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Dick Eastman presents an entertaining view on genealogy research with Donald Duck's family tree. Dick presented on June 26th, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC during the American ...

Dick Eastman presents an entertaining view on genealogy research with Donald Duck's family tree. Dick presented on June 26th, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC during the American Library Association Annual Conference.

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  • Find Your Family Tree Online Dick Eastman June 26, 2010
  • Genealogy
    • Let me tell you about my family tree!
  • Genealogy
    • What is the dullest thing in genealogy?
    • Listening to someone else describe their family tree!
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  • Genealogy
    • What is the most interesting thing in genealogy?
    • Researching your own family tree!
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  • Genealogy
    • … is the study of YOU.
    • Where you came from
    • Who you are
    • Your physical characteristics
    • Your medical history and future
    • To some extent, genealogy may even show the influence you had on your morals, your political beliefs, your personal interests, and more.
  • For Today’s Exercise
    • I decided to use an American family as an example
    • I could use my own family tree as the example
    • … but that would be boring to everyone except to me.
    • I could use the family tree of some well-known family (Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc.)
  • For Today’s Exercise
    • But that would probably alienate 50% of the audience
    • So I decided to to use the family tree of one of America’s best-loved characters…
  • Donald Duck
  • The Duck Family
    • Is well documented
    • Has been consistent since 1934
    • A Duck Trivia Quiz will follow
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Many web sites today provide online information about our ancestors
    • Including GenealogyBank.com
    • Your genealogy search will probably include many such sites
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Always start with yourself and work backward
    • Gather together everything you have -- papers, photos, documents and family heirlooms. Look in your attic or basement, the filing cabinet, the back of the closet
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Check with your relatives to see if they have any family documents they are willing to share.
    • Clues to your family history might be found on the backs of old photographs, in the family Bible, or even on a postcard.
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Interview your relatives.
    • Start with Mom and Dad and then move on from there.
    • Try to collect stories, not just names and dates, and be sure to ask open-ended questions.
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Don’t be embarrassed to ask questions!
    • Who are these people?
  • Who are Huey, Dewey & Louis?
    • The sons of Donald’s Sister Della
  • Who are Huey, Dewey & Louis?
    • And an unknown man!
    • Della’s  ’significant other’ has never been mentioned by name or by picture in any Disney publication.
    • Her marital status is unknown
  • Find Your Family Tree Online
    • Write down everything
    • Enter the information in a pedigree or family tree chart or a genealogy program.
    • Explore the Internet
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    • Look for the records of your ancestors including wills; birth, marriage and death records; land deeds; immigration records; etc.
    • Look on GenealogyBank.com and elsewhere
    • Then go to the library for even more information!
  • Summation
    • May your family not be as strange as the Duck family!
  • Trivia Question #1
    • Who were the three nephews named for?
      • Huey's full name is Huebert Duck. He always wears red. He was named for politician Huey Pierce Long of Louisiana.
  • Trivia Question #1
      • Dewey's full name is Deuteronomy Duck. He always wears blue. He was named after New York politician and unsuccessful presidential candidate, Thomas Edmund Dewey.
  • Trivia Question #1
    • Louis’ full name is Louis Duck and he always wears green. Louie was named after Disney animator Louie Schmitt.
  • Trivia Question #2
  • Trivia Question #2
    • Who is the Fourth Nephew?
  • Trivia Question #2
    • Who is the Fourth Nephew?
      • He’s not supposed to exist!
  • Trivia Question #2
    • Who is the Fourth Nephew?
      • He’s not supposed to exist!
      • The illustrators named him “Phooey.”
  • You Never Know Who You Will Find in the Family Tree!