Continuing Education

2018

  • 17 February 2018, Ed Gilbert, RCSI, The Irish DNA Atlas (recorded lecture), Genetic Genealogy Ireland (one hour).
  • 19 February 2018, Blaine Bettinger and Karen Stanbary, Genetic Genealogy for Professionals (webinar), Association of Professional Genealogists (one and a half hours).
  • 28 February 2018, Jennifer Holik, Finding the Answers: the Basics of WWII Research (recorded lecture), RootsTech 2018 (one hour).
  • 19 March 2018, Blaine Bettinger and Karen Stanbary, Genetic Genealogy for Professionals: Research Reports (webinar), Association of Professional Genealogists (one and a half hours).
  • 21 March 2018, Geoff Rasmussen and Ran Snir, Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA (webinar), Legacy Family Tree Webinars (one and a half hours).
  • 17 April 2018, Patti Lee Hobbs, Better Together: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA (webinar), Legacy Family Tree Webinars (one and a half hours).
  • 21 April 2018, Irish Virtual Conference: Gillian Hunt, Church Records for Irish Research (one hour); Fiona Fitzsimons, Finding Women in the Irish Records (one hour); Chris Paton, Irish Land Records (one hour); Maurice Gleeson, Online Resources for Irish Research (one hour).
  • 3-4 May 2018, National Genealogical Society Conference, Grand Rapids, Livestream: LaBrenda Garrett Nelson, Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Ancetors Who Came out of Slavery (one hour); Terry Koch-Bastic, The Price of Loyalism: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War (one hour); Diahan Southard, The Y-DNA Test Should Be Your Favorite(one hour); Angie Bush, Your Cousins Are Your Secret Weapon (one hour); Blaine Bettinger, Native American DNA: Separating Fact from Fiction (one hour); Angela Packer McGhie, History, Records, and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived (one hour); Elizabeth Shown ills, Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: Separating Same-Name Soldiers, War of 1812 (one hour); Thomas W. Jones, Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events (one hour); Judy G. Russell, A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS (one hour); Elissa Scalise Powell, Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem-Solving (one hour).
  • 15 May 2018, Board for Certification of Genealogists webinar: Paula Stuart-Warren, Developing Successful Research Habits (one hour).
  • 31 May 2018, Southern California Genealogical Society, DNA Day Livestream: Paul Woodbury, From Chance to Design: Planning for Successful Genetic Genealogy Research; Leah Larkin, When Your Tree is a Banyan: Untangling Endogamy in Your Family History; Michael Lacopo, Using Y-DNA Testing for Advanced Genealogical Problems; Tim Janzen, Getting the Most from Your Autosomal DNA Test Results; Angie Bush, DNA Testing and Mirror Trees; Blaine T. Bettinger, Shared Matches and Genetic Networks (six hours).
  • 11 July 2018, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, The Art of Negative Space Research: Women (webinar), Legacy Family Tree Webinars (one and a half hours).

2017

  • 4 January 2017, James M. Baker, Strategies to Find the Most Challenging Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data (webinar), Family Tree Webinars (one hour).
  • 21 February 2017, Karen Stanbary, Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument (webinar), Board for Certification of Genealogists/Family Tree Webinars (one and a half hours).
  • 26 April, 6 June, 28 June 2017, Dr. Euan Roger, Reading Old Documents: Introduction to Medieval and Tudor Palaeography I, II, III (webinars), The National Archives of the UK (three hours).
  • 3-31 May 2017, Robert Charles Anderson, Elements of Genealogical Analysis: a Class in Methodology (online course), New England Historic Genealogical Society (seven hours).
  • 16 May 2017, Debbie Parker Wayne, MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS (webinar), Board for Certification of Genealogists, hosted at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (one hour).
  • 18 May 2017, Ann Lawthers, Resources for Pennsylvania Genealogy (webinar), New England Historic Genealogical Society (one hour).
  • 20, 24, 27 May 2017, Blaine Bettinger, Visual Phasing: Mapping DNA to Your Grandparents (online course), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (seven hours).
  • May 2017, NGS 2017 Livestream Selections (recorded conference lectures), National Genealogical Society (ten hours): Blaine Bettinger, Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA; Angie Bush, The Genetic Genealogy Revolution; Judy G. Russell, DNA and the Hidden Half of the Family; Diahan Lyn Southard, Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing; Diahan Lyn Southard, When You’re Not Who You Thought You Were; Michael Hait, One Dollar and Natural Love and Affection: Analyzing Deeds Deeply; Thomas Wright Jones, Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion; Barbara Vines Little, Recreating Your Ancestor’s Neighborhood; Gail Jackson Miller, The Genealogical Proof Summary: What It Is and Is Not; Elizabeth Shown Mills, What’s the Evidence? How to Probe Documents Beyond the Obvious.
  • 20 July 2017, Darryn Lickliter, The DAR Library: Resources for Genealogists (webinar), Association of Professional Genealogists (one hour).
  • 31 July-4 August 2017, Researching Family in Pennsylvania (institute course), Historical Society of Pennsylvania (forty hours).
  • 9-10 December 2017, I4GG (Institute for Genetic Genealogy) Conference, San Diego (recorded lectures): CeCe Moore, Creating and Utilizing Genetic Networks in Your Research (one hour); CeCe Moore, Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls Using AncestryDNA (one hour); Rob Warthen, Using DNAGedcom’s GWorks (one hour); Angie Bush, Power Tools for the Genetic Genealogist (one hour); Katie Welka, Furthering Your Research with LivingDNA (one hour); Hillary Vance, Tracing Your DNA Across the Ages with 23andMe (one hour); Jim Brewster, What’s New at Family Tree DNA? (one hour); Blaine Bettinger, Visual Phasing How-To (one hour); Blaine Bettinger, The Limitations of Cousin Matching (one hour); Kathering Borges, lineage Societies and DNA (one hour); Kitty Cooper, What’s New at GEDmatch (one hour); Leah LaPerle Larkin, Science the Heck out of Your DNA (one hour); Carol Isbister Rolnick, Tips and Tricks from the Genetic Genealogy Trenches (one hour); Kathleen Fernandes, The Priest and the Choir Girl: Searching for Family in an Endogamous Population (one hour).

2016

  • February 2016 (completion), Craig Roberts Scott, Continuing Genealogical Studies: Introduction to World War I Research (online course), National Genealogical Society (nine modules).
  • March 2016, David Allen Lambert, Using New England Probate, Land, and Court Records (online course), New England Historic Genealogical Society (four and a half hours).
  • 21 and 28 May 2016, Blaine Bettinger, Third-Party Tools for Genetic Genealogists (online course), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (seven hours).
  • Unknown date May 2016, Jamboree DNA Day (six lectures), Southern California Genealogical Society (six hours).
  • 17-33 July 2016, CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger, and others, Advanced Genetic Genealogy (institute course), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (forty hours).

2015

  • 29 June-3 July 2015, Debbie Parker Wayne, CeCe Moore, and Blaine Bettinger, Practical Genetic Genealogy (institute course), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (forty hours).
  • 19-24 July 2015, Sharon Cook MacInnes and Michael D. Lacopo, Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State (institute course), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (forty hours).
  • 7 and 14 November 2015, Blaine Bettinger, Genetic Genealogy for Professional Genealogists, Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (six hours).

2014

  • 20-25 July 2014, Judy G. Russell, Richard G. Sayre, and Marian L. Smith, Law School for Genealogists (institute course), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (forty hours).
  • 31 July 2014 (completion), DNA and the DAR: Using DNA as a Piece of the Evidence for a DAR Application (online course), Daughters of the American Revolution (five modules).
  • October-November 2014, Robert Charles Anderson, Puritan Pedigrees: the Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England (online course), New England Historic Genealogical Society (ten hours).
  • December 2014 (completion), Craig Roberts Scott, Continuing Genealogical Studies: Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors (online course), National Genealogical Society (eight modules).

2013

  • 22-26 July 2013, D. Joshua Taylor, Richard G. Sayre, Craig Roberts Scott, and Paula Stuart-Warren, Bridging the 1780-1840 Gap: from New England to the Midwest (institute course), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (forty hours).

2012

  • 8 May 2012, Melinda Lutz Byrne and Thomas W. Jones, Writing for Genealogical Journals and Editing Your Own and Others’ Genealogical Writing, BCG Education Fund Workshop (eight hours).
  • 19 May 2012 (completion), DAR Genealogical Education Program: Course 1—Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications (online course), Daughters of the American Revolution (seven modules).
  • 10-15 June 2012, Paul Milner, Tracing Your English Ancestors (institute course), Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (forty hours).
  • 1 July 2012 (completion), DAR Genealogical Education Program: Course 2–Applying Genealogy Research Techniques to DAR Applications (online course), Daughters of the American Revolution (nine modules).
  • 13 July 2012 (completion). DAR Genealogical Education Program: Course 3—Advanced Techniques for Resolving Problems with Lineage or Service on DAR Records, Daughters of the American Revolution (eleven modules).

2011

  • April 2011 (completion), ProGen 5, ProGen Study Program (eighteen-month program).
  • 10 May 2011, Barbara Vines Little, Working with Documents: From Discovery to What Comes Next and Sharon Tate Moody, In the Law Library: a Workshop on Legal Research for Genealogists, BCG Education Fund Workshop (eight hours).
  • 12-17 June 2011, Thomas W. Jones, Writing and Publishing for Genealogists (institute course), Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (forty hours).

2010

  • 27 April 2010, Pamela Boyer Sayre, Synchronized Research and Reporting, and Kip Sperry, Reading Early Handwriting, BCG Education Fund Workshop (eight hours).
  • 13-18 June 2010, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis (institute course), Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (forty hours).

2009

  • May 2009, Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Genealogical Records (online course), National Genealogical Society (eight lessons).
  • Various dates, American Genealogy: Home Study Course, graded (correspondence course), National Genealogical Society (sixteen lessons).