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Genealogy

Dean Henry

Dean Henry

Genealogy Site Security Considerations

Friday, Oct 12 - Session I - 10:30am-11:30am

Conducting genealogical research through the use of websites provides a wealth of information but it does not come without risks. This presentation will cover basic security and privacy concepts, and provide instruction on implementing many of these.
     

Dr. Evelyn McDowell

Dr. Evelyn McDowell

Finding Enslaved Ancestors

Saturday, Oct. 13 - Session I - 10:30am-11:30am

A panel of members from the Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage discuss how they connected to their enslaved ancestors.
     

Dr. Ione Vargas

Dr. Ione Vargus

Family Reunions: Telling the Story

Friday, Oct. 12 - Session II - 1:30pm-2:30pm

Family Reunions: Telling The Story is a workshop that expresses the many ways our stories get told. The information presented is a compilation of work including over twenty-five years of research, info gathered at The Family Reunion Institute Conference which was held from 1988 to 2007, and Chapter 4 of my unpublished book Finding the Rest of Me: African American Family Reunions.
     

Dr. Janice Lovelace

Dr. Janice Lovelace

Who Owned Solomon? Tracing Slave Owners in 19th century Kentucky

Saturday, Oct. 13 - Session II - 1:30pm-2:30pm

Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This presentation looks at techniques to identify slave-owners through the use of land, probate and court records.  
     

Margaret Jerrido

Margaret Jerrido

Funeral Programs -- more than a genealogy tool

Friday, Oct. 12 - Session IV - 4:00pm-5:00pm

This presentation will focus on the use of church records, specifically the funeral programs.   All churches have funeral programs.   However, if genealogist or researchers look at the program for more than birth and death dates, the funeral programs can be very educational.  
   

Dean Henry

Dean Henry

Using Computer Based Genealogy Programs

Saturday, Oct. 13 - Session IV - 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Cherie Bush

Cherie Bush

Beyond Subscriptions: 25+ Free Genealogy Websites

Friday, Oct. 12 - Session IV - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Subscription websites are great and have many offerings, but can be expensive. However, many free websites are available for family history research. These free websites can be a robust and an incredible resource for beginning and advancing genealogical research. An overview of some of these websites will be introduced or act as a reminder of resources available.