Presentations & Handouts


Individual Presentations

Methodology

 

"Beyond the Manifest: Methods for Confirming One's Ancestral Origins"
Link in DropBox to .pdf handout for "Beyond the Manifest: Methods for Confirming One's Ancestral Origins"
"Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity"
Link in DropBox to.pdf for "Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity" 
"Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore"
Link in DropBox to .pdf handout for "Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore"

"When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques"
Link in DropBox to .pdf for "When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques"

Records

"Jewish Genealogy: Starting with Online Resources" 
[was originally called "Jewish Genealogy: How to Start, Where to Look, What's Available"]
Link in DropBox to .pdf for "Jewish Genealogy: Starting with Online Resources"

"The Fabulous Forty! Finding One's Family in the 1940 U.S. Census"

 

"Coming to Our Census: Sorting Through Information & Misinformation in Population Enumerations, 1880-1940" 

Discusses not only what may be found in each enumeration, but also  what census takers were told to do and how they collected information. 

"City Directories: Who, What, When and Where in Genealogy Research"
There's a great deal to like about city directories. They may fill in gaps in our research. They also can provide surprisingly good information about communities and family development over time

General Interest


"Learning Our Craft: Online Opportunities for Improving Our Research Skills" 
Link in DropBox to .pdf for "Learning Our Craft: Online Opportunities for Improving Our Research Skills"

"Blogging Family History: Reading, Writing and Sharing"
Link in DropBox to .pdf for "Blogging Family History: Reading, Writing and Sharing"

"The Jewish Connection - Myth or Reality," Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library webcast

"Jewish Genealogy: Myths & Opportunities"

"Genealogy 101: Beginning Family History for Cheapskates" 

Multiple-Session Classes

From Eastern Europe to the United States: Our Wandering Jewish Ancestors

a six-session adult education course providing historical background for understanding Jewish family history for Arizona State University's Center for Jewish Studies.
Jewish Genealogy 101 
a four-session adult education course for beginners offered through the Bureau of Jewish Education, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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