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MGS ~ Finding Your Elusive Ancestors Virtual Seminar

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm EST

Finding Your Elusive Ancestors ~ VIRTUAL SEMINAR
January 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EST)
$40 – Members; $50 – Non-members

Four Speakers and Prizes!

Steve Little, “A.I. and Genealogy: The Basics and a Bit Beyond” Begin exploring the power of Artificial Intelligence, its limits and how it can be harnessed for genealogy. Discover how Large Language Models enhance efficiency, productivity & creativity. Unravel real-world use cases of A.I. tools in OCR cleanup, data extraction, narrative report cleanup and translations. Learn about the exciting future of A.I. in

David Allen Lambert, “Adopting the Regiment: Researching & Recreating Your Ancestor’s Revolutionary War Unit.” When it comes to finding the full story of your patriot ancestor, it’s important to broaden the scope of your research. This presentation will discuss how to “adopt the regiment” and find the story of your ancestor through the words and experiences of fellow veterans, using muster rolls, crew lists, pensions, affidavits, diaries, and other materials to piece together your revolutionary roots.

Diana Elder, AGⓇ, “Who’s Her Daddy? Testing an Ancestry DNA ThruLine Hypothesis for a Female Ancestor” Tracing the ancestry of a female born in the early 19th century is one of the most difficult research challenges. When no record actually names a father, discover how documentary records, a migration study , and DNA evidence can confirm a hypothesis in this pre-1850 case study.

Nicole Dyer, “Strategies for Overcoming Genealogy Roadblocks” When you hit a roadblock in your genealogy research, how can
you find what you need to make progress? Discover how to stick to a research process, analyze clues, and use the FamilySearch Catalog to identify new records to search, gather hints from DNA cousin matches, and locate sources that are only available on-site.

Register at mgsfl.org/


January 27
10:00 am - 4:15 pm EST
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Manatee Genealogical Society
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