Schedule

Friday 9 October 2015 6:30 – 9:30 PM

An evening with D. Joshua Taylor.

6:30 – 7:00pm Reception

Meet and Greet, Refreshments

7:00 – 8:30 Family History in Prime Time

Uncover the world of family history behind the camera, as we discover the journey of family history into prime time.

8:30 – 9:30 Coffee and Mix & Mingle. 

 Saturday 10 October 2014

The seminar will consist of 4 sessions during the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Session 1
9:00 – 10:15
Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid

Dive deeply into Archive Grid and make the most out of the nation’s leading online catalogs of archival materials. Learn keyword searching techniques, how to read and understand results, and other techniques.

10:15 – 11:00 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 2
11:00 – 12:30
On and Off the Net: Census Records, Vital Records & Locality SearchingCensus records are among the most basic (and vital) records for genealogists. Discover how to use census records in your research, and how to use them both online and offline.
Researching by locality is an essential research method for genealogists. Uncover the best resources (both online and offline) for research by localities. Highlights of this lecture include a look at the USGenWeb Project and the resources found in genealogical and historical societies.
Birth, Marriage, and Death records are a key component to any genealogists search. Learn how these records are kept, and how you can access them offline or online.
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Session 3
1:45– 3:00
Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830Have you lost an ancestor between 1780 and 1830? Often connecting our ancestors to colonists can be quite a task, learn how to employ probate, land, census, tax, and other compiled records to help bridge the gap.
3:00 – 3:30 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 4
3:30– 4:45
Putting it Together: A Case Study
Follow a family from the early 1800s to the early 1900s as they migrated from Pennsylvania to Idaho. Watch as records from the home (family bibles and letters) are combined with newspapers, tax records, census records, cemetery records, family files, and other records to compile the family.