Manatee Genealogical Society

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The Manatee Genealogical Society will host a Virtual Seminar “Finding Your Elusive Ancestors” on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Four nationally recognized genealogical speakers will deliver one-hour lectures with this central theme. For more information and to register for this seminar, go to the website. If you have questions, email info@mgsfl.org. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions after each lecture. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

The first speaker is D. Joshua Taylor, an author, lecturer, and researcher, and President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. His presentation “Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. between 1780 and 1840” will focus on methodologies to trace families during the Federal Period. Taylor is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society. He is also a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and has been a featured genealogist on the television show “Who Do You Think You Are?” and host of the popular PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow.

The second speaker is Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist,” who will present “No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence: A Family for Isabella.”  Also, Karen Stanbary, author and national lecturer of genetic genealogy, will speak on “Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument.” The seminar’s fourth speaker is Gena Philibert-Ortega, author, researcher, and instructor, who will emphasize the significance of social context in her topic, “Desperately Seeking Eleanore: Finding an Elusive Female Through an Interdisciplinary Approach.”

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