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10 Strategies for Building a Family Tree

Are you researching your family tree and want to do it right? How would you feel if you discovered that someone in your tree didn’t belong? Eager genealogists sometimes build inaccurate family trees. This session will provide 10 strategies to increase the odds that your tree is accurate. The strategies include where to start, how to keep track of and organize your research, and how to analyze the records you find. Practising these strategies will give you confidence as your family tree is extended. This presentation will benefit new and not so new genealogy researchers.

Tara Shymanski is a professional genealogy speaker and presenter. As a teenager, she listened to stories about her ancestors and wanted to learn more about them. She was hooked.  This keen interest spurred her to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in History and to continue her education by receiving a Certificate in Canadian Records from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has deep Canadian roots, with Loyalist and Hessian soldier ancestors who came to the country in the 1780’s. An enthusiastic speaker, she has lectured at conferences in Canada, United States, and England.

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