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Wednesday, March 20 - 6pm (PST)

One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once
by Thomas MacEntee

Do you get so excited when you find a new record for an ancestor that you forget to collect the information you need? Does that record shine and glitter so brightly that you are blinded to other vital clues you might need? Learn the "One Pass" approach to genealogy research and never get distracted again!

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. When he's not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as "genealogy ninja."

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Saturday, April 6 - 10am (PST)

US Colored Troops and Their Civil War Service
by Karen Burney

This class will explore the enlistment of the United States Colored Troops with the Union Army and their roles in serving during the Civil War. The instructor will discuss the various databases available for searching for the records of possible ancestors who served. Burial, Memorial and Museum locations will also be discussed.

Karen Burney has over 30 years of genealogical experience and teaches classes on various genealogical topics. She also comes from a legal and investigation background which she utilizes to sleuth for hidden and hard to find records. Karen has traced her own roots back 7-8 generations on several of her ancestral lines and currently has a book pending publication. She is the Founder of the Roots Exchange and Education Society (TREES) and maintains Louisiana Lineage Legacies Facebook page and blog.

Saturday, April 13 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - “Save the Stories: Oral History Interviewing Tips”
According to Aaron Holt, an archivist with the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas, "It only takes three generations to lose a piece of oral family history... It must be purposely and accurately repeated over and over again through the generations." As genealogists, we may crave the thrill of the hunt for yet one more document, but the documents will always be there to be found. The stories won't - so you must do oral history interviews now. This talk will cover: who to interview and how to approach them; getting past the fear and embracing your inner journalist; what questions to ask; technology for recording and transcribing; and sharing the stories so they don't get forgotten.

Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy®. In addition to having 25+ years of personal research experience, Jane completed ProGen 29, and is a multi-year alumna of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute. She has also translated/indexed Russian-language records for clients and online databases. Jane speaks at genealogy conferences throughout the world. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, National Genealogical Society, and several state and local genealogy societies.

Presenter: Diane Henriks
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. “Publishing your Family History”
This presentation shows you the ins and outs of publishing your family history to have it preserved for future generations.

Diane Henriks is a professional genealogist and investigator who uses advanced deductive reasoning and logical constructs to thoroughly investigate a case, with a specialty in finding living descendants in family trees, and has worked closely with private investigators to find living people. She has been researching family history and genealogy for the past 8 years. Diane has researched many of her own family lines, as well as that of her clients, and is a member of APG and SCGS. What started out as a small hobby, has since become a great obsession!

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, April 17 - 6pm (PST)

Tracing Female Ancestors in WWI Military and Non-Combatant Records
by Debra M. Dudek, MSc

Women were essential to the success of America's troops in World War I. This lecture will outline a plan to locate and use a variety of local, state, and national records to discover the stories of female ancestors serving in military and volunteer roles.

Debra M. Dudek, MSc, is head of adult and teen services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL.

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