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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, 19 March 2016
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 research practicum, register here.
All other classes are walk-in.

Event Schedule

Click the course number to see a course description and to access handouts.
9:00

Introduction

9:05

Keynote speaker

Don Anderson - DNA and Genealogy: A Case Study

Time Chapel Relief Society Primary Room 110 High Council
10:00 101
Beginning Records and Methodology
Hannah Z. Allan
102
Beyond Names and Dates: Filling In The Stories of Our Female Ancestors
Pam Vestal
103
DIY Dismantling Brick Walls
Darlene Pyeatt
104
Indexing With FamilySearch
Rick Clark
105
Research Practicum - this class requires pre-registration.
Keith Pyeatt
11:15 201
Why Can't I Find Them? Locating Families in the US Censuses
Hannah Z. Allan
202
Eastern European Genealogy: If I Can Do It, So Can You
Pam Vestal
203
Behold Your Little Ones
Darlene Pyeatt
204
Personal History Triage (RootsTech Presentation)
Alison Taylor
12:15 Lunch
The conference provides a free lunch for those who preregister online by 9:00 pm PST March 11, 2016.
Ham & turkey sandwich, chips, and seasonal fruit. Gluten-free available by selecting the appropriate ticket at registration.
1:00 301
How to Get the Most From Your Free Ancestry.com Access
Jim Bowden
302
Introduction to PhotoShop Elements
Sarah Holmes
303
Using Social Media for Genealogy
Megan Wright
304
Indexing with FamilySearch.com
Rick Clark
105
Research Practicum - continued
2:15 401
Finding and Utilizing Historical Records About Your Ancestors at FamilySearch.org
Jim Bowden
402
Basic DNA Testing for Genealogy
Lisa McCullough
403
Six Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet
Dawna Morton
404
Beyond the Trees
Kate Albertson
3:30 501
Using Cyndi's List
Megan Wright
502
How to Organize Documents and Photos Like a Pro
Keith Pyeatt
503
Introduction to US Military Records
Darlene Pyeatt
504
Finding Your Family on Newspapers.com (RootsTech Presentation)
Peter Drinkwater
505
Thinking Creatively About Research Problems
Apryl Cox, AG


Download a promotional handout for the conference here.

Download the conference schedule here.

Updated: 2016-02-15