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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Schedule subject to change.

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Thursday, October 26

Time
 Pre-Conference Workshop
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. An Introduction to Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Kimberly Powell

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Friday, October 27

Time  Session/Speaker

 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

 Welcome & Announcements

 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

 Plenary #1
History is Not Boring! Research in Historical Books Online
Kimberly Powell

 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

 Breakout sessions
Sorting Your Ancestry DNA Matches
Patricia Coleman

Using Family Tree Maker to Organize Your Family History Research
Phil Dreyer

You Don't Have to Wander the Cemetery to Find Someone!
Shaunese Luthy

 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 Lunch

 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

 Plenary #2
Bits and Pieces: Piecing Together Families Despite a Lack of Records
Kimberly Powell

 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

 Break

 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

 Breakout sessions
True Grit and Determination: Finding Your Female Ancestors
Amber Oldenburg

Why Did Our Ancestors Move Between Canada and the US?
Gordon McBean

Uncovering Hidden Roots With Your DNA
Dana Kelly

 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

 Break

 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

 Breakout sessions
Getting Published: Tips From a Genealogy Journal Editor
Elizabeth Gomoll

Researching Newspapers Outside of Newspapers.com
Amber Oldenburg

How U.S. Census Records and State  Census Records Go Hand in Hand
Shaunese Luthy

 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

 A Moderated Conversation with Michael Lacopo and Kimberly Powell

 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

 Ask a Genealogist?
Panel provided by the Association of Professional Genealogists - Northland Chapter

 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 Social/ reception

 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 Banquet and MGS Awards Presentation
Top Ten Things I Have Learned In Four Decades of Genealogical Research
Michael Lacopo, Banquet Speaker


Saturday, October 28

Time  Session/Speaker

 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

 Welcome & Announcements

 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

 Plenary #3
Estate Files: Are You Getting the Most Out of Them?
Michael Lacopo

 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

 Break

 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

 Breakout sessions
Exploring DNA Segments for Breakthrough Discoveries
Patricia Coleman

Photo Organization—Print & Digital
Kathy Povolny

Maps—How Can Genealogists Use Them
Gordon McBean

 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 Lunch

 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

 Plenary #4
The Published County History: A Valuable Research Tool
Michael Lacopo

 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

 Break

 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

 Breakout sessions
Documents+DNA+Method+Luck: Tools to Find Biological Family
Elizabeth Gomoll

Collaborating Different Record Types to Build the F.A.N.
Shaunese Luthy

The Largest Census of American Women You've Never Heard About
Amber Oldenburg

 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

 Break

 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 Plenary #5
The Genealogist's Quadfecta: State Archives, Historical Society, Genealogical Society and Library
Michael Lacopo

 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Conference wrap-up

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