Saturday, June 22, 2013
812 Beverly Place
$35.00 before May 1, 2013
$40.00 after May 1, 2013
Lunch, a choice of meat (baked chicken or baked steak), potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls and dessert is included in the fee. Please let us know which you prefer, chicken or steak.
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2013
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9:00-10:00Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma’s Church
Go? Did Grandma
play cards? Was alcohol banned in the household? We’ll consider cultural clues
for determining a family’s religious heritage, and strategies for finding
records of various churches and denominations, both locally and nationally.
in the States of the old Northwest Territory. The Territory Northwest of
the River Ohio was established by the Confederation Congress in 1787 and was
ultimately made into all or part of six American states: Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota (part). We’ll look at history of
the territory and consider research strategies, repositories and records in
each of these states.
11:30-1:00 Lunch. Served by the American Legion. Choice
of meat (baked chicken or baked steak), potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls and
1:00-2:00 It’s a Good Thing Mother’s Gone, or Should You Quit When You’re Ahead?
Family legend, lore, respect can affect how we approach research efforts.
Conducting thorough research sometimes goes beyond what we “know” is true,
based on the family stories. We’ll examine the life of a woman whose life began
in New England in the late 18th Century and whose grandchildren
reached the California coast before 1900. Some of the records created for her
and her kin will be shared…even some Mother might not want to see!
2:15-3:15 Church and Religious Records: More Than Hatchings, Matchings & Dispatchings.
An examination of the different types of records kept by various Christian
denominations as well as Jewish congregations, as well as local churches,
preachers and pastors, as well as reasons for their creation. We’ll approach
the records for their use of interpretation in genealogical endeavors, and how
they can provide more than the simply dates and places.
The local societies will have books to purchase. There will be members
familiar with the area to answer genealogical questions.
McDonald, CGSM, past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists,
has 35 years’ genealogical research experience. A lecturer for 30 years, he
specializes in the Midwest and English research, along with transcontinental
migration patterns. He is a nationally-recognized expert on matters of religion
and genealogical research. Board-certified since 2004, Dave has served as a
Director of the National Genealogical Society and edited the Wisconsin State
Genealogical Society Newsletter. He has written for the NGS Quarterly and
various state and local societies through the years.
Dave is a native of “Mr. Lincoln’s
Hometown,” Springfield, Illinois, and has been actively involved in
genealogical endeavors since the eighth grade. Since 1977, he has researched in
courthouses and archives in twenty-five states and hundreds of counties
therein. In addition, he has conducted on-site research in Canada, Germany,
England, Ireland and Russia. He was the consulting forensic genealogist for the
city of Chicago in the expansion project at O’Hare Airport, 2008-12.
Beyond the genealogical realm, Dave lives
near Madison, Wisconsin, and serves as a pastor in the United Church of Christ.
He and his wife, Dr. Jennet Shepherd, have three adult children.