FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST
"The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor"
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Too often our research is driven by sources. We look for an ancestor in all the sources we've heard about, and we only break new ground when we hear about new ones. How do we assess how comprehensive our search has been? How do we know if we're even on the right path to get the answers we long for? This class will teach a methodology for creating a research plan centered around the *discoveries* we want to make, not the *pathways* we think are available for getting there. The first half of the presentation will cover how to generate an answer-centric research plan, in which we brainstorm what we want to know. The remainder will show how we work backwards from our desired answers to determine what sources might contain the elusive information. The class will be driven by case-study of a real ancestor for whom such a deep-dive was performed, showing how surprising information really can be surfaced from unexpected places.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Founder of Treelines.com and a past winner of the RootsTech Developer Challenge, Tammy Hepps is a Harvard-educated technologist, storyteller, and life-long genealogist. Her research into her family’s history in a once-famous steel town, available online at HomesteadHebrews.com, has received national press coverage.
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.
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