Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

From Despair to Cargoes of Hope: WWII’s Displaced Persons Session: S460, Time & Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:00 p.m.   Many immigrants entered the U.S. under the Displaced Persons Act following World War II. Is your ancestor named in the record sets created? The purpose of this a...

German Handwriting for the Intermediate Learner SESSION: F323, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, 11 a.m. SPONSOR: SK Translations Katherine Schober Have German documents, but can’t read them? You’re not alone. This elusive script has caused many a genealogist to squint in confusion, wonderi...

Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication Session: F341, Time and Date: Friday, 10 May 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Sponsor: Board for Certification of Genealogists Nancy A. Peters As family historians we all enjoy the hunt for information about ancestors’ past lives. We love solving ...

Cards, Clevises, and Calomel: What Probate Files Reveal about Our Ancestors Session: T225, Time and Date: Thursday, 09 May 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Nancy A. Peters Twenty-first century family historians want more than names and dates collected on pedigree charts. We long for connections—an understand...

Dropsy? Quinsy? Consumption? SESSION: T209, TIME & DATE: Thursday, 09 May 2019, 8 a.m. Kimberly Ormsby Nagy Did you ever wonder what caused your ancestor’s death? While some causes may be obvious, others are more obscure. Once you find a diagnosis, we will learn what it was and how to deciphe...

Death Records: Moving from When and Where to How and Why SESSION: T249, TIME & DATE: Thursday, 09 May 2019,  2:30 p.m. Kimberly Ormsby Nagy When we first start researching our family, we are taught that a death record is important in giving us the date and place of death. There is so much more...

Deconstructing the Neighborhood: Using the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to Understand Communities Session: S445, Time & Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 2:30 p.m. Cheri Daniels Many of us have used the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to locate our ancestors’ residences or to map out significant str...

Kentucky Roots Revealed: Statewide, Regional, and National Resources for Finding Kentucky Ancestors SESSION: F356, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:00 p.m. Cheri Daniels Every day, researchers walk into the Kentucky Historical Society library with questions about their Kentucky roots. While ...

Advanced Research in Passenger Arrival Records SESSION: W126, TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 11:00 a.m. Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS Passenger arrival records are the link that connects the old country to the new and completes a chain of events for our ancestors. These records may provide a...

Finding the Meaning Behind Objects: Analyzing Artifacts for Genealogical and Family History Research SESSION: T227, TIME & DATE: Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Ellen Mays Family heirlooms are a treasured part of many family history collections. The stories that family artifacts carry with ...