Speaker: Thomas W. Jones, Ph. D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA
Co-editor of the NGS Quarterly, Trustee and Past President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Award Winning Author and Nationally Recognized Lecturer
Topics will include:
· “Debunking Misleading Records”
Genealogical sources of all kinds contain errors, both accidental and intentional, that mislead. Standard tests will expose the errors, enabling researchers to deduce correct conclusions.
· “Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestor’s Lives”
Learn how to extract information from frequently used genealogical sources to create biographies that bring ancestors to life.
· “Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor”
Are you not finding ancestors in the records and places where you logically expect them to be? This presentation will explain seven reasons why such ancestors seem to have disappeared. Examples of each from actual case studies, and suggest strategies to help find their elusive ancestor!
· “Will your Genealogical History have Lasting Value?”
Learn how to create irreplaceable family histories, collect family stories and DNA, share those results, and publish family compilations with four characteristics –biography, accuracy, documentation and explanation.
The general meeting will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with time for
Q & A at end of presentation. Meeting is held at the Bayland Park Community Center at 6400 Bissonnet in Houston, Texas.
Come early for Refreshments & Social (9:00 - 10:00)
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