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“Techniques for Successful Searches”

Alan Mann

Categories: RT, IR

Talk Abstract:
This presentation will demonstrate how different search parameters and terms give different results, with some suggestions specific to FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindMyPast, and Google.

Speaker Bio:
Alan E. Mann, AGĀ®, is an accredited genealogist in England, Australia, and the Channel Islands and is a popular speaker. He is a senior research consultant in the FamilySearch’s Family History Library in Salt Lake City and in the past has been a community manager for the FamilySearch Community Services team and the Information Services manager for the Family History Library. He has taught British Research for BYU (History 412, 413, and 481) and various computer courses for Salt Lake Community College. Alan writes columns, reviews, and articles for several magazines, and presents around the country about genealogy, the Internet, and British research. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association (2004-2009), was program chair for GenTech 2000 in San Diego, and was co-founder and co-chair of the BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference (1998-2002,2006-2010), now replaced by the annual RootsTech conferences. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, has lived in 9 states and Puerto Rico, France, and England, and has visited 46 states and 14 countries. He attended the University of North Dakota and BYU majoring in accounting and minoring in French and speaks fluent French and some Spanish. You can find much more information about him and his presentations and publications at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:MannAE .

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