September 7th Webinar: “How Dungeons & Dragons Has Made Me a Better Family Historian” with Randy Whited

Date and time for Randy Whited's September 7th Webinar.

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The Webinar

How Dungeons & Dragons Has Made Me a Better Family Historian

  • Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Both genealogy and role-playing games are, at their core, centered on storytelling. And the more effort put into the work, the more one gets out of it.

In both cases it is useful to put one’s self into the mindset of the individual: what was their occupation, their background, their faith and motivations, their possessions, their friends and allies? In short, who were they in relation to the world around them?

Rather than discussing where to find records that may include a particular person, this webinar will flesh out the biography by taking the point of view of the individual. How can we begin with some basics of their life to expand into a fuller, richer story of themselves and their environment?

The Presenter

An avid researcher for over thirty years, Randy Whited is active in the genealogical community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and as its Exhibit Hall Chair, Randy is the President of the Texas State Genealogical Society. With an educational background in science and twenty years in the computer industry, Randy’s genealogical interests and presentation topics naturally tend towards technology, DNA, and sound research processes.


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