Linda Okazaki Northwest Genealogy Conference, Arlington, WashingtonFinding Your Japanese Roots in the US and in Japan
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
Joanne M. SherFoundation for East European Family History Studies, Salt Lake City, UT1)Basics of Jewish Genealogical Research 2)Beyond the Basics of Jewish Genealogy 3)Hebrew for Translating Headstones & Records
Janice M. SellersStillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, Arlington, WAUsing Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Non-Jewish Research
Joanne M. SherFoundation for East European Family History Studies, Salt Lake City, UTHolocaust Research
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.
Karen KrugmanFlint Genealogy Society, Burton Senior Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Flint, MI 48507.So Your Female Ancestor Has No Surname?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Tina BeairdWheaton Public Library, Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL 60187Newspaper Necessities
Tina BeairdChicago Scots: Scottish Genealogy Group, Scottish Home 2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, ILResearching at the National Archives of Scotland
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
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.
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