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Using All the Features of FamilySearch
2/8/17

Learn the breadth and depth of the programs and features of the FamilySearch organization and website. The genealogical landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade – learn what FamilySearch has done to adapt.

Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
2/8/17

Y-DNA and mtDNA testing are the workhorses of genetic genealogy, and have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls.  Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family, how these tests can be used to explore your ancient ancestry, and how the results can identify your relatives both close and distant.

Coming Forward: Descendant Research
2/8/17

You can’t just put the engine in “reverse” and trace descendants. Methodologies, records and sources are described as well as how to organize the massive amount of records that will be gathered during a comprehensive descendant research project.

Contrasting German Migrations
2/8/17

The 1700s “Pennsylvania Germans” were a different breed than the “German Americans” who immigrated in the 1800s. This presentation shows the differences in geography, economic class, religion, and aspirations of – as well as sources about – the two great waves of German immigration as well as reviewing “the basics” of German genealogy.

From Ulster to Pennsylvania
2/8/17

This session discusses the migration of the Ulster Scots from Northern Ireland to the Americas, particularly their migration into Pennsylvania and the social history, migration and background that surround their exodus from the Old to the New World.

Scottish Records
2/8/17

It is simply not possible to do serious Scottish family history from Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, MYHeritage, FindMyPast and the other commercial sites. It’s not their fault – they just don’t have the records. Yet Scotland has the longest-reaching, best-maintained and most accessible records on the planet. This lecture will show how and where to get the real stuff!

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