Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Spring Conference: Friday evening events

Putting the Pieces Together

Friday, March 25, 4:00 to 8:30 pm and
Saturday March 26, 2010, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Marriott Fairfax Hotel at Fair Oaks Mall
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Near the intersection of Route 50 and I-66)
Entrance to the vendor area is free and open to the general public.

REGISTRATION: http://fxgsconf2011.eventbrite.com 

Friday evening, March 25, 2011, 4:00 to 9:00 pm

One-on-One Consultations with the Speakers  - 4:00 to 6:30
Get assistance with finding your ancestors, by signing up for a consultation with any of our 4 conference speakers.  Consultation sessions with the speakers cost $20 for 20 minutes.  In addition, there will be an opportunity to sign up for a consultation on finding Scottish ancestors or using DNA to find ancestors with Bob McLaren.  Sign Up in Advance.  See our website at www.fxgs.org for a registration form. 

Session F1 -- 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Impossible Immigrants!:  Case Studies in Tracing Immigrant Origins
Speaker:  Warren Bittner
Enjoy an evening learning to solve "Brick Wall" immigrant problems.  Learn how studying neighbors and relatives in the U.S. can lead to finding their places of origin.  Then follow families in European records when they are not found in the towns where they were supposedly born.  Learn techniques to correctly identify difficult families.

Mini-Session #1 – 7:15 to 7:45 pm
What’s New at Ancestry.com
Speaker:  Sabrina Petersen
This session will demonstrate what is new at Ancestry.com, including census, military, immigration, and vital records, as well as setting up and using family trees.  It will demonstrate different ways to find your ancestors.

Session F2 – 8:00 to 9:00
Crossing the Ocean With the Internet
Speaker:  Leslie Huber
With more sources coming online all the time, tracing your ancestors across the ocean to their European hometowns has never been easier. Familiarize yourself with some important websites for making your cross-continent connection.

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