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Thursday, February 16
Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Stephen Wendt on 7 Nov 2023.

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Prussia once controlled parts of what are now modern Germany and Poland. Gain a better understanding of historical Prussia in the pursuit of records with numerous examples and resources.

Stephen Wendt is a professional genealogist, instructor and writer. Stephen earned his MLIS at Kent State University and is the founder of "Tree Tidings Genealogy.” Stephen assists global clients with their German and Prussian roots and regularly lectures at the international, national and local level.

Thursday, March 16
Pre-1850 Census Records: Turning Tick Marks into People  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Linda Debe on 16 Mar 2023.

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Analyzing those pre-1850 census records just got easier. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to use an Excel workbook (created by the presenter), to analyze the tick marks and give them names. By using the spreadsheet, attendees will be able to discover possible missing children or identify which census belongs to their family when there is more than one head of household with the same name. The workbook will be provided to all attendees.

Linda Debe is a lecturer, writer, and lifelong student with 40 years of genealogy experience. She has many genealogy passions, but she gets really excited when it comes to technology. Her motto is work smarter, not harder, and technology allows her to do just that especially when it comes to trying to track tick marks on the pre-1850 census records.. She has spoken to numerous genealogy audiences and has a you tube channel where she creates short technology how-to videos.

She holds an AAS degree in Electronics Technology from the United States Air Force. She is an alum of ProGen 54, a coordinator for ProGen 64, and attends the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has attended national genealogical conferences and institutions to further her education.

Being Microsoft Office certified in Access and Excel, she applies her training by creating automated spreadsheets helping with genealogy research. Linda created a free Google calendar for genealogists to locate and register for genealogical educational opportunities. Located on her website,

Thursday, April 20
Analysis and Correlation: A Case Study on a Family the Enumerator “Missed”  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen on 20 Apr 2023.

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One of the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard is analyzing your information and documentation and correlating it with other known facts. Does the research trail end when you can’t find the family?

This is an advanced-level class presenting a case study that was used in a First Families of Ohio application. It particularly drills deeper into census research when an ancestor was supposedly missed. By correlating the missing information with known information of the time period, a new family story emerges.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, has an amazing ability to bring laughter into the lives of her audience members.

Peggy is a frequent lecturer at Family History seminars and has presented at Brigham Young University, and ICAPGen, and taught Continuing Education classes at community colleges and The Ohio State University. She was tested through ICAPGen to become an Accredited Genealogist, a credential she has maintained for twenty-five years, working hard to polish her research skills.

She is a featured columnist in Reminisce magazine, has written several Legacy QuickGuides, and has filmed as an instructor for Ancestry Academy. In 2018, she was honored to be awarded Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and received the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists. Peggy and her husband Kerry serve as Family History Center Directors in northcentral Ohio.

Thursday, May 18
Finding the Living: Genealogy in Reverse  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Cheri Hudson Passey on 18 May 2023.

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Locating Cousins, Heirs, Next of Kin, and DNA Matches are just some of the reasons to find living people. Discover the tools and techniques used to find and make the connections you are looking for.

Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Cheri is the host of the YouTube genealogy chat show GenFriends and a genealogical researcher for US Army Past Conflict Repatriations.

Thursday, June 15
Deep South Research: A Beginner's Guide and Case Study  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Julia A. Anderson on 15 Jun 2023.

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Research in the southern United States can be a challenge with courthouse disasters, record loss, boundary changes, migration, slavery, and other unique obstacles. This presentation will discuss success strategies for southern genealogical research and provide a case study highlighting sound research methodology.

Julia A. Anderson is an Accredited Genealogist® and United States and Canada Research Specialist with FamilySearch. She is also a member of the faculty at Salt Lake Community College, where she teaches classes in the genealogy certification program, and is the owner and managing member of Anderson Genealogical Research, LLC. She received a bachelor’s degree in history with a family history emphasis from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in history with a post-secondary education emphasis from Grand Canyon University. Julia lives in Orem, Utah. She and her husband, Scott, have nine children and seven grandchildren.

Thursday, July 20
Christian Churches in the Colonial Era  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Rev. David McDonald on 20 Jul 2023.

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A look at the various forms of Christian experiences and expressions that would have been common in Britain's North American colonies, with an eye to determining where those traditions continue to the present day. While there are many denominations now present, in that period there were far fewer options.

Rev. David McDonald, DMin, is an ordained Protestant minister and professional with more than 40 years' research experience. He is a past trustee and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; he's lectured nationally and internationally, and coordinated learning tracks at SLIG and GRIP, and is an instructor at IGHR.

Thursday, August 17
Church and Religious Records  (Webinars)
7:00 pm

Presented by Rev. David McDonald on 17 Aug 2023.

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Types of records available for searchers in church archival holdings and online; their utility and use. If B/M/D is the default of modern researchers, Bp/Bn/Br [Baptisms/Banns/Burials] is the church's substitutionary offering in many instances. We'll also discuss congregational meeting records and their possible use for contextualizing your research targets.

Rev. David McDonald, DMin, is an ordained Protestant minister and professional with more than 40 years' research experience. He is a past trustee and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; he's lectured nationally and internationally, and coordinated learning tracks at SLIG and GRIP, and is an instructor at IGHR.