Sessions Provided in All Packages

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Sessions included in all conference registration packages:

Sponsored Sessions

Sponsored by - Ancestry

  • What’s New on Ancestry - Crista Cowan
  • Getting the Most Out of Ancestry - Crista Cowan
  • ThruLines and other AncestryDNA tools - Crista Cowan
  • Finding Stories: Turning Names & Dates Into an Impactful Family History - Juliana Szucs
  • Fold 3, Find A Grave & Newspapers - Kathryn Davidson

Sponsored by - BYU

  • Who Moved My Microfilm? Thriving with Research in a Post-Microfilm Era - Joe Everett
  • There’s a Map for That: Digital Resources for Mapping Your Family History - Joe Everett
  • Image Mining: Tips for Locating Digital Records on Major Websites and Beyond - Joe Everett

Sponsored by - Family Tree DNA

  • Reconnecting: Using DNA testing to find family scattered by slavery - Sherman McRae

Sponsored by - FamilySearch

  • Home on the Range: U.S. Federal Land Records - Beth Taylor
  • Perches & Rods: Introducing U.S. Land Records - Beth Taylor
  • Johannes or Johan: Learning How to Read Latin in Catholic Church Records - Brandon Baird

Sponsored by - FamilyTree DNA

  • Targeted testing to solve genealogical puzzles - Janine Cloud

Sponsored by - Findmypast

  • Getting Started with FindMyPast - Mary McKee
  • British and Irish Non-conformist & Quaker Records on Findmypast records - Mary McKee
  • Getting the most from the British Newspaper Archive - Mary McKee

Sponsored by - Missouri State Archives

  • Butter, Beeves, and Bowel Obstructions: Using Missouri’s Federal Census Non-Population Schedules - Christina Miller
  • Show Me More Soldier Records: Accessing State & Local Adjutant General Files - Daniel Reeder
  • What Probate Inventories Tell Us About Missouri Frontier Life - John Dougan
  • Mayhem, Murder, and Moonshine: Using State and Federal Penitentiary Records for Genealogy - Kelsey Berryhill

Sponsored by - MyHeritage

  • Genealogy on the Go: The MyHeritage Mobile App - Daniel Horowitz
  • Finding Your Relatives on MyHeritage Effortlessly - Daniel Horowitz
  • Norway Research: It has Never Been Better - Michael Mansfield
  • Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records - Michael Mansfield
  • Using City Directories to Advance Your Research - Michael Mansfield

Sponsored by - Nebraska State Genealogical Society

  • Researching Nebraska: Honestly, It’s Not for Everyone - Beth Sparrow

Sponsored by - NEHGS

  • Researching Veterans of Colonial Wars and Conflicts - David Lambert
  • All Aboard! Locating Railroad Crew Members in Your Family Tree - Melanie McComb

Sponsored by - WWI Museum

  • Find Your World War I Connection - Stacie Petersen


Society Management Sessions

Sponsored by - Federation of Genealogical Societies

  • How to Find Volunteers & Keep Them! - Cari Taplin
  • Enter the Digital Age: Design An Exceptional Society Website - Dana Palmer
  • Improving Your Genealogical Society: Ideas for Greater Success - Dana Palmer
  • Social Media Basics for Genealogical Societies - Daniel Earl
  • More Than a Program: Society Event Planning Discussion - Elissa Powell
  • Simple Strategies to Improve Your Web Design - Elizabeth O'Neal & Laura Hedgecock
  • Building Membership: Becoming a More Inclusive Society - Janice Lovelace
  • Fund Raising for Genealogical Societies - Judy Muhn
  • Restructuring Society for a Healthy, Active Membership - LaDonna Garner
  • Genealogists & Societies Need These Free & Awesome Apps - Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Memories: Compiling a Genealogical Society Anniversary Booklet - Paula Stuart-Warren
  • Low-Cost No-Cost Tech Upgrades for Genealogy Societies - Thomas MacEntee

Sponsored by - Findmypast

  • Navigating the GDPR - Mary McKee

Sponsored by - Johnson County Genealogical Society

  • A Society for Today's World - Char Mitts

Sponsored by - Records Preservation and Access Committee

  • Making a Difference: Working with Your State Archivist and Vital Record Officers - Jan Alpert, Fred Moss, & Jan Meisels Allen