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
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
Florida Genealogical Society, Tampa (FGS)
Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS)
Legacy Family Tree (LFT)
National Genealogical Society (NGS)
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS)
January – June 2021
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.
Palaeography 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-Identifyi
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 2002, Manatee County, Florida, Genealogical Society
Risky Business by Judy Russell, 15 June 2020, APG
Immigration Records with Rich Venezia, 9 June 2020, Find My Past recorded webinar
Finding Your Ancestors in One Click With MyHeritage Search Engine – Manatee Genealogical Society by Daniel Horowitz, 9 June 2020, Manatee County, Florida, Genealogical Society
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
Oh, Dear! I just realized I never added my professional development. Putting this on my to-do list.
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 July-December 2018
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
January – June 2018
Sharing Interesting Ancestors with Family: Writing a Brief Narrative Sketch by Karen A. Fortin, 2 Apr 2018, Pinellas Genealogy Society
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, Pinellas Genealogy Society
Organizing Your DNA Data by Drew Smith, 24 February 2018, Pinellas Genealogy Society
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, Legacy Family Tree
Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee, 3 Jan 2018, Legacy Family Tree
July – December 2017
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, Legacy Family Tree.
Searching for a Pennsylvania German Ancestor by James M. Beidler, 21 Nov 2017,Legacy Family Tree
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, 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