Saturday 14 October 2017

The seminar will consist of 4 sessions during the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Session 1
9:00 – 10:15
Copyright Mythconceptions
What we don’t know about copyright law can hurt us – right in the pocketbook! Here’s a guide to the most common mistakes and misunderstandings about copyright and what we can and can’t do with materials created by others in our family research.
10:15 – 11:00 Break Time and Sales Table
Session 2
11:00 – 12:30
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data… but like so many things that sound good, it’s easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence? What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods – and tips and tricks – we can use to resolve them?
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Session 3
1:45– 3:00
DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy
Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn how applying the Golden Rule can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.
3:00 – 3:30 Break Time and Sales Table
Session 4
3:30– 4:45
No Vitals? No Problem! – Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
A Family for Isabella (tracing a woman married before the 1850 census). When there’s no birth, marriage or death record, what’s a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.