Top Ten Reasons to Use FamilySearch

The session will discuss ten different areas of FamilySearch to help with your genealogical research and recording family history. The parts of FamilySearch websites are Memories, Create a story, Viewing Trees, Printing trees, FamilySearch Catalog, FamilySearch Research Wiki, FamilySearch Library, Quick Helps, and adding sources to individuals in your tree.

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Current Conditions and Tips for Genealogy Travel

One of the biggest growing trends (before Covid-19) in the travel industry was genealogy-based travel, often called heritage travel. Now that traveling worldwide is becoming more common again, there are still so many things to consider before you head out to visit the lands of your ancestors.

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Beginning Your Genealogical Journey

This presentation helps the beginner to get started in genealogy, even if they know little about it. Topics discussed are: What to do first, genealogy programs, documents, photographs, searching online and off, and putting it all together.

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How to use Historical Events to Create a Picture of Your Ancestors Lives

In this presentation, I will show you how to research historical events that your ancestors may have lived through. I will be using a case study of one of my ancestors to use as an example. Using historical books, maps, newspaper clippings, ancestry documents, and timelines.

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Six Generations Back, a Case Study and Guide

Using key names, dates, genealogy online engines, a paper trail, DNA, age, regions census reports and deduction. This is an up-front guide to searching for your ancestors.

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Para mis Antepasados: Teaching & Advocating in Their Honor

Colleen calls herself a Latina Leprechaun and Double Half-Mexican. Losing a close grandfather sparked her family history interests. Colleen did not anticipate though that this journey would lead her to seek a deeper connection with her culture and become a reluctant specialist and advocate for Mexican and Hispanic genealogy education.

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Nuevo Leon and Early Mexico Research

In this presentation Moises talks about his researh on the families of Nievo Leon and his research on early Mexico colonial research. Learn how it can help in your research and also where to access this research.

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Are You an Ethical Genealogist?.

‘I’m just compiling our family tree, what could go wrong?’ Ethical dilemmas came to the forefront since law enforcement utilized information from GEDMatch to apprehend a suspected serial killer. Attendees will benefit from reflecting on their own ethical dilemmas and considering ethical issues with empathy, sensitivity and diplomacy.

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Genetic Genealogy Overview.

Get to know all the DNA test types and hear insider tips on how to use these tests most effectively. Review the basics of genetic genealogy, including factors impacting results. Compare the leading company offerings and discover some third-party tools for extracting more information.

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Sephardic Influence in Mexico's Northeast. Implications, Myths and Facts

It´s a fact that Jews came from Spain and Portugal to found and live in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. What are real implications? How it may affect our history and genealogy research? How should I take advantage from and what should I take care?

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Discovering Treasures, Through the Hispanic Heritage Project

This joint presentation will provide an overview of resources for researching Colonial archives. Carlos will introduce you to the Hispanic Heritage Project and its past activities. We will provide a tour of the content of PANES (Portal to the Archives of New Spain) and discuss current and future projects.

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How Social Security Records Can Help With Brick Walls

Social Security records available online or through Freedom of Information Action (FOIA) requests are an untapped resource. Social Security records can provide clues to your ancestor’s name, origin, and social history. Learn what records are available and how to find and interpret them.

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