Join us for a presentation by Sharon Hoyt, MLIS, CG.
Session 1: What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities.
Walter's family in San Diego lost touch with him after his reported 1920 arrest. Learn how collaboration, evidence correlation, and predictive research solved the century-old mystery of his fate.
Session 2: "Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture:" Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages.
Misleading records, surname changes, varying ages, and frequent moves concealed the identity of an extraordinary woman whose beauty mesmerized seven men.
Presenter Bio: Sharon Hoyt, MLIS, Certified Genealogist®, is a genealogy researcher, speaker, and writer from California’s Silicon Valley. Her primary research areas include New England, New York, and the Midwest. She’s happiest when on the trail of an intriguing family story, particularly one that involves the Civil War. Sharon’s research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist. She is a past winner of Family History Writing Contests sponsored by the National Genealogical Society and the Minnesota Genealogical Society. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
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