Program Schedule

Wednesday, September 2nd

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

FGS: Celebrating the Past and the Future

David E. Rencher, CG, AG, FIGRS, FUGA, FASG

David will share his memories of FGS’s greatest accomplishments as well as provide a peek into the exciting future of FGS as it prepares to merge with theNational Genealogical Society.

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A Journey to “Roots Less Traveled”

Join us for a screening and behind the scenes peek of “Roots Less Traveled,” a series co-produced by Ancestry®. Follow their journey as relatives set out on an adventure to solve mysteries in their family tree, strengthening bonds along the way. Jenn Utley will then talk with the host and family members about their experience.

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Live!
Sponsored by Ancestry

Strategies of “The Genetic Detective”

The star of ABC’s new series “The Genetic Detective” shares her strategies in using DNA analysis and family tree reconstruction to find living relatives.

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Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time

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Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Recording bare-bones data is unsatisfying, and producing a narrative genealogy seems overwhelming. An example shows how creating biographies can make genealogies manageable, interesting, and meaningful.

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What’s New at FamilySearch?

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Come learn about the newest features on the FamilySearch website and on the Research Wiki, including Guided Research.

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Sponsored by FamilySearch

Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research

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For many, researching before 1870 is a hurdle in African American research. Learn about sources and strategies to trace ancestors back into the Antebellum Era.

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Quarantined! Genealogy, The Law & Public Health

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Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

From the Plague to tuberculosis, the law worked to protect the public from epidemics. Learn how public health records can add to any family’s history.

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The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology

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Sharpen your online search skills with this proven Google search methodology updated for 2020 that is guaranteed to improve your genealogical searching with Google.

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