Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need to Know
Avoid wasting time and money by learning which type of DNA test to take, and exactly what you can expect to get as a result.
Organizing Your DNA Testing
DNA testing has become an essential part of most genealogical research, but it is very complicated keeping track of the details. This session will discuss how to manage the testing process for multiple individuals, how to save DNA data so that it can be uploaded to other websites, and how to keep track of correspondence with other DNA testers.
Finding Cousins and Ancestors Using DNA Testing (previously titled Understanding and Using Your Autosomal DNA Test Results)
Autosomal DNA test results contain information that can be used to identify relatives. Learn to interpret the results and then make successful contact with matches.
Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence, and conclusions. Learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track.
Using Evernote for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Learn to use Evernote, a tool that allows genealogists to capture, organize, preserve, and synchronize (across multiple devices) small pieces of information, including ideas, notes (typed, handwritten, and audio), photos, online articles, web pages, and URLs.
Organizing Your Genealogy Files
Overwhelmed with too many paper documents and digital files? Learn to organize these so that you'll quickly find just the one you need.
Organizing Your Research Trip
Leaving home to do research will be most successful when you plan and prepare. Learn exactly what to do before, during, and after the trip.
Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls
Our ancestors were each surrounded by family, associates, and neighbors. By researching them, we discover additional records pointing to our own ancestors.
Understanding Copyright and Plagiarism
Concerned about the legal and ethical issues surrounding genealogical materials? This presentation explains what copyright is, what is and isn’t protected by law, how to legally use others’ copyrighted work, and how to avoid committing plagiarism.
Using FamilySearch.org to Find Genealogical Records
Over the past few years, FamilySearch.org has become one of the largest online repositories of genealogical records. Learn how to search and browse, how to save and share results, and how to get help with the available resources.
Front Page News (and Beyond): Finding Archived Newspapers
The stories of our ancestors' lives, from birth to death and everything in between, can be found in the pages of archived newspapers. Learn whether those stories are already somewhere online or on microform in a library.