Free Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9600 W. Grange Avenue
Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53228
414 425 - 4182


Presented by the

Milwaukee Family History Center
of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
and the
Milwaukee Personal Ancestral File Users Group
(MPAFUG)


Online Registration deadline October 14, 2014

Optional: print and mail this registration form to Jane Orne, 3975 S. 124th Street, Greenfield, WI 53228.
Mail in registration deadline October 11, 2014.

(Please print legibly)

Syllabus of all presentations (Optional) $ 5.00 each paid at time of pick up. Orders must be received by October 11th.


First name: Last name:
Telephone Number: Email Address:
LDS Member: Yes No Stake and Ward:
MPAFUG Member: Yes No (Milwaukee PAF Users Group)
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Select one presentation per hour:





8a.m.
    Check-in and Pick up Syllabus:

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Orientation - Announcements and Room Assignments:

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
German Research and Naming Customs (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck
Genetic Genealogy (Intermediate) - Kris Kurtz
Beginning Genealogy, Starting Your Journey of Discovery (Beginner) - Sam Colon

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Wisconsin Resources for the Genealogist (Intermediate) - Sam Colon
Google - Military Research for the Genealogist (Basic-Intermediate) - Bruce Butterfield
Genealogical Data Entry, Documents and Sources (Beginner) - Jane Orne

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Census Research at the State and Federal Level (Intermediate) - Bob Tatalovich
Google - Internet Graves, Cemetery and Funeral Home Research (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck
Polish Research for the Genealogist (Beginner) - Jerry Dominski

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Bring a bag lunch or eat at an area restaurant.
The Family History Center will be open all day during the workshop.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Vital Records Research fot the Genealogist (Basic-Intermediate) - Guy Porth
Immigration and Passenger Lists (Basic-Intermediate-Advanced) - Bob Tatalovich
Family Search Digital Records Collection (Basic-Intermediate) - Jane Orne

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Newspaper Research for the Genealogist (Basic-Intermediate) - Bob Heck
Family Search's Family Tree for the Genealogist (Basic-Advanced) - Jane Orne

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Advanced Google Research for the Genealogist (Basic-Intermediate) - Sam Colon



For additional information telephone the Milwaukee Family History Center (414) 425-4182.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Note: Chairs are not padded, bring a cushion for your comfort



Presentation Descriptions

9:00 a.m.

German Research and Naming Customs - Bob Heck     This session is intended for those who have German ancestors and would like to know how to find them in German records. Resources will be presented to help you locate the ancestral town starting with records in the United States and ending with records in Europe but available on the Internet.

Genetic Genealogy - Kris Kurtz     This session is intended for those who are involved in General Research and would like to learn how DNA testing can get you going in the right direction. This is especially true for those who have a gap in their ancestry and need to know which path they should take to connect to the other side of the gap. This presentation is designed for both beginner and intermediate researchers. yDNA, mtDNA, & atDNA testing will be discussed. We will also examine the 4 main testing companies. We will think about how to decide which tests to take, and who could take them. Resources will be shared. I will briefly introduce Gedmatch.

Beginning Genealogy, Starting Your Journey of Discovery - Sam Colon      This session is intended for those beginning genealogy or in the early stages of genealogy research. The session will concentrate on the logical direction you should take as your research advances. Knowing the right path to follow will help you become a more effective researcher.

10:00 a.m.

Wisconsin Resources for the Genealogist - Sam Colon      This session is intended for general researchers but would be an excellent program for beginners as well. There are many resources available in Wisconsin at the local, county, and state level and many are available on the Internet. Knowing where to look for information and records is the goal.

Military Research for the Genealogist - Bruce Butterfield      This session is intended for researchers who believe that their ancestor may have served in the military services. While not everyone served in the military, many were required to register for drafts. Those who did serve, information can generally be found in military records, health records and pension records. Records are available from the Revolutionary War up to the present day. Many are available on the Internet.

Computer Data Entry, Documents and Sources - Jane Orne      This session is intended for both beginner and advanced researchers who would like to know the best way of entering and documenting family history information. Genealogy without sources is mythology. Knowing how can prove the accuracy of your tree, prevent mistakes and save a great deal of time.

11:00 a.m.

Census Research at the State and Federal Level - Bob Tatalovich      This session is intended for beginning genealogists but will be valuable for advanced genealogists as well. Federal census records have been kept in the United States since 1790 and State census from the time prior to statehood until early in the 1900's. Census records show where a family resided along with a lot of great historical information. Year of immigration, naturalization, and year of birth are just a few items that can be found along with place of birth of each individual and their parents.

Internet Graves, Cemetery and Funeral Home Research - Bob Heck      This session is intended for researchers at all levels who are trying to find information about their deceased ancestors. Web sites such as Find-A-Grave and Billion Graves are free resources on the Internet but there are other great resources available that most researchers overlook. Funeral homes and Cemetery records are just an example.

Polish Research for the Genealogist - Jerry Dominski      This session is intended for researchers who wish to find records and resources for their Polish ancestors. Since the boundaries of many areas of Europe changed hands many times, understanding where and what to look for can be a great help. Knowing a bit about the history of Poland can get you going in the right direction. Church records, civil records, and other records can be a big help.



Noon    -    Bring a bag lunch or eat at an area restaurant.
                   The Family History Center will remain open during lunch.




1:00 p.m.

Vital Records Research for the Genealogist - Guy Porth      This session is intended for beginning genealogists but will be valuable for advanced genealogists as well. Locating vital records is a major part of genealogy research. Courthouse research can be challenging but also a great resource for locating records of birth, marriage and death as well as a few others. While a lot of information can be found on the Internet, a lot can only be found in the courthouse or other public institution. I will cover resources available in the Milwaukee Courthouse as well as preparing for courthouse research ahead of time. Will review some other local resources.

Immigration and Passenger Lists - Bob Tatalovich      This session is intended for researchers looking for information on their ancestors in both immigration and passenger lists. The Ellis Island record system as well as the Castle Garden record system will be examined in detail. You will learn how to search these records more effectively and how to get over the usual roadblocks. Other ports will also be discussed and the Morse Search System will be used to search records starting in 1820 and ending in 1924.

Family Search Digital Records Collection - Jane Orne      This session is intended for all levels of researchers. The Family Search web site is adding new digitized records from around the world nearly every day. The web site has become a Must Visit site for every researcher. Records that were only available on microfilm in the past may now be available in digital format on the Family Search web site. Millions and millions of images are available on-line for free.

2:00 p.m.


Newspaper Research for the Genealogist - Bob Heck      This session is intended for beginning genealogists but will be valuable for advanced genealogists as well. Using Badger Link and other resources, we will look at finding newspaper articles on our ancestors on the Internet. In addition we will look at using Heritage Quest and Google for finding information about our ancestors.

Family Search's Family Tree for the Genealogist - Jane Orne      This session is intended for all genealogists. The free Family Tree section on Family Search is a great way of preserving and sharing your research with others. Family Search Family Tree allows you to attach and save your sources, pictures, and stories. It also offers research suggestions and will search Family Search's indexed records collection with the click of a button.

3:00 p.m.

Advanced Google Research for the Genealogist - Sam Colon      This session is intended for researchers at all levels with Internet access. The Google web site contains many sections that are a great aid for the genealogist. While many people use Google to look up information about any subject, the advanced sections of Google are what makes it a great web site and resource.


This is not an official site of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS or any of its stakes, wards, or missions.