LECTURE TITLE: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research SESSION NUMBER:  S453 TIME & DATE:  Saturday, 05 May 2018, 4 p.m. Recent years have witnessed a massive increase in accessible Sephardic resources. This has assisted both Jewish genealogists and Hispanic/Iberian genealog...

LECTURE TITLE: Finding Family with DNA Testing SESSION: W160 DATE & TIME: Wednesday,  02 May 2018, 4 p.m. Richard Hill discovered the power of DNA during his long search for biological ancestors. He will introduce us to several forms of DNA testing as he shares the fascinating story of his per...

Follow the Rivers 1790 – 1825: Trails that Opened the Northwest Territory SESSION NUMBER: W124 TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 03 May 2018, 11 a.m. Recommended for anyone searching for “misplaced relatives” who moved west at the end of the American Revolution. This lecture offers clu...

LECTURE TITLE: Jewish Genealogy for Non-Jews: History, Migration and DNA SESSION NUMBER: F346 TIME & DATE: Friday, 04 May 2018, 9:30 a.m. SPONSOR:    MyHeritage Many people today have discovered they have Jewish ancestry, either as a result of traditional genealogical research or via the r...

LECTURE TITLE: Michigan’s Anti-Slavery Newspaper: The Signal of Liberty SESSION NUMBER: F355 TIME & DATE: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM SPONSOR: Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society of Detroit and the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission Utilizing the newspaper, this presentation will focus on Michigan...

LECTURE TITLE: Understanding Y-DNA and DNA Projects SESSION NUMBER: S410 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 8:00 am SPONSORED BY: Family Tree DNA While autosomal DNA dominates genetic genealogy conversations, for those genealogists and family historians who want to trace the origin of a surnam...

Lecture Title: The Lincoln Highway: The First National Memorial to Abraham Lincoln Session: T214, Time & Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 9:30 AM The Lincoln Highway was the first improved transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching 3,389 miles from Times Square in New York to Linc...

LECTURE TITLE: Hierarchy of Research Archives in Ohio SESSION NUMBER: W125 TIME & DATE: Wednesday, May 2, 11 am Do you have Ohio ancestors? (Editor: Yes, yes, oh yes…) Learn about the hierarchy and collections of genealogical libraries, archives, and repositories in Ohio. Find hidden gems...

LECTURE TITLE: Finding a German Heimat Online SESSION NUMBER: F342 TIME & DATE: 2:30 p.m., Friday, 4 May 2018 Finding the location of a German-speaking ancestor’s home village (or Heimat in the mother tongue) is crucial to success in extending your pedigree generations-deep into Europe. While...

SESSION TITLE: Jumping Over Hurdles in Eastern European Research SESSION NUMBER: S424 TIME & DATE: Saturday 05 May 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern European genealogy research is a marathon, not a sprint! At Lisa’s session, attendees will learn skills to overcome the most common hurdles with n...