NYPL: Family History Day, June 18

Saturday, June 18th, the New York Public Library (NYPL) is hosting Family History Day, which will include lectures, instructional sessions from professional genealogists, research consultations, and a craft room for children to make and design their own genealogical creations.

Family History Day is free event consisting of multiple events scheduled concurrently. Registered guests can attend all the events, or just a few. Unregistered guests can attend, but cannot be guaranteed a seat. Smaller sessions and consultations are first come, first served.

Presentation titles include:

Finding Your World War One Ancestors
Treasure Trove at NYC Municipal Archives
Stories From Ellis Island
Getting Started In Genealogy
You Can Get That Online
I’ve Clicked a Million Leaves, Now What?
Writing Your Family History
Genealogy Roadshow, with D. Joshua Taylor

Register today! http://www.nypl.org/familyhistoryday

2016 06 18 NYPL FH Day

Free Family History Day, April 23, Tulsa, Oklahoma

20160423 Oklahoma Family_History_Conference_Poster

A full day of genealogy and family history classes and activities to help you get started and continue on the adventure of finding your ancestors.  We are pleased to announce that there will be ASL interpreters available.  After registering, please contact Charlotte Ker (cker.terp@gmail.com) to discuss class choices. 4 hands-on labs are being offered.  Please bring your laptop or other device and get ready to “dig-in” and uncover your heritage. Lunch – bring your own or go out to nearby establishments.  If you bring your own you will be carrying it with you so please do not expect a storage or refrigerated area.  A list of eateries in the area will be provided.  Tables will be set up in the cultural hall if you would like to bring something back. Please feel free to bring your own lunch; go grab something and bring it back, or visit a nearby restaurant.   We will also be showing some of the newest sessions from RootsTech 2016 — more information on that coming soon. The FamilyHistory Center will be open for use throughout the conference. We are planning several other activities, so be sure to check back here for more information.

Schedule of classes

8:30am-9:00am: Check-in and onsite registration

9:00am-9:55am: Welcome & Keynote Address

10:00am – 10:55am
Use the Census to Know Your Ancestor  — Brandy Van Tassell
Third Party Software (what it is, why you need it, where to get some) — Bonnie Hutchins
Social Media & Family History — TBA
Guided Research Lab Using FamilySearch.org — TBA

11:00am – 11:55am
My Story in Pieces — Creative Journaling and Personal History — Peggy Gordon
There’s An App for That — Charlotte Ker
Native American Research — Barbara Kroll
Guided Research Lab Using Ancestry.com — Juli Bulliegh

1:05pm – 2:00pm
Billiongraves & Findagrave — Ken and Cynthia Hunt
Researching the Freedmen (Black Indians) — Ron Graham
DNA —  Joseph Ahlander Mission(s) Possible Lab — Mina Jarman

2:05pm – 3:00pm
African American Research — Wennette Pegues
Off Line Adventures (and little known/overlooked resources) — Charlotte Ker
Wrecking Balls for Brick Walls — Robert Gordon
Indexing Lab — Bonnie Hutchins

Source: Family History Day Tickets, Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite