Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society

2019 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 Direct Line Testing Angie Bush
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Spare Me Over: Death, Dying, and Burial Customs in the Colonies Daniel Earl
Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist and More! Jill Morelli
Using Ethnic Newspapers and Publications for Genealogy Research Lisa Alzo
Who Needed It Anyway? Finding Your Family Without the 1890 Census Sara Cochran
Becoming Washington: Who Came to the Northwest and Why Janice Lovelace
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Answering Genealogical Questions with Autosomal DNA Angie Bush
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Power Tools to Make the Most of Your DNA Test Angie Bush
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Researching Your Urban Ancestors Michael Strauss
The Genealogical Proof Standard According to Sherlock Holmes Jill Morelli
Researching Your Eastern European Roots Over Here and Over There Lisa Alzo
Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Family Oral History Sara Cochran
Black Gold: Coal Mining in the Pacific Northwest Janice Lovelace


 
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 Researching Your Colonial War Ancestors Michael Strauss
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am Don’t Build Your Own Brick Walls Jill Morelli
Exploring Emigration and Immigration from Both Sides of the Pond Lisa Alzo
Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Finding Vital Records in the Land of Sain Sara Cochran
Canadiana’s Genealogical Treasures Dave Obee
The New Deal Programs and Projects of the 1930s Katherine Willson
(DNA)-Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches Mary Eberle
 
11:30am - 12:30pm A House Divided: Researching your Civil War Ancestors Michael Strauss
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm Researching your World War II Ancestors Michael Strauss
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Motive, Means, and Opportunity: The Sad Saga of George Richards Jean Hibben
You CAN Take It With You! Mobile Genealogy Tools Judy Muhn
Between Friends/Entre Amis: Relatives Across the Border Dave Obee
Social Movements of the 19th Century Katherine Willson
(DNA)-Using DNA for Adoption and Unknown Parentage Work Mary Eberle
Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors Pam Vestal
 
5:30pm - 8:00pm Banquet:
AncestoRRRRs! How Piracy Affected Your Ancestors
Daniel Earl


 
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 The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists Thomas MacEntee
 
9:45am - 10:15am Break
 
10:15am- 11:15am DNA/201: I Got My Results, Now What Daniel Earl
BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils and Pitfalls of Online Trees Jean Hibben
No Dead Ends: Finding Your Way Through Family Roadblocks Judy Muhn
Using Maps in Genealogy Katherine Willson
Writing Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read Pam Vestal
 
11:30am - 12:30pm Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching Thomas MacEntee
 
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
 
2:00pm - 3:00pm After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research Thomas MacEntee
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Pandemics and Epidemics: Issues of Politics, Economy, and Religion Jean Hibben
Seeking a Higher Source: The Resources of Faith Communities Judy Muhn
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context Dave Obee
(DNA)- X Marks the Spot: X-DNA for Genealogical Research Mary Eberle
Discovering Your Ancestor’s Life in Records of Death Pam Vestal
 

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.