02 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, who has edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, wrote the popular textbook Mastering Genealogical Proof. He started tracing his family history in 1963 and now works full-time as a genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and teacher. He teaches week-long genealogy courses at GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG. Audiences typically leave his lectures understanding that genealogical research can be more challenging than they had thought, but also that it can be much more fun.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TH022   Using Autosomal DNA to Solve a Family Mystery
A case study shows how targeted testing identified father and grandparents of New York–born siblings in the 1820s. It addresses locating testees, interpreting results, and using them with other research to answer a specific question. Level: Int.

Friday, June 3, 2016  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FR009   Getting Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives
Attendees will learn how to extract information from frequently used genealogical sources and to organize it to create biographies that bring ancestors to life. Level: Int., Adv.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SA027   Organizing Evidence to Overcome Record Shortages 
Genealogists often are frustrated when surviving records specify no relationships. Using a jigsaw-puzzle analogy, a case study demonstrates six steps attendees can use to bypass record shortages and identify ancestors successfully. Level: All.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SA037   Maximizing Your Use of Evidence
Analyzing and comparing sources goes beyond believing what surface information says. The resulting evidence solves simple and complex genealogical problems. Examples show how to discover layers of evidence and use it to advance lineages. Level: All.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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