10 February 2011

5th annual Family History Conference of the Washington DC Family History Center


 
The 5th annual Family History Conference of the Washington DC Family History Center will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm, at 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.
 
This conference is free of charge with 23 classes from beginning to advanced genealogy.  The keynote address, "The Library of Congress: Pursuing Your Family History in the National Library" will be delivered at 9:00 am by James Sweany, Head of the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room at the Library of Congress.
 
For a description of classes and registration information, visit our website at http://wdcfhc.org/.
 
Carol Petranek, Conference Chair
 
 
 
Editor's Note: Here is the full list of available classes
 
SESSION

#1-1: "Beginning Census Research" – Lorraine Minor
#1-2: "Planning a Family Reunio" – Nathania Branch-Miles
#1-3: "Research at the DAR Library" – Julia Coldren-Walker
#1-4: "Obituaries, A Treasure Trove" – Adrian Gravelle
#1-5: "Virtual Genealogy Education: Online Options" – Angela McGhie
#1-6: "A History of Ellis Island: Separating Myth from Reality" – Tom Sadauskas

SESSION

#2-1: "Beginning African-American Research" – Bill Shelton and Ed Washington
#2-2: "Beyond the Death Certificate" – Phyllis Legare
#2-3: "A Genealogical Treasure Hunt in Federal Records" – Angela McGhie
#2-4: "American State Papers" – Julia Coldren-Walker
#2-5:"Using Court Records in Genealogical Research" – Robyn Smith
#2-6:"How to Be an Effective Family History Consultant" – Mary Jean Sokolowsky

SESSION 3:

#3-1: "How Did Your Family Get There and Why Did They Go? Migration Routes to 1850" – Sharon Hodges
#3-2: "The 5 W’s of Genealogy: Preserving Family History" – Roberta Benor
#3-3: "Double Count: Find Ancestors Listed Twice in Census" – Natonne Kemp
#3-4: "FamilySearch Indexing" – Mary Jean Sokolowsky
#3-5: "Producing a Reliable Family History: An Appellate Judge Discusses Genealogical Evidence" – Adrian Gravelle
#3-6: "Native American Research" – Margo Williams

SESSION 4:

#4-1: "Using Federal Land Records" – Bernice Bennett
#4-2: "Saving Private Memories" – Pamela Loos-Noji
#4-3  "What Can I Expect to Find at the National Archives" – Rebekah Fairbank
#4-4: "Overcoming "Brick Walls"" – Phyllis Legare
#4-5: "Conducting an Effective Search on Ancestry.com" – Sabrina Petersen




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