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Thursday, October 15
Dethorning Interviews, Cold Calls, and First Contact  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Presented by Tammy Priolo on 15 October 2020 at 7:00pm MT.

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This lecture will demonstrate the tactful approach to interviewing individuals, making cold calls, and making first contact with individuals via emails and social media. Learn how to be comfortable gleaning oral family history stories from people you know and have never met before. Examples of these types of contact will be given.

Tammy PrioloTammy Priolo BASc, PLCGS has 27+ years of genealogical experience; nine-year FHC volunteer, ‘The Ancestor Investigator’ since 2000. International Genealogical Lecturer since 1997, Author and Published 100+ articles, biographies, and two books. Member of the Association for Professional Genealogists, Ontario Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Ancestry.ca Advisory Board.




Thursday, November 19
Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Presented by Pam Vestal on 19 November 2020 at 7:00pm MT.

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Notoriously difficult to trace, our female ancestors often generated few records, but using history, law, overlooked documents, and even fashion, we can tell their stories.

Pam VestalPam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker from West Linn, Oregon, and the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC. After 20 years as a professional writer, Pam turned her full attention to her longtime love of genealogy. Since then, her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and FGS's Forum Magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.




Thursday, December 17
Is My Great-Grandmother Really Native American? An Intro to Native American Genealogical Research  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Presented by Janice Lovelace, PhD on 17 December 2020 at 7:00pm MT.

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Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. Minnesota has a significant Native American community and a long history of interaction with non-Native populations over centuries. How does a family researcher begin to discover if it is true that an ancestor is of Native background? What federal, state, and tribal records are available?

Janice Lovelace, PhDJanice Lovelace, Ph.D. is a genealogical researcher, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. Dr. Lovelace is a frequent speaker at national and regional genealogy conferences on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She authored the National Genealogical Society's continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI).