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2022 Family History Society of Arizona
VIRTUAL Genealogical Seminar and Annual Meeting
Judy Russell, Brian Rhinehart,
Annette Burke Lyttle, and Cari Taplin

Saturday Conference, March 19, 2022 @ 9:00am

This is a Virtual Conference, presented to your location via Zoom by your Internet connected computer. The link for access and instructions will sent to registrants prior to conference time.

Saturday Conference Program

Seminar: 9:00 am to 2:45 pm

9:00 – 9:30: Sign-in, Greetings and Introduction

9:30 – 10:30: Brian Rhinehart Topic: Navigating the Records from The War of 1812 - From bounty land to pensions, there are no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812. Learn how and why these records were created, how to make sense of them, and what those records can contain for your ancestors!

10:30 - 10:45: 15-minute BREAK

10:45 – 11:45: Annette Burke Lyttle Topic: Turn Family History Facts Into Stories You Can Share. - You’ve uncovered lots of wonderful facts about your ancestors and you want to share them with your family, but pedigree charts put them to sleep. You need to turn those facts into stories. Does the idea of trying to tell the stories of your ancestors seem like too big a job? Two simple principles can get you started writing your family stories: look at what the facts imply and “take small bites.” This presentation will introduce a four-step process for putting those principles into action, allowing you to share your family stories with ease.

11:45 - 12:30: Lunch (on your own)

12:30 – 1:30: Judy Russell Topic: Doing Time-Prison Records as Genealogy Resources - The brickwalls of a family tree are no match for prison walls. From intake photo to receipts for cash and clothes when they were released, prisoners in jails and prisons were recorded and documented, often in stunning detail. Learn what records may exist – and where – about your family’s black sheep.

1:30: 15-minute BREAK

1:45– 2:45: Cari Taplin Topic: Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research - In-depth and difficult research tasks create large amounts of data to compare and analyze. Discover analysis methods using tables and timelines to solve problems.
Topics included:

  • Introduction of analysis techniques including examples of timelines and tables
  • Creating a timeline
    • use a variety of tools such as word processor, spreadsheets, timeline software
    • finding historical timelines online to enhance yours
    • timeline tips and tricks – color coding, footnotes/citations
    • using timelines to separate individuals of the same/similar name
  • Creating tables
    • use a variety of tools such as word processor or spreadsheets
    • discuss the endless variety of tables that could be created (document comparisons)
    • tables for organizing research notes
    • demonstration of using table to corroborate data to determine a mother’s maiden name
  • Case study examples demonstrating timelines and tables
    • Census compilation example
    • Angeline Mitchell’s maiden name
    • Sorting obituary data in a table
    • Using a timeline to solve the two men, one name problem

3:00-4:00: FHSA Annual Meeting and New Officers’ Ceremony

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