Janice M. SellersEast Bay Genealogical Society, Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602Immigration and Naturalization Research
Richard M. DohertyOhio Genealogical Society, Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Columbus, OHExciting Developments in Ireland & Northern Ireland Online Research
Richard M. DohertyOhio Genealogical Society, Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Columbus, OHMisconceptions and Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Irish Records
Jill MorelliEastside Genealogical Society , Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004"The "Push" and the "Pull": Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant" Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Case Studies will be studied for motivations.
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Canadian Valley Technology Center, Holt Campus, Yukon, OKIntermediate Genealogy
Diahan SouthardOhio Genealogical Society, Columbus, OHWhat Now? Next Steps for Autosomal DNA Testing
DNA Testing and Your Ethnic Origins
Carla S. CegielskiOhio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, Columbus, OhioTreasures of the Internet Archive
Carla S. CegielskiOhio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, Columbus, OhioEstate Planning Genealogy-Style
Dana Ann Palmer, CGOhio Genealogical Society - Annual Conference, Columbus, OhioBusting Through Brick Walls by Understanding County Boundaries
Jill MorelliSkagit Valley Genealogical society, Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Avenue, Burlington, WA"An Overview of Scandinavian Research:" Intimidated by International research? Scandinavian records are some of the most approachable. Learn about the "Big Three"--parish, censuses/clerical surveys, and emigration records for Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Canadian Valley Technology Center, Holt Campus, Yukon, OKAdvanced Genealogy
Gail Shaffer BlankenauSioux Valley Genealogical Society, Sioux Falls, South DakotaBeginning Genealogy -- Hunting and Gathering
Karen KrugmanWaterford Genealogy Society Lock-In, Waterford Library, 6 Pm to midnightHere Comes The Judge (Courthouse Records)
Tina BeairdDuPage Genealogical Society, 225 n. Cross Street Wheaton, IL 60187Newspaper Necessities: Newspapers hold an astounding amount of genealogical and local history information other than obituaries. Learn how to find the hidden gems in newspapers like claim day notices, cards of thanks, society news, tax notices and more. Learn how to locate digital copies of original newspapers as well as what online indexes and abstracts exist.
Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGSTennessee Valley Genealogical Society, Huntsville, AlabamaResearching Virginia's Records
Virginia's Tax Records: A Goldmine of Information
Beyond the Courthouse: Virginia's Manuscript Collections
Identifying Women: The Ultimate Brick Wall
Diane L Giannini , CGHot Springs VillageArkansas Genealogy Society, Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village, ARAll day event with four lectures - Research Using the Library of Congress from Your Home - Research Using City Directories with the Census As Your Guide - Mapping Your Genealogy - Case Study for Finding the Impossible
Karen KrugmanPinckney Community Public Library, PinckneyFemale Ancestor / Abbrv. Color & Extra Extra
Diane OslundPickney Community Public Library, 125 Putnam Street Pinckney, MI 481692 talks at their Genealogy Seminar. Talks to be determined.
Laura H. CongletonIrish Family History Fair, Bethpage Public Library, NYOld Fulton NY Postcards website
Gail Shaffer BlankenauSioux Valley Genealogical Society, Sioux Falls, South DakotaMorning Sessions are: Genealogy 102 -- The Journey; and Stories in Stone -- Cemetery Research. Afternoon Sessions are: Using German Parish Records; and Who is Hiding in Your Drawer? Dating and Identifying 19th Century Photographs
Katherine R. WillsonIrish Genealogical Society of Michigan (http://miigsm.org), Gaelic League Irish American Club, 2068 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MITopic to be determined
Katherine R. WillsonWaterford Genealogical Society of Michigan (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miwatgs), Waterford Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MIUSING FACEBOOK’S 4,000+ GENEALOGY GROUPS FOR RESEARCH
Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation will introduce members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the process of creating an account, joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for their specific genealogical needs. Participants will also be given a link to a free downloadable 120-page PDF file listing 4,000+ genealogical pages & groups on Facebook. Handouts provided.
Dawn Thurston, MAOrange County Family History Fair, 674 S. Yorba Street, Orange, CA TBA
Dana Ann Palmer, CGChampaign County Genealogical Society, Urbana, OhioAdvanced Search Strategies at Family Search
Janice M. SellersCalaveras Genealogical Society, LDS Conference Center, 400 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA2015 Spring Seminar: Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study, Get Me to the Church on Time: Finding Religious Records, Where There’s a Will: Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections, They Wouldn’t Put It on the Web If They Didn’t Want Me to Use It: Copyright Issues for Genealogy
Ted GostinWhittier Area Genealogical Society, Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor Online
Dana Ann Palmer, CGSinclair Community College, Courseview Campus - Mason, OhioClass 7: Chronicling America
Shirley Gage HodgesEast Lansing Family History Center, East Lansing, MITownship Records and The Orphan Trains
M. Diane RogersKamloops Family History Society, Calvary Community Church 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BCMy Conference sessions:
Where Are the Women in My Family History?
Deadline: Newspapers for Family History Research
Genetic Genealogy - Now It's For Everyone
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Touchmark at Coffee Creek, 2801 Shortgrass Road, Edmond,OKFinding the Facts, Preserving the Family Stories
Jill MorelliBritish Columbia Genealogical Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada"The "Push" and the "Pull": Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant" Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Case Studies will be studied for motivations.
Jill MorelliBritish Columbia (CA) Genealogical Society, Vancouver, BC"I Found My Family on the Internet! Now What do I do?" Have you posted your information on the internet? Did you use Ancestry or Rootsweb. Or maybe FindAGrave or FamilySearch? Learn how to assess the site, the author and the content in a methodical way so that you can be more comfortable in what information you decide to use and what you don't.
Jill MorelliBritish Columbia (CA) Genealogical Society, Vancouver, BC"Soldiers, Spies & Farm Wives: the Changing Roles for Women during the Civil War," Learn how wars provide opportunities for women that resonate for decades.
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MOProving Native American Ancestry (T206 8:00 AM)
Julie Miller, CGNational Genealogical Society, St. Charles, MissouriBecoming an American: Naturalization Records
Sheila BenedictNational Genealogical Society, St. Charles, MOWhat Happened in Missouri Didn't Stay in Missouri: California Here They Come (F316)
Julie Miller, CGNational Genealogical Society, St. Charles, MissouriOrganizing Your Genealogy Without Losing Your Mind
Nancy Lee Waters LauerNGS - GSG Track, St. Charles, MOTotal Presentation Experience
Laura H. CongletonMiddlesex Genealogical Society, Darien Library, CTResearching Your Civil War Veterans
Janice M. SellersAfrican American Genealogical Society of Northern California, Oakland Public Library Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602Grandma, Who Are You?: Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Julie Miller, CGNational Genealogical Society, St. Charles, MissouriHow to Plan Your Digital Afterlife (Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memerial Lecture)
M. Diane RogersCommunity College for the Retired, 6650 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BCIntermediate Genealogy, 8 weeks. Taught in a computer lab; access to Ancestry Library Edition.
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MOThe Homestead Act and Land Entry Files (S418 9:30 AM)
Shirley Gage HodgesKalamazoo Co Gen. Society, Kalamazoo, MichiganThe Orphan Trains
M. Diane RogersUnited Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, Victoria, BCAdding DNA to Your Family History Toolbox
Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGSThe Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2015, Barrie, OntarioTracking Your Illusive Aboriginal Ancestors
Katherine R. WillsonTroy Public Library (www.troylibrary.info), 510 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MILITTLE-KNOWN & RARELY-USED GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS - Many genealogists barely scratch the surface of what Google has to offer. This presentation offers tips & techniques for doing more efficient research utilizing Google’s full capabilities, and discusses Google Alerts, Google Books and Google Translation features. Handouts provided.
Sheila BenedictSouthern California Genealogical Society, Burbank Airport Marriott CACalifornia Historic Missions
Dana Ann Palmer, CGClermont County Genealogical Society,
Ted GostinSouthern California Genealogical Society, 46th Annual Jamboree, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport HotelReading Jewish-Russian Vital Records for the Non-Russian Speaker
Linda SernaGenealogical Society of North Orange County, Yorba Linda Community Center, corner Imperial Hwy & Casa Loma, Imperial Rm ASpanish Land Grants of the Southwest
Dana Ann Palmer, CGWarren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, OhioRootsMagic
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, WebinarProving Native American Ancestry
Gail D. HershenzonWoodmere Cemetery, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MichiganWalking/driving tour of Woodmere Cemetery
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Virtual Instute of Genealogical Research, WebinarProving Native American Ancestry, Part II
Jill MorelliCape Cod (MA) Genealogical Society / Falmouth (MA) Genealogical Society, Sturgis Library, Route 6A in Barnstable, MA"Soldiers, Spies and Farm Wives: The Changing Roles of Women during the Civil War." War is horrific and the Civil War was particularly so. Nevertheless, war and conflicts often accelerate innovation and opportunity. Learn how some women survived and even thrived during this 19th century conflagration and recognize the present day legacy of this change.
Jill MorelliCape Cod (MA) Genealogical Society / Falmouth (MA) Genealogical Society, Sturgis Library, Route 6A in Barnstable, MA"The "Push" and the "Pull": Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant" Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Case Studies will be studied for motivations.
Gail Shaffer BlankenauHomestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, NebraskaKeynote
Ted GostinOrange County California Genealogical Society, Huntington Beach Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA1. Finding Vital Records Online - Beyond Ancestry.com and FamilySearch
2. Breaking Down Brick Walls: Three Case Studies
Kelli Bergheimer, MEd, MSMMontgomery County Genealogical Society, Routsong Funeral Home 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering Ohio1:00 p.m. Organizing Your Files and the Mess on Your Desk
Karen KrugmanMuskegon County Genealogical Society, 5209 grand Haven Rd., Muskegon, MI (corner grand haven & porter)Common sources in uncommon places
Cari Taplin, CGNorthwest Genealogy Conference, Arlington, WAThe conference is 3-days, Aug 13-15, 2015. I will be speaking on the following days and topics:
-The Heart of it All: From New England to Ohio, A Case Study
-An Obituary Obsession: Finding and Analyzing Obituaries for Successful Research
-The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories to Enrich Your Research
Janice M. SellersStillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, Arlington, WAWhere There’s a Will: Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections, at Northwest Genealogy Conference
Jill MorelliNorthwest Genealogical Conference 2015 (NWGC 2015), Byrnes Performing Arts Center 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Arlington, WA 98223"House History: Wherever You Live!" Learn from an architect/genealogist about how to track the records and assess the house for the purposes of knowing more about your parcel, your home and your neighborhood.
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.GenStock 2015, Herron, MIThe Professional Genealogist
Jill MorelliSkagit Valley Genealogical society, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St, Mount Vernon, WA"Just Do it! Writing Your Family History" There are a myriad ways to write your family history and much depends on the kind of writer you are, the "product" you have to work with and the outcome you desire. We will explore options and even practice a little writing to get you started. Just do it!
Jill MorelliHeritage Quest Fall Seminar 2015, Exact location TBD, Sumner, Washington"Soldiers, Spies and Farm Wives: The Changing Roles of Women during the Civil War." War is horrific and the Civil War was particularly so. Nevertheless, war and conflicts often accelerate innovation and opportunity. Learn how some women survived and even thrived during this 19th century conflagration and recognize the present day legacy of this change.
Shirley Gage HodgesJackson County Genealogical Society, Jackson, MITBA
Karen KrugmanWestern Wayne Genealogy Society, Livonia Snr Center, Corner of Farmington Colonial Research