Exploring Your Ancestry: Online Resources
Adult Enrichment / Curious Minds -
Join this two-night workshop and learn all about online tools available to help find and add people to your family tree. Discover how to find sources, confirm that the source matches the person in your tree, and attach the record to that person. On the first night we’ll use familysearch.com (free) and ancestry.com (trial or paid) accounts. The second night will be dedicated to online newspaper sources. Explore how to best locate census, marriage and announcements, and death records. We’ll also explore how to expand your tree by adding other people in records. Prepared examples will be supplied for the first part of class, then there will be time to practice working on locating records requested by those in class.
Dr. Leah Abraham has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Her science background in DNA includes experience sequencing DNA at MIT and teaching college and graduate classes in Biology, Bioengineering, and Statistics at Tufts, BU, Northeastern, and Merrimack College. Dr. Abraham has personal experience using DNA results to locate her own birth parents (in one intense 4-week search effort). She has a personal ancestry.com tree with over 6000 people, as well as trees on MyHeritage, FamilyTree, WikiTree, and FamilySearch. Dr. Abraham has helped seven other people use their DNA results to locate birth relatives. She is able to advise on advanced DNA and tree tools including DNAgedcom, GenomeMatePro, Family Tree Maker, and Charting Companion.