UGA Fall Conference 2012 September 21-22

Come Climb Your Family Tree
 
Bring your family to explore your roots: the Utah Genealogical Association Fall 2012 Conference will be a new kind of event for teens and adults.  Classes, vendors, and activities will involve all experience and interest levels.  Activities will be available for children or grandchildren of conference participants (accompanied by participant)  from 1:00PM until 4:00PM Saturday.
 
This fall we've focused on a family-friendly conference to enhance the record numbers this year with teenage involvement at the Riverton FamilySearch Center, the Family History Library, and in indexing the 1940 census.  There are two hours of classes Friday evening on the latest technology and getting started as a beginner that are perfect for genealogists and people just getting started.  With a fresh schedule and vendor's activity booths, this will be different than any genealogy conference you've ever seen or attended.
 
Lunches will be available for pre-order on both Friday and Saturday.  Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available to purchase Friday evening.
 
The conference will be held at the Sandy Campus (Larry H. Miller) of Salt Lake Community College near the 10600 South off ramp of I-15.
 
Special pricing is available for individuals, families, and also partial (one-day) registration.  There is a FREE Family History Consultant track.  
 
Limited seating is available so register NOW to attend this exciting conference.
 
 
 
FUN  **  FOOD  **  FAMILY ACTIVITIES ** MULTIPLE TRACKS **
** EXPERT INSTRUCTORS **
 
 
 
 
Volunteer Opportunities Are Available
 
A limited number of free registrations are available for those who volunteer to assist with the conference.  If you are interested, please click HERE.

Keynotes

Friday Morning - 
Robert Raymond - Miracles and Serendipity in Genealogy
 
Saturday Morning -
Panel Presentation - The Cool Parts of Family History:  Kids Having Fun!!

Conference Schedule

Class Tracks:
 
Classes are offered as part of ten tracks as listed.  You may attend all classes in a given track or jump between tracks to attend the class of your choice.  No class registration is required to attend a class - your conference registration is sufficient.
 
 1.  Family History Consultants
 2.  General Research
 3.  Technology
 4.  Family, Oral and Personal Histories
 5.  Miscellaneous Records Research
 6.  Worldwide Research
 7.  Social Networking / Digital Tools / Software
 8.  Vendor Lab 1
 9.  Vendor Lab 2
10. Vendor Lab 3

Friday

8am Registration
9-10
Keynote:  Robert Raymond - Miracles and Serendipity in Genealogy
10-10:30 Vendors / Activities
10:30-11:30
Session 1
  1. Karen Clifford - How to Solve Research Problems
  2. Shellee Morehead - Conserving Our Personal Collections
  3. Marlo Schuldt - Converting Old Tape Recordings/Working with Sound
  4. Carol Rice - Getting Started:  Writing a Micro-Story (In-class exercise)
  5. Michael D Lacopo - More Than the Census - Our Families Did Exist Between Those Ten-Year Intervals
  6. Warren Bittner - German Gothic Handwriting.  Anyone Can Read It - Part 1 of 2
  7. Alice Volkert - Digital Cameras for Genealogists
  8. Barry Ewell - The 30 Second Genealogist . . . How to Find Genealogy Answers You Want Now (MyGenShare)
  9. FamilySearch Team - New FamilySearch Tips, Tricks, & Resources
  10. Rose Ann Fisher - Capturing Images with Irfanview
11:30-12:00 Vendors / Activities
12-12:50pm Optional Lunch Provided - Sack lunches must be pre-ordered
1-2 pm
Session 2
  1. Robert Raymond - Baby Steps with Sources and Citations
  2. Karen Clifford - Writing a Good Conclusion Statement
  3. DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele - Not Your Mother's Genealogy: Embracing Technology
  4. Rose Ann Fisher - Bite Size Pieces:  How to Write a Personal History
  5. Ginny Ackerson - Records Created At Death
  6. Warren Bittner - German Gothic Handwriting, Anyone Can Read it - Part 2 of 2
  7. Marlo Schuldt - Scanning for Better Results
  8. Michael Booth - RootsMagic:  FamilySearch Made Easy
  9. Leonard Plazier - An Overview of Legacy Family Tree
  10. Bud Wood - Ancestral Quest Basics - Part 1 of 2
2-2:30pm Vendors / Activities
2:30-3:30
Session 3
  1. Robert Raymond - Baby Steps with Evidence Analysis
  2. Ginny Ackerson - Back Door and Rear Window Research Techniques
  3. Barry Ewell - Oral Histories:  Learn How To Record, Edit, and Use Oral and Audiovisual Interviews
  4. Carol Rice - Basic Elements and Tips for Creating an Engaging Family History Story
  5. Jason Harrison - City Directories:  More than Names and Addresses
  6. Shellee Morehead - Clusters and Chains for Finding Immigrant Origins
  7. Sandra Rumble - Genealogy Research Planning Using GenDetective CANCELLED!
  8. Kathy Bray - Making the Best Use of FamilySearch.org - What's New and Cool!
  9. Tom Underhill - Hands on Photoshop Retouching Lap
  10. Bud Wood - Ancestral Quest Basics - Part 2 of 2
3:30-4 pm Vendors / Activities
4 - 5 pm
Session 4
  1. DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele - Not Your Mother;s Genealogy:  1940 Census
  2. Karen Clifford - Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies
  3. Bret Petersen - Using an Apple (MAC) to Make Your Tree
  4. Carol Rice - A Few Reasons Why Storytelling Captures Everyone's Attention
  5. Jason Harrison - Mark Twain's Death Solves Family Mystery:  The Value of Newspaper Research
  6. Michael D. Lacopo - Using German Church Records
  7. Marlo Schuldt - Heritage Collector Software
  8. Michael Booth - What's New in RootsMagic 5
  9. Leonard Plaizer - New FamilySearch Made Easy with Legacy Family Tree
  10. Pat Jensen - Italian Indexing for the non-Italian Indexer
5 - 6:15 pm Vendors / Dinner Break
6:15 - 7:15
Late / Family Session 5
  1. Barry Ewell - Genealogy Treasures:  How to Find, Learn, and Share Genealogy - One Generation to the Next
  2. Michael D Lacopo - Deconstructing Your Family Tree:  Re-Evaluating the "Evidence"
  3. DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele - Not Your Mother's Genealogy:  I have an iPad and I'm Not Afraid To Use It
  4. Teresa Boyer Clark - Baskets Full of Memory
  5. Alice Volkert - Secret Census
  6. Warren Bittner - Once in Europe is Thorough Research Needed?
  7. Valerie Elkins - Interest in Pinterest:  Pinning Your Family History
  8. Kathy Bray - Using Descendancy Research to Find and Qualify Your Ancestors for Temple Work
  9. FamilySearch Team - "Ask an Admin" (one-on-one consultations)
  10. Bud Wood - Ancestral Quest Tips and Tricks
7:15 - 7:30 Vendors / Activities
7:30 - 8:30
Late / Family Session 6
  1. Teresa Boyer Clark - The Tapestry We Call Life
  2. Leland Meitzler - Genealogy on the Cheap
  3. Karen Clifford - Let Technology Get You There Faster
  4. Marlo Schuldt - Using Calendars and Storybooks to Increase Interest and Share Family History
  5. Christy Fillerup - Researching Your Utah Ancestors
  6. Ginny Ackerson - Beginning British Parish Records
  7. Tom Underhill - Taking Picture-Perfect Photos With Your Cell Phone Camera
  8. Michael Booth - RootsMagic:  Sharing and Publishing Your Family Tree
  9. FamilySearch Team - "Ask an Admin" (one-on-one consultations)
  10. Pat Jensen - Indexing Basics and Tips
 
 

Saturday

8am Registration
9-10
Keynote:  Panel Discussion - The Cool Parts of Family History:  Kids Having FUN!
10-10:30 Vendors / Activities
10:30-11:30
Session 1
  1. The Ancestry Insider - Lassie!  Go for Free Genealogy Help!
  2. Ginny Ackerson - It's About Time
  3. Shellee Morehead - Sex, DNA, and Family History
  4. Teresa Boyer Clark - Hearing the Voices of the Past
  5. Warren Bittner - Understanding and Researching Illegitimacy
  6. Valerie Elkins - Finding Your Japanese Ancestors
  7. DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele - Not Your Mother's Genealogy:  Online Photo Editing
  8. Barry Ewell - The 30 Second Genealogist:  How to Find Genealogy Answers You Want Now (MyGenShare)
  9. FamilySearch Team - If New FamilySearch is "New", Why Do We Need Family Tree?
  10. Linda Webb - Intro to FamilySearch Family Tree
11:30-12:00 Vendors / Activities
12-12:50pm Optional Lunch Provided - Sack lunches must be pre-ordered
1-2 pm
Session 2
  1. Devin Ashby - Indexing and Publishing the World's Record
  2. Alice Volkert - Record Keeping Methods
  3. Marlo Schuldt - Composing and Printing A Family History
  4. Teresa Boyer Clark - Prompting Tales from Surviving Generations
  5. Shellee Morehead - Finding and Using Manuscript Collections
  6. Pat Jensen - Paleography:  Early Handwriting - Can You Read It?
  7. Michael Booth - Genealogy On The Go
  8. Sandra Rumble - Planning A Research Trip Using GenDetective Cancelled!
  9. Tom Underhill - Preparing and Publishing Your Family
  10. Linda Webb - Advanced Features of FamilySearch Family Tree
2-2:30pm Vendors / Activities
2:30-3:30
Session 3
  1. Carol Rice - Simple Ways to Use Storytelling With Your Family
  2. Warren Bittner - Complex Evidence - What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters
  3. Barry Ewell - No More Guessing.  Secure Your Computer and Data In Ten Easy Steps
  4. Valerie Elkins - The Magic of Storytelling
  5. Ancestry Insider - Genealogy Internet Gems
  6. Michale D Lacopo - Methods for Identifying the German Origins Of American Immigrants
  7. DearMyrtle and Carrie Keele - Not Your Mother's Media:  Is Social Media A Genealogist's Tool?
  8. Michael Booth - Personal Historian 2:  New Tools to Write Your Life Stories
  9. FamilySearch Team - "Ask an Admin" (one-on-one consultations)
  10. Pat Jensen - Indexing Basics and Tips
3:30-4 pm Vendors / Activities
4 - 5 pm
Session 4
  1. Alice Volkert - Do It Backwards:  Finding Descendants First
  2. Janet Hovorka - Magnifying Glass, Wide-angle Lens or Telescope? Charts to Visualize Your Family Tree
  3. Michael Booth - Where In The World?  Geography, GPS, and Genealogy
  4. Valerie Elkins - Finding Your Family Stories
  5. Barry Ewell - How To Discover Treasures in the Library, Archives, and Societies
  6. Alan Mann - England Probate Records
  7. Marlo Schuldt - Smart Phone Family History Class
  8. Carol Rice - Publishing Workshop
  9. FamilySearch Team - "Ask an Admin" (one-on-one consultations)
 

Registration Cancellation Policy

For cancellations: full refunds, less a $5 administration fee, will be given through September 7, 2012. After September 7, 2012, registrants will be mailed a syllabus on CD if that was included in their registration option, but no refund of tuition. Please email info@ugagenealogy.org with questions.