Jamboree Sunday, June 11
|7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
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SU001 Sunday Breakfast - Saving What's in Your Attic
Great Grandfather was a wonderful genealogist, but even with the best plan,
three generations later some of his treasures are now hard for family members
to find. How do we make sure that future generations have access to the stories,
artifacts and pictures that bring recent generations to life?
Hovorka, MLIS is the owner of Family ChartMasters printing service and genealogyDOTcoach
online service connecting professionals and clients, author of Zap the Grandma
Gap books and is a professor at SLCC.
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|8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
SU002 Putting Your DNA Matches to Work
Are you drowning in DNA matches? Lets take a deep dive into how youre
connected through all those matches. Make a splash by learning how to filter,
sort, search or use the latest tools to connect you to your DNA cousins, and
find real answers to real questions. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Anna
Swayne of Ancestry)
SU003 TO BE ANNOUNCED
SU004 Probate Records: Finding Enslaved Ancestors Before 1865
This presentation will examine three probate files to show how these records
can provide an effective means to overcome the so-called "1870 brick wall"
in identifying and documenting the lives and locations of enslaved ancestors
prior to the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Level: Beg., Int.
(Gerard B. McKay)
SU005 Finding Your Femme Fatales
Through sample case studies, learn how to use key records and social history
to explore law breakers, vigilantes, and other scandalous female ancestors.
Level: Beg. (Lisa Alzo, MFA)
SU006 I Have My Ancestor's WWI Record, Now What?
You've received your ancestor's WWI service file! What do you do next? This
presentation will take you through the resources and search strategies available
to you online and in archives, and how to plot their wartime experiences. Level:
Beg., Int., Adv. (Debra M. Dudek, MSc)
SU007 RootsMagic and Ancestry: Together at Last
Learn how to use RootsMagic to easily sync your personal database with your
Ancestry tree(s) and to share data and collaborate with others using this tremendous
online resource. Youll also learn how RootsMagics WebHints will
automatically find possible records for the people in your RootsMagic database.
Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic)
SU008 Two States, Multiple Counties Whats a Border?
People often behaved as if state and county borders did not exist.
A 10-mile radius from home might encompass a different county and maybe state.
Families often behaved as if borders didnt exist. Recognize
and appreciate that mentality when you cant find ancestors where expected.
Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Diane L. Richard)
SU009 Researching Your Irish Ancestors Online
The loss of records at the Public Records Office in the 1922 fire was devastating,
but many of the surviving records are now available online with new records
becoming available almost weekly. Its important to search any source that
covers the time and place where our ancestors lived. Level: Beg., Int. (Donna
|10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SU010 Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in Our Female Ancestors Stories
For most of recorded time, women didn't leave much of a paper trail. Nonetheless,
these ancestors led rich, full lives, and it is up to us to find ways to tell
their stories. We'll look at ways in which local history, laws, politics, natural
disasters, probate records and other resources can help. Level: Beg., Int. (Pam
SU011 Mayflower to Minutemen: Finding Colonial Records (1610-1790)
This presentation discusses the composition of immigrants within the several
colonies. The variety of available records is discussed for the diverse colonies,
their people, and their genealogy source data. Online records are stressed.
Level: Beg. (James Marion Baker, PhD, CGsm)
SU012 Grandma Was an Alien: Marriage and Citizenship in the 20th Century
Not long ago American women lost their citizenship for marrying non-citizens.
The 1930s saw changes to this law, but women were still applying for citizenship
into the 1970s. Well discuss marriage and womens citizenship as
well as their repatriation. Examples will focus on National Archives records.
Level: Adv. (Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR)
SU013 The ABCs of Y-DNA
Learn about the wonderful world of the Y chromosome and how it can enhance your
paternal genealogy. Learn how you connect to other individuals who share your
surname and variants, and connect to other paternal cousins. Level: Beg., Int.,
Adv. (Jim Brewster of Family Tree DNA)
SU014 The Iron Curtain is Down: Genealogical Treasures from the Ex-USSR
Although most genealogically-relevant materials from archives in the former
USSR have still not been digitized, what has been put online can still enable
you to do the genealogy happy dance. Level: Int. (Jane
SU015 Recruit Volunteers for Digitization and Indexing Projects
This lecture describes how volunteers were attracted and recruited to digitize
and index unique records in the Florida History and Genealogy Library in Tampa.
Learn about record selection, equipment used, local and remote volunteer work
options, and partnerships. Level: Int., Adv. (George
SU016 The Diary of Wesley A. Peever A World War I Genealogical Mystery
What happens when a dusty heirloom doesn't actually belong in the family? Discover
how a Great War diary was lost, found, and returned home. This program will
provide strategies, tips, and resources for Canadian & American peacetime
and wartime records. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Debra
M. Dudek, MSc)
SU017 Breaking Through the Wall of Slavery African American Genealogy
Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of
slavery. This presentation looks at techniques to identify emancipated slaves
and their prior slave-owners through the use of land, probate, census and court
records. Level: Beg., Int. (Janice Lovelace,
SU018 Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy
There comes a time when you have done all of the online researching you can
do using the standard databases. In this workshop you will learn of lesser known
databases (on and offline) to assist in breaking through your brick walls. Level:
Beg. (Christine Woodcock)
|11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
|| Lunch Break -
Try the Daily Grill or visit the Concession Food Sales in the Patio
|11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m
||Door Prize Drawing in Conference
|11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
|| Heros and Villians Contest in
the Convention Center Lobby
Jamboree 12:30 pm - 3:30
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SU019 Strategies for Finding Your Irish Ancestors
Success in Irish research is dependent on discovering the exact location in
Ireland of one's ancestors, and typically clues to the location are in records
in the county where they settled. Begin with a question, the problem you need
to solve, then focus on the records that will answer the question. Level: Beg.,
Int. (Donna M. Moughty)
SU020 Did Your Ancestors Own Slaves?
Do you have Pre-Civil War ancestors? Might they have owned slaves? This presentation
discusses researching prewar censuses, wills, court proceedings, business records
and newspapers for information. What economic impact did owning slaves have
on your family? Level: Int. (Janice Lovelace,
SU021 Family Secrets: Court Records Tell It All
No matter what time period your ancestors lived in, they surely had a few secrets.
Explore various court records that reveal family relationships and issues. Find
answers to long-standing family mysteries! Level: Int. (Sharon
SU022 What Is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
Social history is the history of ordinary people and how they lived their daily
lives. It allows us to fill in the rich details of the past. Learn how social
history can both improve your research skills and help you better understand
and tell the stories of your ancestors lives. Level: Int. (Annette
SU023 DNA, Your Research, and Legacy Family Tree
Learn how to be most successful with a DNA test, how to follow up with it,
how to organize your research in Legacy, and how to attach the results to your
ancestor in Legacy. Level: Beg., Int. (Geoff
Rasmussen of Legacy Family Tree)
SU024 Match and Merge or Moving On!
Working with all the online data that is out there can be frustrating. When
we find a match that is "our relative," do we merge with them? How
do we verify? What if all the information is skewed or incorrect? Learn how
to be effective when collaborating and using communal information. Level: Beg.,
Int. (Kristi L. Sexton, MSA)
SU025 TO BE ANNOUNCED
SU026 Advocating Genealogy: Overcoming the Issues of a New Genealogist
New genealogists arent ever going awayhopefully. What are the barriers
in the genealogy community for the new user and how can we embrace different
levels of genealogists? Join us for a discussion on how can we work in harmony
to collaborate in the endeavor to find our common roots. Level: Beg., Int.,
Adv. (Janet C. Hovorka, MLIS)
SU027 What's New in Eastern European Genealogy?
Learn about new databases, websites, and other online resources to help you
trace your ancestors back to Eastern Europe. Discover essential tips and tricks
for smarter searching and networking. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Lisa
|2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SU028 TO BE ANNOUNCED
SU029 Reconstructing a Family When You Start with Almost Nothing
This case study demonstrates techniques and sources that enabled reconstruction
of seven generations of a family, although the search began with only the slimmest
of information: a town name, one person's last name, a married woman's first
name, and a third person's occupation. Level: Beg., Int. (Janice
SU030 You Can't Take It With You: Estate Planning for Genealogists
Who will care for your genealogy research and family heirlooms when youre
gone? Explore legacy options for distributing family treasures, learn how to
be an attractive donor to institutional archives, and discover tips to safeguard
collections and recover from natural and man-made disaster. Level: Beg., Int.,
Adv. (Denise May Levenick, MA)
SU031 Autosomal DNA Tests: So Good You Can Hardly Believe It
This "how-to" class offers case studies to show step-by-step procedures
to merge Family Finder test data with paper trail data to solve genealogy puzzles
as far back as the 6th or 7th generation. Level: Int., Adv. (James
Marion Baker, PhD, CGsm)
SU032 Crime, Prison, and Punishment: Researching UK Criminal Ancestors
Whether by choice or circumstance, some of your ancestors may have found themselves
on the wrong side of the law. The vast array of criminal and prison records
available online and at the National Archives in Kew can offer researchers a
great deal of information. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Debra
M. Dudek, MSc)
SU033 Freedmens Bureau Records Valuable to ALL Southern Research!
The impact of the Civil War was keenly felt by many living from Delaware to
Texas. The Freedmens Bureau Records are full of pertinent records; not
just the records of freed slaves. While records of freedmen are found, a lot
of information about ALL impoverished southerners is also found. Level: Beg.,
Int., Adv. (Diane L. Richard)
SU034 Ships of Our Ancestors
Millions of our ancestors came to America by sea. This talk overviews Atlantic
crossings over the centuries focusing on the mass migration from Eastern Europe
through Ellis Island. It describes the experience from home village to final
location in America, its duration, cost and dangers. Level: Beg., Int., Adv.
SU035 3 Playground Rules for Genealogists on the Internet
Level: Beg., Int. (Janet C. Hovorka, MLIS)
SU036 Using the Bureau of Land Management Tract Books
The unindexed Bureau of Land Management Tract books can contain information
not in the patent application. Researchers can locate migration patterns, incomplete
or cancelled claims, and extended family members, in addition to those who acquired
federal land via cash sale, military warrant, or homestead. Level: Int., Adv.
(Michael John Neill)
|3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Passport Drawing in Conference Center Lobby
Grand Prize Drawing in Conference Center Lobby