August 14-16, 2014: Improved Genealogy through Better Methods and Techniques. Keynote Speaker David Rencher
Methodology matters, great methods allow researchers to extract the most possible evidence from a record. Come and join us at 2014 Washington State Genealogical Conference. Featuring some of the best genealogy speakers in the northwest and the nation. This conference will help you destroy your brick walls, advance your skills, and further your research. You will learn new methods and research strategies. Speakers will explore DNA and demonstrate how you can incorporate science into your research. Extended workshops for individuals and societies will round out the conference.
Managing your genealogical and historical societies for growth and sustainability is a challenge. Thursday’s conference sessions are specifically focused on building the strong management teams needed for local societies to thrive. With ample time for discussion and networking, Thursday’s Society Management Seminar will energize and inspire!
The conference opens with the WSGS general meeting and the funny and inspiring keynote presentation by David Rencher, Not in Salt Lake City. Additionally, Eric Stroschein will deliver a half-day methodology workshop Improved Genealogy through Better Methods and Techniques: Act II for all skill levels of genealogists. The similar program Eric taught last year, taking a family from basic research to an advanced case study, was standing room only. Many participants stated it was the best class they had ever taken. This bonus session has limited availability and is sure to sell out. Register early and secure your seat today.
The General Session is anchored by David Rencher who will conduct three different presentations focusing on methodology and new features of the Family Search website. Six additional break-out sessions with topics ranging from DNA with Mary Kathryn Kozy ,Techniques and Technology with Donna Potter Phillips , and Intermediate Methods with Steven Morrison will let you customize your experience to get exactly what you need and want from the conference.