James M.   Baker, Ph.D., CG

Retired from the aerospace business career and has also been an adjunct sociology professor at UCLA and USC. Dr. Baker is a Board-Certified genealogist (CG), has written articles for the NGS Magazine and NGS Quarterly and has given genealogy presentations both nationally and regionally. He specializes in German and Midwest US genealogy.


May 02, 2014
6:00 pm : Finding the Hardest Ones: Seven Strategies (Part I)

(Experienced) This presentation goes through step-by-step procedures to illustrate seven strategies for finding the most challenging data. Examples are presented for using a variety of strategies including collaboration, search engines, family organizations, the tomes, property records, broadening your search, on-site hard-copy, and DNA evidence. Login First

7:20 pm : Finding the Hard Ones: Part II - Solving Genealogy Puzzles with the Clues You Already Have

(All Levels) This presentation deals with ways to solve your genealogy problems for those situations where some of your key data are missing or inadequate. Case studies are presented to show how the use of inferential methods may be used to fill genealogical gaps while maintaining research integrity. Login First