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Mind the Gaps! Understanding and Improving your Online Searches


The major genealogical websites provide easy access to many of the most useful records for family history research. The way that the material is arranged gives us the impression that the various databases are comprehensive. But are they?

This talk will look at examples of missing registers and explain why the websites’ hints and suggestions might be pointing you in the wrong direction.

Can't make this time? Book anyway as this talk will be recorded and available to watch for 2 weeks. 

About the speaker: Dave Annal has worked as a professional researcher since 1984 and was formerly employed by The National Archives as the Principal Family History Specialist. He has written a number of family history books, andis a regular contributor to Family Tree magazine where he is currently running the Family Tree Academy.

Dave is also a well-known speaker at Family History Society meetings with talks on a wide variety of topics, and also runs his research business, Lifelines Research. He was nominated a fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2019.

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