Having someone with experience and expertise analyze your work might provide you with a new perspective to help you continue your research. The Ancestors Road Show is the place for giving or getting help. Attendees at our 2021 Conference had the opportunity to have a free 20-minute consultation with a professional genealogist.
For our 2021 conference, we offered eighteen experts who were ready to hear about attendees’ brick walls and research problems, in areas ranging from DNA to Wabinaki Native Americans. They provided advice and recommendations to help break down those brick walls so researchers could move forward with their research. DNA experts included one experienced with Native American DNA research. For U.S. states, there were experts on researching ancestors from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Northeastern Ohio, Northwestern Pennsylvania, colonial Massachusetts, and Maine. Expertise in New York City was also available. We had experts waiting to assist attendees with Irish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Eastern European, and French-Canadian research. We also had an expert on 19th-21st century immigration. Religious groups were represented by experts on Roman Catholic records and Jewish records, including Holocaust records. There were experts in beginning genealogy, social history, writing, records access, certification, and organizing one’s research.