Family History Expo 2018

Migration: Historic to Digital

October 20, 2018

9:00am - 1:00pm

Come join us for our first ever Family History Expo! Click Here to Download a flyer.


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Merrill White
Keynote speaker

NEW THIS YEAR will be the opportunity to digitally record your personal oral history. We will have rooms set up and interviewers to prompt your one-on-one discussion as you retell your life stories. No need to come prepared, we will step you through the process of recording your personal history as you are interviewed.



Session 1


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Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA

A. Epidemics: An Issue of Politics, Religion, and Economics
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Endemics, Epidemics, and Pandemics all affected our ancestors, either directly or indirectly. Lifestyles were altered by major illness and the fear of it. Learn how far reaching the health concerns of our predecessors stretched, how they touched your own lives, and how they affect your research. Funeral and cemetery records, as well as the ways of handling the dead, will also be discussed as time allows.

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Gary Shumway PhD

B. Utilizing Oral History to Document the Lives of Your Ancestors
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Utilizing oral history techniques and technology, we will learn how to create and compile meaningful personal and family histories.

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Rich McFarlane JD, PhD

C. Migrations Through the Ages: Their Causes and Impacts
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Exploration of the ’’pushes’’ of migration---political, economic, religious, social and demographic factors that encourage people to move ’’from’’ the land of their nativity---and the ’’pulls’’ of migration---the political, economic, religious, social, and demographic factors that encourage people to move ’’to’’ another place---with an emphasis on American history.

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Marilyn Pope

D. Family Search as a Search Engine
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FamilySearch is a site which is open and free for anyone who wishes to establish an account. There many branches in the Family Tree portion of FamilySearch, but overall there is just one Tree. We can see data that other patrons have added, they can see what we have added, and we can help one another make each branch as accurate as possible. But we want to secure our own data as well. This class will delve into how we can do these things. We will examine how to Find and Use Digitized Sources, Tagging, Source Box options, Securing Sources, Internal Communications options, and more.

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Letty Rodella

E. Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors
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This presentation, ’’Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors’’, is based on Letty Rodella’s years of research using on-line Hispanic archives which date back to the 1500’s. Letty will explain the basic steps she uses and will present copies of actual document found using those steps. She will provide tips for reading the many nuances found in those documents; will offer suggestions for finding the previous generation; and will provide a list of the main resources available for researching Hispanic ancestors.