Member Connect Schedule:
9:00- 9:15am Virtual Donuts and Coffee
MGS president Shirleen Hoffman: Welcome and MGS news update
9:15-10:30am Keynote Presentation with Paula Stuart-Warren
The Changing World of Genealogy: Things Past, Present, and Future
If you have been researching your family history for even one month, you are aware of the rapidly changing world of genealogy. It changes hourly on some days! Websites, indexes, digitized records, and finding aids abound. DNA, criminology, scanning, privacy concerns, social media, and more are “new.” What about records access, limitations, and handling modern families and names? Some things haven’t changed; education remains the key. Sit back and observe some changes and get ready for the future.
About the Speaker:
Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA, is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, and consultant based in Minnesota, but research has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. She has done presentations in the U.S., Canada, and on cruise ships. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. She is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and a former board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Paula loves audience questions after each presentation and anytime on event days.
10:45-11:30am Minnesota Genealogist Challenge – LIVE!
Created by J. H. “Jay” Fonkert and Elizabeth Williams Gomoll
11:45-12:45pm Virtual Lunch with the Pros – Ask a Genealogist
Sponsored by APG Northland Chapter
A panel of genealogists will answer questions and give research advice. Questions may be submitted ahead of time or live as time permits.