Attention: Southeast South Dakota, Northeast Nebraska, Northwest Iowa,
Southwest Minnesota Family Historians!
The 3rd Annual Family History Conference sponsored by the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Stake, will
be held again at 3900 Fairhall (I-29, to 41st St exit, then west on 41st
past Marion Road and Lewis Drug and watch for Fairhall sign on right,
but you can only turn left and follow street around until you see a
large Church building on your left), in Sioux Falls, on Saturday,
October 26, from 8 to 3 pm.
More information, email contacts, registration forms can be found at
this site: http://www.iw.net/~kc0am/ or call 605 361 1070.
Also, briefly, the program is as follows (the Conference is free of
charge, but a lunch must be reserved by Oct 6 for $6.00 by sending a
check to the address in the Registration Form and Syllabuses are $2.00 each)
Registration/Syllabus Pickup - 8 to 9 am
Welcome/Class Location/Announcements - 9 - 9:15 am
Session One 9:25 - 10:15 a.m.
1. Getting Started on Your Genealogy (Part 1)
How to organize your records on Family Group Sheets and Pedigree
Charts and how to effectively organize your genealogy book.
2. Creating a Genealogy Website (Part 1) How to prepare data and
photos in a PAF file and then export as a web page.
3. Bounty Land Warrants/Homestead Records
How bounty lands were awarded, who qualitied, existing records;
homestead applications and how to find and request BLM records.
4. The Hearts of the Children - "Inspirtion Stories"
Session Two 10:25 - 11:15 a.m.
1. Getting Started on Your Genealogy (Part 2)
HWhere to Begin Research, Primary vs Secondary Resources, Citing
2. Creating a Genealogy Website (Part 2)
Choosing a Website and Uploading Files. FTP basics.
3. Tracing Your Danish Ancestors.
4. Family Inheritance
How to Dispose of Non-Titled Property in a Non Threatening Way
Session Three 11:25 - 12:15 p.m.
1. Genealogy Online
Where to Look, How to Contact Others and Share Information,
2. Researching English and Scottish Records
How to research GRO, PRO records; new resources available for
3. From Family Interview to Finished Video
Production techniques for creating a Family Heritge Video.
4. Creating a Family Time Capsule
Answers the questions How, What, Where, Why? Great for family
activities and reunions.
LUNCH 12:15-1:15 pm
Session Four 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
1. Genealogy and Technology
A popular favorite. Teaches how to use scanner, digital camera
and other computer devices to enhance family history.
2. A Bridge to Norway (Part 1)
Resources available in the United States. Problem solving
techniques, examples of records and case studies.
3. Genealogy Fun for Kids
Ideas for activities for children built around family heritage
4. Preserving Old Photographs
Steven Van Buren and John Awald from the Agricultural Heritage
Museum discuss preservation on photos and other records. Bring problem
Session Five 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
1. Genealogy and Technology (Part 2)
More of the same.
2. A Bridge to Norway (Part 2)
Records availabe in Norway and the information they contain.
Include Church Records , Farm Histories, Censuses, and Probate Records.
Basic deciphering of records will also be presented.
3. Crafting Your Own Heritage Album
Learn to combine th beauty of scrapbooking with genealogical records.
4. Medical Heritage--Video on Using Family HIstory to Trace Genetic
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