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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Untangling Your New England Roots: An Overview from the Seven Years War to the Conclusion  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Did you have New England Ancestors living in New England immediately before, during, and after the American Revolution as well in the  early years of the New Republic? Do you know their history and how they coped with the many historic disruptions during this time? Even though you may not share any roots from this geographical area, there are many factors that started in New England that still impact us all.
In many respects, New England was a catalyst of the Revolution, very active in the formation of the New Republic, the site of the start of the American industrial revolution and was the source of many people who emigrated west during this time. John will share the importance to understand these events to improve your chances to tackle New England brick walls and to understand the very stressful times in which our ancestors lived. While records are important to prove your genealogical past, it is often difficult to know where to look for these records unless you know the area’s history not to mention the formative activities that our ancestors undertook which provide rich stories for your family histories. Certainly, events as disruptive of these also can disrupt the records too.

John likes to customize his talks to his audiences. He asks that attendees share with him the following information:
  1. What are your top 3-5 New England surnames and in what towns and states did they live during this time period?
  2. Did any of your ancestors emigrate west during this time period? If yes, please provide brief details and to where they immigrated.
  3. What information about New England during this time period would most benefit your research?
 Please provide this information to show New England PPGS Part 2 in the Subject caption.
To read John's biography, click "Learn More"

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Using Charts to Connect the Dots: Timelines, Identity Charts, and FAN Club Charts  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Charts are for problem-solving and can be crafted to fit your needs. Timelines that include the dates of events and the age of the person can help you avoid 9-year-old fathers or children born years after the death of the mother. Identity charts help to highlight differences between people of the same name who live in the same place. FAN Club charts help you identify the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of your ancestor.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a BCG Certified Genealogist for the past 15 years. She is a past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society in Denver and currently volunteers at the Denver Public Library on Tuesdays and the National Archives in Broomfield on Thursdays.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
New Ancestry Tools for DNA Matching and Trees with Greg Liverman  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ancestry released new ethnicity reference groups in 2018 and 2019 plus some new tools for working with DNA matches and your online trees at RootsTech in February 2019. This lecture reviews these changes. We spend a considerable amount of time delving into the new ethnicity reports, why they are different from your old reports and how to compare them to your genealogy.
Minimum Level: Beginner Genetic Genealogist, through Advanced Beginner Genetic Genealogist is recommended

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the new book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.
Bio: Sunny is an internationally-known genealogy educator: a Contributing Editor for Family Tree Magazine, an official FamilySearch blogger, the NGS-award-winning Editor for Ohio Genealogy News, and a past Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Lost Women  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Are you struggling trying to find your great grandmother’s maiden name? Finding information on females in our family trees can often be a challenge since most early records were made by men and about men. Come learn specific research technics to help you flesh out the information needed on your family tree. Using FAN research methodology and a wide variety of record types you might just get lucky enough to discover that illusive maiden name.
Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor’s in Family History from Brigham Young University and is a recent ProGen 40 graduate.  She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning genealogy classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series.  She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.  Besides searching out ancestors, she loves spending time with her husband, six daughters and 13 grandchildren.