Claire is a Doctoral learner, Business Owner, Ancestral and Forensics Genealogist, Professional Writer & Author, Family Historian, Lecturer, Educator, Leader, Librarian, Blogger, Technology expert, Marketing, and Mentor. She is an international & national lecturer, researcher, author, owner, and CEO of Timeless Genealogies, a provider of ancestral research services. Her ICAPGen Accreditations are for England and the Mountain States with over 30 years of expertise in genealogy and family history covering technology, social media, U.S., Canadian, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Brick-walls, and involving the youth. She currently is a Grand Canyon University doctoral learner.
Ancestral Quest – Genealogy Software - Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced; (Friday at 12:45 PM)
Since 1994, Incline Software has developed wonderful tools to aid those searching for ancestors. Ancestral Quest (AQ) family tree software is the perfect genealogy program for beginners and professionals alike. Simple data entry and sourcing abilities provide the backup for genealogical and family history proof, from “TreeTips,” family and pedigree charts, various lists to online collaboration, and more. Pedigree, Name Lists, Descendants, Family and Timeline View, and AQ’s filtering tools will always provide you with the resources needed for years to come.Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Attacking Brick Walls using Tech & Traditional Methods – Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®; Intermediate, Advanced; (Saturday at 3:15 PM)
Inevitably there are brick walls in genealogy. These situations take extra time, effort and money to solve, but giving up isn’t the answer. Review of unusual and little known resources, thinking out of the box and taking advantage of the Internet will be presented.
Finding the Hidden Treasures Buried in FamilySearch.org – Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced; (Friday at 3:15 PM)
FamilySearch.org is a major resource with layers of hidden records, help, guidance, online classes, answers to research problems, family trees, and so much more. Learn how to navigate from a simple ‘getting help’ to checking out the latest tutorials. There are printable forms and ancestral books to download, online communications, genealogies, the IGI, One Surname studies, memories aka ancestral stories, transcriptions, actual documents, oral genealogies, new apps, new software, and so much more…
O'Canada: Census & Beyond Research Resources - Claire V. Brisson-Banks BS, MLIS, AG®; Basic, Intermediate; (Saturday at 11:30 AM)
A mini outline of Canadian History and different types of records available to search for your ancestors in Canada; whether they came here and immigrated from another country and/or left to settle in the United States. We will cover the differences in searching Canadian records as opposed to U.S. records. Border Crossings, census records, Catholic and Protestant church records, and land records. These records are important steps into Canadian records..
Secret Agents: Going Where most youth haven't gone before...In search of their ancestors! – Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®; Presented to the Youth; (Saturday at 2:00 PM)
Discover all there is about your ancestors and more. You can take a trip to ancestral homes, make a fan chart with you at the center, and create a word-find with ancestral surnames. Learn some tips on interviewing a relative, help them write their life story, and add memories and photos in familysearch.org. Discover what happened on your birth date, and check out movies and games in ancient times. We cover Android and Apple apps and youth activities on familysearch.org, along with searching the FamilySearch Research Wiki and more.
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