Friday, October 4

Time Session Speaker
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15-10:15 a.m. Plenary:  "Assembling and Writing a Narrative Family History" John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
10:15-10:45 a.m. BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
10:45-11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Locating Your Family Using Maps and Land Records [B, I] Cathi Weber
Finding Minnesota Records in Free Genealogy Resources [B,I] Shirleen Hoffman
Only One John Hendricks? Timelines, FAN and a little DNA [B, I, A] Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG
Irish/English Civil Law and the Family Historian David Rencher, CG, AG
Family History for Families [B, I, A] Kim Ashford
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH with vendors/exhibitors
1:00-2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Who is Peter Callahan? A Canadian-American Immigrant's Story [I, A] David Moberly
The New Deal, The WPA and the HRS [B, I] Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Squeezing all the Info from the Swedish/Finnish Husforshorslangd [B, I, A] Robert Johnson, CG
Naturalization: The Process, The Law, and the Records [I] Tom RicePh.D., CG
Family Legacy Documentaries [B, I, A] Tommy Platek
2:00-2:30 p.m. BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
2:30-3:30 p.m. Plenary:  "Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them" John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
3:30-3:45 p.m. BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
3:45-4:45 p.m. Plenary:  "Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1930's: Sources and Strategies for Challenging Cases" John Philip Colletta, Ph. D.
5:00-6:00 p.m. "Ask a Genealogist"  Panel provided by APG Northland Chapter
6:00-6:45 p.m. SOCIAL HOUR with Cash Bar
6:45-8:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet
Special presentation by David Rencher, CG, AG


Saturday, October 5

Time Session Speaker
8:15-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Probate Case Study: Finding a Man’s Four Wives Through His Heirs [A] J.H. Fonkert, CG
World War I Alien Registrations and Related Records [I, A] Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Historical Newspapers Research [B, I] Nathan Machula
Battle of the Notes: Using Online Tools to Organize Your Research [I] Bert Jones and Kristie Strum
Genealogy Estate Planning: Preserving Your Research [B, I, A] Robert Johnson, CG
10:00-10:30 a.m. BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
10:30-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Take Down Those Brick Walls [I] Shirleen Hoffman
Catholic Family Records [I] Allison Spies
What You Need to Know if You Want to Go Pro [I, A] Association of Professional Genealogists
Clusters and Matches: Making the Most of Your DNA Results [I] Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG
Image Management for Genealogists [B] Tom RicePh.D., CG
11:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
12:00-1:15 p.m. LUNCH talk "Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather" John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
1:15-2:15 p.m. Plenary:  "The 17,000,000 Stories of Ellis Island: What's Fact? What's Myth?" John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
2:15-2:45 p.m. BREAK with vendors/exhibitors
2:45-3:45 p.m. Plenary:  "Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events" John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
3:45-4:00 p.m. Final door prizes and concluding remarks

Lecture Levels:  [B]=Beginner  [I]=Intermediate  [A]=Advanced

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