2017 Spring Conference Schedule

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FRIDAY PROGRAM
31 March 2017
 
9:00 am – 10:30 a.m.
Registration (Willow Room)
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Opening Session and Welcome
11:00 a.m.
Keynote Session:  D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
Family History: What the Future Holds
Glimpse the future of family history through changes in technology, research methods, and other community developments.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F01) Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F02) New Tools and Ideas in Research.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F03) Workshop - Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid. Note: a laptop will be necessary for this workshop. There will be an additional cost of $12 for this workshop and there is a maximum of 50 registrations.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F11) Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F12) Creating a Family History of Lasting Value.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F13) Documentation: The What, Why, Where, and How.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F14) Using Autosomal DNA to Solve a Family Mystery.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F21) Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners; White Slavery in America. 
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F22) German Migration into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F23) Scots-Irish Migration into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.                                 
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F24) Quaker Migration into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F31) Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records. 
3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F32) I’ve Got a Loyalist in the Family!?  (NOTE: 2 hour session, with a break)
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F34) Canadian Ports of Entry: Ship Passenger Lists, Immigration Records, and Border Crossing Records.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F41) Life in 17th & 18th Century New England.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F42) Life in 19th & 20th Century New England.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F43) Onsite New England Research.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F44) Online New England Research.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F51) German for Genealogists. 
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F52) Finding a German Heimat Online. 
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F53) Mining the “┼░ber-sites” for German Ancestors.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F54) Online German Church Registers, Duplicates and Substitutes. 
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F61) 21st Century Resources – Websites: Cyndi’s List Gateway to the Genealogical World.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F62) 21st Century Resources – Using Free Websites for Research. 
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F63) 21st Century Resources – Using Commercial Websites for Research.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F64) Using the Resources Together to Solve the Problem.
 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F71) Maryland Research: 101.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F72) Colonial Immigration.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F73) Visiting the Maryland Historical Society.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F74) Other Repositories in the State of Maryland.
 
SATURDAY PROGRAM
1 April 2017
 
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Note: a laptop will be necessary for this workshop. There will be an additional cost of $22 for this workshop and there is a maximum of 50 registrations.
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S11) Gentlemen’s Justice: The Justices of the Peace. 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S12) The Fair Court: Virginia’s Court of Chancery.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S13) Before the Circuits: Virginia’s Early Courts.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S14) Making a Federal Case Out of It in the Old Dominion.
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S21) Records Created by New York’s Towns, Counties, and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S22) Cluster Methodology: A Case Study in Upstate New York.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S23) “Dutch” New Netherland and New York: A Lesson in Flexibility.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S24) Time for a Trip to Albany: The Treasures at the New York State Archives and Library.
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S31) Researching Your Chicago Ancestors.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S32) Illinois–Online.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S33) Illinois County Resources Primer.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S34) Navigating the Illinois State Archives System.
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S41) Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Invaluable to ALL Southern Research.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S42) A “Hand-out” for your Poor Ancestors – local parishes and counties did step up.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S43) Goldmines in Colonial NC Records.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S44) Civil War Era Genealogy Research .. in your jammies (mostly!).
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S51) Strategies for Finding Your Elusive Irish Ancestor. 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S52) From Rubble and Ruin - Locating Famine Immigrants in Griffith’s Valuation.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S53) Unpuzzling Ireland’s Church Records. 
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S54) Online Sources for Irish Research. 
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S61) An Overview of “Reconstruction Era” Records Pertaining to African Americans. 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S62) “Reconstruction Era”: Cohabitation Records and What These Records Revealed.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S63) “Reconstruction Era”: Southern Claims Record – What You Might Find in the Southern Claims Record.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S64) “Reconstruction Era”:  Now You Are Free, You Must Pay Your Taxes – Using the Personal Tax Records During the Reconstruction Era.
 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
(S71) Push-Pull Factors and Historical Context of Early PA Immigration. 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(S72) Migration and Boundary Challenges.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
(S73) Vital Records.
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
(S74) Land, Give Me Land.