Research on a Tight Budget How
to make the
most of your research dollar using cost-saving techniques that do not
the quality of your research.
Researching the Entire Family How
to research the extended family in order to locate more information on
your own ancestors.
Research tips and techniques
for researching individuals from this area of northern Germany. Michael
is one-half Ostfriesian by ancestry.
Newspaper Research Research
for locating and using newspapers in your own genealogical research.
Tried and Tested Tidbits Tips
that we all knew at one time but occasionally need to be reminded
How to use the ____ web site
develop a customized lecture for your group on how to use and interact
with a specific sitie or group of sites (for example using the Library
of Congress site, Using a specific online library catalog, Effectively
searching at Ancestry.Com, etc.) Michael is familiar with most major
Internet for Genealogists
This lecture can
be a two hour overview or an all-day sesssion, depending upon the needs
of the group. Can also be adapted to an all-day workshop presented in a
Genealogists-customized for your
group Michael will prepare a lecture on online sources of
to your group. This can be a topical discussion of siteson a topic of
An Introduction to the
An overview of what records are at the courthouse and what innformation
is necessary to locate those records.
Land Records (Public Land States)
provides an overview of land records in public land states,
on terminology, township/section layout, and indexes. Aimed at those
have no or little experience with these records.
Land Records (Public Land States):
This lecture covers land records besides deeds, effective use of
integrating deeds with other records, and making the most of what land
records do contain.
Organization of Information How
you information plays a major role in what you notice. This lecture
effective and easy ways to organize your information in order to make
most of the data you do have.
Locating Emigrant Origins This
discusses a series of general ways to determine where your emigrant
Documentation Roadblocks on the
This lecture discusses concerns over
documentation of computerized
information in both on-line and off-line sources.
Court Records (*) Michael
has several court
record lectures, including an introduction to court records,
Probate Records (*)
The Search for the Parents of Francis
Why are There Errors in Records?
Notetaking, Abstracting, and
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary
Where Could It Be Written?
Problem Solving Applied to Genealogy
Researching Through Footnotes: Using
and Articles for Genealogical Research
I Found it: Now What?
Land Platting in Metes and Bounds
Other Topics Upon Request
(*) These can be customized for specific