Be prepared to think like a detective as you climb your family tree.  Join popular podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke and youtube Devon Noel Lee for this doubleheader event that tackles challenging research questions step-by-step. This is one time when genealogists love going back to school by getting back to research. 

Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genealogy research and writing!


You'll SEE the difference in this conference as your presenters will open the live chat throughout their sessions and turn on their cameras!

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Early Bird Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99

Participate in the eConference
  • eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!

  • After registering, you'll receive reminder emails so you don't miss the live event.

  • A week before the conference, you'll receive handouts from the speakers delivered to your email. 

  • The day of the conference you'll receive a link to the live stream. 

  • Ask any questions and leave comments throughout the seminars. Speakers will attempt to incorporate them during their presentations and at the end of their instructions.

  • After the last session, you'll receive a replay link that is accessible until October 11, 2021. 

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Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.

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Meet Your Presenters
Lisa Lousie Cooke

How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case


Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold-case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.

Louise Cooke

The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology


It’s a new decade, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Come learn the latest Google Search Methodology for Genealogy. You’ll hear about the latest and best search innovations, and learn the process that will dramatically improve your genealogical search results. These skills can be used with all associated Google tools.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company founded in 2007. Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media offerings including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription featuring her classes on video and the Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast (ad-free), and four books: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Mobile Genealogy (out of print),  How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers,  and  Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies (out of print) and the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.


Creating Simple and Complex Clue Webs to Solve Family Mysteries 


Once you have a genealogy research project to work on, how can you process the clues? Clue webs help you visualize how each piece fits together to resolve your family history questions. 

Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics

Sifting Through the Townsends

Surname Research can help you find relatives, even if the paper trail does not make kinship clear. Follow along in this case study to determine which Townsends are which in Devon's family tree.

Author, Speaker, and Family Historian. Devon Noel Lee specializes in preserving and sharing family memories and motivating budding genealogists. She has published several family history books including A Recipe for Writing Family History, Downsizing with Family History in Mind, Family History Scrapbooking Simplified, and Reimagine Family History. With over 20 years of experience in genealogy, Devon is a high-energy speaker who educates and inspires the genealogy world weekly through videos at