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IGG Webinar with Melissa Johnson - Saturday, October 9th, 2021
We're thrilled to welcome Melissa Johnson back to the IGG, who will be presenting:

"Find Those Long Lost Cousins: Descendant Tracing"

Genealogy research no longer simply consists of following your deceased ancestors back in time from generation to generation. Many family historians are now interested in tracing family lines up to the present day in an effort to locate living relatives, often for DNA testing. What happened to that cousin you vaguely remember as a child? Did your great-grandfather’s sister ever have any children or grandchildren who you can target for DNA testing? Learn research techniques specific to tracing downward in family trees to the present day.

Oct 9, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Melissa Johnson, CG
is a professional genealogist, writer and editor. She has expertise in researching families with origins in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and England, and works on forensic cases and dual citizenship matters. She is also proficient in using DNA test results to break through ancestral brick walls. Melissa serves on the board of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History. Her work has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, NGS Magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, and numerous other publications. Melissa is currently the Program Director for Boston University’s genealogy studies program, and teaches at various genealogy institutes nationwide.