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Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?

Laurie Sosna
 

Definitely. Making it available online would let us go over the details and repeat sections. Making handouts or links available would also be appreciated.

Laurie 

Ellen
 

Allan,

I would attend such a presentation.  My suggestion would be to focus on the "not so obvious":  sources and documents that people may not know about, and what they can offer the researcher.  You can then provide examples of what you've learned from these sources.

-Ellen Morosoff Pemrick

jel
 

Allan,

My answer is a definite yes.

Judith


Idea for a new presentation .... reactions?
From: A. E. Jordan
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:29:18 EDT

Curious to hear a few reactions to an idea I just had for a new presentation.  Wanted to know if it was offered by your local group would you want to attend or would you say Oh I know that.... and skip it?

My idea is a presentation about the importance of turning over every stone in your genealogy research.

What I would do is show examples of the documents I have found in obvious and not so obvious places.  For example attachments to NYC marriage licenses or documentation attached to a passport application.  Odd bits from probate files. etc.

Of course, not everyone is going to get so lucky to find these documents but the message of the presentation is to not stop looking for the unknown and undiscovered.  I have always been an advocate of taking the research into these lesser used resources and this would be examples of the lucky finds to encourage people to keep going and look in the unsuspecting places.

Would you attend this presentation?

Thanks

Allan Jordan

EJ K
 

I would attend this presentation. 

I understand the importance of turning over every stone. I have not heard of the examples that you mentioned; I have copies of NYC marriage licenses, but have no idea if any of them had any attachments..  

I would want to hear specific examples of what to look for, and where/how to find them. A written list would be helpful, rather than us trying to take notes as you are speaking. 

Since I live across the street from the Ackman Ziff Centre, I would really like it to be offered there!

E.J. Kornfeld

A. E. Jordan
 

Curious to hear a few reactions to an idea I just had for a new presentation.  Wanted to know if it was offered by your local group would you want to attend or would you say Oh I know that.... and skip it?

My idea is a presentation about the importance of turning over every stone in your genealogy research.

What I would do is show examples of the documents I have found in obvious and not so obvious places.  For example attachments to NYC marriage licenses or documentation attached to a passport application.  Odd bits from probate files. etc.

Of course, not everyone is going to get so lucky to find these documents but the message of the presentation is to not stop looking for the unknown and undiscovered.  I have always been an advocate of taking the research into these lesser used resources and this would be examples of the lucky finds to encourage people to keep going and look in the unsuspecting places.

Would you attend this presentation?

Thanks

Allan Jordan