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Date of Session Start Time Track Session Number Session Title Session Presenters
13 May 2009 08:00 AM Opening Session W101 The Past Is Behind it All Ira David Wood, III
13 May 2009 09:30 AM Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall
13 May 2009 11:00 AM BCG W121 Solutions for Missing or Scarce Records Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA
13 May 2009 11:00 AM Migration W122 Trails of Daniel Boone and Other Western Travellers J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
13 May 2009 11:00 AM The Carolinas W123 Plantation Papers at the North Carolina State Archives Debra A. Blake
13 May 2009 11:00 AM Ethnic W124 Scottish Church Records: How to Access, Use, and Interpret Paul Milner
13 May 2009 11:00 AM Working With Records W125 Child of No One: The Law and Your Illegitimate Ancestor Sharon Tate Moody, CG
13 May 2009 11:00 AM State W126 Tracking Pennsylvania Ancestors: Keys to Successful Research Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL
13 May 2009 11:00 AM Methodology W127 Exploring Economic Forces that Influenced our Ancestors' Lives John T. Humphrey, CG
13 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech W128 What's New at Footnote? Roger Bell
13 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech W129 Overcoming Infoglut: Successful Internet Searching D. Joshua Taylor
13 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons W131 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Luncheon Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
13 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons W132 North Carolina Genealogical Society Luncheon Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
13 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons W133 NIGRAA Luncheon Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
13 May 2009 02:30 PM BCG W141 Church Records: More Than Hatchings, Matchings & Dispatchings David McDonald, CG
13 May 2009 02:30 PM Migration W142 Beyond Ellis Island: Other Water Ports of Entry Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
13 May 2009 02:30 PM The Carolinas W143 North Carolina Tax Records Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
13 May 2009 02:30 PM Ethnic W144 Melungeons and Other Mixed Race Groups Carolyn Earle Billingsley, PhD
13 May 2009 02:30 PM Working With Records W145 Making Yourself "Priceless" in a Faux Market: A Guide for Professional Researchers J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
13 May 2009 02:30 PM State W146 Land Grants in Tennessee, 1778-1802 A.B. Pruitt, PhD
13 May 2009 02:30 PM Methodology W147 Genealogical Problem Solving: Professional Techniques for Everyday Success Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
13 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech W148 Playing Hide and Seek in the US Census Stephen P. Morse
13 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech W149 How to Get the Most Out of Your Searches on Ancestry.com Anne Mitchell
13 May 2009 02:30 PM Workshops W150 ABCs of NARA Lynn Goodsell
Richard Rayburn, MA
Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
Rebecca C. Warlow
Reginald Washington
13 May 2009 04:00 PM BCG W151 Stitching Your Research Together June C. DeLalio, CG
13 May 2009 04:00 PM Migration W152 Virginians on the Move: Sources for Migration Information Barbara Vines Little, CG
13 May 2009 04:00 PM The Carolinas W153 The Digital CSR: Saunders and Clark (and Weeks) in the Internet Age Jason Tomberlin
13 May 2009 04:00 PM Ethnic W154 German Church Registers: Where Only a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing Dorothy A. Boyd-Bragg, PhD
13 May 2009 04:00 PM Working With Records W155 Mystery Meat? Mystery Paper? Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
13 May 2009 04:00 PM State W156 Missouri: The Show Me State Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS
13 May 2009 04:00 PM Methodology W157 Using the Neighbors to Find Your Ancestors Monica L. Hopkins
13 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech W158 FamilySearch's Family Tree: Facilitating Collaboration and Research Timothy G. Cross
13 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech W159 Word Processing for Genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
13 May 2009 05:00 PM Free Evening Program W161 Society Night Society Night
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Free Evening Program W162 Trading Path Association presents How Our Ancestors Moved Over the Land in Olden Times Tom Magnuson
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Free Evening Program W163 North Carolina State Library and Archives presents Genealogy 2.0: Using Digital Tools to Trace Your North Carolina Roots Christy Allen
Druscie Simpson
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Free Evening Program W164 Melungeon Voices: A Film by Julie Williams Dixon and Warren Gentry Julie Williams Dixon
Warren Gentry
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Free Evening Program W165 Irish History Foundation presents: Irish Emigration to America and Canada Mary Sullivan
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Free Evening Program W166 Ancestry.com presents The Journey of an Ancestry Record Laryn Brown
13 May 2009 07:00 PM Paid Evening Events W167 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Banquet Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
14 May 2009 08:00 AM BCG T201 BCG Certification Seminar Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG
Alison Hare, CG
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA
14 May 2009 08:00 AM Migration T202 Pathways to the Past Lynda Childers Suffridge
14 May 2009 08:00 AM The Carolinas T203 North Carolina's Cemetery Survey and Stewardship Program Mary Hollis Barnes, CA,
14 May 2009 08:00 AM Ethnic T204 England's Quarter Sessions Records Paul Milner
14 May 2009 08:00 AM NARA T205 Anatomy of a Civil War Pension File John P. Deeben
14 May 2009 08:00 AM Methodology T206 Using Associates and Collaterals to Extend Ancestral Lines: James & Hannah Dunn of PA & VA Victor S. Dunn, CG
14 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech T207 What's New on Ancestry.com? Suzanne Russo Adams, AG
14 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech T208 Digital Treasures at the Houston Public Library Susan D. Kaufman, MLS
Dennis L. Meldrum, MLS
14 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech T209 Using the Master Genealogist Bob Velke
14 May 2009 08:00 AM Workshops T210 From Dockets to Documents: Papers Created for Courts Marty Hiatt, CG
14 May 2009 09:00 AM Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall
14 May 2009 09:30 AM Migration T212 Irish & Scots-Irish Settlers in America David McDonald, CG
14 May 2009 09:30 AM The Carolinas T213 Quaker Migration Into North Carolina and Out Again Craig Roberts Scott, CG
14 May 2009 09:30 AM Ethnic T214 Tips and Tools for Navigating the English Probate System Paul Milner
14 May 2009 09:30 AM NARA T215 Selective Service Records Guy Hall
14 May 2009 09:30 AM Methodology T216 Genealogical Standards: Obsolete Model T or Space-age Air Car? Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
14 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech T217 Immigrant Clues in Photographs Maureen A. Taylor
14 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech T218 Google Earth for Genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG
14 May 2009 11:00 AM BCG T221 Newspapers: Dailies,Weeklies, and Beyond Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
14 May 2009 11:00 AM Migration T222 Marylanders to the Carolinas Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
14 May 2009 11:00 AM The Carolinas T223 South Carolina Research Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
14 May 2009 11:00 AM Ethnic T224 Parishes, Priests, and Signs of the Sacred: Catholic Church Records Julie Miller, CG
14 May 2009 11:00 AM NARA T225 Court Records at NARA's Southeast Region Arlene Royer
14 May 2009 11:00 AM Methodology T226 Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters & Paramours! Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
14 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech T227 Legacy Family Tree: An Overview Jim Terry
14 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech T229 Keep the Message Consistent - Sell/Document/Deliver From Proposal to Syllabus to Presentation Diana Crisman Smith
14 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons T231 Board for Certification of Genealogists Luncheon Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG
14 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons T232 Genealogical Speakers Guild Luncheon Leland Meitzler
14 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons T233 International Society for British Genealogy & Family History Luncheon Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
14 May 2009 02:30 PM BCG T241 Strategies for Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA
14 May 2009 02:30 PM Migration T242 Colonial Migrations in and out of the Shenandoah Valley Victor S. Dunn, CG
14 May 2009 02:30 PM The Carolinas T243 Land Grants in North Carolina, 1663-1960 A.B. Pruitt, PhD
14 May 2009 02:30 PM Ethnic T244 The Reality of Researching Your Indian Ancestry Carolyn Earle Billingsley, PhD
14 May 2009 02:30 PM NARA T245 Nineteenth-Century Non Population Census Schedules Katherine Vollen
14 May 2009 02:30 PM Methodology T246 The Law: Portal to Understanding Your Ancestors' Documents Sharon Tate Moody, CG
14 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech T247 Preserving America's Heritage Pat Tyler
14 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech T248 RootsIreland.ie - 20 Million Records Online Mary Flood
14 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech T249 Blogs, Wikis, & Flickr, Oh My!: Sharing and Collaborating on the Modern Web Jordan Jones
14 May 2009 02:30 PM Workshops T250 Colonial Handwriting Workshop: So What Does It Say? Dorothy A. Boyd-Bragg, PhD
14 May 2009 04:00 PM BCG T251 Reading Handwritten Records Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
14 May 2009 04:00 PM Migration T252 Finding and Accessing Manuscript and Archival Collections Judy Lucey
14 May 2009 04:00 PM The Carolinas T253 Using North Carolina Supreme Court Records for Genealogical Research Mary Hollis Barnes, CA,
14 May 2009 04:00 PM Ethnic T254 Southern Claims Commission 101: A Basic Introduction Ruth Ann (Abels) Hager, CG, CGL
14 May 2009 04:00 PM NARA T255 Documenting Death in the Civil War: Records From NARA John P. Deeben
14 May 2009 04:00 PM Methodology T256 Finding Origins & Birth Families: Methods That Do or Don't Work Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
14 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech T257 Getting the Most From Family Tree Maker Duff Wilson
14 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech T258 What Color Ellis Island Search Form Should I Use? Stephen P. Morse
14 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech T259 What's New in RootsMagic 4 Bruce Buzbee
14 May 2009 06:00 PM Paid Evening Events T261 NC Museum of History, NC State Archives, and NC State Genealogy Library Reception -
15 May 2009 08:00 AM BCG F301 Of City-Slickers and Straphangers: Researching Urban Ancestors Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG
15 May 2009 08:00 AM Military F302 Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor Craig Roberts Scott, CG
15 May 2009 08:00 AM State F303 The Old Line State: Research at the Maryland State Archives Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
15 May 2009 08:00 AM Ethnic F304 Demystifying Irish Ancestor Origins Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL
15 May 2009 08:00 AM NARA F305 African American Seminar Reginald Washington
15 May 2009 08:00 AM ICAPGen F306 Show Your Stuff! Tips for Preparing a Successful ICAPGen Application Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
15 May 2009 08:00 AM Working With Records F307 Right on the Shelves: Discovering Back Issues of Periodicals Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
15 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech F308 FamilySearch's Virtual Library - Making the Family History Library Available to the World Don R. Anderson
15 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech F309 Beyond Google: Advanced Internet Search Tips and Tricks Jordan Jones
15 May 2009 08:00 AM Workshops F310 Chancery Files—Soap Operas of Your Ancestors Marty Hiatt, CG
15 May 2009 09:00 AM Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall
15 May 2009 09:30 AM BCG F311 Research Plans: What Do I Do Next? Connie Lenzen, CG
15 May 2009 09:30 AM Military F312 If Grandpa Wore Gray: Confederate Records in the National Archives Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
15 May 2009 09:30 AM State F313 Tennessee: Records of the Volunteer State J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
15 May 2009 09:30 AM Ethnic F314 A Jewish Ancestor? An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy Online Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
15 May 2009 09:30 AM ICAPGen F316 Samples from the Professional AG Exam Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA
15 May 2009 09:30 AM Working With Records F317 Problem Solving with Probate Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA
15 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech F318 Creating Your Personal Family History Website (Step by Step) D. Joshua Taylor
15 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech F319 Ancestral Atlas—The Social Networking Site for Dead People! Nick Francis
Adrian Strahan
15 May 2009 11:00 AM BCG F321 Tax Records: A Wealth of Information Barbara Vines Little, CG
15 May 2009 11:00 AM Military F322 World War II: Researching GI Joe Craig Roberts Scott, CG
15 May 2009 11:00 AM State F323 Kentucky: Records of the Bluegrass State J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
15 May 2009 11:00 AM Ethnic F324 English Church Records after 1558 David McDonald, CG
15 May 2009 11:00 AM ICAPGen F326 Thinking Creatively about Difficult Research Problems Apryl Cox, AG
15 May 2009 11:00 AM Working With Records F327 Death: One Event, Many Records Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS
15 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech F328 Finding Your British Ancestors on Ancestry.com Echo King, AG
15 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech F329 Topographic and Other Maps for Genealogists Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG
15 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons F331 Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon Dick Eastman
15 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons F332 New England Historic Genealogical Society Luncheon D. Brenton Simons
15 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons F333 FamilySearch Luncheon David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
15 May 2009 02:30 PM BCG F341 Getting the Most out of Vital Records Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
15 May 2009 02:30 PM Military F342 Civil War Uniforms, Sizing Up Your Ancestor Buford Joseph Suffridge Jr., DDS
15 May 2009 02:30 PM State F343 Virginia Frontier Barbara Vines Little, CG
15 May 2009 02:30 PM Ethnic F344 The Churches in North Carolina David McDonald, CG
15 May 2009 02:30 PM NARA F345 ARC & AAD: Online NARA Resources Lynn Goodsell
Rebecca C. Warlow
15 May 2009 02:30 PM ICAPGen F346 Solving English Research Problems with Lesser-Used Records Apryl Cox, AG
15 May 2009 02:30 PM Working With Records F347 "My Grandfather Voted 'Wet'": Voting Registration Records; the Missed Tool of Genealogical Research Richard Camaur, JD, CG
15 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech F348 Google Your Family Tree Daniel M. Lynch
15 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech F349 The Master Genealogist: Advanced Bob Velke
15 May 2009 02:30 PM Workshops F350 Gothic Script: An Introduction for Genealogists John T. Humphrey, CG
15 May 2009 04:00 PM BCG F351 John Green: Whose Father Was He? Alison Hare, CG
15 May 2009 04:00 PM Military F352 Gone For Soldier, Maybe: the Case of Thomas Basnight Chris Meekins
15 May 2009 04:00 PM State F353 Research in Georgia: Emphasizing the Unique Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
15 May 2009 04:00 PM Ethnic F354 Scottish Military Records Craig Roberts Scott, CG
15 May 2009 04:00 PM NARA F355 Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Katherine Vollen
15 May 2009 04:00 PM ICAPGen F356 Mid-South African American AG Professionals Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA
15 May 2009 04:00 PM Working With Records F357 Underused, Unheard of and Not So New Resources Pam Cooper
15 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech F358 Ancestry.com DNA Darlene Odenwalder
15 May 2009 06:00 PM Paid Evening Events F361 NGS Banquet J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
16 May 2009 08:00 AM BCG S401 Locating and Interpreting Naturalization Records Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
16 May 2009 08:00 AM Migration S402 Carolina Road Barbara Vines Little, CG
16 May 2009 08:00 AM Ethnic S403 Circuit Riders and the Early Methodist Church J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
16 May 2009 08:00 AM Land S404 Federal Land Records—Land Entry Papers Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG
16 May 2009 08:00 AM Libraries S405 Librarians: Your Next Best Friend Ruth Ann (Abels) Hager, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 08:00 AM Basics S406 What Next? Planning Your Research Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG
16 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech S407 Beginning DNA Testing Thomas H. Shawker, MD
16 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech S408 Collecting Data from the Internet: What Do You Trust? Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 08:00 AM GenTech S409 Make 'Em Want to Read It: Writing and Creating Family History Books that People Read Crista Cowan
Jeanie Croasmun
16 May 2009 09:00 AM Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall
16 May 2009 09:30 AM BCG S411 Order in the Court: Ancestral Trials and Tribulations Sharon Tate Moody, CG
16 May 2009 09:30 AM Migration S412 Chasing the Link: Passenger Arrival Lists Julie Miller, CG
16 May 2009 09:30 AM Ethnic S413 Irish Land Records Paul Milner
16 May 2009 09:30 AM Land S414 Federal Land Records—a New Guide Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG
16 May 2009 09:30 AM Libraries S415 Going to Salt Lake City? Research and Still Attend the 2010 NGS Conference Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
16 May 2009 09:30 AM Basics S416 When Your Ancestor Speaks, Are You Listening? Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS
16 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech S417 The Nuts and Bolts of Using DNA Testing Buford Joseph Suffridge Jr., DDS
16 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech S418 Happy Birthday, FamilySearch.org! - 10 Years and Growing! Steve Anderson
16 May 2009 09:30 AM GenTech S419 Introduction to Land Platting and Deed Mapper Victor S. Dunn, CG
16 May 2009 11:00 AM BCG S421 Overlooked Military Records in the National Archives Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 11:00 AM Migration S422 Convicts to the North American Colonies Susan D. Kaufman, MLS
16 May 2009 11:00 AM Ethnic S423 The Moravians: Eighteenth-Century Clerics and Clerks John T. Humphrey, CG
16 May 2009 11:00 AM Land S424 Okay, I "Got the Neighbors" - Now What Do I Do with Them?!! Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
16 May 2009 11:00 AM Libraries S425 National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection Ruth Ann (Abels) Hager, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 11:00 AM Basics S426 Common Sense for Genealogists Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech S427 A DNA Surname Project and Its Results Robert D. McLaren
16 May 2009 11:00 AM GenTech S428 Simplifying Online Research with Ancestry.com Member Trees Suzanne Russo Adams, AG
16 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons S431 FamilySearch’s Record’s Access: Bringing the World’s Archives to Your Home. Ransom Love
16 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons S432 Wake County Genealogical Society Luncheon Ian Finley, MFA
16 May 2009 12:15 PM Luncheons S433 ICAPGen Luncheon Paul Smart, AG
16 May 2009 02:30 PM BCG S441 Make the Census Work for You! Julie Miller, CG
16 May 2009 02:30 PM Migration S442 Trail of Tears: Cherokee Migrations from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Wendy Bebout Elliott, PhD, FUGA
16 May 2009 02:30 PM Ethnic S443 Looking for Your Link June C. DeLalio, CG
16 May 2009 02:30 PM Land S444 Looking at Land Through Different Records Jan Alpert
16 May 2009 02:30 PM Libraries S445 Our National Treasure: The Library of Congress Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 02:30 PM Basics S446 Those Indexes: What They Do and Don't Tell You Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
16 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech S447 Beyond Textual Materials: DNA Is a New Source of Evidence for Kinship and Identity Donn Devine, JD, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech S448 Phonetic Matching: An Alternative to Soundex with Fewer False Hits Stephen P. Morse
16 May 2009 02:30 PM GenTech S449 Genealogy Bootcamp Tom Kemp
16 May 2009 04:00 PM BCG S451 What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search? Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG
16 May 2009 04:00 PM Migration S452 And the Winner Is.... Georgia's Land Lotteries Sharon Tate Moody, CG
16 May 2009 04:00 PM Ethnic S453 Tracing Central European Ancestors through Military Records Richard Camaur, JD, CG
16 May 2009 04:00 PM Land S454 Land Records in Private Collections at the North Carolina State Archives Debra A. Blake
16 May 2009 04:00 PM Libraries S455 Online at Your Local Public or University Library Susan D. Kaufman, MLS
16 May 2009 04:00 PM Basics S456 Pathways to Success: How to Learn New Things Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
16 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech S457 DNA Testing for Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry Thomas H. Shawker, MD
16 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech S458 Rootsweb and Community Tools Anna Fechter
16 May 2009 04:00 PM GenTech S459 Finding Your Way Around the Georgia Archives Monica L. Hopkins
16 May 2009 05:15 PM Annual Meeting S461 NGS Annual Meeting NGS Board