The Genealogy Super Powers of a Name

The Genealogy Superpowers of a Name

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Participants will gain a better understanding of the components of names – given, middle, surnames and others – as well as how they can be used to further genealogy research.

Description: Genealogists and family historians may not see the full research power in the various types of names including middle names, nick names and confirmation names. Learn how to harness the super powers of a name and put them to work in your genealogy research.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • The Anatomy of a Name
  • Where to Find Names and Name Information
  • Research Strategies Using Names
  • Sharing Your Family History Using Names
  • Resource List

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