Saturday 12 October 2019

The seminar will consist of 4 sessions during the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Session 1
9:00 – 10:15

“Hoosier Daddy?” Tales of a Reluctant Blogger and how Blogs Can Enhance your Genealogical Research
Your speaker started his blog, “Hoosier Daddy?” in February 2014 with intentions far different from what developed over the course of nearly two years of writing. Learn from his examples the various uses of Internet publishing for your genealogical research. Hone your skills as a writer, tell stories, compile your genealogy, share with others, and allow others researching the same families to find you. Take a journey with your lecturer into the blogosphere and learn how this resource can be means to breaking down your brick walls.

10:15 – 11:00 Break Time and Sales Table
Session 2
11:00 – 12:30
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the “evidence”
When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn’t “add up”, it’s time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get copied and pasted into our own research.
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Session 3
1:45– 3:00
“I am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little.” Researching the Invisible Ancestors.
If your ancestors had little money, they did not buy and sell land, they did not leave wills or probates, they did not purchase stones for graves. How do you find them? This lecture will show you how!
3:00 – 3:30 Break Time and Sales Table
Session 4
3:30– 4:45
Hi, We’re Related! Successful Communication with your DNA Matches
Do your DNA matches respond to your queries? Are you enticing them with your knowledge or driving them away with gibberish? How do you get strangers to get on board with your genealogical endeavors by sharing their DNA?