Genealogical Problem Solving: Two Rules and Five Steps

14:15 - 15:00

Presents a process for solving genealogical problems based on two fundamental rules which are implemented in a systematic five-step sequence. Applicable to all varieties of genealogical problems

Accessibility: 
Signed

TBC

13:15 - 14:00

Getting the Most out of ScotlandsPeople

12:15 - 13:00

This talk is about the new ScotlandsPeople website.  The talk will include helpful hints and tips for searching your Scottish ancestors on the website.

Where Did They Come From and Why?

11:15 - 12:00

Our ancestors were more migratory than we tend to think – over both short and long distances within Britain. This talk will look at reasons why people moved and the mechanics of their migration, together with an overview of sources which can help to trace their movements.

Accessibility: 
Signed

Genealogy Databases and Beyond: Search Techniques for Family Historians

10:15 - 11:00

This presentation will firstly look at search techniques for use with standard genealogy databases such as Ancestry and Findmypast and then move beyond these to examine other very useful websites. The focus will be on how search techniques can be applied to online newspaper archives, archives of digitized books and journals, archive and library catalogues and even consider searching for DNA test results.

Case Studies in Genetic Genealogy

15:15 - 16:00
23andMe regularly hears stories from customers who have made discoveries about their genetic family and genealogy through 23andMe. This presentation seeks to demonstrate to those interested in Genetic Genealogy how those discoveries were made, and how one might go about using DNA results to address specific genealogical questions. Are you adopted and looking for biological relatives?  Would you like to confirm a suspected family relationship? Or do you want to better understand from where in the world your ancestors hail?

Your family research as a novel?

15:15 - 16:00

Writing a novel can be an enthralling way to bring your family research alive. You have to make decisions about how your forebears acted and spoke, and you have to both understand and recreate them in an engaging way for people who know nothing about them. You also need interesting real-life events as a touchstone for your plot. But if you do it right, then for a short while you can perhaps bring your ancestors back to life. Genealogist Simon Wills shares his experience of writing his successful first novel

Nifty & Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis & Documentation

11:15 - 12:00

This presentation will discuss and demonstrate VERY cool tools for genealogical analysis and documentation, including language translation tools, timelines, timelines with maps, genograms, mindmaps, and video capture tools. You will learn about language translation tools like OmniPage (for OCR) and Google Translate. Ron will discuss timeline tools, including Dipity.com, Treelines.com, Tiki-Toki.com, and Aeion Timeline. He will discuss timeline products that work with maps, including: AniMaps.com and MyHistro.com.

Norwegian Genealogy

12:15 - 13:00

Norwegians transmigrated through UK between ca. 1865-1915. Some might have stayed back in UK, some might have come to UK as sailors or of other reasons. Where should you start to trace them in some UK sources? How could you find them in Norway? We will look at the Norwegian Digital Archives and a few other websites, where you can do research.

Irish Catholic Church Records

13:15 - 14:00

The talk will be a comprehensive account of Irish Catholic records and the historical events which affected their creation and survival. It will cover which records survive and what they contain; why the availability of records varies between regions and parishes, and other factors. It also covers where the records may now be accessed; which have been indexed, and other useful background. It will be fully illustrated.

Experience Level: 
Beginner