2019 Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 20th

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided Research at the DAR Library

Tu-001

Advance Registration Required: $49.00

If you have wanted to research at a specialized collection of more than 225,000 books, thousands of manuscript items, massive numbers of family histories and genealogies, and papers of the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, sign up now and start your research from home! Participants receive at-home access to instructive webinars and a group online meeting that help prepare them for research at the DAR Library. Onsite the group will ride a private bus from the Omni Shoreham to the DAR Library where library staff will provide an orientation to the facility. Participants will have independent research time before riding the bus back to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and the DAR Library, and three hours onsite at the DAR Library.

Jonathan Webb Deiss

Group Leader: Jonathan Webb Deiss

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Guided Research at the National Archives

Tu-002

Advance Registration Required: $49.00

If you’re a bit intimidated by your first visit to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in downtown Washington, DC, prepare in advance at home and go with a group. This session begins at home with access to instructive webinars about NARA resources that are available only in Washington, such as military pension, land, and homestead files. An online group meeting helps you focus on a research project and prepare for a NARA visit. Onsite the group will travel on a chartered bus from the Omni Shoreham to NARA I for expedited issuance of a reader ID card and orientation by a staff member. Participants then have independent research time before returning to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and NARA, and three hours onsite at the National Archives.

Rick Sayre

Group Leader: Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Guided Research at the Library of Congress

Tu-003

Advance Registration Required: $49.00 

Discover the riches in Library of Congress (LC) collections such as genealogy and local history, maps and newspapers from around the world, manuscripts (diaries, personal and family papers), and more. This session begins at home with access to instructive webinars about resources at the Library of Congress and using the website to prepare for a visit. An online group meeting helps focus your research and prepare for the LC visit. Onsite a bus takes you from the Omni Shoreham to the LC where you’ll receive an expedited reader ID card and an orientation to the library by staff members. You’ll then have independent research time before returning on the bus to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and LC, and three hours onsite at the LC.

Renee Carl

Group Leader: Renee Carl

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Group Ticket & Transportation to National Museum of African American History & Culture

Tu-007

Advance Registration Required: $10.00 fee for transportation

Take advantage of the opportunity to tour the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC).  A morning and afternoon group will depart from the hotel and enter the museum together using a special group pass.  Everyone will be on their own at the museum to explore the rich history of America with an emphasis on African American history and culture. Experience interactive exhibits and moving stories of those who helped shape and influence this country. For more information about NMAAHC, see https://nmaahc.si.edu/.

Registrants will receive an email with exact departure time and details for meeting the bus. 

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Pre-Conference Activity

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Guided Research at the DAR Library

Tu-004

Advance Registration Required: $49.00

If you have wanted to research at a specialized collection of more than 225,000 books, thousands of manuscript items, massive numbers of family histories and genealogies, and papers of the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, sign up now and start your research from home! Participants receive at-home access to instructive webinars and a group online meeting that help prepare them for research at the DAR Library. Onsite the group will ride a private bus from the Omni Shoreham to the DAR Library where library staff will provide an orientation to the facility. Participants will have independent research time before riding the bus back to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and the DAR Library, and three hours onsite at the DAR Library.

Group Leader: Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS, CG

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Pre-Conference Activity

Guided Research at the National Archives

Tu-005

Advance Registration Required: $49.00

If you’re a bit intimidated by your first visit to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in downtown Washington, DC, prepare in advance at home and go with a group. This session begins at home with access to instructive webinars about NARA resources that are available only in Washington, such as military pension, land, and homestead files. An online group meeting helps you focus on a research project and prepare for a NARA visit. Onsite the group will travel on a chartered bus from the Omni Shoreham to NARA I for expedited issuance of a reader ID card and orientation by a staff member. Participants then have independent research time before returning to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and NARA, and three hours onsite at the National Archives.

Cindy Norton

Group Leader: Cindy Norton

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Guided Research at the Library of Congress

Tu-006

Advance Registration Required: $49.00

Discover the riches in Library of Congress (LC) collections such as genealogy and local history, maps and newspapers from around the world, manuscripts (diaries, personal and family papers), and more. This session begins at home with access to instructive webinars about resources at the LC and using the website to prepare for a visit. An online group meeting helps focus your research and prepare for the LC visit. Onsite a bus takes you from the Omni Shoreham to the LC where you’ll receive an expedited reader ID card and an orientation to the library by staff members. You’ll then have independent research time before returning on the bus to the hotel. $49 fee includes webinars, online group meeting, transportation between the Omni Shoreham and LC, and three hours onsite at the LC.

Rebecca Whitman Koford

Group Leader: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

ATTENTION: Registration is limited to ONE of the six pre-conference activities on Tuesday. You may not register for both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Pre-Conference Activity

Group Ticket & Transportation to National Museum of African American History & Culture

Tu-008

Advance Registration Required: $10.00 fee for transportation

Take advantage of the opportunity to tour the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC).  A morning and afternoon group will depart from the hotel and enter the museum together using a special group pass.  Everyone will be on their own at the museum to explore the rich history of America with an emphasis on African American history and culture. Experience interactive exhibits and moving stories of those who helped shape and influence this country. For more information about NMAAHC, see https://nmaahc.si.edu/.

Registrants will receive an email with exact departure time and details for meeting the bus. 

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