Extending Your Family Tree Beyond Online Databases & Compiled Trees
This lecture briefly covers the basics parts needed to put together a documented family tree and then three advanced research techniques (FAN, the Football Maneuver, and Surname Distribution studies). This short introduction is followed by a review of significant black holes in 19th Century U.S. records and concludes with two advanced research examples applying these advanced research techniques.
Barbara Renick taught genealogy classes, computer genealogy classes, and genealogy computing labs for more than two decades at national and state genealogy conferences; served on staff at the large Orange County Family History Library; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary which was sold at Barnes & Noble and other national bookstore chains; and served on the NGS Board of Directors and the APG Board of Directors as secretary. She also served on the RootsTech 2012 program committee.