Problem Solving with the Pre-1850 Census: What Can Those Tick Marks Tell You?
The pre-1850 census records may be ignored because of the lack of names and relationships. However, several
strategies can turn those tick marks into valuable clues for a family and even be used as evidence in proving
identity or relationships.
Location, Location, Location: Putting Your Ancestors in Their Place
Locality research is key to making progress in genealogy research. An understanding of the history, geography,
records, and repositories for the research locality is the foundation for building a solid research plan and finding
additional information for your ancestor.
Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline to Separate Individuals of the Same Name
Merged identities are a common problem in genealogy – especially in online trees. Arranging records in a timeline
and careful evidence analysis of each record can separate identities and lead to new research opportunities.
Learn about sources, information, and evidence, and the power careful analysis has to find errors in research
Caring for Your Family Tree: How to Prune and Graft In New Branches
Accepting hints without careful analysis can result in adding incorrect people to your family. Learn how to analyze
he relationships, dates, and places before adding a new source or person to your tree.
Registration: January-March April 1 - 8
OGS Members $45 $50
Nonmembers $50 $55
You may attend virtually via Zoom or a few seats are available to attend in person at the OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley,
Eugene, OR 97401, next to the OGS library. Anyone attending in person should bring their own snacks, lunch, and
beverages. Lunch will be just 30 minutes. Refrigeration is available.
Meet our speaker:
Diana Elder is an Accredited Genealogist (AG®) professional, author, and speaker. She
has eighteen years of research experience and holds a credential for genealogy
research through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional
Genealogists (ICAPGen) for the United States Gulf South Region which includes
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Diana is a graduate of Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s
degree in Education. A lifelong learner and educator she combines her passion for
teaching and genealogy in numerous ways. She wrote the bestselling book, Research
Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide to help genealogists of all experience. Knowing that
we learn best by doing, she created the “Research Like a Pro” (RLP) study group and e-Course to help researchers
put the RLP process into practice. Diana also writes regular research tips for Family Locket and hosts the Research
Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast with her daughter, Nicole Dyer, AG.
As the presentation specialist for ICAPGen, I work with a team of AG’s to educate genealogists interested in the
accreditation process. I speak regularly at conferences about Accreditation and have recorded several videos for
the ICAPGen YouTube channel.
She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Society, and the Association of
Professional Genealogists. She specializes in U.S. and DNA research as well as genealogy consulting & coaching.
She likes nothing more than to help her clients solve their family history mysteries!
Questions? Email us.