Family History Topics You Will Love

From DNA to genealogy basics, from specific record collections to capturing and preserving family memories, Andrew and Devon Noel Lee offer a wide variety of topics to meet your needs. Whether you need a 1-hour lecture for an in-person meeting or a webinar, or you need a variety of topics for a multi-day event, choose from this list of topics and ensure your attendees have an energetic and educational experience.

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Beginning Genealogy
  • 5 Steps to Successfully Starting in Family History 

  • Family History Begins with Stories

  • Family History for Busy Lives

  • The Genealogy Research Process, Simplified

  • Research Over My Shoulder: See the Genealogy Research Process in Action

  • Forget What You Have Been Told About Genealogy and Just Do Something (Premiering at RootsTech 2020)

  • Applied Genealogy Proof Standard on FamilySearch

  • Using FamilySearch.org More Effectively 

  • Pruning the Family Tree on FamilySearch

  • Why did you change the trees? Writing Effective Reason Statements on FamilySearch 

Genetic Genealogy

  • A Bird’s Eye View of Using DNA to Solve Mysteries

  • After the DNA Test

  • Basics of DNA Triangulation

  • Why are your DNA matches not what you expected? 

  • Ancestry ThruLines: A Blessing, a Curse, or Both? (Premiering at A Winter of DNA 2020)

  • The Power of Theories of Family Relativities 

  • DNA + Genealogy: How multiple resources combine to solve family mysteries

  • Understanding DNA Basics

  • Using DNA Tools on 23andMe

  • Using DNA Tools on Ancestry

  • Using DNA Tools on FamilyTreeDNA

  • Using DNA Tools on Gedmatch

  • Using DNA Tools on MyHeritage

Writing

  • A Recipe for Writing Family History

  • Cool Websites to Add Social Context to Your Family Histories

  • ​EnlivenYour Ancestors’ Stories By Adding Context

  • Five Simple Steps to Writing the Story of You (Premiering at RootsTech 2020)

  • How to Write Compelling Family History Without Being Naturally Creative 

  • Self-Publishing Family Histories Made Easy

  • Write a Life Event Story About Your Ancestor (Premiering at RootsTech 2020)

Methodology

  • 3 Tools to Help You Organize and Visualize Your Research Question

  • Applying the Genealogy Proof Standard on Family Search (Premiered Cape Cod Genealogy Society  2019)

  • Creating a Surname Table for DNA and Genealogical Research (Premiering at RootsTech 2020)

  • DNA Tree Building When Your GEDMatch Matches Don’t Respond  (Premiering at RootsTech 2020)

  • How to Untangle Family Branches to Ensure They Stay Separated

  • Simple Steps for Sorting Families with the Same Surname​

  • Synergizing Seven reSources to Solve Family Mysteries

British & Canadian Research

  • Fall in Love With Canadian Census Records

  • Introduction to English Census

  • Perusing  the English Parish Records 

  • Successfully Research British Ancestors When You Live Across the Pond

  • Understand and Appreciate the Differences Between the UK and US Census Records

  • Unlocking English Parish Records with Spreadsheet Analysis

US Research

  • Family Treasures: From Microfilm to Hyperspace Premiered RootsTech 2019)

  • Have You Investigated the Stories City Directories Reveal? (Premiered RootsTech 2019)

  • Nine Details You’re Overlooking in the US Census  (1850 - 1940) (Premiered Ohio Genealogy Society 2019)

  • Rapidly Assemble Four Generations of Ancestors When You Have Little to Begin With  

  • Ticks & Tallies: What Early US Census Forgot

Organization

  • Organize Your Files for Genealogy Success and Legacy Preservation

  • Is RootsMagic Right for Me?

  • Downsizing with Family History in Mind

  • Organizing Your Genealogy While Downsizing and Planning for Your Retirement  

Preservation

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Family Treasures

  • Digitizing Your Legacy Without Feeling Overwhelmed

  • Give Your Photos, Stories

Sharing

  • Creating Family Documentaries that Pack a Punch

  • Exciting Your Children and Grandchildren About Their Heritage

  • Heritage Scrapbook Simplified 

  • Scrapbooks: Purposes & Possibilities 

WORKSHOPS

We can also lead 1 or 2-hour workshops on a variety of genetic genealogy and writing topics. Contact us for a full list.

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