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Third Joint Seminar : Family Roots III: Where to Begin How to Continue & Share

  Saturday, March 15, 2008


Our Program


8:00 - 10:00 am                                                              Registration

8:30 - 8:45 am                                                 Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 am                                                          General Session

                                                                        Becoming a Better Genealogist!

                                                                               Tony Burroughs, FUGA



                                       Home Sources, Record Keeping, and More                                         Arthur F. Sniffin

                                 B.  Genealogical Research in Today’s Electronic Environment             Christine LeFoll

                                 C.  Creating Order Out of Chaos                                                               Tony Burroughs

                                 D.  Heimat: Locating the Origins of German Immigrants                 Richard Haberstroh


11:30-12:30 pm  II  A.  “If You Think You’ve Looked Everywhere,

                                       It’s Time To Think Again”                                                        Meldon J. Wolfgang III

                                 B.  Navigating the Godfrey Memorial Library Website                          Christine LeFoll

                                 C.  African American Roots and Branches                                                  Joysetta Pearse

                                 D.  Irish Family History: The Basics                                           Laura Murphy DeGrazia


12:30 - 1:30 pm                ~~~~~~~       Lunch       ~~~~~~~


1:30-2:30 pm    III  A.  “...Troy Papers Please Copy...”

                                        Newspaper Tips for Family Historians                                  Meldon J. Wolfgang III

                                B.  Odd(itie)s and (Dead) Ends:

                                     Details and Quirks of New York Genealogical Records               Richard Haberstroh

                                C.  Interpreting Documents; What They Really Say                     Felicia Bentiné-Padilla

                                D.  The Art of Attaining Italian Records in Italy                                        Marilyn Verna


3:00-4:00 pm    IV  A.  Genealogical Research in Repositories in the Northeast Region    Arthur F. Sniffin

                                 B.  Tracing Your Heritage: Have You First Exhausted

                                      All Possible Resources in the USA?                                             Michael S. Genovese

                                C.  Prove It! Evidence Analysis for Genealogists                     Laura Murphy DeGrazia

                                D.  Introduction to Hispanic Genealogy                                                        Ariel Blondet


4:15 - 5:00 pm               ~~~~~~~    Closing Session & Door Prize Drawing    ~~~~~~~


                                                               You must be present to be eligible for the door prizes.


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