Schedule

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

  Getting Started with Genealogy Research
10:00 am Getting Started
Crista Cowan
1:00 pm Introduction to Records
Katherine R. Willson
2:30 pm Locality Survey
Jana K. Greenhalgh, AG
4:00 pm Research Basics
Katherine R. Willson
5:30 pm 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 Research
Paul Milner
1:00 pm Finding Descendants in Your Family Tree
Diane Henriks
Civil Registration Records - The Anatomy of BMD
Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Scottish Research
Paul Milner
2:30 pm Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
Rich Venezia
Church Records
Rev. David McDonald, DMin
Censuses and Census Substitutes for English and Welsh Research, 1690-1840
Amy Harris, PhD, AG
4:00 pm Evidence Analysis and Correlation
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
Newspapers
Luana Darby
English and Welsh Poor Law Records before 1834
Amy Harris, PhD, AG
5:30 pm Brick Wall Research
Kelvin Meyers
Social History
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
Gretchen Jorgensen
Courting America: Using Court Records
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Eastern European Research
Joseph B. Everett, MLS, AG
Accreditation
Jana K. Greenalgh, AG
10:00 am Pedigree Triangulation: What is it and How Can it Solve Brick Walls?
Diana Elder, AG
Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship
Rich Venezia
Jewish Research
Emily Garber
Certification
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 Research
Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG
Genealogy Career Paths
Kelly Summers, AG
2:30 pm Third Party Tools
Michelle Leonard
Federal Land
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 Unknown Parentage And DNA Testing
Paul Woodbury, MEd
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
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 Online Research Techniques
Cheri Hudson Passey
Service Records
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
Military Pension Records
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
Native American Tribal Genealogy
Rick Fogarty
1:00 pm Digital Organization
Lianne Kruger
Bounty Land
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
Draft and Selective Service
Michael L. Strauss, AG
Dispensado por el Obispo: Affinity, Conanguinity, and Other Marriage Complications
Debbie Gurtler, AG
5:00 pm Closing Event and 50th Anniversary Celebration