RootsTech 2019

Just a quick post to mention that I’ll be giving a talk at RootsTech this year. On Thursday morning, 2/28, at 9:30 AM, I’ll be presenting: Surname Studies: Follow That Surname! (RT5424), in Room 250A. Here’s the description:


Have you ever met someone with one of your family surnames, and wondered if you might be related to each other? A one-name (or surname) study is a project that catalogs all known occurrences of a given surname, and its variants. This class will dive into the practice of surname studies and examine how they can help lead a researcher to major breakthroughs. Offering valuable information for both beginning and advanced genealogists – attendees will be given an overview of related topics including DNA studies, surname mapping, and research methodology, while also looking at some case studies and existing surname projects.


I’ve been to every RootsTech except the first one, and this is my 4th time presenting there – it’s always a highlight of the year for me. Hope to see/meet many of you during the week!

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