Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
These workshops REQUIRE Conference Registration and have an additional cost due to the personalized environment provided with a maximum of 35 attendees.
NEW for 2019 – Featured Speaker Workshop Series
A special workshop with one of the featured speakers and a maximum of 30 attendees.
Thursday 8-10 – Beginning Genealogist: Climb Your Family Tree with Lori Lyn Price
Learn about popular genealogy research websites and software programs, review the most common record types used in genealogical research, and discover research standards including documentation and the Genealogical Proof Standard.
Thursday 1:30-3:30 – Reading & Understanding Old Documents with Michael LeClerc, CG
Images of original documents are easier to access than ever before. Learn how to read and understand these records to better understand the information contained within them.
Thursday 4-6 – Third Party Tools with Blaine Bettinger
What else can yo do with your DNA test results? During this workshop, we will look at third-party platforms such as GEDmatch and DNAPainter, and the many powerful things we can do with them, including mapping our DNA. Hands-on exercises offer an opportunity to explore tools that are sometimes too daunting to jump into alone!
Friday 9-11 – Hands On Intro to Jewish Genealogy with Meredith Hoffman
Basic strategies for researching your Jewish immigrant ancestors: US records and repositories, web sites, specialized Jewish sources, and how to use that information to get back to the “old country.”
Friday 1:30-3:30 – After the Test: Exploring AncestryDNA Results with Jennifer Zinck
Your DNA test results are in but now what? This hand-on workshop will guide you through your AncestryDNA results and introduce third=party tools for interpretation.
Friday 4-6 – Crafting Successful Searches with Cyndi Ingle
Whether you’re using Ancestry, FamilySearch, Google, or any other searchable database online, there is an art to a well-crafted search. We will cover search strategies, tips, and tricks to make your time online more productive for your research.
Saturday 9-11 – Writing Your Family History with Melissa Johnson, CG
You’ve spent years researching – n ow hat? Learn how to preserve your work for future generations by writing and publishing a compelling family history.
Saturday 1:30-3:30 – Photo Detecting 101 with Maureen Taylor
Solving photo mysteries is about studying the clues, organizing your research, and testing your hypothesis.
Saturday 4-6 – Comparing Evidence and Resolving Conflicts with Thomas Jones
This workshop covers formats and techniques for comparing and contrasting (“correlating”) genealogical information to identify points of agreement and disagreement, reveal evidence that isolated information does not state, and resolve conflicts to establish working hypotheses and conclusions.