Deborah Abbott presents two informative genealogy techniques in this session:
Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestor - Using a case study, this session will introduce the importance of researching ancestors by using extended family members, friends, and community. Learn how to develop techniques and strategies that will help increase the chances of locating that long-lost ancestor.
Voices from the Past: Using Manuscript Collections - You have checked home sources, gathered vital records, read state and local histories, and analyzed the federal census records, and still find bare limbs on your family tree. Manuscript collections may be the answer to breaking your brick wall. Learn how and where to find manuscript collections and other sources that can create a gold mine of information pertaining to your ancestor.
This program will be presented on Zoom. You will receive an e-mail with the participation weblink one day before the program. If you are unable to attend or do not have an e-mail address, please contact the Special Collections Division by phone at 330.643.9030 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Deborah A. Abbott, PhD. is a professional genealogist specializing in African American research, manuscript collections, and genealogy methodology. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she presents lectures and workshops at a variety of national, state, and local genealogy conferences and is an instructor at the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
Here are just a few of the many resources you can find on advanced genealogy research in our Collection:
Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques by George G. Morgan.
The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy: Advanced Techniques for Overcoming Obstacles, Removing Roadblocks & Unlocking Your Family History by W. Daniel Quillen.
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy by Val. D. Greenwood.
Also check out the Library's list of Genealogy and Local History databases under Databases by Subject to see all of the genealogy research resources available with your library card from home or within one of our library branches.