Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society

2018 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 Seven Key Concepts to Working with Autosomal DNA CeCe Moore
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Catholic Catechism: Researching your Catholic Ancestors Lisa Oberg
Discover Your Swedish Roots Using ArkivDigital Kathy Meade
Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research Lisa Alzo
The Old Line State: Beginning Maryland Research Daniel Earl
Habits of the Effective Genealogy Strategist Amie Bowser Tennant
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Autosomal DNA Theory: The Dos and Don’ts of Genetic Genealogy CeCe Moore
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breaking Through Genealogical Brick Walls with DNA CeCe Moore
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Answering Columbia’s Call: Women’s Service During WWI Lisa Oberg
Historical Maps: The World At Your Fingertips Michael Strauss
Researching the Great Lakes State: Beginning Michigan Research Daniel Earl
Swedish Genealogy in a Computer World Kathy Meade
Deed You Hear About These Underutilized Records? Amie Bowser Tennant


 
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 Away, I’m Bound Away! - Migrations Into the Shenandoah Valley Peggy Lauritzen
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Records of Invention: Your Ancestors in the Patent Office Michael Strauss
Introduction to the Swedish Church Books Kathy Meade
Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Eastern European Research Lisa Alzo
Discovering Your Immigrant’s Origins: Exhausting Every Resource Rich Venezia
40+ Sources for Finding Females' Maiden Names Katherine Willson
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Plain Folks - Researching Amish and Mennonite Families Peggy Lauritzen
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm School Daze Peggy Lauritzen
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Jumping Over Hurdles in Eastern European Research Lisa Alzo
George Randall in WWII- Beyond the Military Record: A Case Study Barbara Randall
Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors Michael Strauss
Discovering Your Immigrant’s Origins: Digging Deeper Rich Venezia
Coming To Your Census: Using State Census Records Daniel Earl
What's In A Name: Surname Variations & Clues to Ethnicity Judy Muhn
 
5:30pm - 8:00pm Banquet:
Making History with Genetic Genealogy - Recent strides in technology have enabled genetic genealogy to play a leading role in both rewriting and making history, and CeCe has been along for the ride. She will share her behind-the-scenes experiences and research in this exciting presentation.
CeCe Moore


 
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 Colonial Immigration: The English Pioneers of Early America Beth Foulk
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Grandpa Worked For the Railroad Janice Lovelace
Native American, First Nations, Indian - Native Research Judy Muhn
Genealogy Oops! Or How I Killed 17,000 People on My Tree Barbara Randall
Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors Rich Venezia
The Voyage to America Katherine Willson
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Where did you come from, Missouri Settlers? Beth Foulk
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm The Battle for Bounty Land: War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars Beth Foulk
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Mining, Logging and Fishing: Early work in Pacific NW Janice Lovelace
The Personal Effect of Financial Crises on Our Ancestors Katherine Willson
Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country Rich Venezia
Beyond the Passenger Lists Barbara Randall
Acadian & French-Canadians in North America Judy Muhn
 

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.