"My 20-Year Mystery– Finding Family Origins with Y-DNA"
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About the Event
by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Beginner genealogists often research their surname origins first and get stuck at a certain point. The skills needed to surmount these early brick walls come in time, with study and practice, and the increasing availability of DNA and online resources. In this webinar, I describe my brick wall ancestor, Samuel Morehead, of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, and the techniques that I used to identify his parentage and place of origin. Sticky problems like this require a variety of approaches including Y-DNA analysis, the FAN club, tax, land and court records, censuses, historical analysis, and mapping techniques, to name a few. I will detail the clues acquired from all of these methods as I developed a hypothesis to satisfy the Genealogical Proof Standard.