Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Midwest Family History Expo - Sessions to Attend

Today, Dr. Bill Smith of the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog wrote about the sessions he plans to attend at this weekend's Midwest Family History Expo.

I have narrowed my choices down, but still have 2 or 3 sessions to select from before I make my final decision (which probably won't happen until after I walk in the door Friday morning).

But here's what my attendance options look like. The * indicates the most likely choice as of today.


9:00 a.m.

  • Finding Your English/Welsh Ancestors
  • Sources and Citations: Just Do It!
  • Census Techniques and Strategies
  • Midwest Research *
11:00 a.m. - I think this is where I win a door prize! :-)

11:30 a.m.
  • Family History Books: Editing, Design and Publishing
  • Civil War Provost Marshal Records
  • Mapping Madness *
  • The Last Muster: Photographs and Stories from the American Revolution
1:30 p.m.
  • FamilySearch's Research Wiki, Forums and Blogs
  • Trail of Tears *
  • Hairsteria: Hair in the Family
3:00 p.m.
  • Colonial Immigration
  • Powerful Tips and Tricks for Family Search Record Search
  • Best Resources for Civil War Research
  • Have You Really Looked Everywhere? A survey of internet resources for genealogical research *
4:00 p.m.
  • Genealogical Organization in the 21st Century *
  • Virtual Tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center
  • US Vital Records Overview
  • Ready, Set, G.O.!

8:00 a.m.
  • Putting the Flesh on the Bones
  • Read All About It
  • Researching Historic Occupations *
9:00 a.m. - I win another door prize

9:30 a.m.
  • Establishing Your Own Migration Trail *
  • Maps Give Directions to Your Genealogical Research
  • Finding and Obtaining Information from Military Records
11:00 a.m.
  • Finding Your Irish Ancestors
  • Ten Things to Do With Your Digital Camera *
  • The Largest Genealogy Library in the World at Your Fingertips
1:00 p.m.
  • Researching Back Before 1850 *
  • Finding Your Female Ancestors
2:30 p.m.
  • County Histories and Your Family
  • Finding UFO Ancestors: Unidentified Family of Origin *
4:00 p.m.
  • 100 Acres, A Mortgage and Three Sisters
  • Using Timelines and Historic Maps in Genealogy Research *
Do any of those pique your interest? There are about nine concurrent sessions during each time period, so there has to be something there you would like. It's not too late to make plans to be in Kansas City this Friday and Saturday!

I will be blogging and posting to Facebook throughout the conference, so be sure to check in for my on-the-spot reports!


  1. Hey wait - you can't win ALL the door prizes! Save a few for the rest of us :-) Glad to see I'm not the only one who wants to attend 3 or 4 sessions per time slot ~ see you there!

  2. I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Expo, Diana!

  3. We will be in a few of the same sessions and a few we part ways!

    Count down has started!! :)