The Villages Genealogical Society
The VGS 21st Annual Seminar Goes Virtual
Open to the Public - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
February 24, 2021
Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Guest Speaker 
Amy Johnson Crow holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She has held a Certified Genealogist® credential since 1995. Amy has worked at, served as the series editor for the National Genealogical Society Guides, published by Rutledge Hill Press, and was the co-author of Online Roots in that series. Amy is the author of 31 Days to Better Genealogy, a resource guide filled with practical tips you can put into practice right away, as well as more than 40 articles in various genealogical publications. She has presented at genealogy’s top events, include RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference. Amy hosts the popular podcast Generations Café. Amy has never turned down an offer to go visit a cemetery.
Early-Bird Registration is $25.00
Early Bird Registration begins September 15, 2020 through November 30, 2020
$30.00 thereafter
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Seminar Topics:
1. The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method
Genealogy research isn’t a matter of just getting more and more records. The drive to continually add more records leads us to going down rabbit holes, wasting time, and getting frustrated. It’s time to take a look at the research process so you can make more discoveries.

2. Evaluating Evidence and Its Source
Not all sources are created equal. Learn how to truly understand what that source is telling you (and what it isn’t).

3. Citing Sources Without Stressing Out
Citing sources is one of those things in genealogy research that tends to make us kind of kind of twitchy. We know we should be doing it and we want to do them right… so we tend to stress out about it. But there is a key to thinking about citing sources—and it won’t raise our blood pressure.

4. How Do I Know That’s My Ancestor?
You don’t want just anyone in your family tree — you want the right person. Learn how the concept of identity will help you keep from adding someone with the same name.
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