Are you clawing your way through your family research? If you are at the point in your research that you are encountering "dead ends", you may need to stop, regroup, check where you have been and where you need to go. Use your existing "clues" to break down the walls to find that elusive ancestor with a systematic research approach.
This lecture is designed to start the thought processes with a systematic research approach. We will discuss evidence criteria, timelines and spreading your research net outwards.
About our Speaker
C. Ann Staley, CGSM, CGLSM, is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer. She is kept busy as the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and as a Trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society. She has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000.
Ann is also the compiler of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. Quarterly Full Name Index, Volumes 1 through 4, 1973 through 1976 and is the author of several articles for the NGS Magazine.
She has studied at the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) in Washington, D.C.; the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also been a faculty member of the IGHR.
Her specialties are Methodology, Research Sources, Computer Resources, Vital Records and their Sources, Conference Planning and Assisted Research Trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. Ann is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Florida State Genealogical Society, and the Jacksonville [FL] Genealogical Society.