There is still a chance to register – but time is running out – click Here – once you complete registration you will get a message on the screen notifying you that it is complete – we need to know how many people are coming so we can prepare.
Here is the hour by hour schedule, description of each session, and links to handouts.
You don’t need to print this document – we will be giving you a complete copy with session descriptions when you arrive on Saturday.
You should print the handouts attached to any sessions you might be planning to attend – look for the title following the word Handout. Then you can annotate the handout with your own notes during the day.
Please note that Lianne Kruger will be posting her handouts at http://ifamilyhistory.blogspot.ca/
Also be sure to bring a notebook and pen for note taking.
Registration: 8:45 to 9:30
Opening Session – 9:30 to 9.:50 – in the Chapel
Session 1 – 10.00 to 11.00
1a. How the Internet was used to trace the 230 year Cyr journey from Acadia to Southern Alberta – Ray Cyr in the Relief Society Room. Handout: Cyr 230 year journey websites
This case study will include a brief history of Port Royal, Acadia.
1b. Google Search, Drive and Maps – Lianne Kruger in the Spanish Room . Handout: http://ifamilyhistory.blogspot.ca/
In this session, I will explain how to use Google Search, Google Drive, and Google Maps. I will show you tips for searching with Google for researching; How to store and share information in Google Drive; and How Google Maps can help in Family History.
1c. American Records for Canadians Eh – Janice Cushman in the Chapel. Handout: American Records for Canadians
Although some record types are the same, those who are familiar with researching records for other countries will find that it is necessary to learn new techniques for researching American records. This presentation will give an overview of some of the record groups that are most useful in finding your American ancestors.
1d. British Research – Great Resources without a Subscription – Peter Darby in the Triple Room. Handout: HandoutBritish Research Great resources
Can I do British research from home without a subscription? This session will introduce you to some exciting resources.
1e. Video – Autosomal DNA in the Glass Room. Handout: AutosomalDNA
A look at how DNA can be used for genealogical research, with examples, and a demonstration of how to review your DNA test results at AncestryDNA
Session 2 – 11:10 to 12:10
2a. Canadian Land Records – Tara Shymanski in the Relief Society Room. Handout: Canadian Land Records_Red Deer
This presentation will explain what genealogy information can be found in land records and show you where to find.
2b. Ways to share Family History with your family – Lianne Kruger in the Spanish Room. Handout: http://ifamilyhistory.blogspot.ca/
Discuss options on how to share your family history with other family members in your home and online using blogs, websites, Google Drive and Maps, Flickr, social media and more.
2c. No session in the chapel this hour
2d. British Research – Ancestry or FindMyPast? – Peter Darby in the Triple Room. Handout: Handout British Research Ancestry or FindMyPast
Doing British Research? Which is best to use Ancestry or FindMyPast? This session will also include some tips for getting more out of these websites.
2e. Video – Autosomal DNA in the Glass Room – same as 1e – a repeat. Handout: AutosomalDNA
Lunch – 12:10 to 1:10 – in the cultural hall
Session 3 – 1:10 to 2:10
3a. Strategies to Break Down Brick Walls – Tara Shymanski in the Relief Society Room. Handout: Breaking down brick walls
This approach to methodically and thoroughly organize and carry out research will give you strategies to break through your brick wall.
3b. Evernote for Genealogy – Lianne Kruger in the Spanish Room . Handout: http://ifamilyhistory.blogspot.ca/
Evernote is a free program available on computers, iPads/tablets and smart phones. Not just for genealogy but as the Evernote ad says, “Capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are always with you and always in sync.” Learn why this program is good and how this can be helpful in researching and storing genealogy.
3c. Canadian Genealogy on the Cheap – Janice Cushman in the Chapel. Handout: GenealogyOnTheCheap_Canada
Learn how to get the most out of paid genealogy websites – without paying – when researching your Canadian ancestors. The presentation will include an overview of national and provincial records that are available online, and how to make the most of them for the least cost.
3d. Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch – Roxanne McCue in the Triple Room. Handout: Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch
How to find unindexed records at FamilySearch. Intermediate to advanced tips for searching.
The Family History Centre will be open throughout the day (except for during lunch). See the online resources available (including premium Family History sites), find your ancestors, learn about FamilySearch Indexing, learn about new features at familysearch.org, and have your questions about Family History answered. A great resource if you are a beginner. Go to the Family History Centre if you have questions about your research or about a brick wall you are facing.
Remember that seating is on a first come first served basis – you may not always get into your first choice session.