MGS Conference Agenda
2018 Maine Genealogical Society Conference & Annual Meeting Saturday, September 22, 2018 Jeff’s Catering, Brewer, ME
$55 for MGS Members / $70 for Non-Members (Lunch included)
Register Online or Print Registration Form at www.maineroots.org.
Featuring Warren Bittner, CG® from Centerville, Utah. Warren is a national speaker specializing in research methodology, German genealogical research, land research, and writing your family history.
Our three other speakers are also well known in Maine: Carol McCoy current MGS President & owner of Find-Your-Roots.com, specializes in Maine genealogy Ellen Dyer former curator of the Knox Museum; speaks on cemetery iconography throughout the state Nancy Mason founder of the Maine DNA Group (DIG) & Maine’s leading expert on all things DNA
8:00 to 9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
9:00- 10:15 Introductions and Keynote Address–Warren Bittner “Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way”
10:30 – 11:30 SESSION 1: Choose A or B
A. Warren Bittner: “Proof Arguments: How and Why?” – A great follow-up to Joe Anderson’s writing workshop; why proof arguments are important and how to write them.
B. Carol McCoy: “Finding Your Ancestors in Town Records – Hog Reeves, Fish Cullers, Tithingmen and More” – Town records help document our ancestors and provide great information on their lives
11:45 – Noon MGS Meeting –President’s Report on MGS Happenings Noon to 12:45 Lunch 12:45 – 1:15 MGS Meeting–Business Reports and Elections
1:30 – 2:30 SESSION 2: Choose A or B
A. Warren Bittner: “Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick So the Animals Don’t Get Worms” – Documents are great, but books provide insight into your ancestors’ life and times.
B. Ellen Dyer: “Stop Here My Friends: “Gravestone Art and Inscriptions in Mid-coast Maine” – A fascinating look at what gravestones can tell us about our ancestors.
2:45 – 3:45: SESSION 3: Choose A or B
A. Warren Bittner: “Impossible Immigrant! I Know Everything about a Man but Where he Came From”
B. Nancy Mason: “Autosomal Testing, Working with Your Results” – Learn to work with your Ancestry autosomal DNA Results.
3:45 – 4:00 Door Prizes & Closing
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