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             Presented by:
             National Genealogical Society
             3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
             Arlington, VA 22204-4370
             Phone: 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060
             Fax: 703-525-0052

             Local Host Societies:
             Ohio Genealogical Society and
             Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
General Information

THE FAMILY HISTORY                                        HOTELS                                                   trained Cincinnati Historical Society docents will
CONFERENCE                                                                                                         reveal some of the interesting history of Greater
                                                          This year we are providing a choice of three             Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
The NGS 2012 Family History Conference brings             conference hotels. The Hilton is one block east of the
together genealogists and family historians—people        Duke Energy Convention Center, and the Hyatt and         Travel though the central city area from the
who have done research all of their lives and             Millennium hotels are directly across the street. The    Riverfront to the Over-the-Rhine old German district
those who have only recently become interested,           convention center connects via skywalk to the Hilton     including Downtown, 1867 Suspension Bridge,
professionals, and nonprofessionals—who have              and Millennium. All of the convention center hotels      Northern Kentucky Historic District, Inclines and
a common desire to learn how to find more                 provide free high-speed wireless Internet service.       Overlooks Sites, Mount Adams, Eden Park, Clifton
information about their ancestors. The conference         For more detailed information about the hotels visit     and the University of Cincinnati.
will include programs for all skill levels of research           Our tour begins with a short ride to the Cincinnati
experience and will feature tracks on military                                                                     Museum Center, one of our iconic National Historic
records, methodology, ethnic research, migration,         GETTING THERE                                            Landmarks. Originally built in 1933 as the Union
photos, and more. Lectures, workshops, meal               Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental,              Terminal train station, the building was recently
events, and social events all provide networking          United, US Airways, Delta, and USA 3000 service          named one of the top 50 architecturally significant
opportunities with other genealogists.                    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport       buildings in America by the American Institute of
                                                          (CVG). For more detailed information visit               Architects. Participants may disembark the coach to
NEW THIS YEAR                                     for        briefly see the interior of the breathtaking, 10-story
This year the NGS Family History Conference               air and ground transportation details.                   grand rotunda that can take you back in time to an
will have four morning hands-on workshops, a                                                                       earlier day of rail transportation (this will also be
Friday night reception instead of a banquet, and          SCOOTER/WHEELCHAIR RENTAL                                the site of the Thursday night museum visit, meal,
identification of audience level for lectures.                                                                     and program). Board the coach and continue to
                                                          Scooters and wheelchairs can be rented from Lance        the Kentucky side of the Ohio River along historic
                                                          Sizemore with Rollin’ On The River by calling 513-       Riverside Drive featuring wonderful nineteenth-
Workshops                                                 582-6526. NGS recommends that you make your              century mansions and a perfect view of the
Thursday workshops will feature “Understanding            reservation by 1 March 2012 to ensure availability.      Cincinnati skyline. See the magnificent Cathedral
Court Records” with instructor, J. Mark Lowe, CG,         Rented equipment will be delivered to and picked up      Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky,
and “Photo Detecting 101” with instructor, Maureen        from the conference hotels.                              before heading back to Ohio. Tour the highlights of
Taylor. Saturday workshops will include “The                                                                       downtown Cincinnati then continue on through the
Franktur Type: An Obstacle to German Research             SPECIAL PRE-CONFERENCE                                   narrow streets of Mt. Adams, into Mt. Auburn, and
That Can Be Overcome” with instructor, John T.            EVENTS, TUESDAY, 8 MAY 2012                              on to Clifton, home of the University of Cincinnati.
Humphrey, CG, and “The Mechanics of Compiling                                                                      By the end of your tour through Avondale and
Your Family History” with instructor, Michael J.          Librarians’ Day                                          other Cincinnati suburbs, you’ll understand why
Leclerc. All workshops are from 8:00 a.m.–12:00           NGS’s special pre-conference program for librarians,     Cincinnati is truly one of the great unknown cities
noon. The registration fee is $45 for each workshop.      sponsored by ProQuest, will be held Tuesday, 8           of America.
Space is limited, so register early!                      May 2012, 8:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m., at the Duke Energy        This special tour has been arranged for 12:30–4:00
                                                          Convention Center. Librarians who work with              p.m. Tuesday, 8 May 2012, embarking in front of
NGSQ 100th Anniversary Reception                          family history patrons are encouraged to attend this     the Duke Energy Convention Center, within easy
                                                          outstanding program.                                     walking distance from all conference hotels. The
The National Genealogical Society began publishing
its quarterly journal in 1912. NGS is proud of the        ProQuest will provide lunch for registered attendees     tour features limited walking and will accommodate
Quarterly’s long history of excellence as one of the      and will be available to answer questions about their    most individuals who can enter a motor coach with
premier genealogical journals. In this year of 2012,      products. For more information visit                     limited assistance. Three coaches have been reserved
we are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary            for a limit of 168 persons. The cost is $21 per person
with a special reception on Friday, 11 May, from                                                                   and reservations must be made by 24 April 2012. No
5:30–7:00 p.m. The event will feature a “gallery” of      BCG Education Fund Workshop                              participants may join the tour after it embarks from
displays about the history of the Quarterly and the                                                                the Convention Center.
people who were instrumental in its success.              The Board for Certification of Genealogists
                                                          Education Fund is sponsoring a full-day pre-             Special Hours at the Cincinnati Historical
The reception will take place at the Duke Energy          conference workshop on Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 8:30
Convention Center, third floor, in the pre-function       a.m.–4:30 p.m. Registration is $110 and includes
                                                                                                                   Society Library
lobby just outside the Junior Ballrooms. Admission        lunch. This enrollment-limited, six-hour, hands-on       On Tuesday, 8 May 2012, the Cincinnati Historical
is $15 and includes light refreshments. A cash bar        workshop covers both practical writing skills and the    Society Library at Cincinnati Museum Center is
will also be available.                                   process used by peer-reviewed journals. Students         offering special morning hours of 10:00 a.m.–12:00
                                                          will have the opportunity to learn a variety of          noon for a limited number of conference attendees.
Audience Level                                            excellent writing techniques from two genealogists       Those interested in using the library during this
                                                          whose very different approaches enliven the              special early opening must register in advance
The audience level for each lecture is listed after
                                                          pages of a major genealogical journal. Learn to          by phone at (513) 287-7030 or e-mail library@
the summary in the Registration Brochure and will
                                                          recognize what not to do and practice capturing your Registration is limited to 15
also appear in the online schedule. The levels are
                                                          enthusiasm for your discoveries in proper form.          people.
Beginner; Beginner-Intermediate; Intermediate;
Intermediate-Advanced; and Advanced as                    Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, and Thomas W.              The CHS Library is located at 1301 Western
determined by the individual instructors. Attendees       Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS , will lead the    Avenue. Normal library hours are Monday through
are welcome to attend any lecture. NGS adopted the        workshop, “Editor’s Ink, Writer’s Lead.” Solving         Friday, 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00
audience levels to guide attendees to the lectures that   the case is only half the battle. Grace in expression    a.m.–5:00 p.m. Parking is $6.
best meet their needs when planning their conference      conveys credibility and competence. To be clear,
schedules.                                                concise, and correct are three indispensable virtues
                                                          and your greatest value-added for reports, articles,     BCG SKILLBUILDING TRACK
CONFERENCE VENUE                                          books, or video scripts. Hands-on exercises will         NGS and the Board for Certification of Genealogists
Duke Energy Convention Center                             introduce novel solutions and compelling answers.        are pleased to present the newest Skillbuilding
                                                          Attendees will participate in two sessions.              track, a series of lectures on skills and methodology
The NGS 2012 Family History Conference will
                                                          Attendance is limited to 60, so register early!          designed for researchers who want to improve their
be held in the Duke Energy Convention Center,
                                                                                                                   skills. Presentations will cover evaluating evidence,
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 9–12 May 2012.
                                                                                                                   solving difficult problems, and reporting research.
The convention center is conveniently located             Tour of Greater Cincinnati and Northern                  Lectures are open to all those registered for the
about twenty minutes from the Cincinnati/Northern         Kentucky                                                 conference.
Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and is
surrounded by a choice of hotels with a number of         See why Cincinnati is called the “Queen City.” A
restaurants nearby.                                       special three-and-one-half-hour, motor-coach tour
                                                          created just for NGS participants and hosted by

2                                                                                                   National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference
                                                                                                  The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier

GENTECH TRACK                                            The museum houses many unique and inspiring               local celebrity, Dan Hurley. Dan serves as the host
                                                         exhibits including The Slave Pen, From Slavery to         and executive producer of Local 12 Newsmakers, a
The GenTech track will have a selection of sessions      Freedom, and the film Brothers of the Borderland.         Sunday morning political analysis program. He has
dedicated to spotlighting technologies that assist the   Come for an hour or stay for the entire three hours.      produced over twenty local history documentary
genealogist with a variety of research applications.                                                               videos and has authored several books on local
Some of the technologies are fully developed and         The event does not include transportation. Walking
have a proven solution to current challenges. Other      from the Duke Energy Convention Center or the
technologies are in their infancy, but look promising    conference hotels takes less than 15 minutes.
and are presented as applications that we will all       Attendees may also share a taxi or use their own          Saturday, 12 May 2012,
want to watch. The presentations will be given by        transportation. Parking is available in the Central       8:00 a.m.—12:00 noon,
some of the foremost experts in the field. New this      Riverfront Parking Garage at $1 every half hour or        Genealogy 201, Working with Records
year to GenTech are three Best of RootsTech lectures     $8 daily maximum.
                                                                                                                   Have you completed some genealogical research?
selected from the 2012 RootsTech conference.                                                                       Are you ready to continue your genealogical
                                                         Thursday, 10 May 2012,                                    education? Register for Genealogy 201 and learn
SPECIAL EVENTS                                           A Night at the Public Library                             techniques and tips to maximize the information
The Ohio Genealogical Society and the Hamilton           On Thursday night, the Public Library of Cincinnati       gathered from your sources, whether they are
County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society          and Hamilton County and the Hamilton County               paper, microfilm, or digital. Instructors Ann Carter
are hosting two events: a special tour and dinner on     Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society extends its      Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS, and Kay Haviland Freilich,
Wednesday evening and a great research opportunity                                                                 CG, CGL, will address ways to evaluate and organize
                                                         hours exclusively for NGS Conference participants.
on Thursday evening.                                     This free event provides an opportunity to research       the information you have and plan your next
                                                         in one of the nation’s leading genealogy libraries,       research steps. This workshop is designed for those
Wednesday, 9 May 2012,                                   which features holdings from all fifty states and         with some research experience. The registration
                                                         more than twenty foreign countries as well as             fee is $25 and includes a comprehensive handout.
Museum Center Tour and Dinner                                                                                      Space is limited. After the session, you may enjoy
                                                         unique resources from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing evening with                Additional library staff will be available to guide       browsing in the Exhibit Hall.
an exclusive tour of the Cincinnati History              researchers to their areas of interest. The library is
Museum reserved especially for NGS Conference            located two short blocks east and two blocks north        Saturday 12 May 2012,
participants. Experience the Art-Deco rotunda.           of the Duke Energy Convention Center, even closer         8:30 a.m.—12:00 noon,
View a model of the City of Cincinnati from 1900         from some of the downtown conference hotels.              Youth Kamp
to the 1940s with working trains and inclines. Sit       Researchers may walk, call a taxi, or provide their
in an original antique Cincinnati streetcar. Immerse     own transportation for this event.                        This is a great opportunity to involve your children,
yourself in a re-creation of the Cincinnati waterfront                                                             grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in family history.
in the 1850s, walk aboard a riverboat, and enjoy         Join fellow genealogists for this special evening at      The Kamp will feature a variety of age-appropriate
other great adventures. The history museum features      the public library. There is no limit on the number       activities for kids ages 8 to 16 and includes a session
exhibits on World Wars, transportation, industry, and    of participants or a need to register, but you must       that focuses on scouting’s genealogical badges.
many facets of the American experience.                  show your conference badge for entry. Doors open          The event is free; registration is required. Space is
                                                         to the NGS event at 6:30 p.m. and remain open until       limited, so register early!
Following the tour, enjoy a private reception            11:30 p.m. Maps will be available at the conference
complete with cash bar and a delectable buffet meal      information booth near registration. As usual in
(vegetarian options available). The evening ends         American cities, it is advisable to travel in groups,     ASK AN EXPERT
with a short program by a museum docent on the           especially at night, although the area is extremely
construction of the magnificent Art-Deco Union                                                                     The Great Lakes Chapter of APG is sponsoring free,
                                                         safe. Parking is available at metered on-street spaces,   twenty-minute, expert family history consultations
Terminal rotunda and train station.                      at several pay garages, and surface lots within a short   for attendees during the conference. Sign-ups will
Buses will begin leaving the Duke Energy                 walking distance of the library.                          take place during pre-registration on the NGS
Convention Center at 4:45 p.m. (subsequent buses                                                                   website.
will leave when loaded) for the very short ride to       SPECIAL PROGRAMS
the Cincinnati Museum Center (the former Union                                                                     NGS ANNUAL MEETING,
Terminal Train Station). This tour will accommodate      Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 5:15 p.m.,
most individuals who can enter a bus with limited
                                                                                                                   SATURDAY, 12 MAY 2012,
                                                         NGS American Genealogy: Home Study
assistance. The museum tour will last about one                                                                    5:15 p.m.
                                                         Course Roundtable
hour with easy walking including some up and                                                                       This is an opportunity for NGS members to meet the
down ramps. Following the program, buses will            Join NGS Education Manager, Patricia Walls                NGS officers and board members and hear an update
begin loading (about 8:00 p.m.) to return to the Duke    Stamm, CG, CGL, in a roundtable discussion about          on NGS programs, courses, and publications from
Energy Convention Center.                                the NGS American Genealogy: Home Study                    NGS President Ann Hilke, CG.
                                                         Course. Current students taking the in-depth, self-
The price of $65 includes bus transportation to and      paced course as well as others who are considering
from the Museum Center, a ticket to the Cincinnati       enrolling are invited to the program.                     CONFERENCE BLOG
History Museum, a buffet meal, and the program.
Seating is limited to 220 participants so please                                                                   Check the NGS Conference Blog for news, updates,
register early. For information about the museum,        Thursday, 10 May 2012, 3:00 p.m.,                         and information relating to the conference at
visit http://www.                       Strategy for Records Preservation and           
Thursday, 10 May 2012,
                                                         Are the states where you live and do family history       PRE-REGISTRATION
Evening at the National Underground                      research changing your access to vital records? The
Railroad Freedom Center                                                                                            Conference pre-registration ends 24 April 2012.
                                                         Records Preservation and Access Committee for the         After that date you may only register on-site at the
FamilySearch and the National Underground                genealogical community will be having a strategy          conference. Meals must be purchased by 24 April
Railroad Freedom Center invite all conference            session on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Learn          2012. They cannot be purchased on-site at the
attendees to enjoy free admission at the Museum          how to follow the legislative process and send an         conference. A full conference registration includes
on Thursday from 6:00–9:00 p.m. The Freedom              effective response to the appropriate policy makers.      all regular sessions. Workshops and meals are an
Center is located in downtown Cincinnati on the          The session is open to all interested conference          additional cost and must be paid for separately.
banks of the Ohio River. It tells the story of the       attendees.
enslaved crossing over the Ohio River on the
journey to freedom. Anti-slavery men and women of        Friday, 11 May 2012, 12:15 p.m.,                           EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE
all backgrounds created a secret network of escape       NGS Luncheon                                               Wednesday, 9 May             9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
routes that came to be called the Underground                                                                       Thursday, 10 May             9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Railroad.                                                “From Goetta to Guacamole: The Immigrant Impact
                                                         on Cincinnati” will be the topic at this special           Friday, 11 May               9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
                                                         luncheon on Friday, 11 May 2012, presented by              Saturday, 12 May             9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

9–12 May 2012         Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                    3
Wednesday Schedule                9 May 2012
                  8:00 a.m.                                9:30 a.m.                          Track                                   11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                         Begin with the Power Tools: Transcriptions,
                                                                                                                         Abstracts, and Analysis

                                                                                                                         Rev. David McDonald, CG                   W121
                                                                                                                         Researchers mine data―even negative data―
                                                                                     BCG Skillbuilding

                                                                                                                         from every item researched. Transcriptions,
                                                                                                                         abstracts, and analyses are essential in
                                                                                                                         beginning, and completing, a genealogical
                                                                                                                         project. (Intermediate-Advanced)

                                                                                                                         Strategies for Finding “Unfindable” Ancestors
                                                                                                                         Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG,
                                                                                      Methodology and
                                                                                                                         CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
                                                                                                                         The failure of common research practices
                                                                                                                         to identify ancestors does not mean they are
                                                                                         Research                        unfindable. Participants will learn approaches
                                                                                                                         to locating difficult-to-trace ancestors.

                                                                                                                         Solving Problems with Tax Records

                                                                                                                         Victor S. Dunn, CG                           W123
                    W101                                                            Working with Records                 When other sources fail, tax lists often provide
                                                                                                                         resolution to same-name scenarios, evidence of
                                                                                                                         relationships, estimated birth and death dates,
                                                                                                                         and proof of migration. (Intermediate)

             Opening Session                                                                                             Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor

                                                                                                                         Craig Roberts Scott, CG                    W124
     Genealogy Buried in a Photograph:
        Amazing Discoveries in the                                                    Military Records                   A look at records created by the war: compiled
                                                                                                                         military service records, pensions, bounty land,
       Cincinnati Panorama of 1848               Exhibit Hall Opens                                                      and other records. (Intermediate)

         Patricia Moseley Van Skaik                  9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                         Images of the War of 1812: Photo Evidence
       Experience a new approach to
                                                                                                                         Maureen Taylor                               W125
         ancestors’ lives through                                                           Photos                       Locating images of 1812 veterans is a difficult,
          digital images from the                   Genealogical Exhibits                                                but not impossible, endeavor. In this lecture
           world-renowned 1848                         and Vendors                                                       you’ll learn about resources both on- and off-
                                                                                                                         line. (Beginner)
         Cincinnati daguerreotype
        panorama, integrated with             Genealogical exhibitors and vendors                                        To Be Irish and American: The Famine
                                                 will be on hand throughout the                                          Immigrants
            original documents
                                                 conference at the Duke Energy                                           Dave Schroeder, MSLS                      W126
               from the past.
                                               Convention Center to display their     Ethnic Research                    The Famine Irish who came to the U.S. in the
                                                                                                                         1840s and 1850s had a profound impact on this
     Patricia Van Skaik manages one of the      genealogical goods and services.                                         nation. Learn more about these immigrants.
     nation’s largest genealogy collections
      at the Public Library of Cincinnati &       Entrance to the exhibit hall
    Hamilton County. Online instructor, web           is free to everyone.                                               Focusing on Pathways ‘cross the Ohio River
    developer, and recipient of RootsTech’s
     Distinguished Speaker award, Patricia                                                                               J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA                      W127
      holds master’s degrees in history and                                               Migration                      The Ohio blends the Allegheny and
                                                                                                                         Monongahela rivers and flows to the Mississippi
    library science and is a NIGR graduate.                                                                              at Cairo, Illinois. Learn about towns and records
        She writes a social media column,                                                                                on the way. (Intermediate-Advanced)
     the DigiGenie, tweets under the same
        name, and lectures widely on the
                                                                                                                         The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof
     intersection of genealogy, technology,                                                                              Arguments Into the Genealogical Narrative
                and librarianship.
                                                                                                                         Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG                 W128
                                                                                            Writing                      As family researchers, we often encounter
                                                                                                                         problems. Using a case study, this presentation
                                                                                                                         demonstrates how to successfully weave a proof
                                                                                                                         argument into a family tapestry. (Intermediate-

                                                                                                                         Genealogy-on-the-Go with the iPad

                                                                                                                         Lisa Louise Cooke                          W129
                                                                                                                         Technology has brought an incredible level
                                                                                           GenTech                       of portability—discover the top apps and best
                                                                                                                         practices that will make your iPad a genealogical
                                                                                                                         powerhouse. (Intermediate)

                                                                                                                         From the Comfort of Home: Online Educational
                                                                                                                         Resources for Every Genealogist
                                                                                                                         D. Joshua Taylor, MLS                      W130

                                                                                                                         Explore the vast resources available through
                                                                                                                         online webinars, wikis, courses, and other
                                                                                                                         resources to enhance your genealogical skills.

                                                                            Exhibit Hall hours 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                                 The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier
            12:15 p.m.                                               2:30 p.m.                                                              4:00 p.m.                                               Evening
                                                     Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a                            Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: The Evidence
                                                     Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul?                                    Presented Clearly Shows . . .
 Association of Professional
                                                     Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL,
  Genealogists Luncheon                              FASG, FUGA, FNGS                                W141                  Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS            W151
                                                     As researchers, family historians, compilers,                         How to create a proof summary that is a succinct,


                                                     bloggers, or writers of other ilk, genealogists                       clearly defined explanation of the evidence
          Curt B. Witcher                            face legal and ethical perils they often don’t                        collected including any necessary background
                                                     suspect. This crash course offers practical                           material and conflicting details. (Intermediate-
               W131                                  guidance to enhance your skills and keep you safe.                    Advanced)                                                               5:00 p.m.
 The Expectations of 21st Century                                                                                                                                                    Museum Center Tour and Dinner
          Genealogists                               Fitting the Pieces Together: A Case Study in City
                                                                                                                           Fugitive Slave Act and the Underground Railroad
                                                     Research                                                                                                                                         W161

                                                     Warren Bittner, CG                           W142                     Jim Ison, AG, CG                               W152
   Explore how technology and                        A case study of an urban family whose records are                     Learn about the danger and even death in such
                                                                                                                                                                                       Co-hosted by the Ohio Genealogical
 the popularization of genealogy                     full of dead ends and “wrong” information. See                        “free states” as Ohio, experienced by those helping
                                                     the genealogical proof standard put into practice.                    people to flee their enslaved conditions. (Beginner-      Society and the Hamilton County Chapter
  continue to impact the family                                                                                                                                                          of the Ohio Genealogical Society
                                                     (Beginner)                                                            Intermediate)
 history field and how we might
         want to “react.”                                                                                                                                                            Join us for an evening with an exclusive
   __________                                        Hatched, Matched, and Dispatched: Vital Record
                                                     Research                                                              Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals              tour of the Cincinnati History Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                         located in the Cincinnati Museum
                                                     C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL                        W143                    Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL                     W153       Center. Buses will pick up at the Duke
       Federation of                                 With the onslaught of “privacy” laws, how is the                      Learn about federal records at NARA, BLM,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Energy Convention Center at 4:45 p.m.
    Genealogical Societies                           family researcher going to acquire vital records?                     and Library of Congress that present a picture
                                                                                                                                                                                       and subsequent buses will leave when
                                                     Come explore the possibilities. (Beginner-                            of development, traffic, and travel on rivers and
         Luncheon                                    Intermediate)                                                         canals. (Intermediate-Advanced)                             loaded. The price of $65 includes bus
                                                                                                                                                                                     transportation to and from the Museum
 David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS                  Medical Records in the National Archives for
                                                     Soldiers and Civilians                                                Military Bounty Lands: A Rich Resource                     Center, ticket to the Cincinnati History
                                                                                                                                                                                     Museum, a buffet meal, and the program.
                                                     Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL          W144                      Rick Sayre, CG                                W154
                                                     This untapped source of genealogical information                      Many bounty land records rival pension records
                                                     deals with soldiers, medical personnel, and                           in value. Learn how to find bounty land records
  Indians, Squatters, Settlers, and                  civilians. These records may contain birth,                           and locate bounty land, especially in Ohio and
   Soldiers in the Old Southwest                     death, and marriage information. (Intermediate-                       Kentucky. (Beginner-Intermediate)
  The Nation’s genealogists will
gather in Birmingham, Alabama, in                    Dating and Identifying Heritage Photos                                Fixing Faded Photos
August 2012 to learn, connect, and
succeed in their research. See what
                                                     Patricia Jordan Roberts
                                                     Don’t give up on those mystery photographs.
                                                                                                   W145                    Eric Curtis Basir
                                                                                                                           Learn how to renew or add color to a faded or
                                                                                                                                                                         W155               _________
  FGS conferences have to offer.                     This lecture will examine ways to find new clues                      B&W photo. (Advanced)

                                                     and identities in neglected and fading old family
                                                     photos. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                     Native American Research: Keys to Success                             Unpuzzling Ireland’s Church Records

                                                     Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA            W146                   Donna M. Moughty                                 W156
                                                     Learn research steps, resources, repositories, and                    Understanding that religion in Ireland is a political
                                                     methodology to kick-start documentation of your                       issue as well as a spiritual one will help you identify                 5:15 p.m.
                                                     American Indian ancestry. Includes resources                          church records. (Beginner-Intermediate)
                                                     online and in libraries, archives, and historical
     NIGRAA Luncheon                                 societies. (Beginner)
                                                                                                                                                                                          NGS Home Study Course
               W133                                                                                                        Travel Diaries: Travel the Western Country in 1816:
                                                     Moving Out: Migration Patterns into the Midwest                       Presage a Migration

                                                     Carol Eliese Smith, AG                         W147                   Margaret S. Aker                               W157
                                                     Migration through roads, trails, waterways, and                       Do you have old travel diaries, journals, or

                                                     canals will be featured as we look at the settlement                  postcards? Learn about the significance of travel
                                                     patterns into the Midwest and how they affected                       communication and how it influenced migration
                                                     territorial expansion. (Intermediate)                                 and immigration. (Intermediate)

               Menu                                                                                                        Getting to Know Your Ancestors: Integrating
  Slow roasted pork loin with an                     Writing with Style                                                    Social, Economic, and Political Background into
                                                                                                                           Family History
apple glaze, three cheese au gratin
                                                     Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS              W148                   Richard Camaur, JD, CG                          W158
      potatoes, and broccoli
                                                     Authors must be knowledgeable about their topic                       Our ancestors were not in a sterile vacuum,
                                                     and present the material in a pleasing style. Learn                   characterized by vital and land records. Learn how
 Crisp green salad with tomatoes,                    how to design and utilize your own style guide.                       to incorporate historical background into a “living”
 cucumbers, and julienne carrots                     (Beginner-Intermediate)                                               family history. (Beginner-Intermediate)

    Platters of white chocolate                      Paradigm Uses When Searching Online
    macadamia nut cookies and                                                                                              Genealogical Wikis: A Survey of the Terrain
                                                     Genealogical Records
              blondies                               Suzanne Russo Adams, AG                       W149                    Jordan Jones                                 W159
                                                     Getting all the results you think you should when                     This presentation surveys the wiki tools for
    Coffee, tea, and lemonade                        searching online databases? Learn why you may                         sharing and collaboration among genealogists, and
                                                     not be tapping the capabilities of powerful search                    discusses how to balance privacy with openness.
                                                     engines. (Intermediate-Advanced)                                      (Intermediate)
          Vegetarian menu
   Zucchini, eggplant, and pepper
ratatouille served over whole wheat
             penne pasta                             Using Excel to Create Timelines                                       Snagit for Genealogists

                                                     Robert Raymond                                W150                    Barbara Renick                                  W160
                $29                                  Illustrates the use of timelines in genealogy
                                                     using Excel spreadheets for comparative analysis
                                                     to identify missing information on family
                                                     members and additional research opportunities.

         9–12 May 2012          Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                                                                 5
Thursday Schedule       10 May 2012
           Track                                    8:00 a.m.                                                   9:30 a.m.                                                           11:00 a.m.

                                       BCG Certification Seminar                                                                                                       Navigating the NARA Branches
                                       Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, Alison Hare, CG, Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS            T201                     Julie Miller, CG                          T221
                                       Join BCG associates as they explain the nature and purpose of certification as well as the application                          The National Archives has fourteen
    BCG Skillbuilding


                                       process, requirements for board certification, and how to prepare for certification. (Intermediate-                             regional archives located in eleven states.
                                       Advanced)                                                                                                                       Learn how to more effectively utilize these
                                                                                                                                                                       collections. (Intermediate)

                                                                                                  Indexes! Indexes! Indexes! How to Find                               One Family, Two Countries, Three States: A
                                       Lies and Sins of Omission                                  People Who Don’t Seem to Be There!                                   Case Study
                                                                                                  Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL,
     Methodology and                   Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG                T202          FASG, FUGA, FNGS                          T212                       Diane L. Giannini, CG                    T222
                                       This lecture will use case studies to illuminate           From courthouses to cyberspace, we face the                          A few records and a formerly undocumented
        Research                       ancestors’ lies and sins of omission that become           same problem: how to find ancestors when                             family tree lead us on a journey through
                                       the potholes along our research journey.                   their names don’t seem to be in the indexes.                         Kentucky, Ohio, and Virginia and takes us
                                       (Beginner)                                                 This session examines tactics for ferreting out                      back to Germany. (Beginner-Intermediate)
                                                                                                  “hidden” entries. (Intermediate)

                                       Understanding Court Records: Hands-On Workshop (SOLD OUT!)

       Working with
                                       J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA                                                                                                                                           T203
        Records                        Learn the basics of the U.S. legal system including types of courts and their jurisdictions. Follow a case through court by recognizing dockets, orders, depositions,
                                       etc. Be ready to find the keys for solving complex genealogical problems using these records. Fee $45. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.
                                       Participants are required to register for the conference. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                       National Home for Disabled Soldiers’ Homes:                But Grandma Never Carried a Gun: Locating                            Obtaining 20th Century Military Records
                                       The Aftermath of the Civil War                             Women Using Records Created by the                                   from the St. Louis Personnel Records Center
                                       Rick Sayre, CG                              T204           Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL         T214                      Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL          T224
     Military Records                  Find your ancestor among the thousands of                  A look at military records to locate                                 Have a twentieth century veteran? St.
                                       genealogically significant records. State and              information on females. These are the                                Louis houses many of these files. However,
                                       Confederate homes will also be identified                  wives, mothers, and sisters of soldiers or                           misinformation grows. Hear about the records
                                       along with strategies to locate extant records.            women employed by the military. (Beginner-                           and how to access them. (Intermediate)
                                       (Beginner-Intermediate)                                    Intermediate)

                                       Gateway to the West: Researching in Ohio                   Ohio: The Great Land Experiment                                      Spring Grove: Eternal Rest in the Midwest
                                       Diane VanSkiver Gagel                      T205            Jana Sloan Broglin, CG, OGSF               T215                      Kim V. Garvey, MILS                      T225
                                       Covers Ohio township, county, and state level              Learn the migration into Ohio. Examine                               Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery is a
    Researching in Ohio                records and where researchers can find the                 different land grants and land offices in Ohio.                      National Historic Landmark and the second
                                       best genealogical records. Major repositories              Learn county boundary changes and the part                           largest cemetery in the United States. Explore
                                       discussed and how to access them. (Beginner-               played in locating records. (Beginner)                               its rich history and records. (Beginner-
                                       Intermediate)                                                                                                                   Intermediate)
                                                                                                  So, You’ve Found Your German Town of                                 The “www” of German Genealogy
                                       What’s a Palatine Anyway?                                  Origin: Now What?
                                       James M. Beidler                           T206            Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG            T216                        John T. Humphrey, CG                      T226
     German Research                   All about the area of Germany that has been an             Once you have found where your ancestor                              Websites offer family historians looking for
                                       emigrant hotbed for three centuries. (Beginner-            came from, you must learn a new set of skills.                       German ancestors the opportunity to locate
                                       Intermediate)                                              This lecture focuses on researching in German                        data, resources, research guides, and help
                                                                                                  records. (Intermediate)                                              with language. (Intermediate-Advanced)
                                                                                                  They Paid Their Taxes: Using Kentucky Tax                            Researching on the “Southern Side” of
                                       Researching Kentucky Records                               Lists for pre-1850s Research                                         Cincinnati: Northern Kentucky Genealogy
                                                                                                                                                                       and Local History Resources
      Researching in                   Don W. Rightmyer                           T207            Gail Jackson Miller, CG                     T217                     Elaine M. Kuhn, MLS                     T227
                                       The presenter will give an overview of the                 Learn to use Kentucky tax lists to prove                             Learn about the wealth of records to be
        Kentucky                       genealogy and family history records available             relationships, identify neighbors, sort out                          found on the Queen City’s southern border.
                                       to researchers and the primary research                    common names, determine prior residences,                            (Beginner-Intermediate)
                                       facilities in Kentucky. (Intermediate)                     and learn about your ancestor’s lifestyle.
                                       Photo Detecting 101

                                       Maureen Taylor                                                                                                                                                 T208
          Photos                       Join this interactive workshop to learn how to solve picture mysteries in your family album using a variety of techniques from facial comparison to identifying the
                                       type of picture. Includes hands-on learning with demonstrations and case studies. Fee $45. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Participants are
                                       required to register for the conference. (All)

                                       Storing Your Tree in the Cloud: Online                     Utilizing Social Networks for Genealogy
                                       Management of your Data                                    Research                                                             Effective Database Search Tactics

                                       Scott Bean                                  T209           Thomas MacEntee                           T219                       Kory Meyerink                             T229
         GenTech                       What does it mean to store trees in the cloud
                                       versus our desktops? What tree managers
                                                                                                  Preserving genealogical data and images for
                                                                                                  social media for genealogists is growing at
                                       currently exist and how do they actually work?             a rapid pace. Learn how to maximize your
                                       (Intermediate-Advanced)                                    social network to advance your research.
                                       RootsMagic: Publishing Your Family History                 Comparing the Leading Office Applications                            Research Genealogical Resources in Israel

                                       with Complete Documentation                                                                                                     from Your Couch

                                       Bruce Buzbee                                T210           Lisa Louise Cooke                         T220                       Daniel Horowitz                             T230
         GenTech                       Learn how to create complete books with cover              This session will provide a comparative                              Access genealogical resources and databases
                                       pages, tables of contents, indexes, footnotes,             consumer report for online office applications,                      available in Israel that can be used to find
                                       bibliographies, and more. Create CDs that you              including Google Docs,, Dropbox,                             relatives online, including a lesson of Hebrew
                                       can share with others. (Beginner)                          and similar products. (Intermediate)                                 and translation tools. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                                                      Exhibit Hall hours 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

6                                                                                                        National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference
                                                                                                                                  The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier
         12:15 p.m.                                        2:30 p.m.                                                         4:00 p.m.                                        Special Program
                                              Red Herrings and a Stroke of the Dead Palsy:
                                              Analyzing and Correlating Evidence                                Assumptions: A Genealogical Slippery Slope
  Board for Certification of
                                              Stefani Evans, CG                        T241                     Claire Bettag, CG, CGL                 T251
   Genealogists Luncheon                      Common name, impaired memory, and                                 Assumptions can lead genealogists astray.


                                              ongoing migration complicate the search                           Discussion focuses on assumptions
 Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL           for David Thompson’s Revolutionary War                            discussed in the BCG Genealogical                                 3:00 p.m.
                                              service. David’s “stroke of the dead palsy”                       Standards Manual, in writings of three
               T231                           provides the key. (Intermediate-Advanced)                         historians, and in personal research               Strategy for Records Preservation
                                                                                                                experience. (Intermediate)
                                                                                                                                                                               and Access
      Lunch with Mrs. Davis                                                                                     How Did Your Grandmother Meet Your
                                              Inferential Genealogy                                             Grandfather?
  A reenactment visit highlighting                                                                                                                                                   T261
                                              Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG,
the life and times of a Civil War-era         CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS                     T242                    Janet A. Alpert                           T252
   widow and community leader.                                                                                                                                        Hear an update on the activities of
                                              How to deduce ancestors’ identities and                           Discovering how your ancestors met can
                                                                                                                                                                     the Records Preservation and Access
                                              many aspects of their lives by digging below                      provide important clues to further family
                                              “surface information” in genealogical records                     research. (Beginner)                                  Committee, learn how to follow the
                                              and combining information from several                                                                                    legislative process, and send an
                                              sources. (Intermediate-Advanced)                                                                                                 effective response.
   International Society for                                                                                    Helen F.M. Leary Distinguished Lecture
    British Genealogy and                     Magic in Manuscripts and Business Records                         Locating and Understanding the Law: An
                                                                                                                Essential Part of Good Research
        Family History

                                                                                                 BCG Ed. Fund
                                              Victor S. Dunn, CG                        T243                    Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS     T253
          Luncheon                                                                                              Accurate analysis of evidence requires
                                              Researchers frequently overlook the wealth
                                              of data found in manuscripts, particularly                        understanding the law in effect when a
         J. H. Fonkert, CG                    in business records, that identify family                         document was created. Includes locating
                                              relationships within households and                               and applying the appropriate law to research                       Evening
               T232                           throughout the community. (Intermediate-                          questions. (Beginner-Intermediate)
    The Bubble and Squeak
 Genealogy: Making the Most of
                                              Pension Research: You Stopped Too Soon                            War of 1812: Tracing the British Soldier
        Your Leftovers                                                                                                                                                         6:00–9:00 p.m.
     Travel along as a stubborn               Craig Roberts Scott, CG                  T244                     Paul Milner                                T254        Evening at the National
Dutchman, starting with faint clues           Many researchers stop with the pension                            Examine online, original, and print resources,
                                              applications files. There is so much more                         with case studies, for tracing your British         Underground Railroad Freedom
in a family photo album, learns the           pension material of genealogical value.                           soldiers and their regiments that served in the               Center
   joys of British family history.            (Intermediate)                                                    War of 1812. (Intermediate-Advanced)

   __________                                 Ohio’s Common Pleas Court
                                              Jana Sloan Broglin, CG, OGSF              T245
                                                                                                                Cincinnati: Queen City of the West
                                                                                                                Kim V. Garvey, MILS                       T255

                                              As the first court of record, Common Pleas                        Cincinnati’s unique geography made it                    Sponsored by FamilySearch
     Palatines to America                     contains the earliest county court records.                       the perfect hub for industry, trade, and
                                              Learn about different documents and how to                        immigration. Thousands of persons filtered            Free event for conference attendees.
          Luncheon                            evaluate their evidence. (Beginner)                               through Cincinnati on their way to better
                                                                                                                lives. (Beginner-Intermediate)                    Visit the many unique and inspiring exhibits
       Marianne S. Wokeck
                                              German Marriage Laws and Customs                                  Constrasting German Migrations: 18th vs.          offered by the museum including The Slave
                                                                                                                19th Century                                      Pen, From Slavery to Freedom, and the film
                                              Warren Bittner, CG                        T246                    James M. Beidler                         T256      Brothers of the Borderland. Come for an
                                              Learn how German marriage laws changed                            This presentation shows the differences              hour or stay for the entire three hours.
 Framing Genealogy: How Family                between 1500–1900, about tight marriage                           in geography, economic class, religion,
  Research Enriches the Ways in
                                              restrictions, and the culture surrounding                         aspirations, and sources about the two great
     Which We See the World                   births out of wedlock. (Beginner)                                 waves of German immigration. (Beginner)

 An exploration of how combining              Collections of the Kentucky Historical                            Using Kentucky Equity and Criminal Court
research on many kinship networks             Society                                                           Cases to Complete Your Research
  can illuminate views of the past
 and lead to a better understanding           Louise T. Jones, MIS                     T247                     Gail Jackson Miller, CG                   T257
                                              This session will include an overview of the                      Loose court documents often contain                               6:30 p.m.
           of the present.                    book, manuscript, and microfilm collections                       information not available anywhere else.
                                                                                                                                                                      A Night at the Public Library
   __________                                 available, as well as information on how to
                                              use online resources. (Beginner)
                                                                                                                Learn how to use these valuable records
                                                                                                                to make progress in your difficult cases.
                                                                                                                (Intermediate-Advanced)                                              T263
              Menu                            Ancestors in the Attic: Finding and Sharing                       Using Photographs to Reconstruct a Central
Spice rubbed chicken breast draped            Family Photographs                                                European Ancestor’s Military Career                 Co-sponsored by the Ohio Genealogical
  with thyme bordelaise, saffron              Diane VanSkiver Gagel                      T248                   Richard Camaur, JD, CG                     T258
                                                                                                                                                                   Society and the Hamilton County Chapter
 orzo, and green beans almondine              Finding photographs and identifying                               Ancestors from Central Europe may have                 of the Ohio Genealogical Society
                                              ancestral photographs from relatives,                             served in the Austro-Hungarian armed forces.
  Romaine lettuce with mandarin               libraries, and on the Internet. Also, preserving                  A photograph may be all that is left of his           Free event for conference attendees.
 oranges, dried cranberries, sliced           and sharing our photographs using modern                          military service. (Intermediate)
  red onion, and toasted almonds              technology. (Beginner-Intermediate)
                                                                                                                                                                    Join fellow genealogists for this special
   Chocolate chunk cookies and                Google Earth for Genealogists: The Sequel                                                                           evening at the Public Library of Cincinnati
      raspberry crunch bars                                                                                                                                          and Hamilton County (Ohio). There is
                                              Rick Sayre, CG & Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL                                                     T249                no limit on the number of participants or
     Coffee, tea, and lemonade                More examples of using Google Earth tools to overlay period or plat maps, create a 3-D version of an                  need to register but you must show your
                                              old building, and more. (Beginner-Intermediate)
           Vegetarian menu                                                                                                                                         conference badge for entry. The library is
 Asian peanut, carrot, and broccoli                                                                                                                                 located four blocks from the convention
 stir-fry served over a bed of brown                                                                                                                              center and conference hotels. Researchers
rice, long grain, and wild rice blend                                                                                                                                may walk, share a taxi, or provide their
                                                                                                                Searching Successfully to Reveal Your
                                              Blog Your Way to Genealogical Success                                                                                 own transportation for this event. Doors
                                                                                                                Ancestor’s Story on
                $29                                                                                                                                                   open to the NGS event at 6:30 p.m.

                                              Ancestry Insider                           T250                   Anne Mitchelle                        T260
                                              At the end of this class you will be able to                                                                             and remain open until 11:30 p.m.
                                              create your own blog. We will walk through
                                              the steps in detail. (Beginner)

        9–12 May 2012          Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                                              7
Friday Schedule      11 May 2012
           Track                                                8:00 a.m.                                                                  9:30 a.m.                                                         11:00 a.m.
                                                   Okay, I ‘Got the Neighbors’: Now What Do I                                Lineage Society Papers: Guidelines for a                            Documentation: The What, Why, and Where
                                                   Do with Them?!                                                            Successful Application                                              Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG,
                                                   Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL,                                                                                                               CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS                     F321
                                                   FASG, FUGA, FNGS                            F301                          C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL                  F311                        Learn essential principles for documenting
    BCG Skillbuilding



                                                   “Get the neighbors!” is a common mantra                                   Applications can be intimidating. We will                           genealogies, including five characteristics
                                                   among today’s genealogists. But how do                                    explore helpful strategies to make the                              making a citation “complete and accurate,”
                                                   you use all that data to solve identities and                             process smoother and ensure a greater chance                        and a simplified structure for citing most
                                                   kinships? (Intermediate)                                                  of submitting a successful application.                             genealogical sources. (Intermediate-
                                                                                                                             (Intermediate-Advanced)                                             Advanced)

                                                   Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes:
                                                                                                                             They Went West on the O-HI-O: Using the                             Shaking the Myth: Proving/Disproving
                                                   Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled
                                                                                                                             GPS to Follow a Family’s Trail                                      Family Legends
     Methodology and                               D. Joshua Taylor, MLS                  F302                               Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL            F312                      Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG, PhD             F322
        Research                                   Discover the methods used to create a
                                                   compiled genealogy and how to ensure its
                                                                                                                             Is David of Pennsylvania the same one who
                                                                                                                             settled in Kentucky? Come see the research
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Stories passed from one generation to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 next may or may not be true. The field of
                                                   contents do not lead you down the wrong                                   process unfold and if you agree the case is                         logic provides a method to evaluate them.
                                                   trail. (Intermediate-Advanced)                                            “proven.” (Intermediate-Advanced)                                   (Intermediate-Advanced)

                                                   You’re Not in Kansas Any More: Essential                                  Chancery Records: The Secrets They Hold,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Advanced Probate Research
                                                   Resources for Urban-Area Research                                         the Families They Reveal

      Working with                                 Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
                                                   For a successful genealogical research in
                                                                                            F303                             Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS
                                                                                                                             How to locate and work with these records
                                                                                                                                                                       F313                      Michael J. Leclerc                        F323
                                                                                                                                                                                                 This case study will illustrate the probate
       Records                                     a city, one needs to understand migration
                                                   patterns, community areas, and certain
                                                                                                                             which often include evidence of migration,
                                                                                                                             descriptions of multiple generations of family
                                                                                                                                                                                                 process, how probate law is created, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 additional information that can be inferred
                                                   records. (Intermediate)                                                   members, settlement, or land ownership.                             from records. (Intermediate)

                                                   The War of 1812 in Federal and Ohio State
                                                                                                                             Known Dead of the War of 1812                                       In Search of your Civil War Ancestry
                                                   Publications and Documents
                                                   Connie Reik, MSL                           F304                           Craig Roberts Scott, CG                  F314                       Stephen J. Buffat                       F324
     Military Records                              Enhance your research understanding by
                                                   finding out which publications will list
                                                                                                                             About 8,500 individuals have been identified
                                                                                                                             as dying; this lecture examines how they were
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Identifying and following Civil War soldiers
                                                                                                                                                                                                 personal records can be rewarding. This
                                                   officers, discuss the war in general, and in the                          found. (Intermediate).                                              discussion provides methodologies on
                                                   Ohio region. (Intermediate)                                                                                                                   identifying CW ancestry and reviews record
                                                                                                                                                                                                 types and locations. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                                                                                             Pursuing your Genealogical Research in the
                                                   Confirming Family Stories Using Special                                                                                                       Another Jewel in Cincinnati’s Crown: The
                                                                                                       Library of Congress

                                                                                                                             Library of Congress without traveling to
                                                   Collections                                                                                                                                   Genealogy and Local History Department!
                                                                                                                             Washington, D.C.
     Repositories and                              Diane L. Giannini, CG                     F305                            James Sweany                              F315                      Christopher Edward Smith                  F325
                                                   Special Collections are an often overlooked                               Focus will be on discovering the print and                          Possessing the oldest collection of its kind
        Records                                    resource in the genealogy toolkit. Interested                             digital collections of the Library of Congress                      west of the Alleghenies and recognized
                                                   in confirming the family story? A Special                                 by remote family history researchers.                               nationally, the Genealogy and Local History
                                                   Collection archives may have those records.                               (Intermediate)                                                      Department contain gems for all. (Beginner)

                                                                                                                             Tracking Pennsylvania Ancestors: Keys to                            Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the
                          St. Louis Gen. Society

                                                   St. Louis: Then and Now
                                                                                                                             Successful Research                                                 Wolverine State

                                                   Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL              F306                           Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL          F316                        Kris W. Rzepczynski, MLS                   F326
     Ohio’s Neighbors                              Its beginning as a fur traders’ post evolved                              The roots of many ancestors spread into                             This session will explore the migration patterns
                                                   to Gateway to the West. Hear about the                                    Pennsylvania. Learn about three centuries of                        into Michigan and provide an overview of the
                                                   various resources available for your St. Louis                            Keystone State records, how to find them, and                       rich genealogical resources available in print
                                                   research. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                         how to use them. (Beginner-Intermediate)                            and online. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                                                                                             Orphans No More: Records of the                                     Navigating the Maze: Finding Indiana
                                                   Indiana History and Resources                                             Indianapolis Orphan Asylum 1851–1941                                Records Online
                                                   Rev. David McDonald, CG                   F307                            Harold Henderson                              F317                  Suzanne Hahn                              F327
    Research in Indiana                            The Hoosier state’s history and migration
                                                   patterns from the south and the east, along
                                                                                                                             Overwhelmed parents and caretakers left
                                                                                                                             thousands of children in the care of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Discover a wealth of free online information
                                                                                                                                                                                                 available from libraries, state agencies, and
                                                   with its rich ethnic communities, and records                             Indianapolis Orphan Asylum 1851–1941. Learn                         historical societies from across Indiana.
                                                   for researchers. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                  their stories at the Indiana Historical Society.                    (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                   Read All About Your Ancestors by Locating                                                                                                     Midwest Records You May Have Missed in
                                                                                                                             Combing the Census for Essential Clues
                                                   Historic Newspapers                                                                                                                           the Family History Library

                                                   Angela Packer McGhie                        F308                          Janet A. Alpert                          F318                       Jeff Blaylock, AG                           F328
    Research Essentials                            Learn how to find which newspapers were
                                                   printed in the time and location your ancestors
                                                                                                                             This lecture will review the information
                                                                                                                             unique to specific census years and will
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The FHL has a large collection of Midwest
                                                                                                                                                                                                 records. This lecture will focus on records
                                                   lived and how to access them now. (Beginner-                              give examples of why it is important to                             that you may not have searched at the FHL.
                                                   Intermediate)                                                             find your family in each census. (Beginner-                         (Intermediate)

                                                                                                                             Facial Recognition Software: Application for
                                                   Internet Privacy and Security for Genealogists                                                                                                Cloud Storage and Backup
                                                   Jordan Jones                              F309                            Greg Kipper                               F319                      Ryan John Woods                         F329
         GenTech                                   Genealogists today spend a lot of time on the
                                                   Internet. Learn how to protect yourself from
                                                                                                                             As an emerging technology, facial recognition
                                                                                                                             is rapidly developing. Learn where this
                                                                                                                                                                                                 It’s disconcerting when we can’t touch a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 computer file with our “stuff”—now we
                                                   thieves and snoops. (Intermediate)                                        exciting technology is headed and imagine                           can’t even touch the computer—learn cloud
                                                                                                                             the possibilities for genealogy. (Intermediate-                     storage and backup. (Intermediate)

                                                   Using FamilySearch to Solve African                                       African American Collection on                         Census Search Strategies: Effective Use of

                                                   American Genealogical Problems                                                                                                                Computer Search Forms


         GenTech                                   Jim Ison, AG, CG                             F310
                                                   Learn how to benefit from the largest collection
                                                                                                                             Lisa Arnold                                 F320                    Jill N. Crandell, AG                     F330
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learn how to more effectively use computer
                                                   of free historical online record collections and                                                                                              search engines to locate your family in U.S.
                                                   to take advantage of help resources available at                                                                                              censuses. (Beginner-Intermediate)
                                                   FamilySearch. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                                                                  Exhibit Hall hours 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

8                                                                                                                                  National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference
                                                                                                                                         The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier
              12:15 p.m.                                                     2:30 p.m.                                                  4:00 p.m.                                          Evening

 National Genealogical Society                                German Language Skills for the Genealogist                  Let Your Fingers Do the (Web) Walking
                                                              John T. Humphrey, CG                         F341           Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG              F351


                                                              Genealogists who understand the basics of                   Plan and conduct effective Internet research
              Daniel Hurley                                   German grammar and sentence construction                    using search engines, tracking tools, and a
                                                              can better evaluate whether or not a document               combination of database sites and online
                   F331                                       has information of use to a particular research             catalogs. (Intermediate)
                                                              project. (Intermediate-Advanced)
    From Goetta to Guacamole: The
    Immigrant Impact on Cincinnati                            Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using                       How to Be a Bad Genealogist
    Cincinnatians think the history of                        Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG                 F342          William B. Saxbe, Jr., CG, FASG            F352

immigration in their community reflects                       Henry Steren was a German immigrant who                     Here’s an entertaining way to sharpen your
  the broader patterns of the American                        lived in Quincy, Illinois. This study uses the              skills: Whatever the speaker advises, do
     experience. That’s a problem for                         Genealogical Proof Standard to discover Henry’s             the exact opposite, and you will be a great
 Cincinnatians and outsiders who try to                       parents and birthplace. (Intermediate-Advanced)             genealogist! (Beginner-Intermediate)
fit our square peg into the round hole of
                                                              Ohio Cousins May Have Migrated: Did Family                  Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: Catholic
 American history. It is also a challenge                     Records Go Along?                                           Church Records
 going forward, both for those trying to
                                                              Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA          F343           Dave Schroeder, MSLS                     F353
move the economy into the Knowledge                           Westward migrating relatives took photos,                   Catholics were among the earliest settlers
Age and for those trying to welcome the                       Bibles, and other Ohio family records. Learn                in the Midwest. This ethnically diverse
               newcomer.                                      ways to locate online finding aids, repository              denomination has consistently maintained
                                                              guides, and surprising locations and records.               records that can be very valuable to
Daniel Hurley is the Director of Leadership                   (Intermediate)                                              genealogists. (Beginner-Intermediate)
  Cincinnati, a 35-year-old program that
                                                              What Do I Get When I Get Home, Sir? Military
 is recognized as the premier leadership                                                                                  Union Provost Marshal Records
                                                              Pension Records Before WWI

   development program in the greater
            Cincinnati region.                                Jeff Blaylock, AG                             F344          Craig Roberts Scott, CG                    F354
                                                              This class will look at the pensions offered to             An examination of the Civil War draft
    For the last thirty years Dan has also                    veterans prior to 1916, where those pension                 records. (Intermediate)
   worked as a reporter and producer for                      records are, and what you will find in those
    Local 12 News, the CBS affiliate in                       records. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                                                                        5:30–7:00 p.m.
   Cincinnati. For the last fifteen years he
  has served as the executive producer and
                                                                                                                                                                             National Genealogical Society
  host of Local 12 Newsmakers, a Sunday                                                                                   The Ohio Genealogical Society: Your Best                     Quarterly
                                                              Taking the Awe out of the Law Library
    morning political analysis program.                                                                                   Ohio Genealogical Resource                         100th Anniversary Reception
 Hurley has produced over twenty long form                    Debbie Mieszala, CG                           F345          William J. Priest                       F355
                                                              The law library intimidates newcomers. Use it to            This session will take a comprehensive look                        F361
  documentary videos on the history of the
                                                              your genealogical advantage. Learn to track the             at paper-based records located at the OGS
  region, including a seven part series with
                                                              history of a law and find ancestors in case law.            Library and the members only section of the         Come join NGS in celebrating one
  Charles Kuralt in 1981. He has authored
                                                              (Intermediate)                                              OGS website. (Beginner)
  several books, including Cincinnati: The                                                                                                                                     hundred years of the NGSQ in the
 Queen City (1982); One Child at a Time: A                                                                                                                                  beautiful Junior Ballroom pre-function
History of the Children’s Home of Cincinnati                                                                              Lost in Pennsylvania? Try the Published           lobby of the Duke Energy Convention
(1991); Steamboat Days on America’s Rivers                    Genealogy Jackpot: The E.E. Barton Papers of                Pennsylvania Archives                              Center. Browse through the “gallery”
 (1999), and Otterbein (College): Affirming                   Northern Kentucky
                                                                                                                          Christine                                         displays while visiting with old friends
       Our Past/Shaping Our Future.                           Cheri Daniels, MSLS                            F346         Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS               F356
                                                                                                                                                                                    and making new ones.
                                                              This little-used resource chronicles the family             This multivolume publication may help you
  Hurley earned his bachelor’s degree at                      history of over 2,000 Northern Kentucky                     locate ancestors who came “from somewhere
Xavier University and did his graduate work                   families–exploring the variety of records and the           in Pennsylvania,” [especially from 1682           Light refreshments served and cash bar
   at the College of William and Mary.                        legislator behind the collection. (Beginner).               through about 1820] and learn more about                        available.
     __________                                               New Lights, Campbellites, and the Disciples
                                                                                                                          them. (Intermediate)

                                                                                                                          There’s More Than Corn in Indiana: Finding                   Admission: $15
                 Menu                                         of Christ                                                   Your Hoosier Ancestor
   Beef tips in burgundy mushroom                             Rev. David McDonald, CG                      F347           Michael Dean Lacopo, DVM                  F357
       sauce over buttered egg                                History and records of the Christian Church/                This lecture will be aimed primarily on the
   noodles, and carmelized carrots                            Disciples of Christ, a mainline Protestant                  use of court records, lesser known resources,
                                                              denomination with strong influence in Indiana and           and repositories in Indiana. (Intermediate-
                                                              Kentucky. (Beginner-Intermediate)                           Advanced)
    Tender garden greens with dried
   cherries and apricots, Gorgonzola
       cheese, and spiced pecans                              Topographic and Other Maps for Genealogists                 Common Sense for Genealogists

      Chocolate chunk cookies and                             Rick Sayre, CG                              F348            Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL          F358
                                                              Find elusive cemeteries or other locations                  Genealogists often make research more
         raspberry crunch bars
                                                              using current and historical topographic maps.              difficult than it needs to be. Some common
       Coffee, tea, and lemonade                              Integrate maps with other resources to solve                sense guidelines will increase our success
                                                              genealogical problems. Explore online resources.            rate and decrease our research time.
                                                              (Beginner-Intermediate)                                     (Beginner)
           Vegetarian menu
       Portabella mushroom and                                Advanced Word: Automatic Numbering for
                                                                                                                          Convert Your Family History Book to an e-Book
    asparagus spears with a lemon                             Genealogies
  caper sauce (no cream), long grain                          Alvy Ray Smith, PhD, FASG                   F349            Marlis Glaser Humphrey                  F359
  and wild rice, broccoli, cauliflower,                       Learn how to apply the built-in features of                 Learn the methods and tools for converting a
          and carrot medley                                   Word to automatically number your descendant                word-processor generated book to an e-book,
                                                              research. (Intermediate-Advanced)                           while keeping your options open for print,
                    $29                                                                                                   web, or other devices. (Intermediate)

                                                                                                                          When Do I Link in, Tweet, Facebook, or
                                                              Making the DNA Connection                                   Flick? Social Media for the Professional


                                                              John Pereira                                 F350           Patricia Moseley Van Skaik               F360
                                                                                                                          Social media has become an essential tool for
                                                                                                                          professional genealogists to conduct research
                                                                                                                          and attract and communicate with clients.

            9–12 May 2012              Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                                                9
Saturday Schedule       12 May 2012
           Track                                           8:00 a.m.                                                            9:30 a.m.                                                        11:00 a.m.
                                          Using Techniques of Creative Non-fiction to                              Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a                       Should You Believe Your Eyes? Sizing Up
                                          Enhance Our Genealogic Narratives                                        Research Log                                                      Sources and Information
                                          Willis H. White, PhD, CG                  S401                           Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA       S411                    Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG                  S421
     BCG Skillbuilding



                                          Attract readers to your genealogic narratives                            They belong in our own files. Learn the                           Should genealogists believe everything they
                                          by placing your protagonist in the action,                               importance, mechanics, and methodology of                         read? Effective analysis includes evaluation
                                          dramatizing fact-based events, creating                                  treating your work and yourself as if you were                    of reliability and credibility. Learn to assess
                                          tension between protagonist and historical                               a paying client. (Intermediate-Advanced)                          sources and information as you develop
                                          context, and more. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                                                                                 evidence. (Intermediate-Advanced)

                                                                                                                                                                                     Information Overload? Effective Project
                                          When Leopold Met Lena: Marriage, Divorce,                                Indirect Evidence: What To Do When Perry                          Planning, Research, Data Management &
                                          and Deception at the Turn of the Century                                 Mason Isn’t on Your Side                                          Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                     Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL,
     Methodology and                      Pamela Ann Weisberger                    S402                            Harold Henderson                         S412                     FASG, FUGA, FNGS                        S422
                                          The discovery of a 1890s divorce decree
        Research                          uncovers a secret family scandal. Learn how
                                                                                                                   Genealogists can’t count on the full
                                                                                                                   confessions Perry Mason got in the old TV
                                                                                                                                                                                     Work that FAN Club! Do thorough research!
                                                                                                                                                                                     Use original records! Get image copies! …
                                          to use present-day genealogical research                                 series. See how indirect evidence works in                        Okay. But how do I deal with all the data?
                                          to solve nineteenth century mysteries.                                   four cases. (Beginner-Intermediate)                               (Intermediate)

                                          Railroad Men and the Records They Left                                   Maps! White Oaks, Gradients, Google, and

                                                                                            Birdie Monk Holsclaw
                                                                                                                                                                                     Finding Your Ancestors in Local Histories
                                          Behind                                                                   more....

                                                                                               Memorial Fund
       Working with                       Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL
                                          By 1881, one person out of every 32
                                                                                    S403                           Rev. David McDonald, CG
                                                                                                                   Metes and bounds, public lands, and the
                                                                                                                                                            S413                     Victor S. Dunn, CG
                                                                                                                                                                                     Often maligned by today’s document-

        Records                           was involved with railroads. Learn about
                                          the various railroads, an assortment of
                                                                                                                   representation of property in maps; map
                                                                                                                   availability and key collections; search
                                                                                                                                                                                     demanding genealogist, local histories,
                                                                                                                                                                                     published between 1875 and 1930, when
                                          records, and numerous railroad libraries.                                engines and mobile devices. (Beginner-                            analyzed properly, can add to and enhance
                                          (Intermediate)                                                           Intermediate)                                                     your family tree. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                                                                                                   Immigrant Ancestors: Finding Ohio Ancestors                       Employing the Masses: What the WPA did
                                          How to Get Kids Involved in Genealogy
                                                                                                                   Kip Sperry, AG, CG, CGL,                                          for Genealogists


                                          Michael Adam Melendez                   S404                             FASG, FNGS, FUGA                         S414                     Carol Eliese Smith, AG                   S424
                                          Curious how you can get your kids/grandkids                              Sources for finding immigrant ancestors to                        This lecture will focus on how the Works
         Sharing                          interested in your hobby in a fun and                                    Ohio, including BYU’s Immigrant Ancestors                         Progress Administration (WPA) was created
                                          exciting way? Learn about the cool factor in                             Project. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                  and the effect it had on genealogical records.
                                          genealogy. (Beginner-Intermediate)                                                                                                         (Intermediate)

                                          Westward Migration from New England                                      Trails West to the Ohio and Beyond                                Ohio or Bust: Migration to the Buckeye State

                                          David Allen Lambert                     S405                             Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS        S415                  Diane VanSkiver Gagel                    S425

        Migration                         Discover the avenues New Englanders took
                                          when leaving their homes for new territory.
                                                                                                                   Explore the many pathways from Indian trails
                                                                                                                   to rivers, roads, later turnpikes, and canals
                                                                                                                                                                                     This lecture covers the Native American,
                                                                                                                                                                                     African American, and Euro-American
                                          (Beginner-Intermediate)                                                  our ancestors followed westward to the Ohio                       migration and settlement patterns in the
                                                                                                                   frontier. (Intermediate-Advanced)                                 eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ending in
                                                                                                                                                                                     settlement in Ohio. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                          The Fraktur Typeface: An Obstacle to German Research That Can Be Overcome

                                          John T. Humphrey, CG                                                                                                                                S406
      Ethnic Research                     Learn how to circumvent typefaces used in German language publications, German American newspapers, and on forms. Fee $45. Advanced registration is
                                          required and space is limited. Participants are required to register for the conference. (Intermediate)

                                          African American Genealogy: Tearing Down                                 Key Skills from Four African American                             “ Going North”, Stoppin’ in Ohio: Following
                                          the Brickwalls                                                           Research Books                                                    the Davis and Marsh Families

     African American                     Michael Hait, CG
                                          Brickwalls in African American genealogy
                                                                                    S407                           Jim Ison, AG, CG
                                                                                                                   Your African American research success will
                                                                                                                                                               S417                  Shelley Viola Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                     Overview of the importance of researching

         Research                         can be caused by lack of records or improper
                                          research habits. Learning to research
                                                                                                                   increase by applying key research principles
                                                                                                                   found in four books specifically written to
                                                                                                                                                                                     the whole family and understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                     migration routes. Following the steps of
                                          effectively can help to avoid these brickwalls.                          teach African American research methods.                          two African American families going north,
                                          (Beginner-Intermediate)                                                  (Intermediate)                                                    1858-1867. (Beginner-Intermediate)

                                          The Mechanics of Compiling Your Family History (SOLD OUT!)

     Publishing Family                    Michael J. Leclerc                                                                                                                                          S408
                                          Get hands-on experience on turning your research into a compiled family history. Participants will discover how to use the tools built into Microsoft Word to
          History                         create NGSQ and Register-style genealogies. They will also learn how to include images and receive electronic template files. Fee $45. Advanced registration is
                                          required and space is limited. Participants are required to register for the conference. (Intermediate-Advanced)

                                                                                                                   Taking Your Genealogy With You: Mobile                            Using the Ancestry Community to Enhance
                                          Do I Trust the Cloud?

                                                                                                                   Apps                                                              Your Research

                                          D. Joshua Taylor                         S409                            Jordan Jones                             S419                     Anna Fecther                             S429
         GenTech                                                                                                   A survey of trends and applications in mobile
                                                                                                                   genealogy apps for Apple’s iOS and the
                                                                                                                   Android. Learn how to take your genealogy
                                                                                                                   with you. (Beginner)

                                          Basic Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing for                                                                                                   Tested Your DNA? Now What Do You Do
                                                                                                                   Getting in Touch with Your Feminine Side
                                          Beginners                                                                                                                                  With the Results?
                                          Thomas H. Shawker, MD                   S410                             Roberta Jean Estes                       S420                     Janet A. Alpert                        S430
           DNA                            This talk is an introduction to genetic
                                          genealogy, explaining the Y chromosome
                                                                                                                   This session explains how mitochondrial
                                                                                                                   DNA works, gives examples of successes, and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Through several case studies, learn how to
                                                                                                                                                                                     compare your Y chromosome, mtDNA, and
                                          and mtDNA tests, what to order, and how to                               dispels the myth that mtDNA isn’t very useful.                    autosomal DNA results with others, and
                                          interpret the results. (Beginner)                                        (Beginner)                                                        discover more about your family history.

                                                                                        Exhibit Hall hours 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

10                                                                                                                       National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference
                                                                                                                                 The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier
         12:15 p.m.                                                   2:30 p.m.                                                 4:00 p.m.                                  Additional Workshops
                                                       Paleography: Interpreting Early American
                                                       Handwriting                                                  Enough is Enough: Or Is It?
Boston University Center for
                                                       Carol Whitton, CG                              S441          Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGl              S451
  Professional Education


                                                       Reading early American handwriting is an art                 Tips and a step-by-step case study help
        Luncheon                                       requiring practice. Learn old English letters,               attendees learn how to determine when
                                                                                                                                                                          8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
                                                       reading tips, and helpful sources. Practice!                 adequate research has been conducted to
   Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG                        (Intermediate-Advanced)                                      meet the goals of a project. (Intermediate-       Genealogy 201: Working with
                                                       Solutions for Missing or Scarce Records                      Newspaper Research–More than Obituaries                          S461
  Unsolved Forensic Genealogy
                                                       Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL,                                                                                       Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS
  Attendees will be challenged to                      FASG, FUGA, FNGS                                S442         Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL            S452       Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL
       solve forensic cases.                           Strategies for overcoming barriers of lost or                Newspapers contain so much more

                                                       destroyed records, poor record-keeping, or lacking           information than just obituaries! See the
                                                       records; includes strategies for finding surviving           types of papers and information that can         Learn techniques and tips to maximize
                                                       records, interpreting them, and assembling                   tell you more about your family. (Beginner-       the information gathered from your
                                                       evidence. (Intermediate)                                     Intermediate)                                        sources, whether they are paper,
                                                                                                                                                                     microfilm, or digital, and then address
  FamilySearch Luncheon                                The 1940 Census
                                                                                                                    Success Story: Finding a European Village
                                                                                                                                                                     ways to organize the information you
                                                                                                                    of Origin
                                                       Constance Potter                             S443            James M. Beidler                        S453      have and to plan your next research
      Kip Sperry, AG, CG, CGL,                                                                                                                                          steps. The session is designed for
                                                       This lecture explains the new 1940 census                    The case study of Johannes Dinius, a 1765
          FASG, FNGS, FUGA
                                                       questions, the instructions to the enumerator,               immigrant to Pennsylvania, is used to show         researchers with some experience.
                                                       and how to use the census before it is indexed.              how scraps of evidence properly deployed
               S432                                    (Beginner-Intermediate)                                      can lead to the discovery of a European               Participants not required to
                                                                                                                    hometown. (Intermediate)
                                                                                                                                                                          register for the conference.
  Discover Your Ohio Ancestors                         Online State Resources for Genealogy: Beyond
             Online                                                                                                 The Two Sides of Interviewing
                                                       AncestryTM and FamilySearchTM                                                                                                Fee: $25
                                                       Michael Hait, CG                              S444           Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG, PhD              S454
     Learn the latest online Ohio
   research sources and strategies
                                                       This presentation will focus on what kinds
                                                       of records are available online, and how to
                                                       find online resources in your area of research.
                                                                                                                    Techniques from fields of speech
                                                                                                                    communication and oral history are
                                                                                                                    combined to examine interviewing
    from FamilySearch and other
                                                       (Beginner-Intermediate)                                      from both sides. Suggestions for before,
      Internet sites, and how to
                                                                                                                    during, and after are provided. (Beginner-
effectively search historical records                                                                               Intermediate)
           and databases..
                                                                                                                                                                          8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
   __________                                          The Mighty Ohio: Migration West From
                                                                                                                    Journey from Kentucky to Missouri Along
                                                                                                                    the Ohio River
                                                       Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL               S445            Billie Stone Fogarty                     S455               Youth Kamp
                                                       Understanding the migration reasons and routes               In 1798 they felled a tree, hollowed it out,
                                                       available at the time your ancestor migrated                 loaded their family, and headed down the
    New England Historic                               will shed light on his settlement choice and his             Ohio River toward a new life in Missouri.
    Genealogical Society                               origins. (Beginner-Intermediate)                             (Intermediate-Advanced)
         Luncheon                                                                                                                                                    A variety of age appropriate activities
                                                                                                                                                                      for kids ages eight through sixteen,
                                                       Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish               Paddy on the Net: Irish Genealogy
       Christopher C. Child                            Chest                                                        Databases
                                                                                                                                                                       including a session on scouting’s
                                                                                                                                                                             genealogical badges.
                                                       Paul Milner                                  S446            Michael J. Brophy                        S456
               S433                                    Go beyond B/M/D registers to learn about                     Explore what’s new in the brave new world of
                                                       the civil and ecclesiastical records you can                 Irish records and resources. Come see the best       Registration is required for
 Western Massachusetts Families                        use to break down your worst brick walls.                    websites to access and explore. (Beginner)         Youth Kamp. Participants are not
                                                       (Intermediate-Advanced)                                                                                             required to register for
           in 1790
                                                                                                                    Researching Nineteenth Century African                     the conference.
                                                       Early Settlements of Free People of Color
 This informative talk will be an                                                                                   American Women

update on the NEHGS project to                         Jim Ison, AG, CG                             S447            Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG                S457         Space is limited so register
document heads of families in the                      Before 1860, at least thirty communities of free             African American female ancestors are                  early for this free event.
                                                       people of color existed throughout the Midwest,              often hidden, but patient researchers will be
1790 census, many of whom later
       migrated westward.
                                                       mostly in Ohio and Indiana. (Intermediate)                   rewarded for a targeted effort and realize
                                                                                                                    there is always more to learn. (Beginner-              _________
     _________                                                                                                      Intermediate)

                                                       The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing Your Family                 Writing Family History Your Relatives
              Menu                                     History                                                      Will Read
 Slow roasted turkey breast with                       M. Teresa Baer & Rachel M. Popma              S448           Patricia Jordan Roberts                S458
pan gravy, roasted onion whipped                       Is your family history ready for publication?                Although genealogists love books, including
                                                       Find out the next steps in this revealing                    family histories, many have never seriously
 potatoes, and fresh green beans                       discussion about the publishing process with two             considered putting a book of their own
                                                       experienced editors. (Intermediate-Advanced)                 together. This lecture will show you how.
   Iceberg wedge with scallions,                                                                                    (Beginner-Intermediate)                                       5:15 p.m.
 bacon, tomatoes, and bleu cheese
                                                       Using Excel to Compare Name Lists of Family                                                                    National Genealogical Society
                                                                                                                    Personal Digital Archiving: An Overview
   Chocolate chunk and walnut
                                                       Associates and Neighbors                                                                                             Annual Meeting
                                                       David Ouimette, CG                         S449              Mark Steven Middleton                  S459
     cookies and lemon bars                            Comparative analysis is simplified when                      Why, when, how, and with what computer                           S463
                                                       the power of Excel is applied—see tangible                   technology you should use to capture and
    Coffee, tea, and lemonade                          examples of how this can help you research your              save your photos, books, home movies, and
                                                       toughest problems. (Intermediate-Advanced)                   audio recordings. (Intermediate-Advanced)
        Vegetarian menu                                Finding Native American or African American
     Vegetarian baked ziti with                                                                                     Your Genealogy, Your Body, Your Health
                                                       Heritage Using DNA
         marinara sauce                                Roberta Jean Estes                          S450             Thomas H. Shawker, MD                  S460
         and green beans                               Use DNA in conjunction with other resources                  What diseases lurk in your family? Are
                                                       to find your elusive non-European ancestry.                  you at risk? How are they inherited? Are
                $29                                    (Beginner)                                                   some diseases beneficial? What killed our
                                                                                                                    ancestors? (Beginner)

        9–12 May 2012            Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                                          11
Conference Speakers

Suzanne Russo Adams, AG, works in content                Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, is the 1993 Jacobus        Kim V. Garvey, MILS, is a historian, lecturer,
strategy at FamilySearch and was previously              Award and 2011 DHS Award winner. A genealogist           and owner of Tree Trax, a genealogical services
employed by in U.S. Content                 since 1976, she is president of the American Society     company. She specializes in historical methods,
Acquisition and Electronic Production.                   of Genealogists.                                         immigration, ethnicity, and cemeteries.

Margaret S. Aker is a genealogist, professor,            Richard Camaur, JD, CG, attorney, author, lecturer.      Diane L Giannini, CG, is a professional genealogist,
researcher, and writer with thirty years experience      Currently serves on the NGS Board and as president       researcher, webmaster for The Mid-Atlantic
specializing in unconventional strategies including      of NIGRAA. He is past president and board member         Germanic Society, and APG board member.
lateral, nonlinear, and systems-thinking to enhance      of Fairfax Genealogical Society.
genealogical research.                                                                                            Suzanne Hahn is director of reference services
                                                         Christopher C. Child is a genealogist of the             at Indiana Historical Society, MLS from Indiana
Janet A. Alpert, after a thirty-five year business       Newbury Street Press at NEHGS.                           University, and prior to IHS, worked at the Library
career, served two years as NGS secretary and four                                                                of Congress, and Center for Naval Analyses.
years as NGS president (2006–2010). Local, state,        Lisa Louise Cooke is founder of Genealogy Gems, a
and national lecturer.                                   multi-media company, home of the Genealogy Gems          Michael Hait, CG, is a full-time professional
                                                         Podcast, and author of The Genealogist’s Google          genealogist specializing in Maryland research,
Ancestry Insider writes an award winning, readers’       Toolbox.                                                 African American genealogy, and Civil War records.
choice genealogy blog. Session attendees are among
the few to learn his secret identity.                    Jill N. Crandell, AG, professional researcher            Alison Hare, CG, of Ottawa, Ontario, is a BCG
                                                         accredited in Midwestern U.S. research, is currently     trustee, researcher, editor, and lecturer with thirty
M. Teresa Baer, managing editor, IHS Press—              the director of the Center for Family History and        years of experience in Canadian genealogy.
The Hoosier Genealogist; member of the Indiana           Genealogy at BYU.
Association of Historians, Indiana Pen Women, and                                                                 Harold Henderson has been a professional writer
the DAR.                                                 Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS,                     since 1979 and a professional genealogist since 2009.
                                                         librarian, archivist, genealogical speaker, writer,      He has published genealogical articles in six states.
Eric Curtis Basir serves the genealogical                food researcher, author of the book Long-Distance
community as a teacher and author of books, a video      Genealogy, and author of articles in many                Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD , CG, is president of
blog, and column for genealogical publications.          periodicals, including NGSQ.                             Southern California Chapter of APG and the Corona
                                                                                                                  Genealogical Society, and secretary for GSG.
Scott Bean is the manager of strategic relations for     Cheri Daniels, MSLS, librarian, writer, and
FamilySearch, with responsibility over key software      professional genealogist with more than twenty years     Daniel Horowitz, board member of the Israel
relationships.                                           research and library experience. She is president and    Genealogical Society and the International
                                                         co-founder of and author of Journeys       Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. He
James M. Beidler, ISFHWE president, writes the           Past blog.                                               is chief genealogist and translation manager at
newspaper column “Roots & Branches,” edits Mid-                                                         
Atlantic Germanic Society’s Der Kurier, and is an        Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, of New York
instructor for Family Tree University.                   is co-editor of the New York Genealogical and            John T. Humphrey, CG, is recognized internationally
                                                         Biographical Record and immediate past president         for his contributions to German genealogy. In 2011
Claire Bettag, CG, CGL, is a researcher, lecturer, and   of BCG.                                                  he was the principal instructor for the German track
writer who serves on NGSQ’s editorial board. She                                                                  at IGHR.
served on BCG, APG, and NGS boards, and was              Victor S. Dunn, CG, former NGS treasurer, is a BCG
NIGR director and NGSQ co-editor.                        trustee, and instructor at IGHR. He is a frequent        Marlis Glaser Humphrey is the industry’s foremost
                                                         contributor to NGSQ.                                     expert on next generation family history publishing,
Warren Bittner, CG, is a genealogical researcher                                                                  project coordinator of the Ukraine-SIG, and Ancestor
and lecturer with twenty-five years experience. He is    Roberta Jean Estes owns,                  Road Show consultant.
owner of a research firm Ancestors Lost and Found.       lectures widely, has been a genealogist since 1978,
                                                         and is academically published.
                                                                                                                  Daniel Hurley is director of Leadership Cincinnati.
Jeff Blaylock, AG, is a research consultant at the
                                                                                                                  He has worked as a contract historian, museum
FHL. He graduated from BYU in Family History &           Stefani Evans, CG, is a BCG and BCG Education            administrator, television reporter, producer, and
Genealogy.                                               Fund trustee, member of the NGS Board of                 newspaper columnist.
                                                         Directors, and chair of the NGS 2013 Family History
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, is a full-time               Conference.                                              Jim Ison, AG, CG, is a manager at FamilySearch,
professional researcher specializing in Cook County                                                               previously a member of the APG Board, and a
research and problem solving. She is a trustee and       Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS, is BCG                volunteer director at the National Underground
treasurer of BCG.                                        trustee, former NGS president, author of St. Louis       Railroad Freedom Center.
                                                         Family History Research Guide, Organized Family
Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG, is a full-time                Historian, and co-author of NGS Research in              Jordan Jones has been a genealogist since 1973. He
researcher, writer, and lecturer.                        Missouri.                                                serves on the NGS board of directors and manages
                                                                                                                  websites for several genealogical societies.
Jana Sloan Broglin, CG, OGSF, is an FGS director.        Billie Stone Fogarty is a professional genealogist,
She is a member of FGS, OGS, APG, GSG, and               president of GSG, former APG board member, and           Louise T. Jones, MIS, oversees the Library and
ISFHWE.                                                  past president of Oklahoma Genealogical Society.         Special Collections at Kentucky Historical Society.
                                                                                                                  She has more than twenty years of experience
Michael J Brophy is a professional genealogical          J. H. Fonkert, CG, researches Midwest, Dutch, and        helping genealogists and local historians.
researcher, columnist, and lecturer in Boston.           English genealogy, writes for several genealogical
He is past program and publicity director of the         publications, and is managing editor of Minnesota        Thomas W Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS,
Massachusetts Genealogical Council.                      Genealogist.                                             author, editor, educator, researcher; has edited NGSQ
                                                                                                                  since 2002; teaches at Boston University; heads
Stephen J. Buffat is a professional genealogist          Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL, won the 2009 NGS         courses at IGHR and SLIG; lectures locally and
specializing in military records and research            Family History Writing Contest, authored NGS             nationally.
methodologies; an active member of NGS, Ozarks           Research in Pennsylvania, and is a former BCG
Genealogical Society (president), Civil War              trustee and president.                                   Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, is managing editor
Roundtable of the Ozarks, and APG.                                                                                of NGS Magazine, has authored two books, is
                                                         Diane VanSkiver Gagel is a retired college               Plymouth (Michigan) Historical Museum executive
Bruce Buzbee, president of RootsMagic and                instructor, writer, and professional genealogist. She    director, and a retired Marine Corps major.
developer of genealogy software for over twenty          has a MA in American studies and is the author of
years. Bruce serves on the board of directors for        four books.

12                                                                                                 National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference
                                                                                                   The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier

Greg Kipper is a futurist and strategic forecaster in     Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS,         Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, a genealogy educator
emerging technologies. He specializes in information      was longtime editor of NGSQ; founded IGHR’s               for Samford IGHR, Salt Lake Institute, and
technology, security, and digital forensics.              groundbreaking Advance Research Methodology               Boston University. Pam is former NGS education/
                                                          track; and has authored 500+ publications, including      publications director and past FGS and NGS board
Elaine M. Kuhn, MLS, is Kentucky History Services         Evidence Explained and Professional Genealogy.            member.
coordinator for the Kenton County Public Library in
Covington, Kentucky.                                      Paul Milner is a native of northern England               Rick Sayre, CG, a genealogy educator and course
                                                          specializing in British Isles genealogical research. He   coordinator for IGHR at Samford University and the
Michael Dean Lacopo, DVM, is a small-animal               is an author, reviewer, national speaker, and educator.   Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; member Virginia
veterinarian who takes a scientific approach to his                                                                 Genealogical Society Board of Directors.
research. He has lectured nationally and written for      Donna M. Moughty teaches classes and lectures
numerous journals and periodicals.                        on methodology, Irish research, and computer              Dave Schroeder, MSLS, is the director of the Kenton
                                                          topics. She provides consultations, research, and is a    County (Kentucky) Library. He is president of the
David Allen Lambert has been on the staff at              member of APG and GSG.                                    Friends of the Kentucky Public Archives Association.
NEHGS since 1993. He is a national speaker and has
published articles in numerous genealogical journals.     Shelley Viola Murphy, has a masters in                    Craig Roberts Scott, CG, specializes in problem
                                                          organizational management and has twenty-five             solving and the records of the National Archives,
Michael J. Leclerc, contributing editor to American       plus years of genealogy research experience. She is       especially those that relate to the military.
Ancestors and the NEHG Register, former NEHGS             president of AAHGS Chapter of Central Virginia.
director of special projects, past FGS vice president,                                                              Thomas H Shawker, MD, is a physician, chairman
and APG board member.                                     David Ouimette, CG, manages Content Strategy at           of the NGS Genetic Genealogy Committee, and the
                                                          FamilySearch, lectures at genealogy conferences and       author of the NGS book, Unlocking Your Genetic
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, is a professional                 institutes, serves on the NGS board, and authored         History.
genealogist, author, lecturer, instructor IGHR, and       Finding Your Irish Ancestors.
director of RIGS Alliance.                                                                                          Alvy Ray Smith, PhD, FASG, trustee emeritus of
                                                          Rachel M. Popma is editor of the Indiana                  NEHGS, authored award-winning books, John
Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, is a                Genealogical Society’s quarterly journal, Indiana         Durand of Derby, Connecticut, and Elder Bethuel
professional genealogist, former president of NGS,        Genealogist, and holds a certificate in genealogical      Riggs of Morris County NJ.
editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, and         research from Boston University.
IGHR course coordinator.                                                                                            Carol Eliese Smith, AG, works at the Family History
                                                          Constance Potter, a reference archivist at NARA           Library as the patron services manager for the Main
Thomas MacEntee is the creator of GeneaBloggers           specializing in federal records of genealogical           floor.
and owns his own business High-Definition                 interest, has worked on opening the 1920, 1930, and
Genealogy.                                                1940 census.                                              Christopher Edward Smith is a genealogy and
                                                                                                                    local history librarian, free-lance photographer,
Rev. David McDonald, CG, is an NGS Trustee                Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, BCG trustee, IGHR         conducts guided tours throughout Cincinnati, and is a
and BCG president. He lectures on church records,         professional course coordinator, instructor for Boston    local historian of the Cincinnati area.
methodology, migration patterns, and Midwest and          University’s Genealogical Research Certificate on
British research.                                         campus and online courses, instructor at SLIG, and        Kip Sperry, CG, CGL, AG, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, is a
                                                          co-director of GRIP.                                      professor of family history at BYU. Born in
Angela Packer McGhie is a genealogical                                                                              Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, he is author of
researcher, lecturer, and instructor who serves as the    William J. Priest is a retired records manager            family history articles, books, and chapters.
administrator of the ProGen Study Program.                with advanced training in disaster prevention and
                                                          recovery, and methodologies of filing systems. He is      C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, lecturer, instructor, trip
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, specializes in             an OGS trustee.                                           leader, and consultant; faculty, the National
German and Midwest-American research, with                                                                          Institute for Genealogical Studies; vice president
special focus on Chicago and Illinois. She’s been         Robert Raymond, is a deputy to FamilySearch               GSG; education chair and webmaster, Jacksonville
interested in genealogy since childhood.                  CGO, David Rencher. Robert is a genealogical              Genealogical Society.
                                                          technologist and pseudonymically writes an industry
Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL, has                   leading blog.                                             Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL, is NGS education
researched in NARA military records since 1980,                                                                     manager and a genealogical instructor for St. Louis
lecturing on them since 1988. She was assistant           Connie Reik, MSL, is government publications              Community College and St. Louis Genealogical
director of NIGR, 1987–2002.                              coordinator and research librarian for history at Tisch   Society.
                                                          Library at Tufts University; graduate of the NIGR.
Michael Adam Melendez, co-founder of the Youth                                                                      Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, provides
Genealogists Association, has received the FGS            David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, chief              genealogical and historical research, lecturing, and
Youth Award and an APG scholarship.                       genealogical officer for FamilySearch and an officer      consulting; course coordinator and instructor SLIG,
                                                          on the FGS Board of Directors.                            GRIP; FGS board member; and former APG officer.
Mark Steven Middleton, employed in the IT
industry more than twenty years, has a masters            Don W. Rightmyer is editor of Kentucky Ancestors,         James Sweany serves as head of the Local History
in information systems, and is a Certified Project        quarterly of the Kentucky Historical Society. He          & Genealogy Reading Room, Library of Congress.
Manager (PMP). Member of NGS, OGS, GSG.                   has presented at state and national conferences and
                                                          authored several articles.                                D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, is the vice president of
Debbie Mieszala, CG, specializes in forensic                                                                        administration for FGS and the former director of
genealogy, twentieth century, and Midwest research.       Patricia Jordan Roberts, past-president of                education and programs at NEHGS.
She is a national speaker and has taught at SLIG and      Colorado Council Genealogical Societies, an
IGHR.                                                     alumnus of IGHR, SLIG, Iowa Writer’s Workshops,           Maureen Taylor is the author of Preserving Your
                                                          and a frequent lecturer for Colorado societies.           Family Photographs, Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles
Gail Jackson Miller, CG, is a professional                                                                          and The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary
genealogist specializing in Kentucky and Tennessee        Kris W. Rzepczynski, MLS, the Michigan genealogy          War Generation.
research. She is also editor of the Southern Kentucky     coordinator at the Library of Michigan and past
Genealogical Society’s quarterly, The Longhunter.         president of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.       Patricia Moseley Van Skaik manages the genealogy
                                                                                                                    collection at Cincinnati’s Public Library. AKA the
Julie Miller, CG, is a professional researcher, writer,   William B. Saxbe Jr, CG, FASG, a seventh-generation       DigiGenie, she lectures widely on the intersection of
and lecturer. She is NGS vice president, NGS 2012         Ohioan, has lectured at OGS, NGS, and FGS                 genealogy and technology.
conference chair, and is a volunteer at NARA, Rocky       conferences, and published extensively in The
Mountain Region.                                          Report, NGSQ, The Genealogist, TAG, NYG&BR,
                                                          & NEHGR.

9–12 May 2012          Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                                                 13
Conference Speakers

Pamela Ann Weisberger is first vice president
programs, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los                                                            FHC        Family History Center
Angeles; president and research coordinator, Gesher    SPONSORS:                                        FHL        Family History Library
Galicia, Inc.; and professional genealogist and                                                         FIGRS      Fellow, Irish Genealogical
research consultant.                         –Platinum Level
                                                                                                                   Research Society
                                                       FamilySearch–Platinum Level                      FMGS       Fellow, Minnesota Genealogical
Willis H. White, PhD, CG, winner, NGS Family
History Writing contest, 2002; winner, best family–Platinum Level                                 Society
history, Connecticut Society of Genealogists,                                                           FNGS       Fellow, National Genealogical
2011; and leader, writer’s group, Fairfax (Virginia)   The Sheridan Press–Gold Level                               Society
Genealogical Society, 2001–2011.                                                                        FUGA       Fellow, Utah Genealogical
                                                       Boston University–Gold Level
Carolyn L. Whitton, CG, specializes in German                                   FVGS       Fellow, Virginia Genealogical
research. Currently vice president programs, St.
                                                       RootsMagic                                                  Society
Louis Genealogical Society, she is a graduate of
Salt Lake’s Germanic Research Institute, NIGR, and                                                      GPS        Genealogical Proof Standard
VIGR.                                                                                                   GRIP       Genealogical Research Institute
                                                                                                                   of Pittsburgh
Curt B. Witcher is the manager of the ACPL                                  NEW                         GSG        Genealogical Speakers Guild
Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and
current vice president of development for FGS.
                                                                            MEMBERS:                    IGHR       Institute of Genealogy and
                                                                                                                   Historical Research, Samford
                                                                             Join the National                     University
Marianne S. Wokeck, PhD, author of a book on                                 Genealogical
migration of people from Germany and Ireland to                                                         IHS        Indiana Historical
eighteenth century North America; currently working
                                                                             Society today to                      Society
on a study about immigrant identity before the                               receive $35 off
                                                                                                        ISBGFH     International Society for British
Revolution.                                            conference registration (pay member                         Genealogy and Family History
                                                       registration rate) and take advantage of
Ryan John Woods is director of technology at
                                                                                                        ISFHWE     International Society of Family
                                                       our excellent member benefits.                              History Writers and Editors
NEHGS and a recipient of the Archivist of the
United States’ special commendation for outstanding                                                     MILS       Masters Information and
public service.                                        Join NGS for                                                Library Science
                                                       • a free Family History Skills course;           MLS        Master of Library Science
  PARTICIPATING                                        • online member benefits;                        MSLS       Master of Science in Library
                                                       • how-to articles in NGS Magazine;                          Science
  ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                         NARA       National Archives and Records
                                                       • in-depth case studies in NGSQ;
                                                       • discounts on NGS events, courses,                         Administration
  American Society of Genealogists (ASG)                                                                NEHGS      New England Historic
                                                         and publications.
  Association of Professional Genealogists                                                                         Genealogical Society
                                                       • member exclusive videos of
  (APG)                                                  interviews with leading genealogists.          NGS        National Genealogical Society
  Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund                                                                    NGSQ       National Genealogical Society
  Board for Certification of Genealogists                  FOR GENERATIONS                              NIGR       National Institute on
  (BCG)                                                                                                            Genealogical Research
                                                           PAST, PRESENT, AND
  BCG Education Fund                                                                                    NIGRAA     National Institute on
                                                                 FUTURE                                            Genealogical Research Alumni
  Boston University Center of Professional
  Development (BU)
                                                                                                        NYG&B      New York Genealogical and
  Brigham Young University Center for Family                                                                       Biographical Society
  History and Genealogy (BYU)                          ABBREVIATIONS
                                                                                                        OGSF       Ohio Genealogical Society
                                                       AAHGS     Afro-American Historical and                      Fellow
  Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
                                                                 Genealogical Society
  Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG)                                                                     RIGS       Regional In-depth Genealogical
                                                       AG        Accredited Genealogists                           Studies
  Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio                  APG       Association of Professional            SLIG       Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  Genealogical Society                                           Genealogists
                                                                                                        TAG        The American Genealogist
  International Society for British Genealogy          APGQ      Association of Professional
                                                                 Genealogists Quarterly                 UGA        Utah Genealogical Association
  and Family History (ISBGFH)
                                                       ASG       American Society of                    VGS        Virginia Genealogical Society
  Library of Congress                                            Genealogists                           VIGR       Virginia Institute for
  National Archives and Records                        BCG       Board for Certification of                        Genealogical Research
  Administration (NARA)                                          Genealogists
                                                                                                        Note: Certified Genealogist, CG, and
  National Institute on Genealogical Research          BYU       Brigham Young University               Certified Genealogical Lecturer, CGL are
  Alumni Association (NIGRAA)                          CG        Certified Genealogist                  service marks of the Board for Certification
                                                       CGL       Certified Genealogical Lecturer        of Genealogists® used by the Board
  New England Historic Genealogical Society                                                             to identify its program of genealogical
  (NEHGS)                                              DAR       Daughters of the American              competency evaluation and used under
                                                                 Revolution                             license by the Board’s Associates.
  Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS)
                                                       DHS       Donna Holt Siemiatkoski
  Palatines to America (PalAm)                                   Genealogy Volunteer Award              AG is a certification mark of the
  Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton            FASG      Fellow, American Society of            International Commission for the
  County (Ohio)                                                  Genealogists                           Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.
                                                       FGS       Federation of Genealogical             Individuals licensed to use the mark have
  St. Louis Genealogical Society (StLGS)                                                                met ICAPGen’s competency standards.

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        2012 Registration Form & Conference Fees                                                                             
Please print or type in black ink. Use a separate form for each person. This form may be               CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
duplicated. Enter your name as you would like it to appear on your conference name tag.
                                                                                                       NGS Member Full Registration (all four days)
_________________________________________________________________________                              Early Bird fee if postmarked by 20 March 2012                         $175.00 $_________
FIRST NAME (PRINT)          MIDDLE/MAIDEN                  LAST            POSTNOMINALS                Postmarked after 20 March 2012                                        $210.00 $_________
_________________________________________________________________________                              Non-Member Full Registration (all four days)
STREET ADDRESS                                                                                         Early Bird fee if postmarked by 20 March 2012                         $210.00 $_________
_________________________________________________________________________                              Postmarked after 20 March 2012                                        $245.00 $_________
CITY                                                 STATE                         ZIP                 Single Day
_________________________________________________________________________                              Single Day Registration. Which day(s)?
PHONE NUMBER                                         E-MAIL ADDRESS (for registration confirmations)   ______Wed ______Thu______ Fri______ Sat                          $95.00 (each) $_________
                                                                                                       Single day registration increases to $100 per day if postmarked after 20 March 2012.
__I am a life member        __I am the president of a genealogical society
                                                                                                       CONFERENCE SYLLABUS OPTION
                                                                                                       All conference attendees will receive the conference syllabus on a flash drive. Early
                                                                                                       Bird (postmarked by 20 March 2012) registrants may order a print syllabus for
NGS MEMBERSHIP DUES                                                                                    delivery on site.
I want to join NGS, which entitles me to the Member Registration rate. You can also renew your         Printed Syllabus                                                      $20.00   $_________
current membership at this time. (Select from Member Type below)
Individual                                                       $60.00 $__________                    PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS, TUESDAY, 8 MAY
Additional Family Member                                         $15.00 $__________                    Bus Tour                                                               $21.00 $_________
Total                                                                     $__________                  BCG Education Fund Workshop                                           $110.00 $_________
_________________________________________________________________________                              Librarians’ Pre-Conference Program:
NAME OF FAMILY MEMBER ALREADY A NGS MEMBER                                                                _____ I am a librarian serving genealogists.
                                                                                                          _____ Yes, I will attend the librarians’ program.
SPACE PLANNING                                                                                         Library name and location ________________________________________________
Please wait until your conference registration has been processed to make your session selections.
Once you receive your confirmation email, please use the space planning link provided to access
the session selections. There is no obligation to attend the sessions selected, but your response      SOCIAL EVENTS
helps us determine the appropriate room size.                                                          Open to all, a separate fee is required; you may purchase more than one ticket. Meals
                                                                                                       must be purchased by 24 April 2012 and cannot be purchased at the convention
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT REQUESTS                                                                 center.
Please check if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services
                                                                                                       Wednesday, 9 May                                                Qty
____ Audio _____Visual                                                                                 W131 APG Luncheon                                               ___   $29.00   $ _________
                                                                                                       W132 FGS Luncheon                                               ___   $29.00   $ _________
Please see for a more detailed explanation              W133 NIGRAA Luncheon                                            ___   $29.00   $ _________
of resources available for special needs at the conference or call the conference registrar at         W161 Museum Center Tour & Dinner                                ___   $65.00   $ _________
800-473-0060. Scooters can be rented from Rollin’ On the River by calling 513-582-6526. It is
                                                                                                       Thursday, 10 May
recommended that arrangements be made by 1 March 2012.                                                 T231 BCG Luncheon                                               ___   $29.00 $ _________
                                                                                                       T232 ISBGFH Luncheon                                            ___   $29.00 $ _________
SPECIAL MEALS                                                                                          T233 Palatines to America Luncheon                              ___   $29.00 $ _________
___ Please check if you require a vegetarian meal.
                                                                                                       Friday, 11 May
You must request a special meal prior to 24 April 2012. The meals offered for the social events        F331 NGS Luncheon                                               ___   $29.00 $ _________
are set. Vegetarian is the only alternative.                                                           F361 NGSQ Anniversary Reception                                 ___   $15.00 $ _________
                                                                                                       Saturday, 12 May
ASK AN EXPERT                                                                                          S431 Boston University Luncheon
                                                                                                       S432 FamilySearch Luncheon
                                                                                                                                                                             $29.00 $ _________
                                                                                                                                                                             $29.00 $ _________
Visit for complete details.
                                                                                                       S433 NEHGS Luncheon                                             ___   $29.00 $ _________

LIABILITY WAIVER                                                                                       WORKSHOPS
I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in NGS events and activities
at my own free will and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury            Space is limited, register early. Conference registration is required in order to attend
                                                                                                       the following workshops.
may occur to me as a result of my participation in these events. I give this acknowledgement
freely and knowingly, that I am, as a result, able to participate in NGS events. I do hereby           Thursday, 10 May
assume responsibility for my own well being. I also agree not to allow any other individual to         T203 Understanding Court Records:
participate in my place.                                                                                    Hands on Workshop, (J. Mark Lowe)                          ___   $45.00 $ Sold Out
                                                                                                       T208 Photo Detecting 101 (Maureen Taylor)                       ___   $45.00 $ _________
                                                                                                       Saturday, 12 May
                                                                                                       S406 The Fraktur Typeface
                                                                                                            (John T. Humphrey)                       ___                     $45.00 $ _________
PAYMENT INFORMATION                                                                                    S408 The Mechanics of Compiling
                                                                                                            Your Family History (Michael J. Leclerc) ___                     $45.00 $    Sold Out
__ VISA __ MasterCard __ AMEX __ Discover                                                              Conference registration is not required in order to attend the following workshops.

                                                                                                       Saturday, 12 May
CREDIT CARD NUMBER                                        EXPIRATION DATE
                                                                                                       S461 Genealogy 201                                              ___   $25.00   $_________
                                                                                                       S462 Youth Kamp                                                 ___   $ 0.00   $_________
____________________________________________________________                                           (Must pre-register for the Youth Kamp since space is limited)
                                                                                                       Total registration, social events, and membership fees $_________
__ Enclosed check payable to the National Genealogical Society __________ Check number
                                                                                                       CANCELLATION POLICY
Mail check and/or registration form to:                                                                Refund, less a $45 service fee, upon written request, postmarked by 24 April 2012.
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                               Arlington, VA 22204-4370

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3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204-4370

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