We are kicking off the new year with an event filled January, full of educational webinars and opportunities to hear members of our team share their expertise and insights.
January 7th at 10am PST: Family History Goals for 2014 led by Crista Cowan. It’s the perfect time to set some family history goals. Share your 2014 Family History goals in the comments below. Then, join us to review some of Crista’s goals and some of yours for inspiration.
January 9th at 10am PST: Understanding More About the Records You Are Using led by Crista Cowan. What’s the difference between a marriage record, a marriage certificate and a marriage license? We’ll show you how to decipher what type of record you are using so you know exactly what that record tells you about your family history.
January 14th at 10am PST: New York Family History Research led by Crista Cowan. Ancestry.com has a lot of records available for researching your New York ancestors. Join us to learn how best to search the New York databases to find the family members you are looking for.
January 16th at 10am PST: Overcoming Preconceived Notions for Family History Success led by Crista Cowan. Your whole life you’ve been told you have Native American ancestry. Grandma said her grandparents came from Sweden and grandma wouldn’t lie. You saw a record once, somewhere, that listed your grandfather as a native of France. We all have preconceived notions when we start researching our family history. But, sometimes those “facts” get in the way of the truth and create enormous brick walls in our research. We’ll share some tips for overcoming preconceived notions so you can have family history success.
January 21st at 10am PST: Top Tips for Beginning Latin American Research led by Crista Cowan. Do you have Latin American ancestry? We’ll discuss some of the top tips and record collections that will help you trace your ancestors from Central and South America.
January 23rd at 10am PST: What Do I Enter Into My Family Tree? Resolving Conflicting Evidence led by Crista Cowan. If you’ve been doing family history for any length of time you’ve come across conflicting evidence. Family names spelled different ways in different records. Ages and birthplaces varying wildly from census to census. That inevitably leads to the question – what do I enter in my family tree? Join us to look at recording and resolving conflicting evidence.
January 28th at 10am PST: Understanding Baptismal Records led by Crista Cowan. Many of our ancestors lived in times and places where birth records were not created. However, baptismal or christening records often lend clues to birth information. Join Crista Cowan for a look at these valuable records and how to use them to further your family history research.
January 30th at 10am PST: Soundex, Wildcards and Other Search Options led by Crista Cowan. Many of our ancestors had surnames that could be spelled a variety of ways. Add to that illiteracy, sloppy record keeping and poor handwriting and you may wonder if you will ever find them in the records you are searching. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how soundex works and explain how to use wildcards on Ancestry.com.
Coming up: Rootstech on February 6th- 8th! Ancestry.com will have a booth in the main hall, and several team members will be presenting on topics such as:
We to hope see you online, or off, at one or more of these events!
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