This topic focuses on teaching how to develop multiple hypotheses for solving difficult genealogical problems. Research often naturally develop one scenario, or hypothesis, that logically explains the situation. That working hypothesis takes root and then we move forward, supporting it without considering alternative hypotheses. Often we are on track.
However, in more complex genealogical challenges, developing multiple hypotheses early can prove more successful to opening up our thinking, exploring additional possibilities, and arriving at a successful conclusion.
Case studies and audience participation always make this topic engaging and useful for every level of genealogist. This presentation can be viewed live on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website if you are a member. Click here.
I know for some of us writing can be difficult...even painful, right? In genealogy we may write to capture our family history for ourselves and others. But have you used writing to actually solve brick walls? It often works.
When you write what you know and have proven, it illuminates what is not yet known or researched. It may raise questions you haven't yet asked or show a hole in your timeline previously unexplored.
This hands-on style discussion will help you learn how to write for solving your brick walls through case studies as well as your own material.
The challenge of having people with the same name is an age-old genealogy issue. It doesn't even have to be the dreaded 'John Smith' because even unique names occur within and between generations and neighbors.
Many of us have our own 'John or Jane Smiths.' Luckily, genealogists have been writing about same name obstacles for decades now. Through a literature review process as well as a case study, this topic covers the methods to help you solve your own same name problems.
When an ancestor appears to be in several locations over a short period of time, one may be concerned that it is multiple individuals.
The use of a Locations and Timeline Analysis Chart (LoTac) can help prove, or disprove that there are multiple persons. A case study helps illuminate the use of this methodology.
You love genealogy research. But at family gatherings and cocktail parties, others’ eyes glaze over when you start talking about it, right?
Now you can learn how to convert all that information that YOU LOVE into a fascinating piece of video that THEY WILL LOVE! This works well for family, friends and clients.