Genealogical Strategies from Beginning to End
Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Tools of the Trade: Timelines, Tables, Templates and More!
Basic computer word-processing and pencil-to-paper templates can help organize, analyze and understand genealogical research. These simple tools and techniques are powerful and effective, yet easy to master. Learn to use timelines, tables, spreadsheets, charts and graphs; and how to create flexible templates to streamline the
“Legal Eagle!” Basic Legal Context for Genealogists
To effectively assess and use the records created by our ancestors, it’s necessary to understand the legal and historical context that created those records. Learning the basics is not hard and many helpful resources are available as we endeavor to become “legal eagles.”
Therapy for Troubled Evidence: Resolving Conflicts
Different sources may provide different answers to the same question. If your findings include major inconsistencies or disagreements, it’s time to put your evidence on the analyst’s couch and provide therapeutic intervention for those troubled sources! Explore strategies for resolving conflicts in evidence and for reaching a “well-reasoned conclusion.”
A Mother for Charles
The family always knew Charles was the son of Louis Edwards. But who was his mother? Come along for the surprising answer to this genealogical mystery!
About Our Speaker
Alice Hoyt Veen CG is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, writer, and genealogical educator. Alice believes family history success lies in truly understanding the records our ancestors created. She founded Prairie Roots Research in 2010 with the mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives. She is committed to assisting genealogists at every level of experience to rediscover, preserve, and share their unique family story. Alice has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous local organizations. She is a past trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
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The Deli Lunch: Includes soup of the day, mixed field greens with ripe tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, grated Wisconsin cheddar cheese and choice of dressings, a trio of picnic salads, and a platter of roast beef, honey ham and roasted breast of turkey. Also served with assorted breads and condiments including sliced Wisconsin cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Includes coffee, iced tea or milk. Chef’s selection of dessert. $22.00 / Person
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