Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

"Why am I stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls" by Marsha Peterson-Maass

  • 27 Apr 2014
  • 12:30 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Program: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Program starts 2:00 p.m

"Why am I stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls."

A presentation called “Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” by forensic genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass will be the focus of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She will explain how to get past brick walls that most genealogists encounter while doing family history research. 

Peterson-Maass’ talk, which will begin at 2 p.m. at a location to be announced, will cover search strategies and tools, helpful record types, networking tips and tricks, the genealogical proof standard and other genealogical fundamentals. Along the way, she will offer examples of how these techniques have led to exciting research breakthroughs.
Marsha Peterson-Maass is a forensic genealogist, teacher and lecturer on many genealogy topics for all levels of researchers, always stressing accredited methods.  She is the author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy textbook series, which includes “Basics for Everyone,” “Medical Family Tree Workbook,” “Little Known Essentials” and “The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used.”
She has been certified for foundational training by the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and teaches genealogy classes at the Newberry Library and Oakton Community College. Peterson-Maass is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and other genealogical or lineage societies.
Her own American genealogical journey includes discovering direct ancestors who were part of the Mayflower passage in 1620, the 17th century Old Dominion plantation indenture system, the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania Deutsch (German) settlements, War of 1812, the early Midwest pioneer migration, California Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the late 19th century wave of Swedish immigration to the U.S.
After her presentation, she will be selling copies of her genealogy textbooks at the discounted price of $20 each. Those who already have her textbooks are encouraged to bring them to the meeting to exchange them for free for the 2014 updated editions.

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