Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Presenter Denyce Porter Peyton will lead two sessions on topics of importance to all researchers:
1. Finding the Correct Oliver Porter Using the Proof Standard Methods – How to establish the habit of following five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard to every record search, analysis, and story documentation. A case study will involve the identities of two men with the same name who lived near each other in western Kentucky.
2. Discovering a Probable Family Branch Through Cluster Research – An exploration about how researching friends, neighbors, and close associates living near our research subjects can open a path to additional family branches.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Denyce Porter Peyton has been an avid genealogist for more than 25 years, providing professional research services since 2004. Her specialities focus on 19th and 20th century Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, the Southeastern states, and African-Americans in antebellum and post-Emancipation eras. She has completed advanced courses at IGHR, ProGen31, and Midwestern African-American Genealogy Institute (Fort Wayne, Indiana). She has provided independent research for an episode of Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s "Finding Your Roots" on PBS. She lives in Cincinnati.