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Mastering Genealogy Hints: A Guide to Navigating Shaky Leaves, Thrulines, and More

Genealogy platforms like Ancestry and MyHeritage offer billions of records and a bewildering variety of hint tools to enhance your research. But, not all hints are created equal. Join Mark Thompson for an eye-opening workshop that will demystify popular hint tools like Shaky Leaves, Thrulines, and the Theory of Family Relativity, as well as several other lesser-known gems. Learn how to differentiate between useful hints and misleading distractions that will help keep your research on the right track.

What You'll Learn:
- An overview of popular and lesser-known hint tools across major genealogy platforms
- Strategies for evaluating the reliability of different hints
- Techniques for efficiently incorporating valid hints into your research
- Tips for avoiding pitfalls that could derail your research

This is a Zoom only event.

Mark Thompson is a professional genealogist and the Vice President of the Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS). He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Mark uses his deep knowledge of Information technology to help his clients and students understand the best way to use the amazing list of genealogy tools available today.

Mark consults and speaks regularly on a wide range of genealogy-related topics, although specializes in DNA research and personal family archives.

To see what Mark is working on these days, check out his blog at

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Coordinator(s):
Mark D Thompson
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Mark Thompson will be presenting this meeting at the VGS Centre, so there is now an option to attend in person. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND IN PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT MARK USING THE CONTACT FORM ON OUR WEBSITE.
WHEN ATTENDING VIA ZOOM: Please login 10 or 15 minutes early to verify virtual connections before the event starts.
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