Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Conference 2011: Saturday Track 1 - Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

Friday, March 25, 4:00 to 8:30 pm and
Saturday March 26, 2010, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Marriott Fairfax Hotel at Fair Oaks Mall
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Near the intersection of Route 50 and I-66)
Entrance to the vendor area is free and open to the general public.

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Speakers:  Warren Bittner and Leslie Huber

Session 11 – Putting the Pieces Together:  An Urban Case Study (Bittner)
This session will present a case study of an urban family whose records are full of dead ends and “wrong” information.  See the genealogical proof standard put into practice.

Session 12 – The Journey Takers (Huber)
Learn some new sources, new approaches to methodology, and new insights into our immigrant ancestors’ lives as you follow along through some case studies that are included in Leslie Huber’s recently released book, The Journey Takers.  Enjoy some stories that will remind us why we find genealogy research so fun – and so meaningful.  You can get your copy of The Journey Takers signed after the session.

Session 13 – Welcome to the Library:  Reading to Put Your Ancestors into Historical Context (Bittner)
Learn to find books about the social, cultural, political, occupational, and religious lives of your ancestors.  Learn how to put your ancestors into their world on their own terms.  Also learn how reading genealogical journals can help solve difficult research problems.

Session 14 – Get Organized!  Take Control of Your Research Projects (Huber)
Whether you’re spending a week at an archive or an afternoon at your computer, you can’t be effective without taking time to get organized – before, during, and after your research session.  By using the three forms described in this session (research list, research log, and research report) and taking the time to organize your efforts, you can stay in control of your research projects!

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