Past Events 2020 - 2021
Saturday, 14 November
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Accepting shaky leaves or other hints without careful analysis can result in adding incorrect people to your family tree. Learn how to analyze the relationships, dates, & places before adding a new source or person to your tree.
Diana Elder is an Accredited Genealogist®, author, and speaker. She is the co-host of the genealogy podcast "Research Like a Pro," author of "Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide," and a frequent speaker at major conferences such as RootsTech. She and her daughter, also a professional genealogist, own Family Locket®, a genealogy education and research services company.
Saturday, 17 October
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (NOTE: This is a time change!)
Live Webinar (Presentation portion will be recorded)
Cemeteries can provide genealogists with clues that exist nowhere else. This talk explores the future of cemetery research – including BillionGraves, FindAGrave, and other apps and databases – highlighting different strategies and approaches to make the most out of cemetery research.
Michael Cassara is a professional genealogist and speaker who holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. He also serves on the board for the Italian Genealogical Group. He has presented at RootsTech, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, and the Association of Professional Genealogists' (APG) Professional Management Conference. He resides in New York City.
Saturday, 10 October
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Interactive via Zoom
Explore the various tools provided by Ancestry® to assist in analyzing and evaluating
your DNA matches. Learn about the more common tools, as
well as some that are lesser known and under-utilized. Come away with strategies that combine these tools to achieve your research goals.
Debbie Smyth is a professional genealogist and educator. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is owner of Oak Trails Genealogy Services, LLC. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is President of the Suncoast Genealogical Society. She specializes in DNA, midwestern and southern states, lineage society applications, and research methodology.