Daniel Earl

Dan got his start in genealogy when he was ten and visited the grave of his great-grandfather. That visit has sparked a lifetime of passion for finding more about his ancestors and helping others make history a part of their story. Dan is the President of the Virtual Genealogical Association, a worldwide genealogy education organization and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. When he's not speaking or doing client research, he is a substitute high school history teacher and an award-winning short fiction author. He lives in central Michigan with his wife and six children.

February 6, 2020 - LIVE Webinar!

Join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/92213498937

10:10 AM - Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.

All genealogists have hit a brick wall at some point. For new researchers this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Using sound research methodology is the first step in breaking down brick walls. This lecture introduces learners to the NINJA approach to doing genealogical research.


11:20 AM - Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research!

Genealogists often get stuck in the gathering phase of genealogical investigation, finding dozens of records about their ancestors without pausing to examine what those documents mean. This lecture provides researchers with a method for places documents in historical context to help them find the story of their family.


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