Workshop Synopsis

Keynote:  (Mark Gillis)

Adding Faces and Phrases to Family Tree (Melinda Silver)


Learn why and how to enhance your Family Tree by adding pictures, stories, documents, and audio to your Family Search - Family Tree.


Beginning Genealogy, Parts 1 & 2 (Jan Long)


The name pretty much says it all.


How to Make Today’s Technology Work for You in Family History! (Mark Gillis)


We have come a long way since Family History was paper and pencil. Mark will discuss up-to-date technology that not only makes family search easier but has ways to make it more enjoyable as well.


Introduction to Family Search (Sharon Clark)


A great tool! It’s free and available to everybody. FamilySearch Family Tree helps you store your work on-line, share with family, and connect with other people who are researching the same names you are. You can attach photos, documents, stories, and more. You can even create permanent links to on-line documentation that you have found. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced researcher, you’ll want to see this program.


Introduction to Genetic Genealogy, Part 1 (Howard Crombie)


Biology and genetics are important to understand the types and utility of the different types of DNA analysis. Y-chromosome DNA analysis, mitochondrial DNA analysis, and autosomal DNA analysis each have their own potentials and limitations. Several companies offer DNA testing services. This portion of the lecture will provide a review of basic genetics and of the types of DNA tests. To identify ancestors, genetic genealogy still relies on traditional methods of historical genealogical research performed to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard


Introduction to Genetic Genealogy, Part 2 (Howard Crombie)


Genetic genealogy is about DNA, genes, and the changes in gene frequencies within populations between generations. DNA analysis is an interesting and possibly useful tool in genealogical research. Several companies offer different types of DNA testing services. Beyond ethnicity estimates, comparison of DNA testing results between testers, and comparison of DNA predicted relationships with family trees grown using traditional historical genealogy methods, makes DNA testing more useful. This portion of the lecture will discuss the types of DNA tests, some of the companies which test DNA, and potential utilizations of DNA analyses. Genetic genealogy still relies on traditional methods of historical genealogy to identify ancestors performed to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard.


Locating Ancestors on the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes (Shirley Redmond)


This session will look at the material available to look for ancestors that family stories say are Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, or Seminole. Some family stories report great-great grandma was a Cherokee Princess; could that be true?


Not Just a List of Names Anymore (Susan Gibson)


What does your family tree look like? What do you know about your ancestor's individual lives? Follow along with the presenter as she researches a line of her family. 


Programs that are Designed to Work with Family Search (Sharon Clark)


The name pretty much says it all.


Researching Your Ireland Ancestors (Neal Middlebrook)


The aim of this Irish research presentation is to provide some of the basic approaches and tools needed to be successful. My research has mainly focused on Northern Ireland, but the strategies remain the same for the Republic of Ireland. The information will provide a solid foundation for you to move forward in your Irish research endeavors.


We will discuss the importance of finding as much information on your ancestors in America, before you begin your research in Ireland and the difficulties of Irish research. We will introduce the most often used records and sources, however the presentation is not a comprehensive discussion of all Irish records. I will use examples of my research to illustrate how records can be used.  


We will discuss the following: Irish names, Ireland Administrative Divisions, Griffiths Primary Valuation, Online Maps, 1901-1911 Census, Tithe Applotment Books, Church Records, Civil Registrations, Griffiths Evaluation Revision Books, House and Field Books and Estate Records, Wills and Old Age Pension Records.


What's App? (Melinda Silver)


Applications to make Family History work easier and more fun.

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