Katherine R. WillsonNorthwest Suburban Illinois Genealogical Society (www.nwsgenealogy.org), WebinarSOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 5,000+ GENEALOGY GROUPS – 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 be given handouts as well as a link to a free downloadable PDF file listing 5,000+ genealogical pages & groups on Facebook.
Debra Dudek, BA, MScNorth Suburban Genealogical Society, 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook ILDiscovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry
Daniel EarlMSU Community Club Family Links Genealogy Group, East Lansing, MichiganFuneral Homes and Ancestors: They're Dying to Meet You!
Tina BeairdStickney Forest View Public Library, Stickney Forest View Public Library 6800 43rd St, Berwyn, IL 60402Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree
Diane OslundDearborn Genealogical Society, Dearborn, MichiganThe Keepers! Documents and items that are especially worthy of keeping. The unusual or one of a kind.
Jill MorelliNordic Immigration in the Pacific Northwest--Then and Now, Seattle, WAThe 'Push' and the 'Pull': Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant
Janice M. SellersCalifornia State Genealogical Alliance and Fresno County Genealogical Society, Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720"Grandma, Who Are You?: Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree" and "Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752"
Deborah A. Carder MayesUnion County Genealogical Society, Marysville, Ohio 43040Where's the Proof?
Jill Morelli2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WAThe Rise and Fall of Genealogical Popularity in History: this is a joint presentation with Lisa Oberg
Diane OslundBerrien County Genealogical Society, St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area. Exact location will be added later."Let Your Fingers Do the Walking!” Dig into directories and see what we can learn from them. Just how much can they tell us about our ancestors and other family members? Learn what they have to say about the community where our family resided. How can that help us in our research?
“Those Pesky Females” Having trouble with your female ancestors surname? Just what was her name at birth, at death and in-between?
Debra Dudek, BA, MScSchaumburg Township District Library , Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193What's the Buzz About BillionGraves?
Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGSSaskatchewan Genealogical Society, Regina, SaskatchewanOntario Vital Stats
Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGSSaskatchewan Genealogical Society, Regina, SaskatchewanThe Original People - Looking for the Illusive Aboriginal Ancestor
Shirley Gage HodgesFamily History Center, East Lansing, Michigan, East Lansing, MIWhither Thou Goest: Tracing Your Female Ancestors and Writing Your Family History
Mary RoddyOhio Genealogical Society Conference, Mason, OhioRead ‘Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR - Learn where to find free and pay newspaper sites online. Understand how to put OCR mistakes to work for you to increase search results. See a method to make sure you do thorough searching in every newspaper every time.
Mary RoddyOhio Genealogical Society Conference, Mason, OhioTelling Their Story When They Left No Story - You've spent years (or decades) working on your genealogy. Now it's finally time to take all that data and put it together into a story that your relatives - yes, even your spouse and children! - will want to read. Mary Roddy will show you how to take your data and "fluff it up" with the kinds of details that draw your reader into the story of their ancestors' lives.
Caron Primas BrennanElgin Genealogical Society, Elgin ILWhere Did I Put Grandpa? Organizing for Genealogists
Julie Miller, CGNational Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaCarriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records;Eddie Wenck: The Case of the Little Lost Boy;Alien Registration Records
Bethany Waterbury, D.V.M.French Canadian Historical Society of Michigan, Mount Clemens, MichiganUsing DNA to Breakdown Brick Walls
Karen KrugmanFox Run Genealogy Society, Fox Run VillageTBD
Jill MorelliSouth King County Genealogical Society, Wesley Homes, Des Moines, 816 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198.Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
Jill MorelliIndiana State Library, Genealogy and Local History Fair, Indianapolis, IndianaFire Insurance Maps: The Google Maps of their Day
Janice M. SellersCalifornia State Genealogical Alliance and California Genealogical Society, California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, Cto be determined