Casefile Clues

03 November 2008

Back from Grand Rapids

I'm back from spending the weekend in Grand Rapids where I gave two lectures for the Western Michigan Genealogical Societies' annual seminar. Thanks for inviting me and for your hospitality while I was in Michigan.

The research guides discussed in my "seeing the patterns" lecture can be found here:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp

The chart used to determine an approximate date of birth date based upon ages in various records can be seen here:
http://www.rootdig.com/pensions/rileyrampley/rileysage.html

And I heard someone say that "only a math person would do that." They might also have said "only a man would do that," I'm not exactly certain (grin).

One comment that was sent to me about the seminar is reproduced here (in part):

"Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and humor with us today in Grand Rapids. Your were excellent and your resources are great. "

Thanks again.
Michael