2018 Conference Program

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Session IDTitleRoomOrderDateTimesorttimeTrackSpeakersSponser
W101Coming Along the Towpath: The Erie Canal and the Peopling of the Great Lakes States02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201808:00 am1525248000Opening SessionJohn Philip Colletta
W121The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is Your Friend, Not Your Enemy02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800BCG SkillbuildingDavid E. Rencher
W122Give Me…Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free: Immigration and Naturalization02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800Immigration and MigrationJeanne Larzalere Bloom
W123Turn a Name into a Life Story by Researching, Reasoning, and ‘Riting02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800MethodologyThomas Wright Jones
W124Follow the Rivers 1790‒1825: Trails That Opened the Northwest Territory02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysCarrie Eldridge
W125Hierarchy of Research Archives in Ohio02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800State ResearchKelli Jo Bergheimer
W126Statistically Speaking—the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Vital Record Research02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800RecordsVic Dunn
W127The Goldmine of Military Pensions02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800MilitaryRick Sayre
W128Social Media: Five Reasons Genealogists Should Use It02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800TechnologyMaureen Taylor
W129Yeast, Grain, Hops, and Water: the Impact of Beer in American History02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800OccupationsJen Baldwin
W130Growing Trees with Good DNA: Case Studies in Genetic Genealogy02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201811:00 am1525258800DNA DiscoveriesDavid Ouimette
W131The Family Reunion...02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201812:15 pm1525263300Social Meal EventDavid McDonald
W132No Place Called Home: Confessions of a Rolling Stone02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201812:15 pm1525263300Social Meal EventRorey Cathcart
W133Genealogical Mis-adventures from New York02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201812:15 pm1525263300Social Meal EventD. Joshua Taylor
W141What Do I Really Have Here? Analyzing Sources Effectively02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400BCG SkillbuildingRuth Ann Abels Hager
W142They Came to Canada02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400Immigration and MigrationKathryn Lake Hogan
W143Dutch Genealogy 101: Finding Your Ancestors from the Netherlands02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400MethodologyYvette Hoitink
W144Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysCari A. Taplin
W145Finding Treasurers in the Hoosier Courthouse02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400State ResearchMichael D. Lacopo
W146Discovering Minister Isaac Steele and His Family Using Land Records and Manuscripts02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400RecordsJ. Mark Lowe
W147The Nature of Genealogy through a War of 1812 Ancestor02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400MilitaryTony Burroughs
W148Google Photos—A Technical Deep Dive02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400TechnologyMark Steven Middleton
W149English Occupation and Guild Records02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400OccupationsPaul Milner
W150How DNA and Traditional Research Led an Adopted Daughter to Her Birth Mother: Kelly's Story02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201802:30 pm1525271400DNA DiscoveriesKaren S. FranklinKelly Moore
W151Analyze This! Scrutinizing Evidence for Problem Solving02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800BCG SkillbuildingVic Dunn
W152Tracing your Dutch Immigrant Ancestor from Home to Here02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800Immigration and MigrationJanet Sjaarda Sheeres
W153Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800MethodologyElizabeth Shown Mills
W154Traveling the US Marine Highway02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysPatricia Walls Stamm
W155Virtue, Liberty, and Independence: Pennsylvania Research02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800State ResearchKristin Harms
W156Wholes Not Holes: Complete Census Research Not Swiss Cheese02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800RecordsC. Ann Staley
W157Tracing Your Ancestors through Military Records02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800MilitaryShirley Gage Hodges
W158Things You Didn't Know You Could Do Online—WOW!02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800TechnologyCarolyn Joy Webber
W159Digging for Gold: Locating British Miners and Their Records 02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800OccupationsPaul Milner
W160Finding Family with DNA Testing02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201804:00 pm1525276800DNA DiscoveriesRichard Hill
T201The Poor and the Landless: Correlating Indirect Evidence to Build a Proof Argument02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400BCG SkillbuildingRick Sayre
T202German Trails—Leaving European Homes and Locating Across America02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400Immigration and MigrationCarrie Eldridge
T203Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Ancestors Who Came Out of Slavery02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400MethodologyLaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
T204No Car—Did Your Ancestors Come by Passenger Rail Car?02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysKaren L. Molohon
T205Researching Your New England Ancestors Online and in Repositories02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400State ResearchDavid Allen Lambert
T206Navigating the Records of the United Kingdom on Findmypast02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400RecordsThomas McGill
T207Volunteer Heroes: Militia to National Guard02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400MilitaryAlice Hoyt Veen
T208Digital Preservation02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400TechnologyEric John Wells
T209From Nails to Plows: Blacksmiths and Their Contributions to Midwestern Development02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400OccupationsAnnette Burke Lyttle
T210Getting Your Results is Just the Beginning02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201808:00 am1525334400DNAJim Brewster
T211BCG Certification Seminar02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800BCG SkillbuildingStefani EvansNancy A. PetersJeanne Larzalere Bloom
T212For Family, Faith, and Fortune: Emigration from the Netherlands in the 1800s02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800Immigration and MigrationYvette Hoitink
T213The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800MethodologyJudy G. Russell
T214The Lincoln Highway: The First National Memorial to Abraham Lincoln02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysBruce B. Butgereit
T214Pathways from New England to New York02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysD. Joshua Taylor
T215Midwestern Research on Ancestry02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800State ResearchJuliana Szucs
T216Researching the Poor: Tips for Researching the Less than Successful02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800RecordsDarryn Lickliter
T217The Price of Loyalism: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800MilitaryTerry Koch-Bostic
T218Productivity Trifecta: ToDoist, Trello, and Evernote02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800TechnologyRorey CathcartJen Baldwin
T220Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800DNAAnna Swayne
T219Grinding Out a Living: Millers and Millwrights02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800OccupationsLori Thornton
T222How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestors Get Here? Migration Trails West02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200Immigration and MigrationElissa Scalise Powell
T223Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200MethodologyElizabeth Shown Mills
T224French-Canadian Migrations Out of Québec02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysJudy Nimer Muhn
T225Ohio: A Genealogy Treasure02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200State ResearchDana Palmer
T226Your Ancestors' World Revealed: Using 19th-Century Newspapers for Family History02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200RecordsJohn Philip Colletta
T227Researching American Military Service in the Revolution02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200MilitaryChristine Crawford-Oppenheimer
T228Cloud Computing for Genealogy: Applications, Strategies, and Workflows02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200TechnologyColleen E. Greene
T229Reconstructing the Lives of Your Farming Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200OccupationsAnnette Burke Lyttle
T230 The YDNA Test Should be your Favori02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200DNADiahan Southard
T231And Then There's My Museum Job...02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201812:15 pm1525349700Social Meal EventElizabeth Kelley Kerstens
T232My Infamous Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201812:15 pm1525349700Social Meal EventTony Burroughs
T233Manerva Barbee: a Most Determined Woman02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201812:15 pm1525349700Social Meal EventLiz Ross
T241Mind Mapping as Method: Focusing Your Research Question02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800BCG SkillbuildingAmy Larner Giroux
T242Westward Migration from New England to the Midwest02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800Immigration and MigrationJulie Miller
T243When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800MethodologyJudy G. Russell
T244Tragedy of the Phoenix: A Ship Disaster in Lake Michigan02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysMary Risseeuw
T245Fifteen Tools for Tracing Your New York Ancestors Online02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800State ResearchD. Joshua Taylor
T246Making Those Early Census Records Talk02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800RecordsJ. Mark Lowe
T247Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800MilitaryJames N. Jackson
T248Surviving the Digital Dark Ages—Backups and Archiving02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800TechnologyMark Steven Middleton
T249Riding the Rails with Railroad Men02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800OccupationsPatricia Walls Stamm
T250Your Cousins Are Your Secret Weapon02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201802:30 pm1525357800DNAAngie Bush
T251Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200BCG SkillbuildingJeanne Larzalere Bloom
T252Moving North: Migration from the Carolinas and Tennessee to the Midwest02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200Immigration and MigrationLori Thornton
T253Making Good Use of Direct and Indirect Evidence02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200MethodologyAmy Harris
T254Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack a French-Canadian into Québec from the US02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200Paths, Trails, and WaterwaysGeorge Findlen
T255Using Michigan Records to Reconstruct a New England Family02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200State ResearchThomas Wright Jones
T256Reading and Writing “Section, Township, and Range” Land Descriptions02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200RecordsRuth Ann Abels Hager
T257Getting to Know Fold3: The Web's Premier Collection of Original Military Records02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200MilitaryGordon Atkinson
T258Google Mapping Your Ancestors' Footsteps02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200TechnologyPamela Boyer Sayre
T259Men At Work: Occupational Records02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200OccupationsRorey Cathcart
T260Native American DNA: Separating Fact from Fiction02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201804:00 pm1525363200DNABlaine Bettinger
T261Going on a Research Trip—NGS Style02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201809:30 am1525339800Special ProgramsPatricia Walls Stamm
T262Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical and Archival Research02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201811:00 am1525345200Special ProgramsBrooke Schreier Ganz
F301History, Records and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800BCG SkillbuildingAngela Packer McGhie
F302The Great Migration: Tracking African Americans to Northern Industrial Cities02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800Immigration and MigrationAri Wilkins
F303Glory to God! Dutch Christian Reformed Church: Online, Parish, and Archive Records02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800ReligionJill Morelli
F304New Strategies in German Research with an Emphasis on Jewish Research02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800EthnicityKaren S. Franklin
F305Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Wolverine State02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800MichiganKris W. Rzepczynski
F306Probate Laws and Records in Scandinavian Countries02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800RecordsGeoffrey Fröberg Morris
F307Company K of the Michigan First Sharpshooters (The “Indian” Company)02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800MilitaryJames N. Jackson
F308Slave Tags: A Southern Legal System That Mandated Tagging Slaves and Free People of Color02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800African AmericanJanis Minor Forte
F309Help Wanted? Learning to Use Newspapers.com02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800Tips and TechniquesPeter Drinkwater
F310Discovering Your Family History with MyHeritage's Unique Technologies and DNA02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800DNADaniel Horowitz
F311Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: Separating Same-Name Soldiers, War of 181202018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200BCG SkillbuildingElizabeth Shown Mills
F312Migration Patterns of Germans within America02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200Immigration and MigrationSharon Cook MacInnes
F313Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200ReligionPaul Milner
F314Irish Research—Using Online Resources02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200EthnicityRick Sayre
F315“New Ireland”: Northfield Township, Michigan’s Irish Pioneer and Early Settler Burials02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200MichiganDerek J. BlountAbigail R. Eynon
F316Pushing Up Daisies: Cemetery Research02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200RecordsJeanne Larzalere Bloom
F317Anatomy of a Civil War Pension File02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200MilitaryJulie Miller
F318Gleaning Genealogical Information About Enslaved Ancestors from the Probate Files of Slaveholding Families02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200African AmericanLaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
F319Reading Immigrant Clues in Family Photos02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200Tips and TechniquesMaureen Taylor
F320Tracing the Tribe with DNA02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201809:30 am1525426200DNASchelly Talalay Dardashti
F321Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600BCG SkillbuildingThomas Wright Jones
F322Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin: Dutch Colonies in the Mid-1800s02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600Immigration and MigrationMary Risseeuw
F323Catholic History and Records in New York State02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600ReligionTerry Koch-Bostic
F324Researching Italian Americans in the Midwest02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600EthnicityMary M. Tedesco
F325Early Land Records in Michigan and the Old Northwest Territory02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600MichiganAngela Packer McGhie
F326U.S. Passport Applications02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600RecordsDebra S. Mieszala
F327Best Approaches for Researching World War II Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600MilitaryDavid Allen Lambert
F328Free Negro Registers: A Northern Resource02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600African AmericanDeborah A. Abbott
F329Best Practices for Research in Scandinavian Countries02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600Tips and TechniquesGeoffrey Fröberg Morris
F330Slice of the Pie02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600DNADiahan Southard
F341A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200BCG SkillbuildingJudy G. Russell
F342Finding a German Heimat Online02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200Immigration and MigrationJames M. Beidler
F343Michigan Quakers: Their History and the Records They Left02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200ReligionAnnette Burke Lyttle
F344Save the Last Dance for Me: Discovering the Social Lives of Our Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200EthnicityMary M. Tedesco
F345Demystifying Michigan Court Records02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200MichiganJessica Harden
F346Jewish Genealogy for Non-Jews: History, Migration, and DNA02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200RecordsSchelly Talalay Dardashti
F347Michigan Men of Color, Honor, and Value02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200MilitaryShelley Viola Murphy
F348From Census to Slavery02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200African AmericanTony Burroughs
F349Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200Tips and TechniquesJohn Philip Colletta
F350The Danger of Distant Genetic Matches02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200DNABlaine Bettinger
F351Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem-Solving02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600BCG SkillbuildingElissa Scalise Powell
F352Single Dutch Woman Immigrating to America: Where She Came from and Where She Settled02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600Immigration and MigrationJanet Sjaarda Sheeres
F353Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600ReligionMichael D. Lacopo
F354Native, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600EthnicityJudy Nimer Muhn
F355Michigan’s Anti-Slavery Newspaper: The Signal of Liberty02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600MichiganRochelle E. Danquah
F356What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy?02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600RecordsJanette Silverman
F357Over the Top: Researching Your Michigan World War I Ancestor02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600MilitaryKris W. Rzepczynski
F358Searching for the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owner's Descendants02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600African AmericanBernice Alexander Bennett
F359Creating Google Alerts for Genealogy02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600Tips and TechniquesKatherine R. Willson
F360Using Genetic Communities to Tell Your Story02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600DNAAnna Swayne
F361Using Research Logs and Creating Client Reports that Include DNA Results02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201808:00 am1525420800Special ProgramsAngie Bush
F362How the Archives of Michigan Made Digitized Death Records Available to Genealogists02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201811:00 am1525431600Special ProgramsJan Meisels AllenJan AlpertFrederick E. MossKris W. Rzepczynski
F363Finding Answers Using Ancestry DNA02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201802:30 pm1525444200Special ProgramsAnna Swayne
F364Using Technology to Learn NGS Style02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201804:00 pm1525449600Special ProgramsPatricia Walls Stamm
F370NGS Banquet: "Famous Storms and Shipwrecks of The Great Lakes"02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201807:00 pm1525460400Social Meal EventRic Mixter
S401The Five-Story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200BCG SkillbuildingDebra S. Mieszala
S402Colonial Research: New York and Dutch02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200New YorkWilliam T. Ruddock
S403“An Invitation to the Land”: The Midwestern Settlements of the Irish Catholic Colonization Association02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200ReligionEileen Curley Pironti
S404An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200EthnicityColleen E. Greene
S405Traffic Violations, Criminal Complaints, and Marriages: Records of a Justice of the Peace02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200MichiganAdam D. Oster
S406Rise and Fall and Rise of a Family/Local History Treasure02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200RepositoriesKris W. RzepczynskiRandy Riley
S407Stickin’ to the Union: Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogical Research02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200OrganizationsJane Neff Rollins
S408Enslaved Blacks in White Church Records: An Overlooked Resource02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200African AmericanWevonneda Minis
S409Creating Your Personal Continuing Education Plan02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200Tips and TechniquesElissa Scalise Powell
S410Understanding Y-DNA and DNA Projects02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201808:00 am1525507200DNAJanine Blackerby Cloud
S411Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye!02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600BCG SkillbuildingLaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
S412Trace Your 18th and 19th Century Midwest Ancestors Back to New York02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600New YorkTerry Koch-Bostic
S413Unlocking Roman Catholic Records—the Catholic Heritage Archive02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600ReligionJen Baldwin
S414Discovering Your Czech and Slovak Roots02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600EthnicityLisa A. Alzo
S415Menus, Housekeepers, and First Ladies: Discovering Unique Michigan Manuscript Collections02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600MichiganDeborah A. Abbott
S416Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600RepositoriesJohn Philip Colletta
S417Keeping Green the Memory: Post-Civil War Legions, Armies, and Orders02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600OrganizationsBruce B. Butgereit
S418The Precarious Lives of Midwest Free Blacks Pre-186502018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600African AmericanJanice Lovelace
S419“Inebriety Regarded as Potomania” and Other Death-related Data02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600Tips and TechniquesAmy Larner Giroux
S420Weaving DNA Results into a Proof Argument02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600DNAKaren Stanbary
S421Evidence Correlation: Making the Most of Your Research02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000BCG SkillbuildingNancy A. Peters
S422Three Keys to New York: State Censuses, NY Public Library, and NYG&B’s Vast Collections02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000New YorkSusan R. Miller
S423Squeezing Every Drop Out of Polish Parish Registers02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000ReligionDavid Ouimette
S424Jumping Over Hurdles in Eastern European Research02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000EthnicityLisa A. Alzo
S425Research Collections at the Library of Michigan—An Overview02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000MichiganMathew Pacer
S426Accessing and Acquiring the Records of Eastern Europe: FamilySearch Efforts 2012–201702018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000RepositoriesGreg Nelson
S427Finding Value in Meeting Minutes: The Records of Fraternal Organizations02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000OrganizationsJen Baldwin
S428Seven Proven Strategies for Identifying Slave Ownership and Reconstructing Families: New Paths and Trails02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000African AmericanJanis Minor Forte
S429Trousers, Beds, Tacks, and Housekeeping Bills: Problem-solving with ‘Trivial Details’02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000Tips and TechniquesElizabeth Shown Mills
S430GEDmatch—Tools to Interpret DNA Matches and Find More Matches02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201811:00 am1525518000DNAMary Eberle
S431Good Migrations in the Midwest02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201812:15 pm1525522500Social Meal EventMary M. Tedesco
S432FamilySearch - Bringing the Records of the World to You02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201812:15 pm1525522500Social Meal EventStephen J. Valentine
S433Paths to Your Past: Story Telling to Bring Us Together02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201812:15 pm1525522500Social Meal EventJudy G. Russell
S441Mrs. Jane Harvey and Dr. Lippincott: Triangulation and Indirect Evidence Reassemble a Pennsylvania Family02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600BCG SkillbuildingStefani Evans
S442Finding Their Routes: Travelers and Boatmen on the North American Canals02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600New YorkPamela J. Vittorio
S443Casting the Net: Denominational, Ethnic, and Specialized Newspaper Research02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600ReligionCari A. Taplin
S444Researching Records of the Former Soviet Republics02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600EthnicityGreg Nelson
S445Nothing in Life is Free… Unless You are Talking about NDNP…Chronicling America 1690–196302018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600MichiganKim Hagerty
S446100 Years Later: Bringing Your Female Ancestors to Life with Archival Resources02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600RepositoriesJulie TabbererJo Ellyn Clarey
S447Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We're Dry: Prohibition and Its Records02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600OrganizationsKristin Harms
S448Studying Free People of Color in Apprentice Records02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600African AmericanAri Wilkins
S449Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestor’s Identities and Relationships02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600Tips and TechniquesThomas Wright Jones
S450The Emotional Side of DNA02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600DNABernice Alexander Bennett
S451Dear Me: Writing Research Reports to Yourself02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000BCG SkillbuildingYvette Hoitink
S452Afloat or Ashore: Tracing and Tracking Erie Canal Workers, 1817–191802018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000New YorkPamela J. Vittorio
S453The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000ReligionSchelly Talalay Dardashti
S454Methodology for Researching your Scots-Irish Ancestors02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000EthnicityDavid E. Rencher
S455Michigan Homesteaders!02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000MichiganShelley Viola Murphy
S456Using PERSI Like a Pro02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000RepositoriesCari A. Taplin
S457Lineage Society Papers: Guidelines for a Successful Application02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000OrganizationsC. Ann Staley
S458The (Underground) Railroad Runs Through Here—Ohio and Michigan02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000African AmericanJanice Lovelace
S459Cluster Research, or Discovering You’re Related to the Whole Block02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000Tips and TechniquesJessica Trotter
S460Evaluating Genealogical Conclusions Using DNA02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201804:00 pm1525536000DNABlaine Bettinger
S461The Professional Toolkit: Making the Most of DNA Gedcom02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201809:30 am1525512600Special ProgramsAngie Bush
S462Finding Answers Using Ancestry DNA02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201802:30 pm1525530600Special ProgramsAnna Swayne
W170Society Night02018 Conference Program2018050205-02-201805:00 pm1525280400Social Event
T270Western Michigan Genealogical Society Host Event—President Gerald R. Ford Museum02018 Conference Program2018050305-03-201806:00 pm1525370400Social Event
S470NGS Annual Meeting02018 Conference Program2018050505-05-201805:15 pm1525540500MeetingBen Spratling
F332NGS Barbecue in Exhibit Hall02018 Conference Program2018050405-04-201812:15 pm1525436100Social Event
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