Thursday, August 28, 2014

#FGS2014 #Genealogy Conference Free Presentations on Main Stage

The Texas State Genealogical Society, a co-host of this year’s Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, is hosting several free presentations at the conference. These are open to the general public in an exhibit hall of the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. If you’re in the area, come on down.

Here is the schedule for the main presentations given on a stage at the rear of the exhibit hall:

EXHIBIT HALL STAGE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

  • 10:45-11:15, Michael J. Leclerc - Using Mocavo to Propel your Research
  • 11:30 – 12 PM, Lisa Louise Cooke - Evernote Extravaganza for Genealogists: Laying the Foundation
  • 1:15 – 1:45, Jen Baldwin - Top 10 things you need to know about “crossing the pond”
  • 2:00 – 2:30, Julia George, PhD - Top Ten Reasons to Join Your Local Genealogical Society
  • 2:45 – 3:15, Maureen A. Taylor - Eight Things to Know about the Civil War and Your Family Pictures
  • 3:30 – 4:00, Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG - Pension Research: The Short Course
  • 4:15 – 4:45, Randy Whited - A Quick Guide to Going Paperless


EXHIBIT HALL STAGE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

  • 9:30 – 10:00, Mic Barnette - Free People of Color in Texas before the Civil War
  • 10:15 – 10:45,  Jen Baldwin - Exploring PERSI with Findmypast
  • 11:00 – 11:30, Order of Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez: San Antonio Chapter - Living History Presentation
  • 1:15 – 1:45, Michael J. Leclerc - Using Mocavo to Propel your Research
  • 2:00 – 2:30, Barbara Brixey Wylie - Habits that Breakdown Brick Walls
  • 2:45 – 3:15,  Thomas MacEntee - Google Books for Genealogists
  • 3:30 – 4:00,  Caroline Pointer - German-Texan Research Tips
  • 4:15 – 4:45, Los Bexareños Genealogical and Historical Society - Roadblocks and Wrong Turns in Researching Hispanic Families (English)


EXHIBIT HALL STAGE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

  • 9:30 – 10:00, Tony Hanson - No Scanner? Use Your Camera!
  • 10:15 – 10:45, Michael J. Leclerc - Using Mocavo to Propel your Research
  • 11:00 – 11:45, Los Bexareños Genealogical and Historical Society - Roadblocks and Wrong Turns in Researching Hispanic Families (Spanish)
  • 1:15 – 1:45, Jen Baldwin - Connecting to Ireland
  • 2:00 – 2:30, Sara Gredler, MS - Beginner Genealogy Strategies


For descriptions of these presentations, see “Exhibit Hall Presentations” on the FGS Conference Website.

Many vendors offer presentations as well, right in their booths. I’ve published the schedules for one or more of these in separate articles today.

See you in San Antonio!

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