Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?
Step by step, attendees will suggest online sources and research strategies for tracing an ancestor who seems to disappear and reappear. The interactive case study will show both how such cases can be solved online and the limits of material online today.
Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Thomas Jones is an award-winning genealogical author, editor, educator, and researcher who focuses on genealogical methods and solutions to challenging research problems. Although he has solved genealogical problems in most American states and five European countries, he specializes in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Northern Ireland, and Virginia. He teaches in Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program and coordinates courses at GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG institutes. Since 1997 he has been a regular speaker at FGS, NGS, and regional, state, local, and international genealogical society conferences and workshops. Since 2002 he has co-edited NGSQ. He is a BCG trustee and past president.