Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society

2017 Class Schedule

Thursday Sessions
7:30am- 5:00pm On-Site Registration Open
8:30am - 8:45am Daily Welcome, Housekeeping Items, and Prize Drawings
Time Thursday Sessions Speaker
8:45am - 9:45am Let Your DNA Tell Your Story Diahan Southard
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am “Ticked Off!” Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks Peggy Lauritzen
They Didn't All Come Through Ellis Island (Passenger Lists) Katherine R Willson
German Research for Those Who do not Speak German Jean Hibben
Breaking Through Brick Walls in Scottish Research Christine Woodcock
Digging for Ancestors at the Bureau of Land Management Michelle Goodrum
Angst-Free Citations--Really! Jill Morelli
 
11:30am - 12:30pm How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers – a Case Study Diahan Southard
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Can DNA Tell Me Where My Ancestors Came From Diahan Southard
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory Peggy Lauritzen
Records of New York City's Emigrant Savings Bank Katherine R Willson
Dead Language, Dead People: Translating Latin Records Jean Hibben
Criminals, Paupers and Lunatics Christine Woodcock
Did Your Ancestors Own Slaves? Janice Lovelace
Land Records: Using Indexes & Deeds to Move Your Research Forward Michelle Goodrum


 
Friday Sessions
7:30am- 5:00pm On-Site Registration Open
8:30am - 8:45am Daily Welcome, Housekeeping Items, and Prize Drawings
Time Friday Sessions Speaker
8:45am - 9:45am A Place for Caroline: A Case Study on Eastern European Immigrants Daniel Earl
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Introduction to GEDmatch: Tools for Analyzing DNA Michelle Goodrum
Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners; White Slavery Peggy Lauritzen
Sources for Locating Photos of Your Ancestors Katherine R Willson
Migration: Why They Left, Where They Went, and What That Reveals! Pam Vestal
They Came to America Christine Woodcock
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization (part 1) Janice Sellers
Too Many Marys: Identity and Same Name Conundrum Jill Morelli
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Ancestors in Context: Putting History in Your Family History Daniel Earl
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research Daniel Earl
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Descendency Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy Michael Strauss
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization (part 2) Janice Sellers
Solving Genealogical Mysteries with Facebook's 10,000+ links Katherine R Willson
The Devil is in the Details: Don't Overlook Minutiae! Jean Hibben
In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors Christine Woodcock
Voting Records: Genealogy’s Best Kept Secret Pam Vestal
 
5:30pm - 8:00pm Banquet:
Genealogy Roadshow: Behind the Scenes
What does it take to put together the hour long Genealogy Roadshow? Learn how many people, how many hours go into a single show and hear about the stories we don’t see on TV.
Kenyatta Berry


 
Saturday Sessions
7:30am- 5:00pm On-Site Registration Open
8:30am - 8:45am Daily Welcome, Housekeeping Items, and Prize Drawings
Time Saturday Sessions Speaker
8:45am - 9:45am Where does your story start? Kenyatta Berry
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Using atDNA for Family History Mary Kozy
Eastern European Genealogy: If I Can Do It, So Can You! (part 1) Pam Vestal
Mayflower and other Early Colonial Ships Jim Johnson
Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy Janice Sellers
Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of African American Research Janice Lovelace
Bankruptcy to Equity: Using Federal Court Records in Genealogy Michael Strauss
Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869 Mary Roddy
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Beginning Caribbean Research Kenyatta Berry
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm 1850 & 1860 Slave Schedules:  An untapped resource. Kenyatta Berry
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern European Genealogy: If I Can Do It, So Can You! (part 2) Pam Vestal
Becoming America: A Story of Immigration Janice Lovelace
Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogy Research Janice Sellers
Roosevelt’s Tree Army: Genealogy Research in the CCC Michael Strauss
Making Timelines Work for You Jill Morelli
Spreadsheets 101: Excel-lence in Genealogy Mary Roddy
 

The Daily Class Schedule may be subject to change prior to the conference opening. The final Daily Class Schedule will be published in the NwGC Syllabus.