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Say you needed someone, such as a friend or coworker, and you
couldn’t find the person. What would you do? Probably start calling
his or her family, friends, neighbors, anyone you could think of.
Now what if you can’t find great-grandma or great-great-grandpa? Follow the same kind
of approach: Check with your ancestor’s FAN club—that is, the friends, associates
and neighbors with whom he or she interacted.
This classic brick wall-busting strategy—also called “cluster” or “collateral” research—is
easier said than done. How do you find out who your ancestor’s FANs were, and how
do you “talk” to them to find out what they can tell you about your family?
Our July 12 webinar, Using
Cluster and Collateral Searches to Beat Brick Walls, will answer these questions
for you, showing you:
- how cluster genealogy can solve your research brick walls
- how to identify the people in your ancestor’s network
- how to research your ancestor’s FANs, even if they’re not related to you
- how to piece together cluster and collateral evidence
the best websites and offline resources for doing cluster and collateral genealogy
Here are the webinar details:
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7 p.m. Eastern Time (6 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m.
- presented by Thomas MacEntee
- 60 minutes
Participants receive copies of the presentation slides, access to the recorded webinar
to view again, and a bonus download of Family Tree
Magazine‘s Cluster Genealogy Guide.