7:30-10:00 Registration begins in the Conference Area on the south side of the hotel. There is a direct entrance from the parking lot. Continental breakfast is served (coffee, tea, pastries). Exhibitor area open
8:00-8:50 The Status of Open Records in Massachusetts and Nationwide
Session 1, 9:00-10:00 Mary Ellen Grogan: Irish Genealogy - What Do You Do with the Records Available Margaret Sullivan: A Needle in a Haystack: A Case Study in Identifying 19th Century Ancestors Diane Florence Gravel: Internet Genealogy: Separating the Trash from the Treasure
Session 2, 10:30-11:30 Mary Ellen Grogan: Irish Genealogy, Analysis, Evidence, and Using All Sources Eva Grizzard: Taking Care of your Documents and Photographs Pam Eagleson: Obituaries in Genealogical Research & Their Role in American Culture
Lunch, 12:00-1:45 Mary Tedesco: Genealogy Roadshow (PBS): Behind the Scenes
Buffet lunch is served. A menu will be posted closer to the seminar date. Special meal requests will be honored. You will have an opportunity to choose to sit at a table with genealogists who are interested in a special research topic (ex., Irish, Italian, Mayflower Society); tickets for topic tables will be given out when you arrive. We will have a brief presentation and award door prizes.
Session 3, 2:00-3:00 Helen Schatvet Ullmann: Using FamilySearch Effectively, part 1 Elizabeth Carroll-Horrocks: Massachusetts State Library for Genealogists Rhonda R. McClure: Using your Computer for Genealogical Analysis
Session 4, 3:15-4:15 Helen Schatvet Ullmann: Using FamilySearch Effectively (What You Don’t Know) Marian Pierre-Louis: Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records Barbara Mathews: The Family History Narrative: Hooking your Readers, Gaining Their Trust
Dinner We will organize a trip to the Wayside Inn for dinner.
Sunday ($85) All Day Seminar with CeCe Moore, "Your Genetic Genealogist"
7:30-10:00 Registration begins in the Conference Area on the south side of the hotel. Continental breakfast is served (coffee, tea, pastries). Exhibitor area will be open.
8:00-8:50 Presentation to be announced.
9:00-10:00 The Power of DNA: Genetic Genealogy Basics
10:30-11:30 Who Am I: Exploring Ethnicity Estimates
11:45-1:45 Buffet lunch is served. A menu will be posted closer to the seminar date. Special meal requests will be honored. Door prizes will be awarded.
2:00-3:00 Digging Deeper with Autosomal DNA
3:15-4:15 DNA Stories from “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”