When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques
Speaker: Emily Garber
Sometimes tracking ancestors tests all our research acumen. Identifying a subject ancestor, their origins and parentage; tracking that subject through time and space; and constructing a biography to place that person in their social context is best approached by broadening research to include family members, associates and neighbors.
This presentation outlines a program for solving genealogical research problems via cluster and collateral research techniques. Topics include research planning, commonly used resources and documents, and a case study successfully tracking individuals from Europe to the United States, overcoming name and residential changes and using DNA evidence.
Emily Garber is a professional genealogist, writer, and speaker who has been conducting family history research since 2007. She earned a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research course and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Emily specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both Eastern European and German Jewish immigrants.
She is Chair of the Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group and board member of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. She is a long-term volunteer for JewishGen.org and has served in leadership roles for both the Ukraine and Romanian Research Divisions.
Future Membership Meeting Speakers
|Dec 12, 2022||Emily Garber||When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques|
|Jan 9, 2023||Pam LaFond||Cemeteries, Graveyards, and Headstones|
|Feb 13, 2023||Bonnie Bossert||Investigative Genetic Genealogy|
|Mar 13, 2023||Suzanne Brayer||The Mayflower: An Interesting Mix of Passengers|