Linda Okazaki Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, CaliforniaAn Introduction to Genealogy with Computer Lab
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.GenStock 2015, Herron, MIThe Professional Genealogist
Tina BeairdAcorn Public Library District, Acorn Public Library 15624 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452Unlocking the Secrets of Your Family Tree
Linda CoffinThe Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, St. PaulAdding Leaves to the Branches of Your Family Tree (workshop)
Mary RoddySeattle Genealogical Society, Seattle WashingtonRead 'Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR
Mary RoddyFiske Genealogical Society, Seattle WashingtonMore Than Just Databases
Katherine R. WillsonMidland (MI) Genealogical Society (mimgs.org), St. John's Episcopal Church, 405 N. Saginaw Rd, Midland, MILITTLE-KNOWN & RARELY-USED GOOGLE RESOURCES & 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, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Translation and more. Handouts provided.
IT WON’T DIE WITH YOU!!! THE IMPORTANCE OF A GENEALOGICAL CODICIL TO YOUR WILL – When you die, what will happen to the genealogical materials you’ve accumulated throughout your research? Do your loved ones know what to do with your collection after your death, or are you at risk of losing it all to the trash bin when your estate is cleared out? A genealogical codicil to your will can clearly state your wishes, and this presentation will discuss the many options available to you. Sample copies of codicils will be distributed.
Linda Okazaki San Joaquin County Genealogical Society , Stockton, CaliforniaThe California Genealogical Society: Connecting People to Their Diverse Family Heritage
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!
Janice M. SellersMerced County Genealogical Society, Doris Cochran Research Room, Merced County Library, 2100 O Street, Merced, CAWhere There's a Will: Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections
Katherine R. WillsonIrish Genealogical Society of Michigan (miigsm.org), Gaelic League Irish American Club, 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MITopic to be determined
Diane L. RichardCumberland County Public Library, Family History Day, Fayetteville, NCWho's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy
Daniel EarlClinton County Michigan Genealogy, St. Johns, MichiganCemetery Research: Leave No Stone Unturned
Introduction to Eastern European Research
Jill MorelliWhatcom County Genealogical Society, Saint James Presbyterian Church, 1910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA"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 MorelliWhatcom County Genealogical Society, Saint James Presbyterian Church, 1910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA"Insanity in the 19th Century: One Family's Story," Take a look at the history of treatment and the care of the insane during the 19th c. We will review publicly available records, discuss the methodology of procurement of mental health records through the courts and review what types of records can be obained.
Janice M. SellersCalifornia Genealogical Society, 2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: What's Buried in Cemetery Records
Gail D. HershenzonDetroit Historical Society, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MichiganWalking/driving tour of Woodmere Cemetery.
Linda CoffinMinnesota Genealogical Society, St. Paul, MinnesotaVoila! A Family History Book: Design & Publishing Techniques (workshop at North Star Genealogy Conference)
Linda CoffinMinnesota Genealogical Society, St. Paul, MinnesotaOrganizing Systems for Family History Research (workshop at the North Star Genealogy Conference)
Jill MorelliHeritage Quest Fall Seminar 2015, Faith Covenant Church 1915 Washington St., Sumner, WA"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.
Janice C LovelaceHeritage Quest Research Library, Sumner, WashingtonFinding Women's Records in the Courthouse
Mary RoddyWhatcom County Genealogical Society, Bellingham, WashingtonTrails West
Janice C LovelaceFinding Your Roots Seminar, Surrey, British ColumbiaHow Healthy is Your Tree?
Introduction to American Records
Tina BeairdWheaton Public Library, Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL 60187Newspaper Necessities
Mary RoddySouth King County Genealogical Society, Des Moines, WashingtonWhere There's a Will, There's a Way (to Find New Genealogical Information)
Tina BeairdAlgonquin Public Library, Algonquin Public Library 115 Eastgate Dr Algonquin, ILCSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Muskogee County (OK) Genealogical Society, Muskogee Public Library, Muskogee, OKNative American Research
Michelle GoodrumMesa Regional Family History Center, ASU Institute Building, Tempe, AZThe Genealogical Proof Standard’s Essential Concepts: Or How to Analyze Your Documents
Linda Okazaki Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose, CaliforniaFinding Your Japanese Roots in the US and in Japan
Tina BeairdChicago Scots: Scottish Genealogy Group, Scottish Home 2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, ILResearching at the National Archives of Scotland
Linda CoffinAssociation of Personal Historians, Sacramento, CAHistorical Research 101 (workshop during the four-day annual APH conference)
Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGSWellington County Museum , Fergus Ontario CanadaAn Ancestor Investigator Biography Writing Workshop
Tina BeairdPlainfield Public Library, Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, IL 60544CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation
Shirley Gage HodgesJackson County Genealogical Society, Jackson, MITBA
Mary RoddySno-Isle Genealogical Society, Lynnwood, WashingtonLt. Mark L Golden: A Case Study in World War II Research
Katherine R. WillsonFord Genealogy Club of Michigan (fgc.dianesgenealogy.com), Ford World Headquarters, 1 American Rd, Dearborn, MILITTLE-KNOWN & RARELY-USED GOOGLE RESOURCES & 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, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Translation and more. Handouts provided.
Jill MorelliFamily History Fair: Eastside, Redmond Stake Center, 10115 172nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052Insanity in the 19th Century: One Family's Story: We will discuss the history of treatment and the institutionalization of the insane before, during and after the 19th c. Then, using the presenter's great grand uncle as a case study who was a patient in Elgin, IL from 1872-1905, we will review publicly available records, discuss the methodology of procurement through the courts, review what types of records can be obtained and what answers are revealed.
Jill MorelliFamily History Fair: Eastside, Redmond Stake Center, 10115 172nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052Fire Insurance Maps: The Google Maps of their Day: I love maps! We will explore the history of fire insurance maps and illustrate how maps can assist you in your family history. Did you know there were over 50K maps cities and towns which had fire insurance maps made of them starting as early as 1860? There are also maps of distilleries and sugar plantations and was not limited to the US in their coverage.
Jill MorelliFamily History Fair: Eastside, Redmond Stake Center, 10115 172nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052Overview of Swedish Research:"An Overview of Swedish Research" Feel intimidated using foreign records? Swedish records are some of the most approachable. Learn the "Big Four" record sets of Sweden and how to access them. We'll be your cruise director as you "cross the pond."
Deborah A. Carder MayesSummit County Genealogical Society Banquet, Tallmadge, OhioUncle Sam's Records
Jane Neff RollinsWhittier Area Genealogical Society , Whittier, CA Is There a Baby Catcher In Your Bloodline?
Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed.Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society, Round Lake Beach Cultural Center, Round Lake Beach,ILHow Do I Keep All This Stuff Straight: Organizing Your ResearchThe Homestead Act and Land Entry Files
Finding and Using Historical Newspapers in Genealogical Research
The New Madrid Earthquake and other Calamities that Shook Our Ancestors
Daniel EarlMSU Community Club Family Links Genealogy Group, East Lansing, MichiganFuneral Homes and Ancestors: They're Dying to Meet You!
Mary RoddyOhio Genealogical Society Conference, Mason, OhioRead 'Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR
Mary RoddyOhio Genealogical Society Conference, Mason, OhioTelling Their Story When They Left No Story