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A free genealogy and family history conference.
Learn research methodologies and techniques.
Network with other researchers, genealogists, and family historians.
Discover your roots, discover you.

Forest Grove Family History Conference
Saturday, 18 March 2017
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3661 Brooke Street
Forest Grove, Oregon

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To get a free lunch or to join The Census Experience, register here.
All other classes are walk-in with no registration required.

Event Schedule

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Time Chapel Relief Society Primary Room 110 High Council
9:20 Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records

(Hannah Z. Allan)
My Experiences in German Family Research
(2 hours)

(Fred Held)
Getting More From Internet Searches

(Cherie Pacheco)
Getting Started in Genealogy

(Sherry Burns)
Creating a Family Story Book

(Anndee Jorgenson)
10:30 Not Your Grandma's Genealogy

(Hannah Z. Allan)
Breathing Life Into Your Family Tree

(Robert Stoddard)
Solving Adoption Mysteries In Your Family Tree

(Dr. Maurice Gleeson MB)
The Census Experience

(Keith Pyeatt, Darlene Pyeatt), (Megan Wright)
11:40 Special Presentation
by (Pam Vestal)
12:15 Lunch
The conference provides a free lunch for those who preregister online by 9:00 pm PST March 12, 2017.
1:00 Migration: Why They Left, Where They Went, and What That Can Reveal About Our Ancestors!

(Pam Vestal)
Researching in the British Isles

(Fred Held)
Let Internet Resources Do The Work For You

(Jim Bowden)
Using One-Step Webpages by Stephen Morse

(Tom O'Brien)
The Census Experience
- continued
2:10 Tips and Tricks: Finding What You Need and Making the Most of What You Find

(Pam Vestal)
Discovering Their Stories Through Records

(Megan Wright)
Getting The Most From Your Membership

(Jim Bowden)
Working With Old Handwriting

(Darlene Pyeatt)
3:15 Door Prize winners announced in the cultural hall.

Download a promotional handout for the conference here.

Updated: 2017-02-11