Adam Glenn, Owner and Agent of Family Roots Travel and author of Roots Traveler blog (www.rootstraveler.com), discusses what roots travel is, why travel to your roots, where you might visit, and how to plan your trip. Come learn how to get more out of your travel and your family history through roots travel.
by John Huff
How can a Wiki help in genealogical research? Why should a researcher use a forum or a blog? Discover the great power in using these collaborative tools to accomplish large tasks. The collective knowledge of many can be much more effective at solving tough problems than the expertise of just one person or small groups. This session will discuss what these tools are, their relevant applications, how to use them, and how they can be some of the most powerful tools in your genealogical toolkit.
by tami glatz
This presentation will discuss online digital libraries and archives, how to locate regional libraries and some of the treasures for genealogical research they hold.
by David Dilts
by Tom Underhill
Digitizing your existing photos requires more than just clicking the scan button. This class teaches techniques to maximize scanning of historical photographs, focusing on tin‐types and overly‐silver originals, faded images, and red‐shifted photos from the 1960s and '70s.
This session will provide an overview of readily available location based technology and information sources that can be applied in genealogical research. Case studies will also be presented which demonstrate how these sources can be leveraged to plan, discover, record, and analyze that research.
by Jennifer Dondero
The DAR Library is a genealogical library. Learn how to access it's unique sources from home whether your family arrived in 1690 or 1890.
by Michael Booth
The Global Positioning System (GPS) makes navigating the world easy. But its applications to family history may surprise you. We will talk about what is GPS, choosing a GPS receiver, recording GPS data in your family history software, and what to do with it when you have it.
by Deborah Campisano
This presentation will offer tips and techniques to help researchers with common‐surnamed ancestors overcome difficulties in determining which of many John Browns or William Thompsons is their ancestor.
Genealogists often hear about the term cluster genealogy, which encourages researchers to look not only at the family, but at the community to learn more details about the people and places that affected their own ancestors. But other than recording the names of the people – how can one find the stories of how some of the families living nearby interacted with each other?
Get a brief overview of the New FamilySearch system, and then discover how easy it is to access this new system from inside your RootsMagic software. Learn how to find people, sync (share) your data (in both directions) between RootsMagic and New FamilySearch, and find out what the future holds for software applications accessing this new system.
Come and learn ways to locate your Civil War era ancestors!
by tami glatz
An overview of the different types of information available on the internet that can be of benefit to the genealogical researcher, with specific website suggestions for each.
by Tamra Stansfield
German parish and civil registration records may contain a gold mine of information. Exceptions do exist, especially the early records, though for the most part they include the key elements needed for genealogical research. When available, the parish and civil registration records are our primary record source of individual life events. Unfortunately, there are instances when these vital records do not exist or are not accessible. In such cases, other types of records may be able to provide needed information. Too often these other records are overlooked in the research process.
by Jennifer Dondero
Need a record from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. but don't know how to get it? This lecture looks at some of the most common records requested and what you can do before ordering them, hiring someone to find them, or visiting NARA I.
by Paul Larsen
There are so many new family history tools and web sites. It's easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed. Here's a colorful tour of much of the new stuff to make it easier, save you hundreds of hours, and have fun connecting to your ancestors. Learn about the best of the Internet, free websites, and unique resources. Join the author of the book Crash Course in Family History, Paul Larsen, and see what you're missing!
by Nate Barrett
Record Search is a quick and easy way to search millions of historical records for clues about your ancestors. Come see an overview of Record Search.
by David Dilts
This class is designed to provide patrons with a basic understanding of U.S. vital records, including the various types of records, the civil jurisdictions that have responsibilities for the records, and the regional differences in the availability of those records.
by Arlene Eakle
Southern pedigrees present a big research challenge. There are 10 specific variants that give you a genealogy edge‐‐specific research differences from other parts of the United States (and perhaps the world at large) which shift the challenge in your favor! From Florida to Texas, from the Carolinas to Delaware, you can find your "lost" Southern ancestors!
Holly Hansen, President of Family History Expos, will share some of her personal research stories and tell how she learned to break down those brick walls. She will also show how easy it can be to share research experiences.
12th–13th November 2010