21 July, 2013
Speaker Spotlight: Paula Stuart-Warren
I work full-time in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. I love doing family history presentations and have done so in 48 states and Canada. This year I am wearing several FGS hats. I am on the FGS Board of Directors, a National Co-Chair of this conference, and am on several FGS committees. I love the camaraderie of FGS Conferences and have been at most of them over the past 20+ years plus this is the third one I have co-chaired. I am hooked on FGS and on volunteering. It has brought so much to my life and knowledge.
I have previously been on the board of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists and President of the Northland Chapter of APG. I am a course coordinator for SLIG and GRIP. If you don’t know what all these abbreviations represent, just ask when you introduce yourself to me at the conference in August.
My articles and lectures focus on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, analyzing records, Midwest, and Native Americans. I am descended from eight ancestral countries and have personal and client connections to many U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
My lectures this August are:
Wednesday, August 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
W-101: Twenty-First Century Strategies for Handling Society Correspondence
It’s not just by regular mail any more. Inquiries are received via email, Twitter, Facebook, G+, and other avenues. Whether your society receives a few questions or hundreds of inquiries, the answers are a public reflection of your group. It’s important to answer quickly, with great content, and to use the opportunity to promote your society and its activities. Come learn tips, form replies, and gaining helpers to do this and reap the most benefit for your society.
Thursday, August 22 ,5:00-6:00 p.m.
T-230: Research Reports for Ourselves: More Than a Research Log
Do you have computer and paper files relating to your family but no clue what your aim was when you checked for that record? Do you know where you even obtained it? Our family research is important. Learn the reasons, mechanics, and methodology of self-reporting on sources, their format, location and the results. It’s a good habit!
Saturday, August 24, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
S-416: Researching Midwestern American Indians [Two-hour workshop]
Since the mid 1800s, many Midwestern Native Americans are a well-documented ethnic group. Part of the research effort lies in figuring out where you ancestors AND their aunts, uncles, and cousins and their records are located. In this workshop, learn about resources and repositories, how to interpret them, and how to determine tribes and locate voluminous records. If you can bring a computer or tablet, please do so. We will be doing some online searching. This workshop filled but I have agreed to take a few more registrants.