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Part Number: WXOVERTURN_

Price: $9.95
Even thorough research can miss relevant sources. What are the options when useful information or DNA test results appear after a researcher establishes a conclusion?
This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 19, 2017. 1 hour 18 minutes and 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXNEGEVID_

Price: $9.95
Negative evidence is the hardest type of evidence to understand or use in genealogical research. By definition, a “type of evidence arising from an absence of a situation or information in extant records where that information might be expected,” it is, as the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes told us in the short story “Silver Blaze,” the “curious incident . . . in the night-time”—the thing we would expect to see or hear but that just isn't there. Learn more about what negative evidence is—and what it isn't—and how to use it.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on December 20, 2016. 1 hour 19 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXANALYCOR_

Price: $9.95
Careful analysis of individual records may reveal more evidence than we might think. Careful correlation combines all the evidence to solve difficult research problems.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on November 2, 2016. 1 hour 25 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXPROOFARG_

Price: $9.95
See examples of analyzing and correlating evidence, and how to resolve conflicts in genealogical evidence to reach conclusions. The genealogist owes it to herself and future generations to write down the mental reasoning that leads to these conclusions. Learn how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 30, 2016. 1 hour 44 minutes, plus 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXHOWKNOW_

Price: $9.95
People with the same name. Nicknames. Changing names. How do you know if the record you're looking at is referring to your ancestor? Learn how to examine information so you can tell if it's your ancestor and not just someone with the same name.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 9, 2016. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 2 pages of supplemental syllabus materials. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXDIFFNAME_

Price: $9.95
Learn techniques for recording and organizing your research when you're not sure if you've got the right ancestor, or when you find several people with the same name. Get ideas for easily picking up old research and sharing your findings.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on January 13, 2016. 1 hour 58 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXCOMPLEX_

Price: $9.95
A genealogist’s goal is to establish identity and prove relationships; complex evidence is the ONLY way to do this. Follow a case study of clues from multiple sources to solve a problem.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on October 28, 2015. 1 hour 42 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXINDEVIDC_

Price: $9.95
Direct evidence, the sort of evidence that completely answers a research question by itself, is often scarce. Without any documents telling us exactly what we want to know, how do we identify relationships that might not be stated explicitly, resolve conflicts between records, and arrive at sound genealogical conclusions? By collecting, analyzing, and correlating indirect evidence of course! The Henry McGinnis family of 19th century rural Pennsylvania provides a good example of using mostly indirect evidence to reconstruct a family which left precious little for descendants to work with.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on March 25, 2015. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXEXPAND_

Price: $9.95
We all have some ancestors for whom we have very little information. Perhaps we have a death date or a marriage date and nothing else. In this webinar Marian Pierre-Louis shows you how to expand your research from as little as one single fact. She will use multiple examples to show how even the slightest information can lead to new clues and new resources for your research.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on January 16, 2015. 1 hour 39 minutes plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXMISSING_

Price: $9.95
Were you told that all the records in the courthouse were burned so you cannot go any further on your ancestor's line? Or have you searched many times at the local repositories only to discover that the records are missing for the years you need? This presentation will cover a handful of proven research techniques that may help you to overcome your destroyed or missing records.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on October 3, 2014. 1 hour 37 minutes plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXRECHARGE_

Price: $9.95
Have you hit an impasse in your research? Are you searching the same databases or record groups and getting the same old results? Learn fresh ways of looking at data you've already collected, strategies for smarter searching your favorite databases (and new ones) for clues, and tips for identifying what you may have missed the first time around.

This class will be presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on August 8, 2014. About 1 hour 32 minutes plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXDEBUNK_

Price: $9.95
Genealogical sources of all kinds contain errors, both accidental and intentional, that mislead. Standard tests expose the errors, helping researchers make correct conclusions.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on August 2, 2014. 1 hour 5 minutes plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXGENEVIDC_

Price: $9.95
A person's identity is established through evidence. Usually that evidence comes from multiple record groups which when studied together either forges stronger links between family members, or weakens links (and confusion reigns.) Sometimes there are records about the same person which disagree. Become familiar with available tools from online family trees that can help to logically build the evidence to strengthen a claim to a specific ancestor.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on April 16, 2014. 1 hour 37 minutes plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXSAMENAME_

Price: $9.95
How can one know that the John Smith who is listed on a pedigree chart, is the same John Smith who was listed in the will of George Smith as his son John? What is to be done when there are too many people with the same surname and given names in the same locality? Learn approaches for bringing these two research problems to rest.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on January 15, 2014. 1 hour 36 minutes, plus 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXEVIDENC2_

Price: $9.95
Do you find it difficult to determine what information you have found in reference to your ancestors is good or bad information? During this webinar you will be provided with suggestions that will help you sort out the evidence you are finding and how to carefully analyze the sources and data. This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on April 3, 2013. 1 hour 17 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXEVIDENCE_

Price: $9.95
Most genealogists learn very quickly that it's a rare family where direct evidence supplies all the proof needed to connect one generation to another and tie brothers and sisters to each other. In most cases, it's necessary to build the case for family relationships from bits and pieces and hints and clues gathered from a wide variety of sources. Find out more about how to build a family from circumstantial evidence.