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“City Directories May Help Resolve Family History Conundrums”

Marilyn Thomsen

Categories: IR, RR

Talk Abstract:
Good Methodology added to new AI digital indexes and images make City Directories an important source for US research. Marilyn will review where and how to locate City Directories online and in repositories. Compare what is available on the major sites, Ancestry, FamilySearch and MyHeritage. She will wring information out of City Directories through a few good tales of resolved conundrums that might spark resolution of your own family mysteries.

Speaker Bio:
Marilyn Thomsen is an enthusiastic teacher and a confessed snoop, who loves helping uncover secrets hiding in family trees. She served an Internship at Georgia’s National Archive Regional Center to complete her BA from BYU (?05) with a Family History focus on US Southern research. Twice she won BYU?s Family History of the Year Award researching and writing about her Pioneer ancestors. She has served as a Church Family History Service Missionary in the Salt Lake Family History Library and in the FamilySearch’s Facebook Community. Her husband Richard and Marilyn travels and research has covered the USA South, Isle of Man, Ireland, Denmark and England. Since 2019, Marilyn has been the editor of UVTAGG’s newsletter, TAGGology. She loves painting watercolor portraits of her grandchildren.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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