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Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Ormond Beach Library

ByGeorge G. Morgan

It is imperative that we use both traditional and online resources in our research and work them in tandem. With the volume of digitized resources growing exponentially each year, our rapid access to original genealogical records online may flood us with more information than we can handle. It is easy to rush through the evidence examination and analysis processes, increasing the probably that we will miss critical details. It is critical that we take the time to carefully analyze all the evidence content for clues implied or suggested. This lecture discusses the principles of highly effective genealogical evidence analysis and shows examples of capturing all the clues to expand and improve our research.

George G. Morgan,is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars. He is the co-host of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe. His company also produces the Genealogy Connection podcast.George is the prolific award-winning author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth editionHow to Do Everything: GenealogyAdvanced Genealogy Research Techniques, was released in January 2015. He was won writing awards from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. He co-authored the book,, which has been a runaway bestseller in the genealogical community. He is a regular writer for the Association of Professional GenealogistsQuarterlyFamily Tree Magazine,,Internet GenealogyGenealogy Today, and Your(formerlyFamily Chronicle).

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January:Principles of Effective Evidence Analysisby George Morgan
February: 1)
A Flush with Two Pair; 2)Burned Courthouses and Flooded Churchesby Jeff Haynes*
An Elementary Guide to Choosing and Using DNA Testing in Genealogyby Linda Vivian
April:Who’s Your Daddy? Non-Paternal Events in Genealogyby Bill Vivian and Pat Peoples
Annie Moore of Ellis Island: A Case of Historical Identity TheftbyMegan Smolenyak

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

January: Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick WallsandUsingFamilySearch.orgto Find Genealogical Recordsby Drew Smith* (two presentations)
February:Backing Up to the Boat: Immigration and Naturalizationby Ann
March:Ten Favorite Genealogy Websites: Beyond the Normalby Bill Meister
April:Practical DNA for Genealogyby Jim Lannin
Neglected Histories(webinar) by Megan Smolenyak
September:Canceled due to Hurricane Irma

October:Digging for Genealogical Gold in Land RecordsbyClyde and Kathy Stickney
Creating a Strong Foundation for Your Family Historyby Donna Moughty
December:What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?by Annette BurkeLyttle

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

January: Locating Anglican Parish Records in England and Locating and Ordering English BMDs(Birth-Marriage-Death) by George Morgan*
Legends, Lies & Lineage – Family Fiction vs Genealogical FactsbyAnnOsisek
A Dozen Resources You Should Be Using But Are Notby Jack Butler
Using Google Earth for Genealogy (live webinar)by Lisa Louise Cooke
Exploring the Orange County Library System’s New Genealogy Centerby Allison Ryall
September:Proving Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Censusby Clyde and Kathy Stickney

October:Meeting canceled, see Dec.
Gleaning Information from Wills and Estate Papersby Linda Vivian
December:5 Ways to Put Your DNA to Work for YoubyDiahan Southard and HGS Holiday Party

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

January: Wills & Estates - Genealogy's Gold Minesby Jack Butler
February:Documenting Lineages Before the 1850 CensusbyDebbie Duay
March:Basics and Benefits of DNA Testing(two presentations) by Diahan Southard*
April:Not Just A Pretty Picture: Using Postcards For Genealogy Researchby Bill Vivian
May:Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestorsby Thomas MacEntee
September:Genealogy Timelines, A Valuable, Underused Research Toolby Bill Meister
October:Cemetery Research: Off-Line, Online, and In-Person byKathy Stickney
HeritageQuest Online – The Ins and Outsby Ann Staley
December: HGS Holiday Party and Installation of 2016-17 Board

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

January:Raising the Deadby Patricia Charpentier
February:Unpuzzling Ireland's Church Recordsby Donna Moughty*
March:Door to Time in Floridaby Bill Ryan
April:Crossing the Pond: Tips and Techniques That Can Help You Be Successful, Too!by Bill Meister
Before They Were States: FInding and Using Territorial Recordsby Jack Butler
September:Google and Beyondby Paul Enchelmeyer
October:All Rise! Researching at the County Courthouseby Clyde Stickney
November:Upstate or Downstate: Focusing Your New York Research Strategiesby Amy
December: HGS Holiday Party and DOC YOU MEMORIES™ by Tony Politis and Jay Robbins

* Lani LaMee Memorial Presentation

January:Marching Through the Files-Importance of Military Recordsby Ann Mohr Osisek
Claws or Clues-Searching for the Elusive Ancestorby Ann Staley
March:Latest Trends in Publishing for Genealogistsby Marlis Humphrey
Getting More Of The Storyby Bill Meister
Social Networking for Genealogical Researchersby Drew Smith
September:Little House On The Sod Prairie: Homestead Recordsby Linda Vivian
October:Finding Out More About Your Ancestors in Newspapersby Kathy Stickney
The History of the French Huguenots: From Documents to DNAby Ellin Iselin*
December: HGS Holiday Party

September:Pathfinders, Guides, Finding Aids and Cataloguesby Pam Cooper
October:A Look at Special Federal Census Schedulesby Kathy Stickney
Welcome Aboard! Passenger Lists & These Annotationsby Larry Fermi
December: HGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Holiday Party


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