Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society
 
 Northwest Genealogy Conference 2020: 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 1950 US Federal Census - Are You Ready? Thomas MacEntee
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Calamity's Wake: Natural Disasters Our Ancestors Experienced Lisa Oberg
Dissecting Civil War Pension Packets: Union and Confederate Jill Morelli
Finding Substitutes for Vital Records Peggy Lauritzen
PERSIbilities: Better Research with the Periodical Source Index Cari Taplin
Probate Solves Problems: Finding a Man's Wives Through His Heirs Jay Fonkert
Using Timelines to Untangle Same Name Individuals Amberly Beck
 
11:30am - 12:30pm The Other Census: US State Censuses Thomas MacEntee
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm How to Deal with Other Genealogists Without Going Crazy! Thomas MacEntee
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm America's Turnpikes, Rivers, and Canals Peggy Lauritzen
Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research With Maps Cari Taplin
Finding Hidden Records on FamilySearch Amberly Beck
Finding Ancestors' Pre-Immigration Origins: a Three-step Strategy Jay Fonkert
Sisters Unite: Two Hundred Years of Women's Suffrage Lisa Oberg
Whether the Weather: How the Weather Affected our Ancestors Jill Morelli
 
 
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 Your Slice of the DNA Pie Anna Swayne
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Canadian Research: Tools & Techniques Judy Muhn
Casting the Net: Denominational and Ethnic Newspaper Research Cari Taplin
Colonial Censuses in British America Peggy Lauritzen
Not Who He Once Was: Finding Your Name-Changing Ancestor Mary Roddy
That Splendid Little War: Research in the Spanish-American War Michael Strauss
Using Geo-Genealogy to Solve a German Immigration Puzzle Jay Fonkert
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Cracking the Case Using DNA Anna Swayne
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm DNA Health, The New Kid on the Block Anna Swayne
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm A Million Ways to Die: Death, Dying and Burial in Colonial Times Daniel Earl
Huzzah! There's A Lineage Society for That! Kathleen Kaldis
Making Sense of the Census: 7 Steps to EVERYTHING You Need Judy Muhn
Storytelling and How NOT to Revise History Laura Hedgecock
What Are the Records Really Telling Me?  Learning to Use Indirect Evidence Amberly Beck
Every Picture Tells A Story Dave Obee
 
5:30pm - 8:00pm Banquet:
Prisoners, Thieves, and Scoundrels: Our Black Sheep Ancestors
Michael Strauss


 
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 Land Ho! Calling All Mayflower Descendants Kathleen Kaldis
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Better Writing through Research Laura Hedgecock
Decoding Social Security: Providing Benefits to our Ancestors Michael Strauss
DNA Daniel's Way Daniel Earl
The Top 5 Tribes: Researching the Largest Native Peoples Judy Muhn
The Wandering Ways of our Eastern European Ancestors Dave Obee
 
11:30am - 12:30pm From Pilgrims to Pioneers: Researching Your New England Ancestors Kathleen Kaldis
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Folklore, Tall Tales, and Genealogy: Finding the Stories in Your Family Tree Kathleen Kaldis
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern European Family History Online! Dave Obee
Far From the Famine: Finding Origins of Your Irish Ancestors Mary Roddy
Helpful Technology Tools for Family History Writers Laura Hedgecock
Influenza: The Twentieth Century's Deadliest Pandemic Michael Strauss
Son of a Witch: Accused New England Witches and Their Descendants Daniel Earl
 

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.