Lecture Hall: Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline - October 2024

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Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline to Separate Individuals of the Same Name

October 3, 2024 7PM ET 

Hit a genealogy research brick wall? Learn the latest tech tools for creating detailed timelines and how careful data analysis can help you solve cases of merged identities.

Merged identities are a common problem in genealogy – especially in online trees. Arranging records in a timeline and careful evidence analysis of each record can separate identities and lead to new research opportunities. Attend this webinar and learn about sources, information, and evidence, and the power of careful analysis to find errors in research conclusions.

In this Lecture Hall session you will learn:

  • Why merged identities happen and how they can be problematic
  • Ways to create a timeline using genealogy software, tables, or spreadsheets
  • Important details to include in a timeline
  • How to analyze the records that support the timeline events
  • How to use your timeline to find errors in your family tree and solve a merged identity

About the instructor:

Diana Elder AG is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the U.S. and serves as a Commissioner for ICAPGen. Diana authored Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and co-authored the companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence. She created the study group and eCourse that teach the Research Like a Pro process through videos and learning modules. Diana and her daughter, Nicole, share research tips on their website, Family Locket, and are the hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast.


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