George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.® and an internationally recognized genealogy presenter. He is the co-host of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe. His company also produces the Genealogy Connection podcast. He produces and maintains The Genealogy Guys Blog. The company offers a subscription genealogy education site, Genealogy Guys Learn, with new content added each month.

George is the prolific, award-winning author of 14 books and hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and international online sites. His fourth edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy is a standard for genealogy in the English-speaking world. He co-authored the Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and has a chapter published in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. He is an Administrator of The Genealogy Squad Facebook group.

November 6th, 2021
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10:00 AM - Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This lecture presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them. This method will definitely expand your research!


11:15 AM - Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

With the volume of digitized resources growing exponentially each year, our rapid access to original genealogical records online may flood us with more information than we can handle. It is easy to rush through the evidence examination and analysis processes, increasing the probability that we will miss critical details. It is critical that we take the time to carefully analyze all the evidence content for clues implied or suggested. This lecture discusses the principles of highly effective genealogical evidence analysis and shows examples of capturing all the clues to expand and improve our research.


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