Bay Area Genealogical Society

Bay Area Genealogical Society 2017 Annual Conference

Saturday March 25, 2017 at Rock Garden / Comfort Suites Green Bay Wisconsin

Featured Speaker:   Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Alice Hoyt Veen, a sixth-generation Iowan, has been a dedicated family historian for more than thirty years. She is a Board-certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher and educator. Her business, Prairie Roots Research, specializes in Midwestern and territorial records, with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots.

She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® by funding learning programs consistent with genealogical standards.

Alice also serves on the Iowa Genealogical Society education committee and writes a regular column for the IGS newsletter. Her website, http://www.prairierootsresearch.com, includes a blog dedicated to Iowa genealogical and historical topics.

Documentation and Citation: Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources

Keeping track of information sources is an important step in the research process, and it’s not as difficult as you might think.  Learn the basics for documenting the sources you access for family information.  Presentation includes simple, practical examples and step-by-step practice.

Therapy for Troubled Evidence:  Resolving Conflicts

Different sources often provide different answers to the same question.  If your findings include major inconsistencies or disagreements, it’s time to put your evidence on the analyst’s couch and provide therapeutic intervention for those troubled sources. The presentation discusses strategies for resolving conflicts in evidence and for reaching a “well-reasoned conclusion.”




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