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 34 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts.
- She is a great communicator!
- Always a pleasure to listen to Karen! Thanks Geoff!
- Can't begin to express in words how much I appreciate these Legace webinars, my Legacy program, and the opportunity to be a part of all this genealogy activity.
- Excellent and the time went by tooooo fast! Thank you for the great webinars! I appreciate it so much!!
- Excellent as always. Thank you for the information about the online college classes. I will definitely be looking into that.
- Excellent handout.
- Fantastic information. Karen is such a great speaker. And she is well organized.
- Good examples as a Research Plan and a few tips about managing and working with online trees.
- Good info and tips, especially for the organization and documentation of research.
- Good mix of theory and case study!
- Good points about need to ANALYSE the information from records - I've seen so many online trees with obvious errors, e.g. a child born when "mother" was 72 years of age!
- Good workshop. Particularly liked the use of the Samuel Barnes case as an illustration of what she was talking about.
- Great info -- almost as good as "Geoff Live"
- Great information, great handout and great instructor. What more could you ask for.
- I appreciate all the ideas that were shared today. I will pursue the Research Guidance part of Legacy 8 today!
- I do not use a planner or calendar; I use an in-program task recorder/ tracker. NOW, I want to use a planner. This webinar has been one of the most inspiring. Thanks.
- I find presentations like Karen's to be really helpful because they remind me that I need discipline when I research my family and that a plan will help me focus and work toward my goals.
- I learned so much. Karen explains things so well (though so much I am busy making notes to keep track-- good for keeping my brain alert! And perks: I understand better reason to post online when I am reasonably certain of conclusions, contacting & workng with other people working on same people. Best: SLCC courses! Wow.
- Incredible. Need to watch again. Her organizational skills are the best. All her webinars are great! Thanks for hosting.
- I was always daunted about looking through a million plus records at Family Search but Karen showed us how to reduce that number to something much more manageable. Thanks.
- Karen Clifford is one of my favorite presenters. Always extremely informative as well as engaging.
- Karen is a great presenter! She helped me see how to do a research planner to keep track of what I do. Always enjoy the webinars.
- Karen is a Joy to listen to and we always learn so much from her. I feel she is one of the best webinar speakers you have.
- Karen is always excellent and very knowledgeable and informative. At 71, I wish I had even 10% of this information 50 years ago! Thanks Karen and, of course, Legacy.
- Karen is just a great teacher. Thanks Geoff and Legacy for all the great webinars. Just love webinar Wednesday.
- Actually getting into these webinars is sooooooooooooooooooo easy. I have done conference calls and adobe connect and this one is the very best so far.
- Love that she has a syllabus that she follows so closely. Less scribbles on my end!!! Easy listening voice also.
- Once again another fabulous webinar and one I will be watching at least another time!
- Once again Ms. Clifford showed what an exceptional webinar presenter she is. Her presentations are always easy to understand and useful. Thank you so much for offering such great genealogical education opportunities.
- One of the best speakers! She always has wonderful, practical tips and information! Wish I had started genealogy research in my 20s...woulda...coulda...meh! :-)
- She is a great presenter. She is very organized and easy to follow. Great information!!!! I loved it and will be watching more webinars! Will also be joining the webinar membership so I can watch some of the older videos. I just found this site a couple of weeks ago and ordered my Legacy 8 software. Love it better than any other software that I have used to date.
- I appreciated her suggestions to give back to the community in the form of mentoring and teaching people new to genealogy.
- What great handout materials! REALLY helpful to have included all the details.
- Wonderful seminar - must see again to review so much information. Excited about possibility of becoming certified in specific genealogy research areas. Wow - thanks so much for today, Karen!
About the author:
Karen Clifford develops and teaches multiple online genealogy courses at colleges in California (www.mpc.edu) and Utah (www.slcc.edu). She is an Accredited Genealogist® Professional and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has been President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates (www.GRAonline.com) (a California corporation with offices in Utah) since 1997. Her years of professional research work lead to authoring college textbooks and do-it-yourself guidebooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research including several books: Becoming an Accredited Genealogist, The Complete Beginners Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (updated 2011), and Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records (2011). She was the founding President of the Monterey County Genealogy Society, a Director of the Monterey California Family History Center, President of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) where she continues to oversee Test Development and Test Quality Control.