Walk the Talk: The Importance of Location Research (Resources track)
Computers and technology provide today’s genealogists with many resources for basic research, and for communicating/collaborating with family members and colleagues, but sometimes researching on location provides the fastest and best family history information that you just can’t find online. The idea of walking the pavement is surely one of the few remaining old-world endeavors of the family researcher. A research trip can unlock long-standing puzzles especially if significant prep work is done prior to hitting the road. The central ideas in this presentation involve using offline clues and networking (before, during and after traveling) to provide insights and answers to compelling family history questions.