Topics include basic methodology, popular records to explore, DNA, organization, and the internet
Subjects include: Our name was changed at Ellis Island; You can do your whole family history on the internet; The Courthouse burned down and destroyed all the records... and many more!
Ancestry Library Edition is the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Come explore records in this lecture with examples from famous historic figures and common folk.
The Orphan Trains operated between 1854 and 1929, transporting 200,000+ children from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Over two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this uniquely American movement through oral history, genealogy research with ongoing, careful care of the unique records.
Irish research has unique challenges and realistic expectations must be maintained when conducting research. Unique Methodology must be learned to be successful for this challenging endeavor.
Information about our Irish ancestors is exploding on the internet. The best websites for Irish research are explored and analyzed.
Adoption has been practiced in America since its founding. The history, genealogical research practice, current topics and issues plus legislation are explored.
The Temperance Movement was a social movement in the United states to reduce the consumption of alcohol in the United States in the 19th and early 20th Century. The movement has a large effect on society from social lives to politics. Explore your ancestors lives and interaction with this cause.
The 1950 Census will be released to the public in April of 2022. Find out how the information can benefit your research now to be ready for the release.
The lecture offers a highly practical guide to Genealogical record repositories and their major resources in Massachusetts with an emphasis on Eastern Massachusetts and Boston.
Massachusetts contains some of the best online resources in the country. The ever-changing landscape of databases explored will include offerings of national databases and lesser known, local gems.
The goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors. Unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be presented.
The Kennedy family ancestry has been presented widely in printed material. This lecture will present primary source documentation in Ireland and the United States that explores the Irish origins of the Kennedy paternal line and connected families.
Researching living descendants of your ancestors can give your family history new life and excitement. Learn what traditional genealogy and reverse genealogy have in common and how they differ. We will discuss the reasons for conducting the research along with proper methodology, sources and some exciting websites to explore.
You have found a place name for your Irish ancestor in the Emerald Isle. Now it is time to explore Irish Records and resources available here in the United States to make to most of your Irish research trip.
An overview of the sacramental and other less commonly records used for research in the Catholic Church. Recently uncovered treasures are shared with the audience.
Forensic genealogy is an emerging field involving cases with legal ramifications. This fascinating area of research includes heir research, adoption, citizenship, immigration casework and military repatriation involving living people.
From 1630 until the outbreak of the American Revolution, the majority of white immigrants who came to the North America came as indentured servants. Explore these ancestors in this unique lecture.
There was a real person behind the popular cultural expression left behind on the battlefields of Europe. Kilroy left behind a rich Irish-American family history that demonstrates a wide variety of methodology and source materials.