Schedule

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

  Getting Started with Genealogy Research
10:00 am Getting Started
Crista Cowan
1:00 pm Beginning Your Genealogical Journey
Katherine R. Willson
2:30 pm Location! Location! Location! Surveying the Places your Ancestors Lived
Jana K. Greenhalgh, AG
4:00 pm Records, Rules, and Repositories
Katherine R. Willson
5:30 pm Beginning Strategies for Searching Online Records and Resources
Cheri Hudson Passey

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

  Methodology Records - General Focus Areas
8:30 am Keynote Address: "Looking Back in the Future"
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
10:00 am Finding Ancestral Origins by Using Neighborhood Research
Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG, CGL
Census Records
Crista Cowan
Irish Land Records
Paul Milner
1:00 pm Finding Descendants in Your Family Tree
Diane Henriks
Anatomy of Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Finding the Correct Place: Maps and Gazetteers for Scottish Research
Paul Milner
2:30 pm Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
Rich Venezia
Church Records for Genealogical Researchers
Rev. David McDonald, DMin
Censuses and Census Substitutes for English and Welsh Research, 1690-1840
Amy Harris, PhD, AG
4:00 pm Analyzing and Correlating Documents: Essential Skills for Genealogists
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
Read All About it: A Guide to Newspapers Online
Luana Darby
English and Welsh Poor Law Records before 1834
Amy Harris, PhD, AG
5:30 pm Is My Brick Wall Really Record Loss?
Kelvin Meyers
Your Ancestor's Life in Color: Social History and Genealogy
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Italian Research: Civil Registration Online and in the Archives
Suzanne Russo Adams

Friday, 17 Sep 2021

  DNA Records - Legal Focus Areas Professional Topics
8:30 am Overview of DNA Types and Companies: Where and Why to Test
Gretchen Jorgensen
Courting America: Using Court Records
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Lifting the Curtain on East European Family History Research
Joseph B. Everett, MLS, AG
Accreditation: An Overview of the Benefits and Process
Jana K. Greenalgh, AG
10:00 am Pedigree Triangulation: A Key Methodology for Genetic Genealogy
Diana Elder, AG
Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship
Rich Venezia
It's What They Answer To: Understanding Ashkenazi Jewish Names
Emily Garber
Certification: My Journey to Earn the Certified Genealogist Credential
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
1:00 pm DNA Testing Plans
Paul Woodbury, MEd
"To Dorothy my Dearly Beloved Wife”: Using Probate Records
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
German Genealogical Research
Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG
Career Paths for the Genealogist
Kelly Summers, AG
2:30 pm A Guide to Third Party Tools for DNA Testing
Michelle Leonard
Federal Land Records – a Goldmine of Kinship Information
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
German Paleography
Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG
A Genealogist's Guide to Social & Email Marketing
Anne Merrell
4:00 pm Into the Unknown: Methodologies for Adoption, Unknown Parentage, and Misattributed Parentage
Paul Woodbury, MEd
Puzzle Pieces: Understanding and Mapping State Land States
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
Beginning Norwegian and Danish Research
Jeffrey M. Svare, AG
Writing and Publishing
Tristan L. Tolman, AG
5:30 pm Ethical Considerations: Using DNA for Genealogy
Melinda Henningfield, CG, CGL
Your Ancestor's Tax Records
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Beginning Swedish and Finnish Research
Jeffrey M. Svare, AG
Public Speaking: Engaging with Audience At-Home and In-Person
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

Saturday, 18 Sep 2021

  Technology Records - Military Focus Areas
8:30 am Beyond the Basics: Online Research Techniques
Cheri Hudson Passey
Records of Military Services from the Colonial Era to Vietnam
Michael L. Strauss, AG
Finding Your Ancestral Roots in Canada
Jacqueline Kanyuck, AG
10:00 am Spreadsheets for Genealogists: Five Ways They Can Help You in Your Research
Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
A Smoking Bullet: Military Pension Records - Revolution through Civil ar
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
Native American Tribal Genealogy
Rick Fogarty
1:00 pm Digital Organization
Lianne Kruger
Bounty Land Records - As Good as a Pension!
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGl, FUGA
Researching African American Ancestors Who Came Out Of Slavery
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL
2:30 pm Evernote for Genealogists
Lianne Kruger
The Draft and Selective Service System
Michael L. Strauss, AG
Dispensado por el Obispo: Affinity, Consanguinity, and Other Marriage Complications
Debbie Gurtler, AG
5:00 pm Closing Event and 50th Anniversary Celebration