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Online conference registration opens 2 December 2019

Program Changes

W154  Cari Taplin “Breaking New Ground: Creating a Locality Guide for New Research Areas”

T247  Syeda Hudda “Keeping up with Ancestry”

F319 Patricia Walls Stamm “Utilizing the Records of the BLM GLO Website”

S454  Angela Packer McGhie “Planning and Conducting Reasonably Exhaustive Research”

Session IDTitleRoomOrderDateTimesorttimeTrackSpeakersSponser
153A Widow, Midwife, and a Nun: A Case Study0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologySuzanne Russo Adams
152Conrad Beidler's Signature0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageJames M. Beidler
453Using OneNote to Organize Your Genealogical Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOrganizingKelli Bergheimer
122Shamrocks in Cyberspace: Irish Genealogy Databases0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageMichael Brophy
256Cutting Edge DNA—What’s So Big About Big Y DNA Testing?0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amDNASkip Duett
358Transcribe and Take Note—Using Google Docs, Sheets, and Keep for Data Collection0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amTech TipsNicole Dyer
404Researching Family Artifacts to Solve Brick Walls0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyPam Stone Eagleson
417Navigating the Unique Texas Land Grant System0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amStatesDiana Elder
422Austria, Poland, Russia, or Prussia? Making Sense of Central and East European Historical Geography0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageJoseph B. Everett
305Digital Library on American Slavery: Accessing Pre-Emancipation Court Petitions0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amAfrican AmericanJanis Minor Forte
444Criminals, Lunatics, and Witches, Oh My! Finding the Less Than Pleasant in Family History0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyCraig Foster
423When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster and Collateral Research Techniques0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOrganizingEmily H. Garber
315Freedmen’s Bureau Records—A Rich Source for Researching Black and White Ancestors0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amAfrican AmericanSharon Batiste Gillins
428Buried Treasure for the Colonial Southwest (Nueva Espana)0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOut WestDebbie Gurtler
412Using Online Scandinavian Church Records0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageJenny Hansen
145Where Did They Go When They Left Ohio?0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMigrationLaurie Hermance-Moore
251Bricks Without Straw? Careful Collection of Weak Evidence Builds the Case of Leven Green0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGPatricia Lee Hobbs
329Identifying the Right Ancestor: How to Apply the GPS in Irish Catholic Records0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionPamela Guye Holland
316Four Brothers, Four Stories: Discovering Your Ancestor’s Union Army Experience0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMilitarySharon Hoyt
222Ohana, Aiga, Famili, Whanau, Feti'i: A Beginner's Guide to Polynesian Family History0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageMiyamoto Loretta Jensen
128Constructing Clear Citations0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amWritingThomas Wright Jones
204Identifying Slaveholding Ancestors Using DNA Testing: Successful Strategies for African Americans0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyAndre Kearns
326The War of 1812: Service Records, Pensions, and Bounty Land0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMilitaryRebecca Whitman Koford
318Share and Organize with Evernote0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amTech TipsLianne Kruger
220Southerners in the Northern Midwest0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMiscellaneousPeggy Lauritzen
205FamilySearch's Secret Weapon: Court Order Books0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amRecordsBarbara Vines Little
228Mining, Logging, and Fishing: Early Work in the Pacific NW0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOccupationsJanice Lovelace
125How Settlers Guides Can Help Us Understand Our Ancestor’s Migration0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMigrationAnnette Burke Lyttle
219Records for Researching Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionAngela Packer McGhie
148Transcribing Documents: An Essential Skill for Genealogists0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amWritingJulie Miller
214Too Many Marys: Solving Identity and Same Name Conundrums0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyJill Morelli
449Mobile Technology for Genealogy0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amTech TipsJudy Nimer Muhn
252From Bourbon to Blue Jeans: Bavarian Jews and Their Influence on American Culture0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageSuzanne Kelting Myers
426Using the Online Bureau of Land Management Tract Books0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amLandMichael John Neill
311Establishing Identity and Proving Relationships: Research Methodologies That Work0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGDavid Ouimette
327Grandpa Was an Alien? Effective Naturalization Records Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amImmigrationDana Ann Palmer
126Celebrating the Vote: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amWomenGena Philibert-Ortega
209Help! The Irish Church Records I Need Are Missing0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionDavid E. Rencher
314Stock Marks Aren't Just Animal Brands—Use Them to Identify People Also0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amRecordsDiane L. Richard
243Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Dutch Migration Patterns0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMigrationMary Risseeuw
446Using Maps of the West to Further Your Genealogical Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amLandRick Sayre
343The Man Who Lived as Marcus Folderman0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyJeanette Shiel
323Problem Solving Like A Pro: Evidence Analysis, Correlation, and Conflict Resolution0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyJoseph B. Shumway
142In Search of a Home0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageJanette Silverman
430Stitching Together Family History; Finding Women in the Textile Arts0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amSourcesC. Ann Staley
218The New Deal: Putting Your Ancestors to Work0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOccupationsMichael L. Strauss
420Little School on the Prairie: Nineteenth Century Frontier Teaching0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amSourcesLori Thornton
456Yes, They Could Own Land: The Homestead Act and African American Homesteaders0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amLandJessica Trotter
147An Important Resource: German Immigrants in American Church Records0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionKelsee Walker
319So Many Records, So Little Time—Finding Your Utah Mormon Pioneer Ancestors0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionCarolyn Webber
443Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOrganizing Your ResearchAri Wilkins
208An Echo in the Forest: Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933–19420Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOccupationsPamela J. Vittorio
415Records of New York City's Emigrant Savings Bank0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amRecordsKatherine R. Willson
253Always Exploring: Italian Migration and Movement0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMigrationSuzanne Russo Adams
359Online German Church Registers, Duplicates, and Substitutes0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionJames M. Beidler
429Tech Tools for Diagramming Complex Relationships in Cluster and DNA Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amTech TipsNicole Dyer
201Who Was Charlotte Fasse Graue of the Principality of Lippe, Germany; Iowa; and Missouri?0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGPam Stone Eagleson
448Settlers of Indian Territory: Discovering their Stories in this Unique Place and Time0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOut WestDiana Elder
254Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyEmily H. Garber
424Drama in the Wills 1790–1866: The Journey of Two Families0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologySharon Batiste Gillins
212Portuguese Ancestors? Online Resources, Research Methodology, and Tips for Success0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageDebbie Gurtler
447Midwest Research at 30,000 Feet: A “Flyover” of Differences in Access and Repositories0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amStatesLaurie Hermance-Moore
441Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture: Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGSharon Hoyt
341Using Cluster Methodology to Solve a Long-Standing Problem0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGKaren Mauer Jones
345Uncovering the Life of a Free Black Virginian through Southern Claims Commission Records0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amAfrican AmericanAndre Kearns
421Defining Hope: Separating Men of the Same Name0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGRebecca Whitman Koford
150St Joe, Independence, and the Missouri Territory0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amStatesPeggy Lauritzen
457Getting Ready for a Research Trip to Virginia0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amStatesBarbara Vines Little
157Resources for Quaker Research in the Family History Library0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionAnnette Burke Lyttle
249Parishes, Priests, and Signs of the Sacred: Catholic Church Records0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionJulie Miller
302Using Scandinavian Records When You Don't Know the Language0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageJill Morelli
401Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGDana Ann Palmer
458Reconstructing the Asylum: Women of the San Francisco Almshouse0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOut WestGena Philibert-Ortega
350Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amResourcesDiane L. Richard
309The Dutch Reformed Churches in America0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionMary Risseeuw
346The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMilitaryMichael L. Strauss
259Finding Family in Religious Newspapers and Periodicals0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amReligionLori Thornton
454The Black Dagger: Solving a One-Hundred-Year-Old "Whose Was It?" Mystery0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyPamela J. Vittorio
413Staying Organized: Using Locality Surveys in Genealogical Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amOrganizing Your ResearchKelsee Walker
416Visualizing A Neighborhood Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Census Records, and City Directories0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amLandAri Wilkins
328Facebook's 13,000+ Genealogy & History Links0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amTech TipsKatherine R. Willson
402Tesoro! Beginning Italian Research0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageSuzanne Russo Adams
427Tackling the “Born in Pennsylvania" Problem0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amStatesJames M. Beidler
342What You Need to Know Before Researching Hispanic Ancestors0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amHeritageDebbie Gurtler
241Using Whole Family Research to Prove a Relationship0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amBCGBarbara Vines Little
223Exodusters: The Exodus of Freedmen to Kansas After the Civil War0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMigrationAnnette Burke Lyttle
303Eddie Wenck: The Case of a Little Lost Boy0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyJulie Miller
344Immigrant Letters, Memoirs, and Travel Journals0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amRecordsMary Risseeuw
313Central South Accreditation Case Study0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amMethodologyMichelle Ercanbrack
258Dannell "Danni" Altman-Newell "I've Been Working on the Railroad Research"0Program To Be Announced2021012501-25-202110:22 amDannell Altman-Newell