- Get Started in International Research by Lisa Ratzlaff, RootsTech virtual, 26 Feb 2021.
- Where’s the Proof? Organizing Writing Genealogical Findings by Lisa Stokes, AG, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Heritage Discovery in London by Russell Lynch, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Dialect and Culture of Central Ghana by Richard Paapa Dadzie, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Richard Selvage: Getting a Hug from My Long Lost German Relative by Richard Coe Selvage, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Online Search Tools to Help Break Down Your Brick Walls by Mark Bayley, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- New York State Online Records: Overview by Frederick Wertz, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb. 2021.
- Paleography Beginners’ Tips by Carol Bannister, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Ten Steps to Create a Life Story Book by Alison Armstrong Taylor, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Locating Your Ancestral Town by Phyllis Kramer, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Be Genealogy Smart! by Thomas MacEntee, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- How to create Google Chrome shortcuts for Faster Genealogy Research by Richard K. Miller, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Research Tips: Online Searches, Research Strategies, Vital Records & England Research Basics by Bob Taylor, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Collecting Family Stories – Tips by J. Michael Cleverley, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Approaching Genealogical Research by Jeanette K.B. Daniels, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Clueless? Find Clues from a Census by Lori Grua, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Locality Research: Key to Making New Discoveries by Diana Elder, AG, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Research Tips: Newspaper Research by Bob Taylor, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021
- Learning from US Military Records That Did Not Burn by Margaret M. McMahon & Michael T. Mentley, RootsTech virtual, 25 Feb 2021.
- Girls Must Feed Pigs: Things Our Ancestors Thought and Said by Darris G. Williams, RootsTech Virutal, 25 Feb 2021.
- How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education, Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists, Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching, Did I Get Everything? & Creating a Checklist for Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee, PGS, 20 Feb 2021.
Grandpa was an Alien? Effective Nationalization Records Research by Dana Ann Palmer, NGS, 13 Sep 2020.
The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG, NGS 13 Sep 2020.
US Immigration Data Problems: Finding Your Ancestors Hometown by Marissa Jean Gardner, AG, NGS, 29 Aug 2020.
Pursuing Pilgrims-Identifying the DNA Signatures of Mayflower Passengers by Janine Cloud, NGS, 29 Aug 2020.
Finding Families-The Genealogist’s Role in MIA/POW Repatriation by Catherine Desmarais, CG, APG, 7 Aug 2020.
Searching the Register on AmericanAncestors.org by Don LeClair and Rachel Adams, NEHGS, 1 Aug 2020.
Using the FASCINATE Process to Trace Deported Ancestors and POWS by Tara Heuse Kenyon, APG Virtual, 1 Aug 2020.
Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes by Diane L. Richard, NGS, 30 Jul 2020.
Researching Family Artifacts to Solve Brick Walls by Pam Stone Eagleson, NGS, 30 Jul 2020.
Tech Tools for Diagramming Complex Relationships in Cluster and DNA Research by Nicole Dyer, NGS, 26 Jul 2020.
Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture: Tracing Women’s Multiple Marriages by Sharon Hoyt, NGS, 26 Jul 2020.
Criminals, Lunatics and Witches, Oh My! Finding Less Than Pleasant in Family History by Craig Foster, AG, NGS, 25 Jul 2020.
Getting Ready for a Research Trip to Virginia by Barbara Vines Little, CG, NGS, 25 Jul 2020.
Austria, Poland, Russia or Prussia: Making Sense of Central and East European Historical Geography by Joseph B. Everett, NGS, 23 Jul 2020.
Mobile Technology for Genealogy by Judy Nimer Muhns, NGS 22 Jul 2020
When It Takes A Village: Applying Cluster and Collateral Research Techniques by Emily H. Garber, NGS, 22 Jul 2020.
Was Your Irish Ancestors Pushed or Pulled to America by David Rencher, AG, NGS, 21 Jul 2020.
Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage by Crista Cowan, NGS, 21 Jul 2020.
Midwest Research at 30,000 Feet: A “Flyover” of Differences in Access and Repositories by Laurie Hermance-Moore, NGS, 19 Jul 2020.
Tackling the Born in Pennsylvania Problem by James M. Beidler, NGS, 19 Jul 2020.
Ohio River Pirates by Dr. Mark Wagner, Indiana Historical Society, 18 Jul 2020. Transcribing Documents: An Essential Skill for Genealogists by Julie Miller, CG, NGS 17 Jul 2020. Defining Hope: Separating Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, NGS, 17 Jul 2020.
The Parish Chest: Beyond Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers by Daniel Poffenburger, FamilySearch in the NGS Auditorium 16 Jul 2020.
Great Britain Track by LFT, 19 June 2020.
Caribbean Connections by Guy Grannur, National Archives (Great Britain), 19 June 2020.
7 Proven Strategies-Identifying Slave Ownership & Reconstructing Families by Janis Minor Forté, 18 June 2020, FSGS.
The Value of History During Crisis by Panelists Andra Geno (Netflix), Mike Anderson (The Andersons, Inc), Kelley Griesmer (Women’s Fund of Central Ohio), Dr. Jack Marchbanks (ODOT), & Dr. Chris Otter (OSU Department of History), 18 June 2020, Ohio History Connection.
MyHeritage’s NEW Advanced Features and Technologies – Manatee Genealogical Society by Daniel Horowitz, 16 June 2020, Manatee County, Florida, Genealogical Society.
Risky Business by Judy Russell, 15 June 2020, APG.
NGS 2020 Live! Virtual Family History Conference including Blaine Bettinger, Thomas Jones, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Steffani Raff, Judy Russell, Ancestry, FamilySearch and FamilyTreeDNA, 20 May 2020, NGS.
Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor, Methods of Proving Parentage, Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor’s European Origin and Creating a Family History of Lasting Value by Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, 22 Feb 2020, PGS.
A Miscellany of Lesser-Known English and Welsh Family History Resources – 1640 to the Present by Liz Pearson, 22 Feb 2020, PGS.
2019 Oh, Dear! I just realized I never added all of my professional development. Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830 by D. Joshua Taylor, 23 Feb 2019, PGS. Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid by D. Joshua Taylor, 23 Feb 2019, PGS. Vital Resources for English and Welsh Family History Research by Liz Pearson, 23 Feb 2019, PGS. Essential Technology for Genealogists by D. Joshua Taylor, 23 Feb 2019, PGS. The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving Tips for Every Researcher by D. Joshua Taylor, 23 Feb 2019, PGS. How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education, Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists, Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching, Did I Get Everything? & Creating a Checklist for Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee, PGS, 20 Feb 2021.
Was Your Ancestor Accused of Being a Witch? Exploring the Colonial New England Witchcraft Trials by Karen Fortin, 30 Oct 2018, PGS.
Cemetery Clinic 101: 5 Steps to Know Before Preserving the Family Cemetery by LaDonna Garner, 1 Oct 2018, APG. Sharing Interesting Ancestors with Family: Writing a Brief Narrative Sketch by Karen A. Fortin, 2 Apr 2018, PGS.
DNA and Genealogy Part 2: Analyzing DNA 5 Mar 2018, Tarpon Springs Public Library
That First Trip to the Courthouse, No Vitals? No Problem – Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence, Where There Is – Or Isn’t – A Will; DNA and the Golden Rule by Judy Russell, CG, 24 February 2018, PGS.
Organizing Your DNA Data by Drew Smith, 24 February 2018, PGS.
Tax Consideration for the Professional Genealogist by Lynn Parent, 1 March 2018, APG.
“My Ancestors Survived the Johnstown Flood!” How to research your ancestors’ amazing stories by Sunny Moton, 1 Feb 2018, APG.
Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe, CG, 10 Jan 2018, LFT.
Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee, 3 Jan 2018, LFT.
Chancery Records: The Secrets They Hold, The Families They Reveal by Barbara Vines Little, CG, 21 Dec 2017, FSGS.
The Law and Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy Russell, CG, 19 Dec 2017, BCG.
Where There’s A Will – Or Isn’t There’s a Probate by Judy Russell, CG, 22 Nov 2017, Georgia Genealogical Society.
Research in Federal Records Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, CG, 21 Nov 2017, LFT.
Searching for a Pennsylvania German Ancestor by James M. Beidler, 21 Nov 2017, LFT.
Transitioning to a Full-Time Genealogy Career by George G. Morgan, 21 Nov 2017, APG.
Civil War Medical Records by Craig R. Scott, CG, 16 Nov 2017, FSGS.
Education for the Profesional Genealogist by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, 1 Nov 2017, APG.
Research in Washington, DC: The DAR Libarary by Darryn Lickliter, 22 Oct 2017, APG.
Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, 17 October, 2017, BCG.
A Day Out With Your DNA by Diahan Southard, 4 October 2017, FSGS.
Introduction to Heraldry in America by Nathaniel Taylor, PhD, 3 October 2017, NEHGS.
Read All About It In The News! by Michelle Entrop, 1 Oct 2017, APG.
When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion? 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, LFT.
Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, 25 July 2017, BCG. 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, LFT.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by Craig R. Scott, 4-April-17, LFT.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
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.
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, LFT.
Privacy Concerns for Genealogists and Cloudy with a Chance for Genealogy: Genealogy in the Cloud by Dick Eastman, 19-Nov-16, PGS.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
Desperation, Displacement, Determination and Deuteronomy: Colonial Germans and What We Can Learn About Them by Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., 2-Oct-16, FSGS.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
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, LFT.
Homestead Act of 1862 Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett, 15-Aug-16, LFT.
The Germanic French-Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta, 4-Aug-16, LFT.
Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones, 1-Aug-16, LFT.
Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega, 1-Aug-16, LFT.
A Genealogist’s Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett, 13-Jul-16, LFT.
Adding Online Records to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen, 13-Jul-16, LFT.
Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard, 5 July 2016, LFT.