Monday, December 9, 2013

December 2013 ISGS Webinar - Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees

Using online family trees can help you with your genealogy research if you approach it in an effective manner.  On December 10, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom will show us how in her presentation Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees.  
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central  
Description:  We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy. 

Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, family researchers.  Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications and is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops, and institutes.  Jeanne researched the ancestry of actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis, for the television series, Who Do You Think You Are?, and appeared in that episode that first aired in May 2012. In April 2012 she was interviewed by National Public Radio about the release of the 1940 U.S. census.  She is a trustee and treasurer of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.


Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members:  For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on December 10, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS at for more information.

Spread the Word:  Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings.  The flyer can be accessed at

Make a Contribution:  Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner.  To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit

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