"Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile" Live Webinar by George Morgan

  • 11 Aug 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
"Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile"
Live Webinar

by

George Morgan

Monday, August 11, 2014

          6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile


In the course of our genealogical research, we often become engrossed in the collection of information snippets, failing to put them into a logical perspective. We lose sight of the fact that the people we're tracing participated in the life of their historical times, led complex lives, and interacted with one another. 
 
Organizing the information we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips. 

This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile. We will discuss:
  • Establishing your ancestor's every location,
  • Learning about other people in your ancestor's life,
  • Studying local, state and national history to determine what events may have influenced or motivated your ancestor,
  • Studying personal events that may have influenced or motivated your ancestor, and
  • Effectively organizing materials into a profile that can be used for additional research and for writing.
 This approach will not only help you organize your research, it can become the basis for writing detailed biographical sketches or novels about the people whose lives you have been researching.


George G. Morgan is an internationally-recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer. He is the prolific author of eight books and literally hundreds of magazine, journal, and online articles in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and Singapore. His most recent book is How to Do Everything: Genealogy (3rd edition, McGraw-Hill). He is the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is the former Publicity Director for the Florida State Genealogical Society and the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa). He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and more than a dozen societies in the U.S. and UK.

 

"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana

 

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Mike Lewman     Email: mblewman@yahoo.com 

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.


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