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December 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
Into Genealogy? Want to know more? Join us in watching a live webinar by Legacy Family Tree as presenters will guide us through our genealogy quest.
Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell
Through examples the problems with not conducting an exhaustive search will be highlighted. Assumptions, misinterpretations, and not digging deep enough into original records will all be showcased as to how they can mislead research, sometimes for years. Encouraging the audience to follow the principles of a reasonably exhaustive search should give them incentive to make it a part of their usual research habits. They will also learn particular pitfalls to watch for.